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#9 – Monitoring and Logging What is it? Monitoring and logging in the cloud offers significantly greater visibility into the operation of your environment. Monitoring takes on a whole new meaning when all infrastructures services are accessible via a common API. Monitoring goes from a reactive service to being a proactive and preventative position. This is new thinking for many starting their cloud program. Why is it important for speed? Monitoring and Logging best practices are critical to achieving agility as well as realizing the financial and security benefits of cloud. Each cloud provider has their own “cloud watch” service, however, they are not equal nor are the processes used to manage them. The MVC monitoring and logging best prac- tices are the result of successful client engagements where highly agile and self-healing systems are considered the standard. Without clear visibility into the behaviors of the systems, and knowing what to do – in code – to correct the problems, cloud adoption hits a ceiling of agility. #10 – Continuous Governance and Continuous Cost Management What is it? The faster you run, the better your control systems need to be. Over recent years, we’ve seen what happens to organizations that move to 5,000, 10,000, or 58 | THE DOPPLER | FALL 2017