Multicloud is on the rise, a strategy where an organisation uses multiple cloud services within a single architecture. This allows applications to run on the best possible infrastructure, reduces downtime, reduces costs and avoids vendor lock-in. These benefits are also offset by challenges such as a more complex IT landscape and new security risks. A centralised method for monitoring is crucial to address these challenges.
In a white paper, Splunk dtetails the complexity IT teams face due to the multicloud. Because of the different cloud services, companies seem to rely on multiple monitoring tools. This fragmentation has made dealing with issues difficult. Which means:
- Lack of visibility: it is difficult to assess whether cloud services can be blamed for service degradation or downtime.
- Complex toolset: multiple cloud services make it difficult to use one unified monitoring strategy.
- Poor MTTR time: It takes too long to figure out where and why outages occur.
- Problems due to scale: Hard to gather data across multi-region, multi-account and multicloud environments.
A centralised method for monitoring is the answer. This means taking a detailed look at what is broken, why this happened and how it can be prevented. This white paper, which you can download below, goes into more detail.