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Garland Prisms: A New Cloud Visibility Solution

Posted by Chris Bihary | 10/3/19 8:00 AM

The cloud is the future of networking. Over the last few years, we’ve heard from more and more of our customers that they are considering public or private cloud as an option to either supplement or replace some of their traditional data centers. As the industry leading provider of network test access points and purpose-built packet brokers, I realized that Garland Technology needed to develop a cloud TAP solution that would provide our customers with the same level of access to their data in the cloud, that we have traditionally provided with our hardware solutions.

Garland Prisms Cloud Visibility

I’m excited to announce the private preview of Garland Prisms, the most advanced, easiest, and most affordable way to get cloud packets to your tools and teams. Born in the cloud, Garland Prisms is a 100% passive cloud TAP solution that works with any Public or Private Cloud, providing the essential traffic visibility needed for security and DevOps monitoring and inspection.

There are inherently blind spots in Public and Private Cloud workloads. Providers offer limited access to these workloads, to acquire, process, and distribute packet data in the cloud. Furthermore, the visibility they do provide is expensive and complicated for users to learn. This leads to limited application and network monitoring for troubleshooting, diagnostics, as well as security monitoring for threat hunting and forensics.

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Prisms solves this problem for users deploying Public and Private Clouds all in one platform, with 3 simple steps; Acquire, Process and Distribute packets from VMs and containers in any cloud.

Acquire
Packet traffic is collected from dynamic resources, including Windows and Linux VMs, containers, and container services. Our nextgen, zero-touch sensor uses generic mirrors to see all of your traffic.

Process
Garland Prisms processes traffic by aggregating and filtering the packets using leading-edge, elastic processing services inside your subscription, minimizing impact on resources and exit charges from your cloud provider.

Distribute
Garland Prisms allows you to distribute processed cloud packet traffic to any IP address via a GRE/VXLAN encapsulation - in the Cloud or on-prem in your data center. Distribution and replication to individual tools or load balanced clusters in-cloud, or to legacy tools on-premise (off-cloud) in private data centers ensures maximum flexibility and investment protection.

Key Features

Garland Prisms is cloud native; it was developed in the cloud, for the cloud. Through a Global SaaS Manager deployed in AWS, there is one simple and easy to use management platform for both Public and Private environments. Prisms is also platform agnostic, with a single multi-cloud environment that works across VMware, Hyper-V, and KVM private clouds, and AWS, Azure, Google, and IBM public clouds. Along with our simplified licensing model, this creates a frictionless deployment whether you are using one cloud workload or many. 

Garland Prisms is the ideal solution for both Public and Private Cloud environments. With a powerful processing function, flexible distribution and a solution architected for the cloud, Prisms is by far the easiest and most affordable solution for enterprises today. 

[Interested in learning more? Book a demo of Prisms or get started with your free trial today!]

Topics: Network Visibility/Monitoring, Cloud Solutions

Written by Chris Bihary

Chris Bihary has been in the network performance industry for over 20 years. Bihary has established collaborative partnerships with technology companies to complement product performance through the integration of network test access points. Previously, Bihary was Managing Partner at Network Critical.