The ability to more easily flex up and down as needed and the lack of restrictions imposed by the traditional physical computing models are driving a marked increase in cloud adoption. But unless steps are taken to deal with the resulting increase in the administration burden, the efficiency gains realized from this shared, flexible IT infrastructure will be outstripped by the high cost of managing a more dynamic environment.
Cloud platforms allow spinning up new application servers based on templates, and manually adding these servers and applications to the monitoring platform is tedious and expensive. Automatio features such as dynamic linked templates, application signatures, automated baselining and open APIs allow the monitoring platform to mirror the cloud and physical infrastructure with minimal effort.
Predictive analytics allows automatic baselining and behavior learning of cloud and IT infrastructure based on historical data analytics. This behavioral analysis can be applied to all underlying components of an IT or business service, which creates a demand based performance profile of an IT service. Zyrion’s Analytical Module is designed to detect service issues that were traditionally masked because of static behavior models.
Gartner and Forrester list automation and data analytics as essential requirements in current monitoring products. Industry leading vendors such as Zyrion have released modules for automation and data analytics that reduce the burden on IT operations and directly impact the bottom line.