Join David Linthicum for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Learning Cloud Computing: Monitoring and Operations.
- [Instructor] All right, so where do we go from here? What are the next steps? Well, a couple of things. Get started, following the process we're suggesting. The four steps we presented previously. Understand your cloud monitoring and operation solutions, create your own cloud monitoring and operations plan, selecting the right cloud monitoring and operations toolsets, and defining cloud monitoring and operation patterns, and so, if you go through that process and kind of break it down specifically to what your needs are for your particular enterprise, that's going to be a good start.
And by the way, go play with the technology. The great thing about the technology that we've outlined and demoed in this course is that you can go out and get the technology for free with a web browser. Sign up for Amazon Web Services, sign up for Microsoft, and ultimately, take everything for a test drive in terms of the monitoring and management capabilities that they have. That'll also allow you to learn more about monitoring capabilities, which you can transfer to other technologies. You know, perhaps if you're looking at Librato or Datadog or Cloud Cruiser, and other technologies that are in the marketplace.
Make sure to understand that this is iterative. So in other words, we're not going to come up with a solution that's going to last us forever. We're going to come up with a solution that's going to last us for a certain period of time. We're going to go through continuous improvement. We're going to constantly iterate and go back, and second-guess the toolsets that we picked, and the reason we picked them, and ultimately improve those toolsets over time. Keep in mind that we're going to have typically general-purpose monitoring tools for the cloud, and then we're going to have specific niche-oriented tools, such as database security systems, governance systems, things like that.
You're going to swap out the smaller of the two, the more niche-oriented tools, as your requirements change. You may change your marketplace. Change your database technology. Change your infrastructure. Change your on-premise systems. Even change your cloud. And those things are going to have to change around your changing infrastructure, changing IT. So, get moving. Focus on the requirements, as I mentioned earlier, over and over again. If you're going to make a mistake, it's going to be there. Understand you're unique. So in other words, don't assume that everything that works down the street at your competitor's office with your friend Bob is something that you're going to be able to leverage within your own problem domain.
You're unique, you're in a unique business, you're doing unique things. You need to understand what makes you unique or you're going to make a mistake. Make sure to test. So, come from Missouri, the Show Me State. Everything has to be proven. Everything has to be understood. And everything has to be validated, so it's not enough that you see something working in a demonstration. That's pretty easy, as you just saw in my demo. But it's something else to actually put it in operations. Use it with your data, your systems, your networks, your infrastructure, your on-premise systems, your cloud-based systems, and make sure that everything works and plays well together.
So with that, I wish you best of luck in planning and building your management and monitoring solutions for cloud. Let me know how it goes.
- Cloud health, performance, security, and governance monitoring
- Cloud monitoring analytics
- Cloud monitoring costs
- AWS CloudWatch
- Librato CloudWatch
- Cloud Cruiser
- Microsoft cloud monitoring
- Rackspace cloud monitoring
- Creating a cloud monitoring and operations plan
- Defining cloud monitoring operations patterns