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Cloud-Native “Observability and Remediation” tools (capabilities) across Multi-Cloud environments

Cloud-Native “Observability and Remediation” tools (capabilities) across Multi-Cloud environments

Deploying an enterprise’s modern IT infrastructure across multi-cloud environments comes with its own set of challenges. That is due to the fact that these environments are highly distributed, while the applications are hosted on-prem as well as off-premises. This approach is what makes a multi-cloud environment more complex to observe, manage and remediate whenever problems arise effectively. Using siloed, traditional tooling won’t be enough to get the most out of multi-cloud environments. 

The best way to monitor, manage and secure your multi-cloud environment is to use powerful cloud-native tools such as “Observability and Remediation” tools. These innovative tools provide comprehensive visibility and control over your multi-cloud environments with efficient remediation capabilities. 

Challenges in Multi-Cloud Environments

Enterprise IT teams need to retain applications’ availability, security, and performance consistently. If deployed across a diverse multi-cloud environment, it can be difficult to manage applications. To ensure business operations run seamlessly across multi-cloud environments, enterprise IT teams need deeper visibility into the platforms and infrastructure, applications, and client experiences. 

The administrative IT team is responsible for monitoring and remediating infrastructure services and the state of the application running in a private cloud, public cloud, data centers, and multi-cloud environments.

Traditional monitoring tools lack the capabilities to provide in-depth control and visibility into applications. That’s when the modern cloud-native “observability and remediation tools” come in!

Need for Observability and Remediation Tools:

As the cloud platforms and services grow in multi-cloud environments along with the number of business-critical applications, it can get challenging to get a 360-degree view into the entire stack- right from the application, infrastructure, and customer experiences across all cloud platforms. 

Observability tools will discard blind spots and cut through the complexity of multi-cloud environments and provide actionable insights. On the other hand, the remediation tools will help you simplify the risk mitigation process and boost the product delivery cycle.

Monitoring every component of the application to see how it’s working- can be really overwhelming, especially when you want to isolate latency problems, anomalies and errors. In multi-cloud environments, pinpointing the root cause can become extremely challenging. 

Observability and remediation tooling can reinforce your software team with the right metrics across the entire stack- including the operating systems, hardware, applications, network, internal, and external services. It provides you with insights, context, and answers all together in one single place, so you don’t have to switch to different tools each time an issue arises. 

How to drive Multi-cloud success through Observability Tools?

Observability tools provide comprehensive and continuous visibility into your IT infrastructure, one of DevOps’ primary elements. It helps you get meaningful insights from the infrastructure and the entire stack, even the end-users.

With modern observability tools, you can efficiently get buy-ins as a stakeholder at all levels, be it SREs, DevOps, operators, and developers can get invaluable insights into the complete stack running in multi-cloud environments. 

From server-less platforms, Kubernetes to VMs, no matter what the deployment target is, the observability tools help you derive the right metrics. Around 93% of enterprises have already adopted a multi-cloud strategy. It is equally important to adopt modern cloud-native observability and remediation capabilities to reap maximum benefits from such multi-cloud environments. 

Here are a few crucial factors of observation tools:

  • Open instrumentation: Gather data from different sources so as to implement observability into multi-cloud environments. When an issue arises, the observability tool will reduce context switching and tool proliferation, as it executes interoperability for all data in a multi-cloud environment. Open APIs help operators and developers to innovatively work with data, further transforming core metrics into deeper insights and context.
  • Correlation of Data Points: The observability tool is able to derive valuable correlations of data points arising from multiple sources. It presents the context and insights in a well-curated view, so you can understand critical information regarding the deployed applications in multi-cloud environments.
  • Custom modifications: Modern observability tools can allow you to create custom apps and customized user interfaces. With this, enterprises can discover new use cases that align with their business needs. Teams can build workflows into these custom applications and integrate external data sets in real-time so as to gather key information from multi-cloud deployments. 

Need for Remediation Tools in Multi-cloud environments:

In multi-cloud environments, the gap between security risk detection and remediation is crucial. Lesser the time, lesser will be the likelihood of your enterprise being affected by malicious attacks. With the rising number of security risks these days, adopting the right set of remediation tools has become the need of the hour. 

Besides, automating remediation processes will prevent exploitation of any misconfiguration taking place in multi-cloud environments. Enterprises don’t have to wait for an engineer to troubleshoot the issue, schedule changes, and deploy the fixes.

Remediation Capabilities across Multi-cloud environments

An intelligence-based platform is one that provides holistic visibility into multi-cloud environments. Remediation tools will continuously monitor access privileges across multi-cloud environments to check for control violations. When it detects violations, it will automatically send alerts and further suggest remediation actions, such as setting time limits, rejections, and exceptional documentation. It can even automatically terminate risky communications.

  • Multi-cloud environments need to be continuously monitored to look for control-plane events and misconfigurations, thereby presenting malicious activity in cloud platforms. But simply identifying the problems is not enough to safeguard the multi-cloud assets. Seamless operations across multi-cloud environments require you to fix security issues on the go. 
  • Automating the remediation process is one of the best primary elements of a successful cloud strategy, especially seeing the overwhelming number of variables existing in the multi-cloud environment.
  • Remediation tooling closes the security gaps with several remediation configuration options. 
  • There are various types of remediation tools: some allow developers to define remediation policy. If an event matches any of these policies, the developers will analyze a detected security risk and further deploy a fix. Such a process makes sure the fixes are secure and reliable. On the other hand, an automated remediation process occurs as soon as it detects a control plane activity where misconfigurations or non-secure resource deployments occur.

The Enterprise IT team can access scan reports, evaluate all the details and adopt remediation tools, all from a single UI. You can get a single-pane-of-glass view into your multi-cloud environments and quickly apply remediation from a single location. 

Talk to our experts!

If you want to learn more about observability and remediation solutions, and our new platform, MatosSphere, reach out to us at info@cloudmatos.com

 

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