Cloud operations, or cloudops, is becoming the problem to solve as enterprises operationalize their cloud and multicloud deployments. The ideal pattern of management involves a pragmatic approach to operations by leveraging tools to automate predetermined procedures and runbooks. Right now, many overwhelmed managers toss cloudops tools at the problems and hope for the best.
The issue is one of balance. To put cloudops solutions and tools to their best uses, you need to define why and what before you determine how. It’s not that the tools are unimportant; rather, the tools should meet specific requirements, such as performance, security, cost management, governance, automation, and self-healing.