Effective AWS Monitoring Can Leave You Feeling Like You’re On Cloud Nine

Cloud Computing:  The Future Is Now.  Now What?

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Once thought of as a foreign concept and the wave of the future by many organizations, cloud computing is simply a way of life in terms of how businesses operate today.  If your business has chosen Amazon Web Services for your cloud computing infrastructure (or AWS), you’ve made a sound decision.  AWS offers on-demand, flexible, fast, cost-effective, comprehensive, compliant and secure solutions, as evidenced by the military and banks, just to name a few organizations and industries where security is paramount that have placed their confidence in AWS.


As well, compliance needs are supported by AWS for highly confidential industries like healthcare, government, retail, and global banks that rely on automating security challenges in order to avoid cybersecurity breaches like the highly publicized, recent Uber data breach.


AWS represents an impressive number of choices for cloud-based solutions for your organization – computing, storage, databases, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data lakes and analytics, and Internet of Things.  With all of this at your organization’s disposal, adopting AWS monitoring best practices is imperative.   What exactly does that mean?  


Automation.  Automation.  Automation.

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You may have heard the saying, “Location.  Location.  Location.” in reference to properties like residential and retail.  What it means is that location is the determining factor in the likelihood of success.  This is equally true when it comes to automated monitoring of AWS, as it increases productivity by minimizing the need for human involvement by anticipating, lessening and/or even preventing potentially critical errors or events through automated responses to alerts and pre-written scripts to address certain situations (think memory capacity).  Your IT resources are then freed up to focus on their more strategic and higher-level responsibilities.


Be Ready With Prioritized AWS Policies.

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Similarly, we all know that it pays to be prepared, and this is especially true when it comes to AWS monitoring.  Policies should be pre-determined whereby alerts for your IT department and its management are in place that allow adequate time to respond to issues and problems, as well as the parameters that determine which alerts should be sent when.  In fact, problems should be anticipated when developing these policies that also include timely solutions so that end users are minimally impacted.


Quick Fixes Are Often Not Fixes At All, As Far As AWS Monitoring Best Practices Go.

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Cloud platforms like AWS are designed to ensure that your network systems, databases, storage, software, applications and general IT infrastructure are more stable and secure.  They are meant to give your IT department more bandwidth, not less.  When an IT resource with good intentions tries to problem solve quickly or in a stop gap manner, it could very well lead to more serious trouble ahead.  It’s likely going to be just a matter of time.  AWS monitoring best practices rely on a stringent, long-term approach in which you address problems and even potential problems head-on.  The integrity and security of your organization’s most confidential assets are what’s at stake otherwise. 


It’s Complicated.  But It Doesn’t Have to Be.

Your business doesn’t have to go it alone when it comes to cloud computing and following best practices for monitoring your cloud computing solution. ITque is a team of highly knowledgeable IT gurus that are more than happy to help you manage and optimize your AWS cloud environment.  Our goal is to make sure that your customers are negatively impacted by issues with your cloud environment; in fact, cloud computing should make all of our lives easier.  


We want to help you manage your cloud infrastructure and the security of the data you need and want to protect.  When you partner with us, our team is available 24/7 to make sure you have the right AWS monitoring tools and policies in place.  We’ll help you handle any challenges that may surface in a way in which you always have the right amount of expert resources and power to accomplish your goals.