Join Lynn Langit for an in-depth discussion in this video Monitoring, part of Cloud Computing Career Paths and Certifications: First Steps.
- [Instructor] Another area of mapping for us to take a look at is IT Pro Operations, sometimes called DebOps and this centers around monitoring. So, the skills that are in demand here are performance alert setups. So, for example, if your website goes down, who should get notified, how quickly should they get notified? Monitoring and response, creating that disaster-recovery plan, testing it out, making sure that you can have uptime and you can have predictable performance. Maintenance of your logs, for not only performance and uptime, but also for security is apart of this skillset and, ultimately, this revolves around what are called SLAs, or service-level agreements.
What that translates into in plain English is what percentage of time is the application required to be up? This is often expressed in terms of percentage and they call it The Nines. So, they'll say something like, "Four nines", or "five nines" and what that means is 99 point whatever number, so if it was the five nines, 99.999% uptime. So, what you do is you calculate that against the amount of time in a year and then, whatever result that is, whether it's three nines, four nines, five nines, or whatever, that is your contract as a professional of how much time the application has to be up.
A lot of companies actually pay in bonus when they have IT Pros working on monitoring around SLAs.
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