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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.
There are specific reasons why you will need to have cloud traffic analysis capabilities. Some reasons are old. Some are new and have come with the ubiquitous presence that is the cloud.
Let’s start with the old ones, the reasons you had network monitoring in place within your traditional environment, which remain valid in the cloud:
Finally, there is a new and very important reason to have cloud network telemetry in place: Cost!
This is a major risk in complex and dynamic environments as cost becomes unpredictable. Knowing about cloud traffic flows becomes crucial to:
In order to monitor your network cloud traffic, you need packet capture functionality. With limited access to the network layer and inability to use any form of SPAN, a genuine copy of the production traffic in the cloud is necessary, which is a new challenge compared to an on-premise data center.
Cloud vTAPs are used to send copies of the traffic to a network analyzer to provide critical insight into IT services, applications, and infrastructure performance. The virtual TAP allows you to easily deploy the monitoring application across the whole network, leaving a blueprint for scaling future growth.
Deploying Garland Prisms mirrors 100% of your out-of-band and passive traffic to the Accedian Skylight. This cloud TAP solution captures and organizes cloud packet traffic from cloud provider infrastructures, including Azure and AWS, while processing cloud workloads like VMs and containers. When delivered to the Accedian Skylight, you will receive all “east-west” and “north-south” transaction traffic in the cloud, enabling you to rapidly detect performance degradations, anomalous behavior, and other issues that can negatively impact your cloud applications.
Accedian’s Skylight and Garland Technology solution is not only valuable for existing hybrid solutions, but also for cloud migrations. The combined cloud solution allows you to answer the unknown exchanges of impacted tools and the user experience. During a cloud migration, the Skylight helps to evoke the correct applications, systems, and servers. Whether sitting in a hybrid environment or performing a full cloud migration, the Accedian and Garland cloud solution deployment allows full monitoring for peace of mind.
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As Director of Enterprise Business Development, Boris is responsible for leading innovation around Accedian’s network and application performance solutions for enterprise IT. He applies more than 15 years of IT operations, network, and application development experience to advise organizations across all verticals on best practices to optimize performance in multi-cloud, virtualized, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) infrastructure environments. Boris holds business law and economy & finance degrees from EDHEC Business School and Institut d’Etudes politiques de Bordeaux.