Stay proactive to maintain peak cloud performance

There is an expectation of performance in the cloud, then there is actual cloud performance. In many cases, they don’t match. Why?

Most platforms, public clouds included, provide good performance at the outset. But over time, databases get bigger, applications grow more complex, and the platforms themselves become harder to manage. The result is much poorer performance.

First, let’s understand the factors in play. Most cloud-based platforms, such as a virtual Linux server, work exactly like the physical server you had down the hall for the last 15 years. If they aren’t configured and managed properly, they slow down exactly like your aging PCs and servers.

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