Multi-cloud is quickly becoming a “new-normal” deployment scenario as organizations of all types leverage an ever-increasing variety of cloud computing services. Here are just four of the reasons for this trend:
Regardless of the exact “whys,” adoption of cloud architectures doesn’t happen in a vacuum. A substantial percentage of cloud services are deployed to extend, supplement, or enhance existing on-prem infrastructure. And so, whenever we talk about “multi-cloud” architectures, we should also consider “hybrid-cloud” architectures — these two scenarios go hand-in-hand when we take a holistic look at an organization’s network infrastructure.
Along with the rise of hybrid- and multi-cloud architectures, it’s worth noting another reality — visibility (or lack thereof). In multi-cloud environments, it’s no longer sufficient to leverage each cloud provider’s built-in visibility tools. Those tools were built for each provider’s own cloud infrastructure, and they typically lack some essential features, including:
In hybrid and multi-cloud environments, a modern monitoring tool should meet four key requirements:
Kentik is on a fast and firm pace to expand cloud visibility for on-prem to public clouds. We are on a mission to provide a scalable, powerful and easy-to-use solution that provides holistic and unified insights for your infrastructure.
Last summer, we started with a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) integration by adding GCP VPC Flow Logs as one of the data sources (see our GCP VPC Flow Logs blog post and GCP solution brief for more detail). Last winter, we enabled visibility into AWS with its VPC Flow Logs (see our AWS Visibility blog post and AWS visibility solution brief).
But we haven’t stopped there: Now, as of spring 2019, we put our footprint into Azure by integrating Network Security Group Version 2 (NSGv2) Flow Logs as well. For more detail, read our new solution brief about Azure NSG Flow Logs for Kentik.
Azure NSGv2 Flow Logs allow you to get information about ingress and egress IP traffic through a Network Security Group (NSG) on a per-rule basis.
The onboarding workflow is straightforward. To export Azure NSGv2 Flow Logs to the Kentik platform, just follow these few steps:
The Azure integration completes Kentik’s trifecta of public cloud options. Kentik’s cloud visibility platform now provides easy analytics, powerful visualization, and instant insight, empowering customers with:
For more information on how to leverage the traffic data from your infrastructure and put it into application and business context for your hybrid and multi-cloud environment, you can read our cloud visibility solution brief, request a personalized demonstration, or sign up for a free trial.