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Cloud has become an undeniable part of any modern enterprise. Recent surveys indicate that 94% of companies currently use cloud computing technology while 84% have a multi-cloud strategy in place that spans both public and private clouds. The difference really lies in how one company leverages cloud computing from another. For instance, if it’s normal for your company to spend a lot of time responding to technical challenges in the cloud, it will be difficult for you to truly leverage the cost and efficiency benefits promised by the cloud. This is where cloud-based server monitoring for your infrastructure can truly make a difference for small and medium sized businesses. With efficient server monitoring in place, companies can effectively avoid problems by nipping them in the bud.

The best part of cloud-based server monitoring is that it’s ridiculously easy to implement, involves no upfront capital costs or infrastructure. Companies can effectively set up monitoring for all critical servers in minutes, with no impact on daily operations. In order to understand more, let’s dive deep into cloud monitoring and especially, the significant benefits it offers SMBs. To know more about implementing Cloud Monitoring Services in your business, please contact Cloud Services Vermont.

What is Cloud Monitoring?

Cloud monitoring essentially refers to a suite of tools and processes engaged in reviewing and monitoring cloud computing resources to ensure the most optimal workflow for business processes. Cloud monitoring can involve both manual or automated monitoring and management techniques. These work in sync to ensure the availability and performance of all your business components in the cloud such as websites, servers, applications, and other cloud infrastructure. With continuous evaluation and monitoring of resource levels, server response times, speed, availability, etc. cloud monitoring enables companies to effectively predict potential vulnerability and future technical issues before they have the scope to snowball into a problem. For an effect heyive Cloud Monitoring Strategy, contact IT Consulting Vermont today.

The Top 7 Benefits of Cloud-Based Server Monitoring

Convenient Setup

As mentioned already, implementing cloud-based server monitoring does not involve any additional upfront costs or infrastructure deployment for companies. The tool already has the requisite infrastructure in place, and contains pre-configured setups that makes deployments easy as a breeze. As cloud monitoring utilizes agent-based installs, companies need no firewall changes, hardware or software installations. You can be ready with the deployment in just a few minutes.

Easy and zero cost Maintenance

Cloud-based server monitoring solution is self-contained and involves no additional maintenance overhead. All maintenance requirements are effectively handled by the host. Companies require no additional hardware or software, so there is zero maintenance involved. All the company really needs to do is to implement security patches as and when they are released. As long as that is taken care of, companies need not bother about compatibility, dependencies or conflicts.

Scalability and Agility

Cloud-based server monitoring solutions are highly scalable and agile and capable of growing with your business. Cloud server monitoring solutions are capable of provisioning licenses as and when there is a demand and the business needs to add new workstations or servers. This way your network remains always prepared to handle peak loads.

Cloud-based solutions are Cost-effective

Cloud-based server monitoring solutions are generally offered by vendors based on a subscription-based pricing model, and this can help businesses manage costs more effectively. Businesses have the flexibility to pay only for the systems they want to monitor. Deploying the system involves no infrastructural changes, so companies have the added benefit of being able convert capital expenditure costs into operational costs.

Reliability

Thanks to the extensive monitoring capabilities of cloud-based monitoring server solutions, they are able to provide businesses with a comprehensive status overview of the most current status of all the servers and workstations. This also proves highly useful in terms of business continuity and disaster recovery after any emergency as all asset information are securely stored on the server-side.

Remote Management

Cloud-based solutions use very lightweight agents. These are capable of effectively monitoring the current status of workstations and servers and communicate back with the cloud. This provides companies with a very high degree of visibility across all monitored systems, irrespective of whether they are placed on the corporate network.

Device and Location Independence with cloud-based server monitoring

Admin consoles with complicated software are a thing of the past with cloud-based server monitoring. The ease of use of web-based management consoles makes it highly convenient for organizations to view the status of any monitored workstation or server or endpoints such as a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. IT admins can view this on any device with a browser and Internet access. In a nutshell, cloud-based server monitoring makes it possible for companies to move from a largely reactive to a proactive stance, and start monitoring better with much improved response times. IT Support Vermont can help your business implement Cloud Monitoring As A Service and adhere to Cloud Monitoring Best Practices.

Steve Loyer

With over 25 years of sales and service experience in network and network security solutions, Steve has earned technical and sales certificates from Microsoft, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Citrix, Sonicwall, Symantec, McAfee, Barracuda and American Power Conversion. Steve graduated from Vermont Technical College with a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology.