Technical features of Cloud Monitoring
Cloud Monitoring is the ideal tool to help you ensure the highest levels of service continuity (Business Continuity). Cloud Monitoring allows you to prevent problems in your infrastructure even before your service is jeopardized in any way for your customers.
With Cloud Monitoring you can:
- See the current state of health of your infrastructure.
- Receive warnings in case of failures or errors in your infrastructure.
- Analyze the response times of your monitored services to predict any upgrade of the resources in order to optimize their performance.
- Gather history data of the performance of your infrastructure during the course of time.
Cloud Monitoring allows you to check and monitor all the services reached with a URL or IP address (Cloud Servers, Dedicated Servers, Domains, web space, mail Servers, DNS, Data Base etc..) through the web and which are obviously not blocked by a firewall. It is possible to monitor both the services you have in your Aruba Cloud infrastructure, and with other providers. This is possible as you are not required to install any software or application in the monitored services. Likewise no special configurations are required nor updates.
With our Cloud Monitoring Monitoring you can monitor your services from multiple "regions" even at the same time. The regions are the countries where our data centers are located with our Cloud Monitoring system. This ensures that your business can be reached not only from the Italian network but also from other countries to guarantee maximum visibility for your customers also abroad.
The Cloud Monitoring system is completely centralized so you can manage all the data, registered also from different regions, from one single control panel.
Currently there are 6 regions available which are Italy, France, Czech Republic, Germany, United Kingdom and Poland.
Supported protocols and services
With Cloud Monitoring the following resources can be monitored through the following protocols and services:
- HTTP, HTTPS
Monitoring your services via HTTP and/or HTTPS is simple and intuitive and guarantees that your websites are always available within the response times you select; by using the options of the Cloud Monitoring service you can also check that specific content is found in the page. Furthermore you can test how web forms and even pages and/or password protected files work.
Checks such as Ping make sure your services are always available also from various regions at the same time and within the response times you select.
- SSL Certificate
Through checks made on the SSL Certificate you can verify that your SSL certificate does not expire, and you can set a time for receiving alerts before the expiry date so you can renew it and guarantee service continuity.
By testing or checking the DNS you can verify that a DNS server works correctly and make a DNS request to verify that the DNS of the specified domain name is processed correctly.
- FTP, IMAP, POP3, SMTP
Through the FTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP protocols it is possible to monitor the correct and timely response of these services for the selected ports.
- Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL
Through checks made on database such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL it is possible to verify both the activity of the service and the correct and timely response at any time.
- SSH, TCP, Telnet
By activating checks on SSH, TCP or Telnet you can verify the activity and send a string or a specific command and verify the response.
Here are some examples where Cloud Monitoring represents the ideal solution in the management of your technical infrastructure:
- Monitoring the activity, availability and response time of a website or web application (blogs, portals, forums etc...)
- Monitoring and verifying the Uptime for Web Servers (HTTP, HTTPS, TCP...)
- Monitoring and checking Database servers (MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL)
- Monitoring the activity of mail servers (POP3, IMAP, SMTP)
- Monitoring and checking DNS servers
- Monitoring FTP servers