Cloud monitoring
Monitor the health and performance of your hybrid cloud ecosystem to make the most of your cloud migration investment 
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Migrating your applications, infrastructure and services to cloud is not enough to ensure the success of your digital transformation roadmap. You need an effective cloud monitoring strategy underpinned by robust cloud monitoring tools to track key performance metrics, such as response time, resource utilization and error rates to identify potential issues that could impact the availability or performance of your cloud resources.

IBM® Instana® Observability provides comprehensive, real-time visibility into the health and performance of your cloud environments. It enables your IT teams to proactively monitor and manage your cloud resources across multiple cloud platforms, such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. Automated performance monitoring and troubleshooting helps quickly identify and fix issues before they impact end users. With intelligent analytics and reporting, you gain real-time insights to optimize application and infrastructure performance, resource utilization and user experience.

What you can do
Identify and resolve performance issues before users are impacted

Instana automatically discovers and maps your cloud deployments to provide complete visibility into every cloud infrastructure component and application service. Real-time event alerts and dependency maps allow everyone, from cloud operators to DevOps teams, to quickly respond and prevent downtime or slowdowns.


Automatically identify the root cause of performance issues 

Instana provides AI-powered analytics to enable automatic root cause analysis of performance issues. This advanced analytics capability quickly identifies whether a service incident is caused by an issue with the infrastructure, orchestrator, container run-time, cloud platform or code—directing your teams directly to the root cause of any issue.

Accelerate cloud monitoring with automation

Instana automatically discovers your cloud infrastructure—including containers, microservices and their dependencies. It automatically traces requests across all components of your cloud infrastructure, allowing you to quickly identify bottlenecks. Further, by integrating with DevOps tools such as Jenkins, Ansible and Kubernetes, it allows you to automate your monitoring workflows.

Monitor almost anything instantly with zero human intervention

Instana has over 150 monitoring sensors that operate in bare metal, virtual hosts, private or public cloud, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and serverless infrastructures—each with a set of built-in health rules and alerts—delivering full observability without requiring any manual setup or configuration. 

300+ supported technologies

Instana integrates with other monitoring tools, such as log management and network monitoring tools like IBM® Turbonomic®, to provide a comprehensive view of application performance across the entire IT infrastructure with no plug-ins or application restarts.

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Related use cases Cloud migration

Cloud migration with IBM Instana Observability helps you plan and execute a move to cloud while maintaining application performance and stability every step of the way.

Single pane of glass monitoring

IBM Instana Observability helps you get a comprehensive, centralized view of the health and performance of your entire IT ecosystem in a single dashboard.

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IBM Instana Observability gives everyone across the enterprise user-friendly access to the data they want with the context they need to deliver rapid issue prevention and remediation.

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