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Each public cloud provider requires unique considerations, but you should have one goal in mind, continuous monitoring
By: AppNeta Blog
Mar. 12, 2017 04:00 PM
Three Public Cloud Providers, One Monitoring Goal
So you've decided to take the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) approach to cloud migration. That's great-you're on your way to realizing the cost savings and flexibility of cloud computing.
But the decisions don't stop when you choose between SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. Choosing your public cloud provider-Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform (GCP)-is the next step.
Each public cloud provider requires unique considerations, but you should have one goal in mind, regardless of the provider: continuous monitoring.
Monitoring Considerations for Amazon Web Services
The following two choices could negatively impact end-user experience if not handled properly:
There are monitoring capabilities that come built into many AWS services, but modern end-user experience demands require more than those traditional BGP approaches.
NoSQL vs. SQL Databases in Microsoft Azure
NoSQL databases have emerged to enable storage of unstructured data at scale. For use cases like social and Internet of Things applications where document databases and key value stores are common, NoSQL will facilitate better performance.
Microsoft Azure offers multiple services for both NoSQL and SQL needs, including Azure Redis Cache for NoSQL and Azure SQL server. When you've decided which type of database is right for your application, you have to set yourself up for success by implementing continuous monitoring.
Maintaining End-User Experience in Google Cloud Platform
In addition to Google Compute, BigQuery works on the back end to help power your data analytics processes-but most importantly, comes with monitoring functions to help track workloads. However, workload performance is just one piece of the puzzle. You need continuous monitoring to gain insights from the end user's perspective to maximize the ROI of your GCP investment.
Continuous Monitoring: The Link Between All Public Cloud Providers
With continuous monitoring, you can gain visibility into every aspect of application performance and the end-user experience. Your infrastructure may be hosted in the cloud, but that doesn't mean you offload all responsibility for maintenance.
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