Multi-cloud is fast becoming a reality. Organizations adopt a multi-cloud strategy for various reasons such as: pick the best-of-breed cloud services, mitigate risks, and to avoid vendor lock-in. However, as they navigate the multi-cloud journey, lack of visibility is emerging as a big challenge. This is severely impacting their ability to innovate while staying secure, compliant, and cost-effective.
A survey of more than 300 IT professionals by Dimension Research underscores some of these challenges. According to the findings, 99% of organizations find business value from comprehensive cloud visibility. However, there are many challenges they face due to suboptimal cloud visibility.
In today’s world, IT teams face cloud visibility challenges due to several reasons:
Each cloud provider has its own monitoring tools. Even though they are comprehensive enough to support various services offered by the cloud providers, it doesn’t work across cloud providers. Similarly, first-generation cloud management tools offer limited features to handle multi-service and multi-cloud landscape. Their monitoring tools are very primitive to meet the needs of today’s cloud observability challenges. In the next blog post, we will talk about how we can mitigate these challenges to get more comprehensive visibility across multi-cloud landscape.