When using a public cloud platform the vendor offers the operating system version, memory, storage, bandwidth, security metrics, IP and DNS addressing and more. This SF Gate article provides details on some different tools that an IT admin can use to to look at rented resources in order to optimize resources and balance what’s online and being used.
“The management tools that we tested allow IT administrators to look at rented resources, check them for status and utilization in order to optimize resources and perhaps balance what’s online and being used. One way to think about these products is as cloud-based analog to traditional network management software, such as Tivoli or CA/UniCenter. The focus is on monitoring processes and sending alerts.”