By Ryan Kirk, PhD., Principal Data Scientist, CenturyLink Cloud
CenturyLink Cloud facilitates real-time, data-driven, situational analysis through real-time anomaly detection at a global scale.
Many practitioners and researchers are familiar with cloud computing. However, a seldom-discussed aspect of this industry is the way that we use data to operate business. From operations to marketing, our decision-makers rely on timely, accurate data about our ecosystem that they can use to make both short- and long-term decisions.
This blog discusses the analytical side of cloud computing. It covers the global landscape of thousands of interconnected devices. Additionally, it discusses how we at CenturyLink use data from these to help inform how we manage a healthy cloud ecosystem. Finally, it describes one of the analytical techniques that CenturyLink Cloud uses to achieve real-time, situational awareness about the health of every device. In particular, we will cover the following topics:
- What data do we collect?
- How do we make use of this data?
- How do we create smart alerts?
- How does all of this drive value and impact our business?
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