With the exception of security breaches, few things can shatter customer confidence in the cloud like a major service outage does. Cloud monitoring tools are one way providers can catch problems before they turn into catastrophes; VMware seems to have recognized this truth in its recent acquisition of Log Insight, a big data analytics and log management platform from Pattern Insight, a real-time analytics vendor in Mountain View, Calif.
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In this week-in-review podcast, site editor Jessica Scarpati reviews what's new on SearchCloudProvider.com for the week of August 20. Tune in as she discusses the following topics:
- Cloud providers such as Terremark Worldwide Inc. are building their own cloud monitoring systems to respond to issues rapidly, and what VMware's latest acquisition means for its broader strategy.
- The TM Forum, an industry group, is finding ways for cloud providers to use geographic information system technology -- in conjunction with their existing cloud monitoring and policy-based management systems -- to identify and mitigate threats such as ice storms and earthquakes.