The havoc wreaked by the ongoing global pandemic has led to most enterprises already migrating their workloads to the cloud. Cloud services have emerged as the first choice for organizations aiming to continue operations while reducing their physical footprint. Early cloud adopters have already achieved a high degree of cloud maturity.
Cloud services are preferred by most due to their low upfront cost and promise of higher ROI. However, if there is one thing that is discussed the most while talking about expected ROI from cloud, it is cloud visibility. Another method to maintain cloud expenditure is to obtain clear visibility in users accessing the cloud, managing network traffic and applications.
According to a recent survey by Dimensional Research, among 338 IT professionals, only 20% of public cloud officials believed that they had visibility into their cloud environments. On the contrary, 55% of private cloud officials reported better visibility, and on-premise showed the most positive feedback in terms of cloud visibility. From this information, it is clear that monitoring public cloud deployments takes more effort than monitoring data centers and private clouds. Yet, the fact still remains that public cloud deployments are easier to set-up, have scalability, come with minimal initial costs, and can deliver better ROI.
Therefore, getting proper visibility into one’s cloud deployment becomes highly important. The importance of cloud visibility can be highlighted by its benefits, such as monitoring and ensuring application performance, identifying security indicators, and correcting performance degradation. Cloud visibility also helps improve threat identification, provides multiple security monitor tools to detect compromise indicators, monitors traffic at every link of network, brings tools to identify malicious traffic by source, and many more.
In a shared security model, a customer is responsible for securing data and traffic flows as much as the provider. Unlike traditional on-premise servers, threat detection systems and firewalls cannot work on cloud environments due to their scalability and elasticity. Greater visibility allows users to plug security loopholes or take a proactive approach for the same.
Improved visibility also ensures the discovery of underutilized resources in the multi-cloud infrastructure. This allows users to forego unused resources and save a significant amount of the cloud budget while improving efficiency and scaling capacity. All of these factors ensure that the company opting for the cloud can get maximum ROI.
Cloud visibility is a must for companies migrating to the cloud. However, the cloud visibility tools and data supplied by providers are often insufficient for the needs of users, and it becomes challenging to manage workloads efficiently. The problem gets even worse if a user has a multi-cloud environment. This is where Centilytics comes in.
Our intelligent CMP provides users a single-pane-of-glass view into their cloud deployment. It converts unstructured or semi-structured data into customized reports for ease of access. Centilytics ensures users can get a real-time view of workloads being accessed, anomaly detection, dynamic monitoring, and timely incident investigation. Click here to book a demo of our CMP today and see how improved cloud visibility helps your multi-cloud environment.