Reducing Security Risks with Effective Cloud Monitoring

Cloud monitoring is the process of keeping track of the performance, security, and availability of cloud infrastructure, resources, and applications.  In a recent study by Nasuni, over one exabyte of data was stored in the cloud, with market leaders such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure capturing the majority of market share.  However, despite the growth of cloud usage, 79% of organizations report that they have widening visibility gaps in their cloud infrastructure technologies and a lack of visibility across cloud operations.

Clouds provide limited visibility for enterprises, with most monitoring tools focusing on one specific surface, which forces data teams to gather, prep, and analyze across silos.  Basic tools are not able to handle the evolving complexities of modern cloud architectures, with more than nine in 10 ten organizations already using multiple cloud providers, forcing them to use separate monitoring tools for each cloud.  Additionally, modern cloud tools do not deliver an end-to-end picture, with piecemeal apps standing in place of centralized tools.

Implementing advanced monitoring solutions provides end-to-end visibility across the entire connected network, reducing security risks, lowering mean time to resolution (MTTR), and increasing business value.  In a recent study, 99% of decision-makers saw a direct link between cloud visibility and business value.  With cloud monitoring, organizations can reduce the likelihood of security breaches, minimize downtime, and ensure the smooth functioning of cloud infrastructure, resources, and applications.

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