Ensuring Cloud Migration Success Requires Visibility Without Borders

NETSCOUT partners with AWS to support customers’ migration initiatives

Ensuring Cloud Migration Success Requires Visibility Without Borders

The future of IT infrastructure for nearly every enterprise will involve the cloud. According to a recent report from TechJury, the public cloud computing market will be worth $800 billion by 2025. As more and more companies migrate to the cloud, IT professionals face the increasingly challenging task of ensuring that high-quality service performance and security are maintained.

Migrating applications to the cloud creates new technological, geographical, and administrative borders, which require end-through-end visibility to assure the performance and security of application workloads in complex hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Moving workloads and data from enterprise data centers to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment requires what NETSCOUT refers to as “Visibility Without Borders” (VwB) throughout the workload migration lifecycle.

And indeed, enterprises such as ENGIE IT are turning to NETSCOUT to support their digital transformation journey by helping to migrate applications, websites, databases, and storage to AWS with the objective of improving productivity and achieving greater business agility and business resilience.

Built to Run on AWS Core Technologies

Enterprise IT organizations rely on NETSCOUT to enable them to migrate workloads to AWS with confidence while maintaining their end-through-end visibility across the hybrid cloud before, during, and after workload migration. According to Anthony Schmitt, network manager at ENGIE IT, “Since NETSCOUT designed its solution to monitor enterprise and service provider workloads that run on AWS core technologies, we were confident that our migration would adhere to our strict service performance and security standards.”

NETSCOUT’s collaboration with AWS enables enterprises and service providers alike to efficiently acquire traffic data from key vantage points in AWS and then route the data to vSTREAM, NETSCOUT’s virtual probe, for deep packet inspection. The vSTREAM appliance has been tested for interoperability with a variety of AWS traffic acquisition technologies, including VPC Traffic Mirroring, VPC Ingress Routing, and Gateway Load Balancer (GWLB). This interoperability offers customers the extended flexibility to efficiently acquire both inter-VCP traffic (north-south traffic coming into/leaving the VPC) and intra-VCP traffic (east-west traffic traversing inside the VPC) with vSTREAM and then convert it with NETSCOUT nGeniusONE and NETSCOUT Omnis Cyber Intelligence into VwB and actionable intelligence on service performance and cybersecurity.

And indeed, enterprise IT and service provider organizations harness the actionable intelligence made possible by NETSCOUT solutions to secure and optimize service performance, enabling them to take full advantage of the AWS environment.

The Importance of Cyberthreat Visibility and Intelligence

NETSCOUT continues to be an industry leader in cybersecurity, enabling enterprises to protect vital systems and applications. NETSCOUT visibility enhances the corporate security posture by extending the breadth and depth of cyberthreat visibility and intelligence. The integration of NETSCOUT Omnis Cyber Intelligence with AWS Security Hub helps organizations detect, investigate, and respond to potentially malicious activity by exposing risks that exist in hybrid cloud interdependencies.

As organizations migrate workloads to the cloud, their infrastructure becomes increasingly complex, making end-through-end visibility a necessity for uncovering increased attack surfaces and combating threat exposure.

NETSCOUT has proven itself as a trusted technology partner, having achieved both AWS Networking and AWS Migration and Modernization competencies. These competencies demonstrate NETSCOUT’s unique skills in areas across industries, use cases, and workloads.

To grant the designation of Migration and Modernization Competency, AWS validated that NETSCOUT offers unique capabilities in helping enterprise customers migrate applications and legacy infrastructure to AWS. To attain Networking Competency, NETSCOUT demonstrated that it offers a set of specialized application, service, and network management solutions that auto-scale, are aligned with cloud design principles, and make it easier to use networking features in native or hybrid cloud environments.

NETSCOUT is also an AWS Public Sector Partner, validating that NETSCOUT offers cloud-based solutions and demonstrated experience in supporting the government, space, education, and nonprofits around the world.

Join the “De-Risking Cyberthreats Throughout the AWS Migration Journey” webinar to learn more about how NETSCOUT solutions help enterprises ensure the performance and security of workload migrations to AWS.