Infrastructure dashboards: Declutter your monitoring data and ensure you’re not overspending
Infrastructure dashboards :
Monitoring and managing a network, including all applications and servers that operate on it is not simple. With so many parts that differ in complexity, the amount of performance data that is coming at you could be overwhelming. This data overload can increase the chance of missing data that can assist in identifying performance weaknesses.
Another thing that is often ignored is the cost of return (ROI) for IT infrastructure. Because IT professionals are used to the firefighting method, they may not be paying attention to how efficiently their infrastructure is being utilized and whether they are getting the most value for their dollars. How do you determine what is the most important, and ensure that you are not spending too much on your equipment?
Dashboards for your infrastructure are a fantastic method to select the most important business elements of your server, network or application infrastructure and then organize them into one location.
Infrastructures can be installed on premises or on public or private cloud. Hybrid deployments, comprising a mixture of these methods, are popular. The creation of dashboards for these types of deployment However, each one should be done differently.
In the case of a publicly accessible cloud, you might not have to fret too over availability since cloud providers in the public cloud have the responsibility for ensuring that their services are up and running. However the responsibility for the availability of private cloud or on-premises deployment is on the company’s IT department.
AWS (Amazon Web Services) dashboard
For a company that is dependent heavily on the AWS infrastructure the two main indicators to keep track of is the use of the infrastructure as well as the performance of their applications. This is due to the fact that public cloud providers like Amazon, Microsoft Azure, and Google cost for their services according to server configuration as well as the length of use. Companies must ensure that they receive the best service from their server and ensure that they are not paying for servers that are not being used.
Measurements such as the amount of AWS, EC2, and RDS instances that are in use, together with the trend of usage in the past allow companies to monitor the extent of deployment and decide whether it’s in line with the business requirements. Metrics like RDS as well as EC2 usage of the CPU RDS as well as EC2 network traffic and disk I/O show whether the configuration of the server meets the requirements of their performance.
Businesses that run a hybrid application, i.e., a combination of applications running on premises and in the public cloud must use a specific section of this dashboard that displays alarms that are generated by the AWS infrastructure in order to make it easier to identify issues more quickly. More resolution results in reduced downtime, and more satisfied customers.
Microsoft Azure dashboard
The process of creating the Azure dashboard is similar to the design of an AWS dashboard because of the close similarity in the deployment method. An ideal balance of performance and usage metrics is essential to allow IT teams to keep track on the state of their Azure infrastructure.
Cloud on-premises or private infrastructure dashboard
The most important thing to take into consideration when creating a dashboard for private cloud infrastructure or on-premises, Is that the IT team is accountable for managing both uptime of the infrastructure and the performance of the applications that are running on these infrastructures. The dashboard must include metrics on uptime as well as processes and applications that run on servers; network bandwidth and the performance of applications.
The unified combo of Analytics Plus as well as Applications Manager also auto-generates over 100 dashboards and reports that showcase different aspects that comprise the IT infrastructure. Through a self-service-first method, any member of the organization can design their own dashboards by using an easy-to-use report building tool and also get information on-demand by using Zia our intelligent voice-activated assistant for analytics.