nGenius Cloud vTAP Overview
NETSCOUT’s nGenius Cloud vTAP solution fills the visibility gap in cloud environments that is the result of lack of traffic mirroring capabilities between the production network and monitoring tools. nGenius Cloud vTAP is a unique, cloud-agnostic approach for packet acquisition traffic mirroring that operates in public cloud environments such as Microsoft Azure.
nGenius Cloud vTAP, supported by the nGeniusONE Service Assurance solution, provides packet forwarding capabilities in the cloud to NETSCOUT’s vSTREAM virtual appliance for network and application performance management.
Assure Application Performance in the Cloud
Extend visibility for end-through-end performance management with traffic mirroring to the vSTREAM and smart data analysis by nGeniusONE
Accelerate Deployments of Services in Azure
Visibility into Microsoft Azure cloud helps assure application performance, reliability, availability, and responsiveness when deploying application services
Enhance Troubleshooting Efficiency & Effectiveness
Lower MTTR for troubleshooting degradations using a single, vendor-agnostic approach to packet visibility with traffic mirroring across hybrid cloud environments
nGenius Cloud vTAP Deployment
The current nGenius Cloud vTAP supports Microsoft Azure environments and performs the following key operations:
- Routes traffic between networks or subnets
- Forwards a copy of the traffic to one or more vSTREAM virtual appliances
The nGenius Cloud vTAP typically deploys in pairs, receiving traffic from an Azure Load Balancer for routing and traffic acquisition purposes and forwarding a copy of the traffic to a vSTREAM virtual appliance. The vSTREAM then performs traffic analysis using NETSCOUT’s patented Adaptive Service Intelligence™ (ASI) technology, generating Smart Data for smart analytics in nGeniusONE for performance management, troubleshooting, and reporting.