What is Cloud Monitoring?
Cloud monitoring tools monitor, analyze and report on the availability and performance of mission-critical workloads running on cloud infrastructure. Cloud providers, MSPs and software vendors offer tools to track and monitor the health of IT services hosted on infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and function as a service (FaaS). Some cloud monitoring tools go beyond discovery and monitoring to incident management, automation and resolution.
The OpsRamp platform combines real-time discovery of cloud resources, integration of native cloud monitoring tools, and intelligent incident management to help enterprises optimize their cloud infrastructure while they continue to manage legacy workloads. OpsRamp delivers monitoring integration support for more than 150 cloud services across the leading three cloud providers: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. OpsRamp captures multi-cloud telemetry and real-time events as they occur so that enterprises can make data-driven decisions using the right performance and consumption insights.
With hybrid infrastructure, many organizations are striving to achieve a single dashboard and/or platform to track and manage all their infrastructure regardless of whether it is in the cloud or on-premises. The cloud monitoring solution should integrate smoothly with any data center and private cloud monitoring tools for a unified view. Modern cloud monitoring tools include rich automation capabilities so that IT professionals can eliminate time spent on tedious workflows and fixes (such as adding virtual machines or storage, decommissioning underutilized instances, restarting servers after updates and correcting common, repeatable issues). Finally, modern IT organizations incorporate some form of stress testing or chaos engineering into their practices to ensure the resiliency of cloud environments under different workloads and scenarios.