In-depth research by Edwin Yuen revealed, 81% of users of cloud infrastructure rely on 2 or more cloud service providers, and nearly 61% of users rely on 3 or more cloud providers.
The adoption of multiple cloud providers may seamlessly support individual applications, but its management becomes a challenging task. The resulting silos from multicloud service providers require the constant monitoring of performance and reliability.
The lacking comparative observations between the various cloud providers is the primary reason for the formation of blind spots.
A different thinking approach accompanied by well-planned strategies can help in effective management and monitoring across the clouds. To break the silos using an agnostic vision ensures decoupling the data collected from the performance analysis metrics and data science.
It is not just the advantage of breaking the silos, but the standard and service-oriented data collection approach attracts plenty of benefits. It enables –
- Normalization of data across the disparate metrics
- Constant technology currency
- Contextual metadata
- Comprehensive coverage through all IT stack’s layers
This has enhanced the level of performance, integration, security and reliability in the ‘cloud computing domain. The improved data collection is delivered using ‘MiaaS’.
What is MIaaS?
Monitoring-integration-as-a-service, very popularly known as MIaaS, is an advanced toolset used to monitor and connect several platforms available in different IT environments. This helps gather and analyse the performance and reliability of the entire ecosystem of a hybrid cloud system.
MIaaS is the priority of the well-established and reputed brands planning to integrate the performance of their on-premises metrics with the clouds to stay connected with the multicloud environments.
MIaaS ensures monitoring the silos using the multicloud approach with some effective management strategies for the multicloud system. Some of the strategies are as follow –
- During cloud hopping, MIaaS empowers the central IT to witness the entire workload distribution using a topology view. The view is available across the cloud infrastructure on the chosen platform of monitoring.
It also ensures to run all the workload applications such as data processing, storage, customer user interface, etc., on AWS or Azure.
- MIaaS is also popular to notify all the important alerts at a single place. It helps in combining the essential alerts from AWS, on-premise or Azure.
It also advantages the use of cloud computing for testing, developing, recovering the operation and workloads production applications with the help of on-premise infrastructure and available software.
- Don’t worry; if you have lost access to cloud services, MIaaS will keep you sorted.
MIaaS enables a faster response towards the loss of cloud services. It is also reliable to control the required services by bringing them back into action using informed strategies.
MIaaS supports using multicloud infrastructure during the peak demand time when the available on-premise applications or servers need some additional network, storage or compute.
- MIaaS considers and confirms all the risks related to errors in capacity planning calculations due to switching between analytics of Azure logs and CloudWatch.
It allows using Azure for SaaS and PaaS; on the other hand, it allows using AWS for LaaS. It also enables using different clouds simultaneously for better speed, performance and productivity. Using these clouds during the initial development phase with evolving features and peak demand time is best recommended.
- MIaaS is responsible for offering full accessibility and visibility to the central IT across the heterogeneous stacks with the help of new business units. This helps in reducing the recovery time after a problem or service issue notches the surface.
It can also be trusted to eliminate any issues or performance glitches between the central unit and IT management teams.
- Last but not least, MIaaS enables the spinning and merging of new business units. The merged units can choose their preferred hybrid cloud to operate and execute their workload or applications.
The whole idea of using the multicloud approach to monitor and manage silos has its own challenges and outbreaks. The required need and demand of the hour is the industry’s evolution to make the best and effective management of different cloud providers in the hybrid environment.
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