Cloud-native is from Mars, legacy monitoring tools are from Venus

As the technology infrastructure world moves to embrace cloud-native with wider open arms, the legacy monitoring tools traditionally applied to this new IT substrate do not necessarily always enjoy an easy fit.

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As the technology infrastructure world moves to embrace cloud-native with wider and open (as in source, as in hugging) arms, the legacy monitoring tools traditionally applied to this new IT substrate do not necessarily always enjoy an easy fit.

From obsolete pricing and delivery models to the undeniable impact of automation and beyond, cloud-native needs a new approach to monitoring, migration and management. So where do we start?

Today we know that IT teams have to build, deploy and manage a sophisticated mix of infrastructure built on scalable cloud services.

A modern enterprise might use a wide range of cloud infrastructure elements such as virtual machines, containers, auto-scaling instances, high-performance storage, content delivery networks, edge computing, various databases and machine learning services to deliver what they hope will be compelling customer experiences.

But as straightforward as that reality is to state out loud, running that kind of mix in live operations is clearly not going to be a simple task. This is the reality tabled by Ciaran Byrne, VP of product management at OpsRamp, a digital IT operations management platform company.

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