Closing the Gaps in Cloud Monitoring

Cloud computing has become an essential aspect of modern business, with 94% of enterprises using it in some capacity. Cloud tools are increasingly relied on by businesses, with 50% of business workloads running in the cloud, and 48% storing their most sensitive data on the cloud. Market leaders in the cloud infrastructure market, such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud, capture the majority of market share. However, despite this growth, 79% of organizations report widening visibility gaps in their cloud infrastructure and a lack of visibility across cloud operations.

Clouds provide limited visibility for enterprises, with modern cloud tools not delivering an end-to-end picture and piecemeal apps standing in place of centralized tools. Most cloud monitoring tools focus on one specific service. This forces data teams to gather, prep, and analyze across silos, leading to limited visibility with what’s happening on cloud-based platforms. Most basic tools are not able to handle the evolving complexities of modern cloud architectures, forcing more than 9 in 10 large organizations to use multiple cloud providers.

Limited visibility leads to limited functionality, with greater security risks and poor migration support. Organizations report 3.3 times more security incidents caused by the lack of visibility. It also results in tech stack inflation, with the average IT team already using 10 to 30 monitoring tools for applications, network infrastructures, and cloud environments. This culminates in a number of serious blind spots, including delays in troubleshooting application and network performance, application slowdowns and outages, and delays in solving security issues.

More than 80% of organizations are looking to increase their investments in cloud monitoring and cloud visibility. Advanced monitoring solutions provide end-to-end visibility across the entire connected network. This helps reduce security risks, lowering mean time to resolution, increasing business value, and stopping overspending. LiveAction is an example of an advanced monitoring solution that extends visibility into the cloud. It provides NetOps with a familiar interface, empowering them to monitor and troubleshoot cloud performance issues, eliminating the need to learn new tools for cloud visibility and troubleshooting. 

LiveAction provides everything needed to keep tabs on cloud operations. This includes monitoring public cloud traffic, reporting application performance, troubleshooting issues, watching for security breaches, understanding costs and consumption rates, and targeted alerting. By treating cloud operations as an extension of the network, LiveAction provides an effective solution to the challenges of cloud monitoring and provides end-to-end visibility for enterprises.

The Importance of Cloud Monitoring & Why It’s So Hard
Source: Live Action