Keeping your clouds healthy
Cloud technology has allowed many businesses to expand and work more efficiently and effectively. The power of The Cloud allows businesses to access data from any location, at any time.
By choosing to take your organization to a cloud-based server, you are choosing a way to save money, back-up data, share with anyone, and grow your organization in a cost effective manner. However, clouds can soon become storms and can sometimes turn into unhealthy places, which is why cloud monitoring is so important for any business when using cloud technology.
You’ve switched over to a cloud system, everything seems to be working smoothly, but all of a sudden everything simply disappears from your server. Just because you have firewalls and have everything stored in a virtual cloud doesn’t mean you can’t be hacked or that you can’t still lose everything.
Cloud monitoring allows you to avoid these security issues or dips in performance. You don’t want to go into your cloud servers only to find that everything has been changed or to find that everything is moving extremely slowly. When you use a monitoring system, you can avoid these problems.
So What Does Cloud Monitoring Mean, Exactly?
Cloud monitoring means that your cloud is continually checked for problems located in firewalls, quality of service, speed and to make sure your server can handle what you need it to do. By monitoring all of this, you can help yourself avoid security problems and you can guarantee that when you need to retrieve data, it will be there, and you’ll be able to access in a timely manner.
Cloud services are designed to make your life a little easier, but you have to make sure you take care of your cloud. A healthy cloud means a better business.
…It Means Avoiding Problems Before They Start
No one likes to deal with problems, especially with the technology that’s supposed to keep all of their data safe. Since one the big benefits of having a cloud service is not having a large IT department, you may not be able to handle or solve a big technology problem on your own. Prevention and monitoring have long been the answer to data protection. Just like how local servers are equipped with virus scanners and monitors to keep them running, clouds need to be monitored.
Cloud monitoring allows you to avoid problems before they even begin. When you take advantage of a cloud monitoring program, you’re protecting yourself from potential problems. Instead of actually having to deal with a dramatic change in your cloud’s performance, you can find the problem before it gets out of hand.
In the end, monitoring your cloud will mean you can run even more efficiently because you won’t have to deal with problems that can cause your business to slow down or shut down. You won’t have to worry about losing data or about taking too long to download anything you have stored in your cloud. Cloud monitoring simply goes hand in hand with cloud management — the two compliment each other and allow you to perform to your best possible capabilities.
This is a guest post by Lindsey Harper Mac who is a professional writer living in the Indianapolis area. She specializes in writing about business and technology. Currently, Lindsey is completing work on her master’s degree. You can follow her on Twitter @HarperMac11.