21 MONITORING, MEASURING AND MANAGING THE CLOUD
Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
Laozi (Chinese philosopher), 6th century BCE
Any cloud is a complicated environment, due to it having multiple mixed workloads each needing the flexibility of elastic resources. However, a fully hybrid environment is massively more complex, and it will only become more complicated as areas such as DevOps, containers and portability of workloads come to the fore.
Therefore, old-style systems-management tools are no longer fit for purpose; best-of-breed systems can rapidly become unwieldy and issues can fall between the capabilities of the various tools being used. However, complete sets of cloud-management tools have not really matured sufficiently ...