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The Scoop: Best Practices for a Maturing Cloud Industry

Even though much of the world screeched to a halt in 2020, Cloud computing proved resilient. 

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, vendor revenue from sales of IT infrastructure products for public and private cloud environments, increased 34.4% year over year in the second quarter of 2020 (2Q20). Public cloud IT infrastructure spending increased 47.8% year over year in 2Q20, reaching $14.1 billion. Spending on private cloud infrastructure increased 7% year over year in 2Q20 to $5 billion with on-premises private clouds accounting for 64.1% of this amount.

With the cloud industry clearly maturing in 2020, digital transformation got a shot in the arm from remote work and video conferencing, as this evolution has largely occurred on cloud infrastructure. We put together a breakdown of this year's top cloud visibility best practices to keep in mind while migrating your 2021 cloud deployments.

Security in the Wake of Overnight Remote Work From Home Access

In a mad dash to enable a distributed workforce amid the COVID-19 pandemic, IT teams had to make difficult compromises to keep their businesses running. Unfortunately, some of their well-intentioned actions resulted in misconfigurations and security trade-offs in a rush to enable business continuity. 

Enabling a distributed workforce pressed IT teams to move quickly and make tradeoffs in order to ensure business continuity, but now it's time to go back and tidy up the mess. Without complete visibility across your (now distributed) network, problems like those outlined above have the potential to persist for a long time without detection.

Learn how cloud-native solutions like Garland Prisms virtual TAP and ExtraHop Reveal(x), help organizations gain the perspective they need to secure their distributed business. 

SASE: Redefining the Traditional Security Model

The perimeter-less, cloud-based working environment was always inevitable, but most thought leaders scheduled this revolution for sometime around 2025. What companies are quickly discovering, however, is that VPNs weren’t designed to support the entire company working from home at once. 

Learn how SASE enables administrators to combine security technologies such as Zero Trust Network Access and Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) with network technologies such as SD-WAN. This produces a flexible network that can create secure connections between users, defended by a security implementation that’s both lightweight and powerful.

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Why You Need Cloud Performance Monitoring For Network Visibility

By moving workloads to a cloud IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) platform, you may think your infrastructure layers are completely outsourced, including the network side, and don’t need cloud performance monitoring. 

You might also assume that since you’re not managing the network layer, you can keep using your current on-premise data center network visibility tools and don’t need to deploy a cloud traffic-specific monitoring solution. 

Let’s review the specific reasons why you will need to have cloud traffic analysis capabilities.

How does Garland Prisms work with AWS?

One of the reasons that AWS is the leading public cloud service provider is that it is the most mature option on the market. There’s no denying that AWS is a powerful tool for companies looking to add public cloud resources. There is however, one major challenge related to public cloud; how can you deliver packet level data to a monitoring tool, whether in the cloud or in an on-prem data center?

See how Garland Prisms enhances AWS cloud visibility.

How Does Garland Prisms work with Azure?

Microsoft Azure has an ever-expanding set of cloud services built to help organizations build, deploy and manage cloud applications through a global network of data centers. With Azure’s rapid rise, at a growth rate of 60% year-over-year, the gaps in their application services start coming into focus for cloud architects, including the lack of a virtual tapping solution to get packet visibility to monitoring and security tools.

Microsoft was recently awarded the massive JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) contract for the U.S. Defense Department’s public cloud resources. 

Learn how Azure users who may not have a true traffic mirroring option, can provide the easy to deploy, scalable visibility to get your performance and security tools the packets they need.

How to Provide Visibility to the DoD’s Zero Trust Cloud Security Initiative

As the United States Department of Defense (DoD) undertakes the largest cloud migration in history, beginning with Microsoft’s winning bid for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project, data security in the cloud is of paramount importance for this project. 

As the DoD migrates into the cloud from their traditional data centers they will lose physical access to network traffic and applications that were housed in the data center. 

Learn how Virtual TAPs or out-of-band packet mirroring solutions can access cloud traffic in a zero trust environment.

Providing Visibility to your Industrial SCADA Virtualization Environment

Migrating a utility substation design to a virtualized SCADA deployment offers many benefits including hardware server consolidation, high availability, migration capabilities, and easier backup and restore processes. However virtualizing a SCADA deployment leads to many challenges, including having to reconfigure resource allocation, conflicts with network OS activities and reduced visibility into the substation.

Read how deploying Garland Prisms traffic mirroring with the substation server hypervisors, eliminates these cloud data blind spots, providing the SCADA platform and any other connected system access and visibility.

Provide Visibility and Improved Operational Efficiency for Banking Cloud Endpoints

The banking industry - known as a leader in technical innovation - is again at the forefront of the migration to cloud networks. Banks must design solutions that protect sensitive and valuable customer assets and comply with stiff regulations and security protocols along with a high-volume of data.

Many companies migrating to the cloud are lacking much-needed visibility into the applications running in their virtualized environment. That was the case recently with a major banking customer who needed better visibility into new branch deployments of teller station and ATM endpoint devices. The ultimate goal was improving their IT operational efficiency and customer experience while achieving regulatory compliance. Here’s how we did it.

As 2021 continues our digital transformation into the cloud, questions will remain on cybersecurity threats and network performance, as they evolve in tandem. The one constant just like in on-prem networking will be the need for packet visibility.

Cloud-native, modern sensors like Garland Prisms will continue to lead the way, bridging the gaps where vendors may have no virtual network terminal access points (vTAP), or enhance existing infrastructure based TAP/mirroring like AWS.

Looking to add visibility to your cloud deployment, but not sure where to start? Join us for a brief network Design-IT consultation or demo. No obligation - it’s what we love to do!

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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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