Posted by aionol | 09 JAN 2018

Identify Cloud Performance Issues in 5 Simple Steps – Part I

Most businesses move to the cloud for the cost savings. Others come for increased data security. And some have realized that the real benefit of cloud computing is business agility. But no matter why you have decided to migrate to the cloud, none of these benefits will be realized if your cloud is malfunctioning. Issues […]

Most businesses move to the cloud for the cost savings. Others come for increased data security. And some have realized that the real benefit of cloud computing is business agility. But no matter why you have decided to migrate to the cloud, none of these benefits will be realized if your cloud is malfunctioning.

Issues of Identifying Root Causes in the Cloud

Many IT people are able to quickly diagnose system errors in traditional systems. They can tell you root causes and how to fix them in no time. When it comes to cloud computing, however, they are lost.

That’s because many IT departments still lack a deep understanding of what’s going on in a public cloud, and how exactly it works. Treating it like a black box means that cloud performance issues are rarely identified.

Identify Cloud Performance Issues

Identify Cloud Performance Issues

Finding and Fixing Root Causes in 5 Simple Steps

  1. Check the usual suspect. Have a look at your workload infrastructure in regards to application and data. With the help of log analysis tools and system monitoring you can check up on CPU and storage utilization. That’s where root causes are hiding quite often.
  2. Use monitoring tools to check up on your applications. Applications are as often the origin of root causes as infrastructure. Especially if they haven’t been refactored or modified when you moved to the cloud in the first place. Make sure your applications are ready to use cloud-native features, or they’ll likely hinder performance.

The first two steps tell you where to look first, as these are the most common reasons your workloads are slower than usual and your applications aren’t performing as well as you expect them to. Even if you have identified cloud performance issues in these two steps, don’t stop here. You might be suffering from more than one issue. The next three steps will analyze less likely root causes.

Are you tired of your cloud computing platform acting up and not delivering the benefits you want? Iono Inc’s solutions are configured to monitor and fix performance automatically, and you’ll always have an expert at your side. Get in touch.

See Part 2 here

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