Today, businesses are in the middle of a massive digitalization shift, undertaking digital business transformation in order to compete more effectively in their markets. As businesses navigate migrating to the cloud as part of their larger strategy, cloud infrastructures have become increasingly vital and a key stepping stone to overall digital transformation.
Backed by some of the biggest companies in software development and hosting, OpenStack has emerged as the default open source counterpart to the private cloud market, growing between 2013 and 2016 from 32 to 65 percent in the percentage of customers that have OpenStack in production.
OpenStack may very well be the future of cloud computing. But, for many businesses, the transition hasn’t exactly been smooth. While OpenStack allows organizations to instantly deploy virtual machines (VMs) and other resources in the management of their cloud environment, it is still a complex and evolving system that continuously generates vast amounts of metrics and log data. Digital businesses have struggled with accessing all of their data, making monitoring both a major obstacle and a critical piece of their OpenStack setup.