8 Reasons the Enterprise Needs More Visibility into the Cloud

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Prevent an Outage

Outages occur upwards of 3,000 times every day on the global internet. And it is difficult for most companies to detect an internet connection failure without a way to measure between your customers and your assets.

System admins in the enterprise must understand how the larger internet affects the performance and availability of assets inside and outside the cloud. How is your cloud provider performing? Are all of their facilities reachable, or is a particular ISP in a certain city experiencing problems? By monitoring at that level of detail, IT teams can make more educated decisions that will impact slowdowns and prevent outages. This is also true with CDN access, availability and performance. As with all internet assets, CDN performance needs to be watched because it is constantly changing and varies depending on geography, content and internet conditions. Can you spot CDN failures and slowdowns today?

But awareness of path, cloud and CDN problems is only part of the challenge – companies must enable tools to mitigate against outages to ensure constant uptime. You may want to consider contracting multiple DNS providers to ensure uninterrupted connectivity to these services.

A massive migration to the cloud has been underway for the better part of the past decade, but the number of enterprises with hybrid configurations may be reaching a tipping point. IDC research suggests that by the end of 2016, more than 65 percent of IT enterprises will have adopted a hybrid cloud configuration and spending on infrastructure for cloud environments will reach $38.2 billion. And it's clear from Dyn's proprietary research that every company in the Fortune 100 has a cloud asset. Hybrid cloud environments reduce costs, increase flexibility and scalability and greatly improve network performance. But IT executives need the right tools to monitor and control their cloud infrastructure to maximize these positive impacts and mitigate security threats.

In this slideshow, Gary Sloper, vice president of global solutions engineering at Dyn, has identified eight reasons for the enterprise to improve visibility and control into their global internet and cloud assets.


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