The widespread adoption of cloud technology has become increasingly crucial for businesses, with 94% of enterprises utilizing the cloud in some capacity. Cloud tools have become indispensable, with 48% of businesses storing their most sensitive data on the cloud and 50% of workloads running in the cloud. Moreover, 92% of businesses rely on more than one cloud system, resulting in an exorbitant amount of data—over 1 exabyte, equivalent to 1,073,741,824 gigabytes or the data stored on over 67 million iPhones.

Issues in the Cloud

An alarming 79% of organizations report widening visibility gaps within their cloud infrastructure, leading to a lack of visibility across cloud operations. Modern cloud tools often fail to provide an end-to-end picture, relying on piecemeal apps that create silos of information. Consequently, data teams struggle to gather, prepare, and analyze data across these fragmented sources, resulting in limited visibility into cloud-based platforms.

Basic cloud monitoring tools focus on specific services, lacking the capability to handle the evolving complexities of modern cloud architectures. With over 90% of large organizations using multiple cloud providers, separate monitoring tools are required for each cloud, making it difficult to obtain a holistic picture across the entire network. This hinders the ability to track internal and remote users, monitor VPN connections, and effectively analyze connection or performance problems. Additionally, native cloud tools primarily cater to developers and cloud engineers, providing little useful information for network engineers.

When an organization has limited cloud visibility they are 3.3 times more likely to encounter security risk incidents. Remote workers are also at a greater risk of experiencing a cyberattack due to the lack of security support. Most companies also experience problems when migrating to the cloud and end up going back to old systems of use that weaken their security. Furthermore, the lack of cost or consumption visibility creates blind spots and delays in troubleshooting application and network performance issues.

In order to remedy some of these issues utilizing advanced monitoring can create visibility within every aspect of the network. This extends to not only onsite networks but also hybrid and multi-cloud. Automation of asset visibility can significantly improve security operations, ensuring better protection against security attacks and maintaining data privacy. Alongside the improved security the implementation of visibility also adds significant value to a business in several ways. It often lowers the mean time to resolution (MTTR) as well as helps reduce the cost of cloud infrastructure.


LiveAction is a cloud monitoring solution that empowers network operations (NetOps) teams with comprehensive visibility into cloud performance. With a user-friendly interface, LiveAction enables NetOps to monitor and troubleshoot cloud performance issues without the need for additional tools. It captures flow and packet data, enriches cloud flow data for better understanding of traffic flows, and delivers application performance metrics and packet-level forensics through intelligent packet capture (PCAP). LiveAction covers various aspects of cloud operations, including monitoring public cloud traffic, reporting application performance, troubleshooting issues, monitoring security breaches, understanding costs and consumption rates, and providing targeted alerting on network and application latency and jitter.

The Importance of Cloud Monitoring & Why It’s So Hard
Source: Live Action