NETSCOUT Delivers Real-Time Visibility for Complex Hybrid and Multicloud Environments

Deep-packet inspection improves security and performance by eliminating blind spots.

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You know a technology has reached mainstream status when it becomes a punch line in TV comedies or a cybertarget in Hollywood dramas. And “the cloud” has reached that status!

Consider Flexera’s most recent 2023 State of the Cloud Report findings. Cloud adoption is becoming more commonplace, with 65 percent of those surveyed considered heavy users—up from 59 percent in 2021 and 63 percent in 2022.

Cloud is part of the strategic IT plan in most Fortune 2000 enterprise organizations in one way or another. Whether adopting software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, implementing platform- or infrastructure-as-a-service (PaaS/IaaS) solutions, or migrating an application workload to the public cloud, IT organizations face challenges before, during, and after each transition.

Top Cloud Concerns

The Flexera study revealed that cloud security considerations continue to be a primary concern with adopters (78 percent), while managing cloud spend (82 percent) has taken over as the top cloud challenge for enterprises. Lack of resources or expertise (80 percent) rounds out the top three concerns overall. However, evenly tied with this issue for enterprises was the revelation that managing multicloud environments (80 percent) was a top concern. This was the largest jump across all categories over the previous year when managing multicloud was a concern for 72 percent of the respondents.

Availability and performance outages and disruptions in public cloud environments have been widely experienced and reported over the last 12 to 24 months. There have been other issues effecting individual companies as well, due to equipment and services that only they used. Certainly, user impact was one of the effects of these situations. However, another takeaway for many in IT organizations is that the cloud often presents a gap in their otherwise well-designed network and application performance management strategy. The loss of control and visibility as services are transitioned to the cloud makes it a challenge to deliver the service level their employees and end users have come to rely on.

Cloud Visibility: You Can’t Manage What You Can’t See 

For years, IT organizations around the globe have relied on NETSCOUT and our Visibility Without Borders approach to remove visibility blind spots by providing performance monitoring capability in any infrastructure, for any application, for any user, anywhere, including hybrid cloud, cloud migrations, and SaaS/unified-communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) applications.

Organizations migrating services and applications to the cloud need visibility before, during, and after migration. With NETSCOUT nGenius Enterprise Performance Management, IT organizations can understand all application and service dependencies and performance issues throughout the process to ensure nothing gets “left behind” and performance levels are maintained.

Post-migration, organizations can monitor performance and troubleshoot across all environments simultaneously via a single pane of glass. As a vendor-agnostic solution, nGenius Enterprise Performance Management works across any public or private cloud, thanks to NETSCOUT’s relationships with major cloud providers including AWS, Azure, Google, Oracle, and VMware. NETSCOUT visibility ensures organizations receive performance intelligence and actionable metadata regardless of the cloud provider.

Learn more about how NETSCOUT delivers real-time visibility for complex hybrid and multicloud environments and see how deep-packet inspection improves security and performance by eliminating challenging cloud blind spots.

Learn more about how NETSCOUT delivers real-time visibility for complex hybrid and multicloud environments.