Improving Cloud Monitoring for Your Startup

By Adam Torkildson Adam Torkildson has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on September 1, 2023

Cloud computing is here to stay, and more organizations are relying on cloud tools than ever before.  With 94% of enterprises using the cloud in some capacity, it is clear that cloud infrastructure has become a critical component of modern business operations.  However, the use of cloud services can lead to significant blind spots, with 79% of organizations reporting visibility gaps in their cloud infrastructure.  This is where cloud monitoring comes in.

Cloud monitoring is an essential tool that enables NetOps professionals to effectively monitor cloud operations, reduce security risks, lower mean time to resolution (MTTR), increase business value, and stop overspending on network infrastructure.  Monitoring tools provide end-to-end visibility across your entire connected network, from on-premises to hybrid and multi-functional environments.

Despite the advantages of cloud infrastructure, limited visibility of what is happening on cloud-based platforms can cause functionality issues.  Most monitoring tools focus on one specific surface, and data teams are forced to gather, prep, and analyze across siloes.  This makes it difficult to get a holistic picture across an entire network.  Modern cloud tools do not deliver an end-to-end picture, and few cloud platforms provide packet-based monitoring tools.  Native cloud tools are usually focused on developers and cloud engineers, making it difficult for network engineers to understand connection or performance problems or use the tools effectively.  This can lead to delays in troubleshooting application and network performance issues, application slowdowns and outages, and security breaches.

The market is dominated by AWS (, which captures 34% of the market share, followed by Azure with 22% and Google Cloud with 9.5%.  Other cloud providers account for 34.5% of the market.  However, the growth of cloud infrastructure has led to a lack of visibility across cloud operations, making it challenging to monitor and maintain the infrastructure effectively.

To address these issues, organizations must implement advanced cloud monitoring solutions.  These tools provide end-to-end visibility across the entire network, reducing security risks and lowering mean time to resolution.  Implementing these solutions can increase business value and stop overspending. In fact, 99% of decision-makers see a direct link between cloud visibility and business value.

Organizations must also address issues related to limited functionality caused by poor cloud visibility.  Monitoring solutions eliminate visibility gaps, reducing end-user device security incidents by 50%.  The right monitoring solution also reduces mean time to resolution, with 40% of IT professionals reporting that low visibility delays their network troubleshooting.  Furthermore, 86% of cloud decision-makers cannot get global views of their costs when needed, making it difficult to manage costs effectively.  Monitoring solutions address this issue by providing a comprehensive view of consumption costs.

In conclusion, cloud monitoring is an essential tool that organizations must implement to effectively monitor cloud operations and address the visibility gaps in cloud infrastructure.  Implementing advanced monitoring solutions can increase business value, reduce security risks, and stop overspending.  In the face of the increasing adoption of cloud infrastructure, organizations must take steps to ensure that they have complete visibility across their entire network to maintain functionality and ensure that business operations run smoothly.

By Adam Torkildson Adam Torkildson has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Adam Torkildson is a News Columnist at Grit Daily. He is an investor, father, a volunteer SCORE mentor to small business startups, and lives in Utah with his wife and kids.

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