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Monitoring Business Critical Application in the Cloud with Garland Prisms and Flowmon

When you’re driving on a foggy day, how can you stay safe when you can’t even see the road in front of you?  Blind spots in the car are similar to blind spots within your cloud-based data center if not properly monitored. 

Securing your network and keeping data integrity in the cloud can equate to millions of dollars lost in operational and downtime costs, if not done properly. It’s imperative to weather the storm and be prepared for your organization’s cloud migration to deliver sufficiently detailed network insight. 

Most operations can’t forge a comprehensive overview of their user experience. This helps to instantly distinguish between problems that arise in the network as opposed to the application. In today’s economy performance equates to dollars, so having business-critical applications are expected to perform at a consistent quality. 

Monitoring Business Critical Application in the Cloud 

With cloud being the future of networking, transitioning resources from traditional on-prem data centers to public, private, hybrid, or multi-cloud environments, opens your network to blind spots and malicious activity, making planning for the future difficult. Flowmon and Garland Technology mitigate those challenges by providing packet-level visibility and monitoring of your network. 

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As the nervous system of every modern organization, service delays diminish customer experience and satisfaction. These degradations can cost millions of dollars for you as they interfere with the fulfillment of business goals and can even harm reputation. That is why businesses need visibility into network traffic if they wish to respond before they suffer financial consequences. 

By providing mirrored data traffic to the Flowmon tools both in the cloud and on-premise, this solution creates instant insights, where traditional layer 2 tapping may not be effective. This information is necessary to resolve network performance issues, identify opportunities to optimize, and ensure the entire infrastructure across the different environments supports business-critical services.

Simple Configuration With Flowmon and Garland Cloud Solution

Garland Prisms filters and distributes cloud packet traffic to the Flowmon Collector equipped with a built-in probe for flow generation. Flowmon’s DPI engine improves traditional flow to bring immediate noiseless insight, reporting, and analytics on specific application protocols. Flowmon and Garland Technology provide a complete visibility solution into your cloud-based environments. By turning your cloud infrastructure into a transparent environment, the solution  provides powerful analytics with AI-powered incident detection to enable effective monitoring for superior user experience.

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The configuration of Garland Prisms and Flowmon is simple - The combination of the two solutions results in crystal-clear visibility into cloud/hybrid infrastructure, enabling immediate and deliberate incident response. Setting the destination IP for mirrored traffic and decapsulation method on the Flowmon Collector. You can optimize performance, detect insider threats or leverage hard data to hold service providers accountable for degradations. Significant incidents are recorded for effective and detailed post-compromise analysis so that you are never in the dark when it comes to keeping your system safe and functioning.

Getting in-depth visibility into your cloud environment, whether public or private is difficult. When migrating your business operation to the cloud, Flowmon and Garland give you clear vision is not only critical for understanding activity but is also vital for maintaining a good customer experience. 

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

Written by Jason Drewniak

Jason Drewniak is the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Garland Technology in the Buffalo, New York office. His experience building brands and delighting customers covers a variety of tech-forward products like computers, toys, and beer. At Garland he is responsible for educating network stakeholders about the "Garland Difference!"



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