Reliance on Hybrid Cloud and Apps Leads to Gaps in Visibility

Gaining insights from across complex environments is key to cutting MTTR and ending vendor finger-pointing.

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Today’s network environments are becoming increasingly complex. Many enterprises are adopting hybrid strategies that employ leading services from the likes of AWS, Google, and Microsoft Azure as well as applications from vendors such as Citrix, Dell, Cisco, Oracle, Palo Alto Networks, and RedHat and virtualization services from companies such as VMware.

This growing trend toward public/private cloud, private data centers, and virtualized/software-defined network environments is creating new and more difficult challenges for IT teams, who must work with a plethora of vendors to ensure the performance and security of networks and services.

A study in 2020 found the hybrid cloud market was estimated to be worth $56 billion dollars, and that number is projected to reach $145 billion in 2026. Another recent study reports that approximately 90 percent of survey respondents revealed they used the cloud in 2021, compared to 88 percent in 2020. Of those surveyed, two-thirds indicated they are using a public cloud, 45 percent stated they are utilizing a private cloud, and 55 percent are relying on traditionally managed on-premises infrastructures.

Blind Spots Are IT’s Worst Enemy

The complexity of hybrid infrastructures creates blind spots. Without adequate visibly into the network and applications, IT professionals can struggle to assure service availability and performance everywhere. And with multiple strategic technical partners and a plethora of monitoring tools involved, it becomes progressively more difficult to troubleshoot issues in an effective and timely manner.

The lack of visibility across the entire infrastructure ultimately leads to increased finger-pointing, which makes resolving problems all the more difficult and costly. What’s needed is end-through-end visibility—what NETSCOUT calls Visibility Without Borders.

Effective Troubleshooting Requires Visibility Without Borders

NETSCOUT Visibility Without Borders delivers all-inclusive visibility from the data center to the cloud, and everywhere in between. This vendor-agnostic solution eliminates the need for a bushel-basket full of non-integrated point tools to gain invaluable insights into the most complex environments. NETSCOUT’S comprehensive visibility and analysis solutions provide end-through-end analysis anywhere, for any service.

Having a single source for multiple monitoring needs, such as network and application performance management, is essential for ensuring the best user experience.

The Advantage of Cloud Software Monitoring

Visibility Without Borders delivers insights into hybrid network and applications via solutions designed for cloud monitoring and service assurance.

Visibility Without Borders is effective for troubleshooting performance issues regardless of whether the environment is on premises, co-located, private and public cloud, SaaS, or a virtualized network. NETSCOUT leverages the power of packet data via its patented Adaptive Service Intelligence (ASI) technology.

In the case of a virtualized environment, such as with VMware, NETSCOUT’s NSX-T edition of vSTREAM delivers application visibility, troubleshooting, and assurance directly from the environment. NETSCOUT nGeniusONE uses ASI-generated Smart Data from vSTREAM to pinpoint the source of application disruptions impacting the user community.

NETCOUT’s solutions are helping customers and vendors better collaborate, leveraging evidence from actual use in the customer environment. Armed with these insights, IT is able to cut mean time to repair (MTTR) by reducing time lost to vendor finger-pointing. This in turn reduces costs, and perhaps most importantly of all, ensures best end-user experience. 

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