By monitoring systems as they run, you can achieve operational excellence that results in increased value and improved processes and procedures.
Automation is a cornerstone of operational excellence. The cloud makes it easier to automate your infrastructure and the components that sit above it. You can repair, scale, and deploy your system much faster with automated processes than with human labor. Automation in the cloud isn't a one-time deal.
Monitoring your systems is another means to achieve operational excellence. For the health and security of your cloud system, be sure to supervise it from the start. Monitoring data streams not only tracks the system's health, but it can also tell you more about system usage and user behavior. For example, you can determine how many people use the system, which parts they use, the average latency, etc. You can also aggregate this data to create an overall picture of how efficiently the system is working.