Cloud computing has become an indispensable part of modern businesses, with 94% of enterprises utilizing the cloud in some capacity. As organizations increasingly rely on cloud tools, storing sensitive data and running critical workloads in the cloud, the importance of effective cloud monitoring and visibility cannot be overstated.
Despite the rapid growth of cloud adoption, many organizations struggle with limited visibility across their cloud infrastructure, leading to serious blind spots in network operations. Basic monitoring tools are often focused on specific surfaces and fail to provide a holistic picture of the entire network, from on-premises to the cloud. This makes it challenging to track internal and remote users, VPN users, and cloud applications, among others.
Furthermore, native cloud tools are typically geared towards developers and cloud engineers, lacking the necessary information for network engineers to understand connection and performance issues. Cloud monitoring tools often prioritize security over the bigger picture, leading to tool sprawl and increased operating expenses as organizations need to purchase multiple tools to gain comprehensive visibility.
The consequences of limited visibility can be detrimental to businesses, resulting in delays in troubleshooting application and network performance issues, application slowdowns and outages, and security vulnerabilities. Remote workers may face increased cyberattack risks, and poor migration support can result in failed migrations and wasted resources. The lack of cost visibility can also lead to overspending on cloud resources.
To address these challenges, organizations are increasingly looking to invest in advanced cloud monitoring solutions that provide end-to-end visibility across the entire connected network, including on-premises, hybrid, and multi-functional environments. These solutions can help reduce security risks, lower mean time to resolution (MTTR) for network troubleshooting, increase business value, and prevent overspending on cloud resources.In conclusion, effective cloud monitoring and visibility are essential for businesses to ensure the security, performance, and cost efficiency of their cloud operations. Investing in advanced cloud monitoring solutions can help organizations overcome the limitations of basic tools, gain comprehensive visibility across their entire network, and unlock the full potential of cloud computing.
Source: Live Action