Know exactly what you’re using and how much you’re paying for it—at all times.
Do you know exactly what AWS and Azure resources your network is using every minute? At-a-glance status of what you’re using makes it easier to identify cloud networking issues and find and fix problems fast.
Does your cloud bill match up with your monthly usage, or is it a surprise each month? Tracking your usage and billing can prevent those surprises and let you see where to reduce costs going forward.
Do you have unused or under-used cloud resources that you’re still paying for? Understanding what you’re using and when makes it easy to optimize your cloud resources and lower your costs. Tracking trends for longer than the standard 30 days makes optimization even easier.
You’re paying for cloud resources every minute that they’re up and running. If you don’t really need those resources and you’re not using them, you’re wasting money. By monitoring your cloud you’ll be able to optimize your usage, lower your bills and keep management happy. You’ll also be able to set alerts if cloud usage or billing exceeds parameters you’ve set.
Cloud monitoring leverages the AWS and Azure APIs to give you access to the details of what your cloud resources are doing. You can set up alerts or reports on specific details your cloud provider may not bother to highlight. You’ll also be able to perform long-term trend analysis by tracking that information for more than the standard 30 days your cloud provider shows you. Now you can see how your cloud usage changes during every week and month of the year and you can optimize accordingly.
of businesses see significant seasonal variation of network usage throughout the year.
Most organizations aren’t tracking their cloud resources, how they’re using them or how much they’re spending – they just pay the monthly bill from the cloud service provider. Unless that bill significantly increases, they have no incentive to determine if they’re really using all those resources or if they’re being accurately billed. By implementing cloud monitoring you can identify under-used cloud services and identify money-saving optimization opportunities. Of course, you can also identify cloud service issues immediately – and usually before your end-users even notice a problem.