Cloud Monitoring: Enhancing Cloud Security and Visibility

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With the growing reliance of businesses on cloud tools, the importance of effective cloud monitoring cannot be overstated. Cloud monitoring is essential to provide end-to-end visibility across your entire connected network, on-premises, hybrid, and multifunctional, reducing security risks, lowering mean time to resolution (MTTR), increasing business value, and preventing overspending on network infrastructure.

The Importance Of Effective Cloud Monitoring

Despite the growth of cloud adoption, 79% of organizations report widening visibility gaps in their cloud infrastructure, lacking visibility across cloud operations. Native cloud tools are focused on developers and cloud engineers, providing limited visibility and functionality for network engineers, leading to poor migration support, tech stack inflation, and limited cost of consumption visibility.

As a result, 80% of organizations are looking to increase their investment in cloud monitoring and cloud visibility.

To overcome the challenges of limited visibility and functionality, advanced monitoring solutions are required. These solutions can provide a holistic picture across an entire network, from on-premises to the cloud, and eliminate visibility gaps, leading to 50% fewer end-user device security incidents.

In addition, with the right monitoring solution, MTTR can be reduced by 40%, allowing for faster troubleshooting of network issues. Furthermore, 99% of decision-makers see a direct link between cloud visibility and business value, emphasizing the importance of effective cloud monitoring.

With over one exabyte of data stored in the cloud, businesses must have access to packet-based monitoring tools to effectively monitor their cloud-based platforms. Most monitoring tools are limited to necessary retrieval in a small window, and basic tools are unable to handle the evolving complexities of modern cloud architectures.

As a result, more than nine out of ten large organizations use multiple cloud providers, forcing them to use separate monitoring tools for each cloud.

It can be difficult to get a holistic picture across an entire network, making it harder to track internal users, remote users, VPN users, cloud applications, and more. However, with advanced monitoring solutions, companies can benefit from end-to-end visibility and prevent application slowdowns, outages, and network performance issues.

Moreover, effective cloud monitoring can help defend against security attacks, maintain data privacy, and solve security issues.

In conclusion, cloud monitoring is essential to ensure the secure and efficient operation of cloud-based platforms. By investing in advanced monitoring solutions, businesses can benefit from end-to-end visibility and increase business value, while preventing overspending on network infrastructure.

Cloud monitoring is the key to identifying and mitigating network issues before they escalate, providing peace of mind for businesses and their customers alike.

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Source: Live Action