Proactive Monitoring Strategies For Cloud Apps: Google+ Hangout Recap

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Alan Bush | June 11, 2013 3:00 pm

There are a lot of ways to have a discussion on monitoring – what is being monitored or how deep you want to go in the stack. If you are interested in those particular topics, you might want to check out this post on three things you should monitor[1], along with screencasts on how to implement the tools.

However, the approach that we took in this hangout was to look at the lifecycle of the project: how does monitoring affect planning, the build and maintenance of your solution? Here were some of the topics that came up, and as always you can watch the entire hangout[2] below.

Remember that two very important things, monitoring and backups[7], are not set up by default for your configuration. This is because there are many different variables and preferences that customers have. However, it is extremely important to get these configured as you bring your system online. Rackspace is always here to help, and if you have questions about how to get them configured, be sure to give us a call when you are in the planning stage[8]!

Don’t forget to check out this week’s Cloud Launch Team office hours over on the Rackspace Google+ Hangout[9] at 1:00 p.m. CST where we will have our customer FLO Cycling[10] stopping by to chat.

Curious what the Cloud Launch Team talked about in last week’s office hours? Check out a recap of their discussion on backing up your cloud configuration[11].

Endnotes:
  1. three things you should monitor: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/monitor-your-application-for-performance-and-cost/
  2. watch the entire hangout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoJMzM-4B3I
  3. as you plan out your configuration: http://youtu.be/hoJMzM-4B3I?t=13m49s
  4. most underrated that you should consider monitoring: http://youtu.be/hoJMzM-4B3I?t=54m30s
  5. verifying the monitoring functionality: http://youtu.be/hoJMzM-4B3I?t=19m54s
  6. tips for how you can respond when hitting memory limits: http://youtu.be/hoJMzM-4B3I?t=56m27s
  7. backups: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/backup-strategies-for-cloud-web-apps-google-hangout-recap/
  8. be sure to give us a call when you are in the planning stage: http://youtu.be/hoJMzM-4B3I?t=22m34s
  9. Rackspace Google+ Hangout: https://plus.google.com/+RackspaceHosting/posts
  10. FLO Cycling: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/flo-cycling-kisses-site-crashes-goodbye/
  11. discussion on backing up your cloud configuration: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/backup-strategies-for-cloud-web-apps-google-hangout-recap/

Source URL: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/proactive-monitoring-strategies-for-cloud-apps-google-hangout-recap/