What is Cloud Monitoring?
Cloud monitoring refers to the process of evaluating, analysing, and managing a cloud computing infrastructure. It involves monitoring and reporting on the operational efficiency and availability of cloud-based services, applications, servers, databases, virtual machines and other elements of a cloud computing infrastructure. Cloud monitoring utilises several tools and techniques to ensure the optimum performance of a cloud computing platform. It is facilitated through various application monitoring and management tools that automate the entire process of supervising complete cloud-based IT Infrastructure.
Points to Remember
- Cloud monitoring is typically offered by a service provider either as a single integrated service or bundled as Software as a Service (SaaS) [link to #7.1].
- Cloud monitoring is an integral part of cloud management process where IT administrators and engineers can keep track of the performance of various components in a cloud environment.