Cloud Monitoring 101 - The Five Key Elements to Effective Cloud Monitoring

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Effective cloud monitoring requires five key elements that are critical to success for users hosting in public cloud or private cloud environments. This presentation details the top 5 cloud monitoring requirements that cloud, SaaS, and web hosting users should consider when searching for server monitoring and website uptime analysis tools. Learn more @copperegg and http://copperegg.com

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Cloud Monitoring 101 - The Five Key Elements to Effective Cloud Monitoring

  1. 1. Cloud Monitoring 101 The 5 Key Elements of Effective Cloud Monitoring
  2. 2. Current State of Cloud Monitoring  No surprise that cloud computing is growing at a rampant rate  Broader and broader base of organizations worldwide is pushing cloud infrastructure to:  Drive new levels of innovation  Accelerate their business  Save money  These users have an ever-increasing set of demands for:  Speed, simplicity, quality of service and value  Demands that the first generation of cloud application and server monitoring tools just can’t provide
  3. 3. Enter the Second Generation  New breed of cloud monitoring on the rise  SaaS–based solutions  Smarter, faster, easier, more unified, lighter weight, and more accessible than the previous generation of cloud monitoring tools  Many organizations looking for alternatives to current tools  Nagios, Ganglia, NewRelic, Pingdom, Graphite, and the list goes on  Users dislike most of these fragmented tools due to the limited functionality or heavy care and feeding required  Other tools are either too expensive or too complex for everyday use
  4. 4. The 5 Key Elements of Effective Cloud Monitoring 1. Fast: Seconds Not Minutes 2. Smart: Analytics + Classification = Cloud Intelligence 3. Unified: Integration over Fragmentation 4. Simple: Up in seconds, Friction-free 5. Utility-Based: Pay-for-What-You-Use
  5. 5. I. Fast: Seconds not Minutes  Continuous operations required instant visibility  Code deploys happen many, many times a day  You can’t wait 15 minutes for a problem to be detected  Next generation cloud monitoring is leveraging Big Data, NoSQL architectural advantages  To measure performance and deliver results in seconds not minutes  Cloud monitoring must operate on a second-by-second basis  To know immediately when something goes wrong and where that problem is located
  6. 6. II. Smart: Analytics, Classification  Cloud Intelligence  Data analytics + relevant classification = cloud intelligence  Creates information, insight, and visibility  Integrate for automation with DevOps tools like Chef  Seamlessly combine how you deploy servers (through Chef recipes and cookbooks) with how you want them monitored,  Results in automated monitoring that follows your servers as they are created, updated, and recycled  Tag servers and instances based on their function, location, OS, or application tier  Unlocks the value of analytics further by automatically applying appropriate logic for analysis, alerting, and problem resolution
  7. 7. III. Unified: Integration over Fragmentation  First generation cloud monitoring tools were siloed and one-dimensional  Hodgepodge of views and fragmented visibility,  No unified perspective  Look for platforms designed for real-time processing and analysis  Integrated views across Windows, MacOS X, multiple flavors of Linux, and FreeBSD systems  Across hosted environments including Amazon EC2, Rackspace, private data centers, and any variety of public cloud providers  Multi-user access is imperative  Collaborative operations requires multiple ops users to share a common view  Admin views plus read-only options
  8. 8. IV. Simple: Up in Seconds, Friction free  On-premise, enterprise-centric management tools have been notoriously complex to setup, install, configure, and use  Not an option with cloud-dependent users  Cloud monitoring requires instant access to install & immediate time to value  Admins and ops team are seeking simpler to use, easier to maintain, and more affordable monitoring solutions than the first gen tools out there today  Ops teams need tools just like developers  Without the need for code insertion or system surgery to provide value  Ops teams need simple, quick, and valuable solutions that integrate together and scale if and when they scale
  9. 9. V. Utility-Based: Pay-for-What-You-Use  Public cloud services are on-demand and paid for per hour  Cloud monitoring solutions must follow that model  Consistent utility, pay-for-use pricing  Cost-effectively monitor your infrastructure and apps as your instances spin up and spin down  Only get charged for what you actually monitor  As cloud users ebb and flow throughout the day, their instances spin up and down  Cloud monitoring pricing should fairly reflect how the system is being used
  10. 10. Summary  Cloud monitoring demands growth  First generation users losing patience, looking for something better  Second generation users demanding less complexity, better value  Five key elements of effective cloud monitoring 1. Fast: Seconds Not Minutes 2. Smart: Analytics + Classification = Cloud Intelligence 3. Unified: Integration over Fragmentation 4. Simple: Up in seconds, Friction-free 5. Utility-Based: Pay-for-What-You-Use  For more cloud monitoring information check out CopperEgg at  http://copperegg.com/  https://twitter.com/copperegg

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