Achieve Your Cloud Performance Management Goals
Do you have cloud performance management goals?
Cloud computing and virtualization are transforming the way in which IT is delivered and consumed. As adoption continues to rise, cloud service providers require a unified view of network, server and application performance across physical and virtual infrastructures to meet current SLAs and future demands. And with communications and IT networks now comprising of a mixture of physical and virtualized infrastructures supporting a wide range of applications, services and device types, gaining accurate and timely performance data in a uniform way has never been more challenging.
End users also expect the cloud service provider to be able to deliver end-to-end visibility on performance and quality of service if they are to justify their cloud investment. Although SLAs can be hard to enforce within a unified fabric scenario, moving forward, it will be essential for both cloud service providers and enterprises to have the right tools to be able to quickly isolate and resolve an issue before it results in a major performance problem.
Performance Management Tools Challenge
The traditional tools employed for managing performance have typically been point solutions supporting a specific area – i.e. applications, network infrastructure, server infrastructure and virtualization. This means that many organizations today have four or five different tools employed as discrete components. Because cloud services are delivered as one offering, the ability to collect data from different sources and be able to overlay that data in one interface and view performance metrics as a whole becomes extremely important for identifying and addressing service impacting issues. Further, many of the new virtualization tools lack the standard operations center functionality required to proactively assure application performance and reliability.
In any case, the ability to on-board end users rapidly will be a necessity, meaning a single performance management platform is vital if cloud service providers are to avoid the cost and complexity of having to deploy and configure multiple systems and then aggregate performance data back to a single point to achieve end-to-end visibility.
Get Complete and Immediate Visibility
Delivering cloud-based consumer and business-critical applications with solid service-level agreements (SLAs) not only allows service providers to differentiate themselves, but can maximize the value of the network by enhancing internal processes and operations. Service providers will need complete and immediate visibility to understand if they are delivering on what the customer expects while optimizing their infrastructure and the capability to scale across a multitude of customers and service types – especially in a multi-tenancy model where they have to use a shared environment but provide data collection, reporting and storage on an individual basis to customers.
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Pete Cruz is Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management for SevOne.