Deep Observability Defined

What is Deep Observability?

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:

  • Contending with an ever-more dangerous threat landscape
  • Addressing insatiable application performance expectations
  • Containing escalating cost and complexity associated with managing modern hybrid cloud IT environments


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.” *


74% of organizations use a hybrid cloud model that incorporates on-prem legacy systems, private clouds or multiple public clouds, creating a complex architecture that is time-consuming and costly to manage.

Gateway Research: July 2021 Survey

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Why Does Deep Observability Matter?

Deep observability empowers IT to proactively mitigate security and compliance risk, deliver a superior user experience, and contain the cost and operational complexity of managing hybrid and multi-cloud IT infrastructures. It lets you harness actionable network-derived intelligence and insights to amplify the power of your cloud, security, and observability tools and processes you’ve already invested in.

Deep observability enables organizations to realize the full transformational promise of the cloud, and set the stage for delivering significant value.


Assure security and compliance governance

Apply advanced security forensics and lateral threat detection based on immutable raw packet source to assure security, compliance and integrity of information-in-motion.


Speed root-cause analysis of performance bottlenecks

Gain in-depth application visibility, capturing known and unknown events to speed root-cause analysis of performance bottlenecks and deliver consistent, high-quality digital experiences.


Boost operational agility and control costs

Minimize the expenses associated with managing hybrid and multi-cloud IT infrastructures by identifying and eliminating security and performance blind spots, breaking down silos, and containing runaway complexity.

Closing the Cloud Visibility Gap

Deep observability provides clear advantages for cloud infrastructures of all types — especially managing hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructures. Most organizations lack the tools and capacity to account for complex hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Traditional on-prem monitoring creates security and performance blind spots that continue to widen as organizations migrate more of their applications and infrastructure to cloud providers.

Deep observability closes this gap, providing a unified, comprehensive view of even the most complex hybrid networks. In a recent survey, 75 percent of enterprises cited observability as critical to forming a strong security posture and mitigating threats quickly and effectively.*

Choosing a Deep Observability Pipeline

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.

Transform with Pervasive, Empowering Deep Observability

Today’s hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure is more complex than ever before. To make the most of your cloud investments, you need an effective deep observability pipeline that directly contributes to the management, protection, and evolution of your digital infrastructure.

Harnesses network-derived intelligence and insights to amplify the power of your cloud, security, and observability tools so you can:

  • Assure security and compliance governance
  • Speed root-cause analysis of performance bottlenecks
  • Contain management cost and complexity

This empowers IT organizations to realize the full transformational promise of the cloud.

To learn more about how attaining deep observability can help you realize your full cloud potential and accelerate your transformation initiatives, read our eBook.

* IDC: “Network Intelligence and Insights: Driving Performance, Protection, and Productivity in Observability", document number Gigamon_TLWP_US49816122-final

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