As more and more businesses move their servers to the cloud, it makes it more difficult to monitor the status of networks and other such events typically tracked and monitored in traditional in-house server environments. In recent years, companies have turned to a wide array of hybrid multi-cloud monitoring tools.


It is not uncommon for a company to have five, ten, or more different tools depending on their environment, yet staying on top of all these tools can become a tedious task that takes employees away from their other job duties and functions.


What Is a Hybrid Multi-Cloud Network?

A hybrid multi-cloud network is just a fancy name given to cloud network environments. The term is used differently and often interchanged with hybrid cloud and multi-cloud. Typically, the term hybrid cloud is used to describe a network environment where a business uses in-house servers and at least one cloud-based server.


The term multi-cloud is used to describe a network environment where a business uses two or more cloud-based server environments. For example, you may have a Microsoft Azure cloud environment and an Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment.


You could also still have your own in-house servers with a multi-cloud environment—hence, the reason some businesses call their environment a hybrid multi-cloud network.

Why Monitor Hybrid Multi-Cloud Networks?

One might wonder why there is a need to monitor hybrid multi-cloud networks. Since everything is being run in the cloud, wouldn’t the cloud service provider take care of monitoring? Not necessarily.


While some do offer subscribers access to monitoring tools, they do not always provide access to everything a business wants to monitor. On the other hand, some service providers don’t offer any sorts of monitoring tools. In other cases, you must pay more to have the provider monitor your networks and alert you when there is a problem.


The main reason companies want to monitor cloud-based networks is to know when there are problems with various services not running, when new services are installed, how much free storage space is left, and so on. Monitoring is also important to know when a network is up or down. If a network is down, it can prevent employees from working.

How to Simplify Hybrid Multi-Cloud Monitoring

The easiest way to know what is going on with your cloud-based networks is by installing PA Server Monitor. This network monitoring tool is designed to work with traditional in-house networks, remote networks, cloud-based networks, data center networks, and environment configurations.


Instead of having to rely on a host of multiple monitoring tools for standard and advanced network monitoring, you have access to a single, powerful app that does not require any special programming or advanced knowledge of scripts or configuration files.


In addition, you don’t have to worry about having agents on each server you want to monitor. PA Server Monitor is agentless, compatible with Windows environments, Linux environments, network devices, and more. Plus, any monitoring data collected remains on your servers, even if it came from your cloud-based networks.


The user interface allows you to see everything, even your cloud-based networks, on “a single pane of glass”. With our hybrid-multi-cloud monitoring solutions, you will save time, simplify monitoring processes, and get the convenience of being able to monitor networks in the office, from home, or while traveling.


For further information about PA Server Monitor and our other server monitoring solutions, please feel free to contact Power Admin at 1-800-401-2339 today! Remember to request your FREE no-obligation, 30-day, full-featured trial.

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