In today’s digital age, companies rely on the cloud more than ever, with 94% of enterprises using it in some capacity. Cloud computing has brought significant benefits, including reduced costs, greater flexibility, and scalability. However, the use of the cloud also poses new risks, and
when network operations professionals cannot monitor cloud operations effectively, their networks develop serious blind spots, leading to a lack of visibility across cloud operations.
Limited visibility can result in poor functionality, including delays in troubleshooting network and application performance, inability to assess performance before deployment, and delays in solving security issues. However, with the right cloud monitoring solution, companies can
reduce security risks, lower mean time to resolution (MTTR), increase business value, and stop overspending on network infrastructure.
Cloud monitoring provides businesses with end-to-end visibility across their entire connected network, on-premises, hybrid, and multifunctional, which is important given that 50% of companies store their most sensitive data on the cloud. By eliminating visibility gaps, cloud
monitoring reduces the risk of security incidents and saves companies money. In fact, 30% of cloud infrastructure costs are wasted, and good monitoring helps expose utilization and costs, enabling businesses to make better decisions.
Cloud monitoring solutions also help companies troubleshoot network performance issues faster. According to a survey of IT professionals, 40% of them say that low visibility delays their network troubleshooting, while the right monitoring solution reduces MTTR.
Implementing cloud monitoring is not without challenges. Most monitoring tools focus on one specific surface, and data teams are forced to gather, prep, and analyze across siloes, while basic tools are not able to manage the evolving complexities of modern cloud architectures.
Additionally, cloud monitoring tools are often focused on security rather than the big picture, and native cloud tools are usually focused on developers and cloud engineers.
In conclusion, cloud monitoring is crucial for any business using the cloud. With advanced monitoring solutions, businesses can reduce security risks, lower mean time to resolution, increase business value and stop overspending on network infrastructure. By providing end-to-end visibility across the entire connected network, cloud monitoring solutions help businesses troubleshoot network performance issues faster, improve security, and make better decisions about their cloud infrastructure.