What is Cloud Monitoring?
Cloud monitoring uses manual and automated tools to monitor, analyze and report on the availability and performance of websites, servers, applications and other cloud infrastructure. For example, cloud monitoring tools enable you to test an application for speed, functionality and reliability — to help ensure that it is performing optimally.
Cloud monitoring is generally performed as part of an overall cloud management strategy, enabling IT administrators to review the operational status of cloud-based resources. It also provides a holistic view of cloud metrics, customer flow, log data and more. Cloud monitoring can be provided by a cloud service or a managed service provider such as Rackspace. It is also available as Software as a Service (SaaS), so you can independently monitor the cost, reliability and performance of your cloud infrastructure.