"A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them."
|-- Steve Jobs
Cloud provides agility, scalability, pay as you go resources, and so on. Based on the Cloud service models, roles and responsibilities of Cloud-service providers and Cloud consumers are different. Having said that, it is equally important to know the status of the cloud resources irrespective of the Cloud deployment model including Private Cloud or Public Cloud. It is advisable to have detailed perspective of cloud resources to maintain and manage high availability and reputation.
An important thing to note here is that all resources are interdependent and if one resource is not in the sync of overall picture than main objective of providing good service and high availability is difficult to achieve. This is a scenario irrespective of the type of environment including physical, virtualized, or cloud.
This chapter describes the need of continuous...