Monitoring in the Cloud and Cloud-native architectures 5 challenges for a scalable Observability
In Multi-Cloud and Cloud-Native environments, more insights are needed, as Monitoring solutions you could provide. Observability is to eliminate blind spots, but what are the challenges involved? Dynatrace announced the top five.
What exactly is going in distributed applications, and Cloud environments in front of you, with a classic Monitoring does not capture.
IT Teams need visibility into your IT environments. However, Hybrid cloud and Cloud-monitor native environments is more difficult than the classical architectures. In the case of containers and micro-services Observability is to provide solutions for a better Overview of the processes and problems.
But how companies can achieve fast and efficiently in a scalable Observability? Dynatrace has identified five key challenges.
1) – containers, micro services and Kubernetes
The use of Cloud-native architectures with micro-services, containers, and Kubernetes provides greater agility, efficiency, and scalability. In turn, these architectures also lead to extremely dynamic environments with a high pace of Change.
With manual approaches to configuration and instrumentation of Apps, or to Create scripts and sources for the data, it is almost impossible to keep pace, highlights Dynatrace. An automated Observability, on the Basis of metrics, Logs and Traces will, therefore, always important to Cloud-proficient in native environments.
2) Actual User Experience
With a view to the user experience of digital services are continuously reviewed and improved. Companies need to understand how real users experience your applications and Software, says Dynatrace. “Without the measurement of the user experience from the perspective of the user, it is impossible to know whether the applications work as they should.”
Companies would also need to be able to provide this information in a context. Only then will they captured the overall picture and understand how the Performance of their digital Services, the impact on the User Experience. This can only be achieved with a single platform and a single data model to achieve postulated Dynatrace.
3) IT Silos
According to Dynatrace, most companies consider their Observability data isolated from the essential business metrics like revenue and conversion rates. This dot is easily the relationships between key figures of the IT and Business easily overlooked and, therefore, the context. An example: The Business Team has not reported a sudden decrease or increase in E-Commerce purchases, it brings with IT rolled out a Software Update for a Back-End application.
4) Too many monitoring tools
Companies use according to Dynatrace, an average of ten different Monitoring Tools to monitor your Multi-Cloud environments: “This enormous volume of data, the result can no longer hold quantities and contradictory alarm messages in a very short time, IT Teams manually or evaluate.”
Even a single platform that enables End-to-End Monitoring, could not solve all problems, as IT Teams also need to interpret the very large amounts of data quickly enough. “Therefore, AI will always be important,” writes Dynatrace. “It enables IT Teams, Observability data immediately actionable insights, which can be used for the optimization of services and to the solution of problems.”
5) DIY solutions
Many companies pursue a Do-it-yourself approach to Observability, by the instrumentation installed manually in the application code, while you develop. “This is not only claimed to be a time-consuming process, the Team resources, it also creates blind spots,” warns Dynatrace. “While newer systems often have a built-in Observability function, this is not the case of many older systems.”