Some clients express the concern that adopting microservices-oriented cloud architectures will mean operations of these environments will be more complicated due to multiple moving parts, dynamic topologies, and higher SLA requirements. Coming from a background which began in development and transitioned into Monitoring/Service Management, I have found just the opposite—monitoring operations are easier with a cloud-native environment. This post explains why cloud-based applications naturally support superior serviceability and reliability.
If you are a service owner or first responder, you ask yourself "What’s going on with my IBM Cloud application?", "Are my customers satisfied with the service they’re getting?", "Has performance changed recently?" and so on. The answer begins with your organization's plan to design, deliver, operate, and control the IT and cloud services that it offers. This first post of the series begins with monitoring your cloud-based applications.