Most organizations are moving applications and workloads to the cloud. Our APM survey found that 88% of organizations had some form of cloud technology deployed already. At the same time, there are several misconceptions about the cloud. There are many who believe they don’t need monitoring tools for the cloud because their cloud provider will take care of all of their performance needs. This is a myth because cloud provider SLAs are mainly around infrastructure availability.

The subsequent questions are “what monitoring capabilities do I need in the cloud?” and “can the same tools used on-premises be deployed on the cloud?” To answer these questions, we have published a new technical whitepaper – “Top 10 Requirements of Cloud Monitoring Tools.” Designed for business looking to migrate applications and services to the cloud from on-premises infrastructures, this whitepaper covers key criteria that monitoring and diagnostic tools should meet. Organizations can incorporate these requirements into their cloud strategy, use them to evaluate different cloud monitoring tools and reduce cloud costs to set and quantify KPIs and avoid cloud vendor lock-in.

In this whitepaper, we cover detailed requirements and considerations for cloud monitoring and troubleshooting in 10 areas:

  1. Top 10 Requirements for Cloud Monitoring ToolsMulti-cloud support
  2. Support for hybrid cloud deployments
  3. Monitor all the cloud services your organization uses
  4. Monitor the usage and performance of cloud services with analytics for automatic problem detection
  5. Monitor the digital user experience for different workloads
  6. Provide clear demarcation of problems
  7. Support cloud technologies like auto-scaling and dynamic microservices with auto-deployment, auto-discovery and auto-configuration capabilities
  8. Ensure data security, compliance, and governance
  9. Provide a predictable billing model for monitoring
  10. Monitor cloud billing costs and provide cost optimization analysis

Also included are statistics and data that will help those drafting cloud migration plans, formulate context and justifications for their strategies. This is a technical whitepaper and focuses heavily on the technical challenges and considerations that will influence and define workflows in cloud deployments. Our earlier article on Cloud Migration Best Practices – Top 10 Steps for Migration to the Cloud | eG Innovations may suit those looking to get buy-in from the various stakeholders involved in implementing a move to the cloud.

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