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Enterprise-grade Kubernetes observability

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Ronny Front
Ronny Front

In today's fast-paced world, businesses increasingly rely on Kubernetes to manage their containerized applications in the cloud.

Cloud Insights key features

Kubernetes environments are highly complex and dynamic, providing organizations with flexibility, scalability, and cost savings that are not available with traditional on-premises solutions. However, with this increased complexity comes the need for observability to ensure the health and performance of Kubernetes services and their underlying infrastructure.

Among the key features of NetApp® Cloud Insights are its ability to collect and analyze data from various sources, including logs, metrics, and events, and to correlate those to Kubernetes and its underlying compute and storage infrastructure.

This blog post explores Cloud Insights Kubernetes Network Workload Map and how it relates to network service maps.

Visibility into Kubernetes environments

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Cloud Insights is a service that gives businesses real-time visibility into their Kubernetes environments. It enables organizations to monitor Kubernetes resources, applications, and services, regardless of the cloud provider they are using.

Cloud Insights helps businesses to identify and resolve issues before they impact users. This service offers a single-pane-of-glass view of the entire Kubernetes environment, including network, ingress, and egress traffic.

One key benefit of Cloud Insights is its ability to collect and analyze large amounts of data and use advanced algorithms to analyze data from various sources, including logs, metrics, and events, and put them in context. This ability means that Cloud Insights can quickly identify anomalies and provide insights into potential issues, allowing businesses to mitigate problems proactively.

Cloud Insights now also provides deep insights into network traffic; it tracks traffic flow between Kubernetes pods and services, giving insights into traffic patterns, latency, and error rates. This is done by providing a visual representation of the service map that represents how you run your business, maps service dependencies, presents applications and services data flows, and, most importantly, highlights issues in context.

workload map flow diagram

Cloud Insights Network Observability Service Map is collected using eBPF, which requires zero instrumentation. There's no need to touch or change code, application, or images, so it doesn't matter what language your application uses. This method offers minimal performance impact, and Cloud Insights makes it easy to deploy and manage at scale.

Cloud Insights Kubernetes Network Observability is an essential service for businesses that rely on Kubernetes to manage their containerized applications. It gives real-time visibility into Kubernetes, the underlying infrastructure, and network connectivity, enabling organizations to monitor their resources, applications, and services at scale. With Cloud Insights Kubernetes Observability, businesses can identify and resolve issues at all layers before they impact users, reputation, and revenue, helping to ensure the health and performance of their Kubernetes services.

Find out more about Cloud Insights observability, optimization, and security capabilities for your entire hybrid cloud environment.

Ronny Front

Ronny leads our Cloud Insights Go To Market team and focuses mostly on working with customers on their journey with Kubernetes observability. Joined NetApp in 2012 and worked in a variety of roles, including Technical sales and Sales Rep previously. With over 20 years of international experience in IT as an IT consultant and a customer. At NetApp, Ronny can pursue his passion focusing on customer success and growth, finding creative, innovative ways to solve business and technical challenges.

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