Cloud monitoring is the process of evaluating, monitoring, and managing cloud-based services, applications, and infrastructure. The typical cloud monitoring service integrates with dozens of services and provides an interactive dashboard and some automation to allow the user to keep tabs on applications. One such provider is adding a new service that uses machine learning to automatically detect anomalies. This interesting news came to us from Tech Crunch in their article, “Datadog launches Watchdog to help you monitor your cloud apps.

Cloud monitoring tools look for problems that can prevent or restrict businesses from delivering service to their customers. Datadog’s newest release – Watchdog – observes all of the performance data, learns what’s normal, and then provides alerts when something unusual happens, and the real bonus — provides insights into where exactly the issue started.

There are benefits of leveraging cloud monitoring tools. They already have infrastructure and configurations in place. Installation is quick and easy. Dedicated tools are maintained by the host.

Melody K. Smith

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