August 13, 2010
Even though cloud makes provisioning of IT resources just a click away, it is only the beginning of the game. Cloud infrastructure is not a miracle pill that completely eliminates any need for IT. The typical IT management problems of the traditional computing world is carried forward to the cloud based world too. The biggest advantage from the cloud comes in the rapid provisioning and deprovisioning of resources without any need to build capacity in advance. Traditional Infrastructure management vendors are jumping in to lend a hand to manage cloud based infrastructure. One such vendor is Splunk and, recently, the poster boy of PaaS, Heroku (Previous Cloud Ave coverage of Heroku here), selected them to monitor their infrastructure.