And why is it key to realizing the full transformational promise of the cloud?
Observability Defined: Observability delivers comprehensive intelligence and insights focused on current and trending operating conditions across the digital infrastructure — from networking to computing and to cloud, security, applications, and end-user experience.*
Modern enterprises are accelerating their digital transformation initiatives to gain agility and maintain a competitive edge. More than 90 percent embracing a multi-cloud strategy that makes use of two or more cloud infrastructure providers. Cloud solutions deliver the flexibility, scalability, and agility they need to succeed in today’s hyper-competitive marketplace.
But cloud migration also presents new challenges for:
What is Deep Observability?
Today’s threat landscape is evolving fast, and ransomware and other sophisticated attacks are soaring, making it difficult to assure security and compliance across cloud and on-premises infrastructure and applications. Furthermore, organizations that have focused on-premises security may be hesitant to switch over to cloud-based systems; they fear their investment simply won’t transfer over to a cloud-computing model.
Multi-cloud environments are also more challenging to support, protect, and maintain compared to on-premises architectures. 74 percent of organizations use a hybrid cloud model that encompasses on-prem legacy systems, private clouds or multiple public clouds, creating a complex infrastructure that’s time-consuming and costly to manage. Dealing with multiple cloud providers, and diverse cloud, security, and observability tools, makes it difficult to rapidly detect security threats, identify performance bottlenecks, and troubleshoot and fix issues.
Despite these challenges, end users have high expectations for applications in the cloud. They expect a superior user experience and nonstop availability, so latency and performance issues can quickly stifle productivity.
To overcome these challenges, realize the full potential of a cloud deployment, and drive digital transformation, deep observability is critical. According to IDC, “logs and packets together provide immutable truths about what is happening within the application and network layers of the digital infrastructure.” *
Deep observability enables organizations to realize the full transformational promise of the cloud, and set the stage for delivering significant value.
A deep observability pipeline goes beyond traditional metrics, events, logs, and traces (MELT) monitoring. By applying real-time network-level intelligence, derived from packets, flows, and metadata, organizations can dramatically extend the value of their existing security and observability tools and investments.
A robust deep visibility pipeline provides advanced intelligence:
What happens when you apply real-time network intelligence? You gain insights and agility to shift to a proactive security posture by delivering defense-in-depth and complete performance management. So you can mitigate exposure to risk and expedite troubleshooting.