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ThousandEyes Launches Multi-Cloud Network Intelligence

Enables companies to gain immediate insights into application experience for concurrent AWS, GCP and Azure deployments

As companies increasingly rely on multiple public cloud platforms to deliver applications or services, ThousandEyes today announced Network Intelligence coverage for multi-cloud environments. Now, organisations leveraging any combination of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), have the ability to measure and visualise app and network-layer performance metrics on a cloud-to-cloud, Internet-to-cloud and inter-region basis. Companies gain immediate and comprehensive visibility into every service delivery path in a multi-cloud environment, allowing them to overcome the complex operational challenges of multi-cloud deployments, accelerate cloud adoption and deliver superior digital experiences.

“Multi-cloud is the new enterprise architecture reality. At Equinix, our customers rely on our global platform of interconnection and data center solutions to bring together multiple networks and providers by providing an easy, fast and secure onramp to hybrid multi-cloud and digital ecosystems,” said Ryan Mallory, Senior Vice President of Global Solutions Enablement for Equinix. “ThousandEyes has pioneered a solution that enables both application and Internet-aware network visibility into every major cloud platform and their interdependencies, which empowers our customers see every network like it’s their own, and helps us deliver on our mission of cultivating powerful digital ecosystems on a global scale.”

Multi-Cloud Shifts to Mainstream

The rise in enterprise adoption of multi-cloud environments and modular application architectures is largely due to a desire to reduce vendor lock in and/or deploy best of breed services from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers like AWS, Azure and GCP. According to a recent Gartner report, “Gartner predicts that a strategy comprising multiple IaaS and PaaS providers will become the common approach for 80% of enterprises by 2019, up from less than 10% in 2015” (Gartner, Assessing the Strengths and Weaknesses of High-Value IaaS and PaaS Multicloud Use Cases, Elias Khnaser, January 17, 2018).

“Our research has found that multi-cloud architectures are driving change in enterprise IT. At the same time, we have observed increased interest in active test monitoring solutions for visibility into these cloud applications. We know that traditional monitoring tools that rely on packet capture, flow and SNMP have limited-to-no visibility into cloud-based application delivery and inter-service communication,” said Shamus McGillicuddy, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Management Associates. “By introducing cloud vantage points inside AWS, Azure and GCP, ThousandEyes is directly addressing an obvious and painful blind spot in today’s multi-cloud infrastructure. When the quality of digital experiences can make or break a company, visibility should be a mission-critical priority for any organisation running or even planning a multi-cloud environment.”

Immediate Network Insights for Multi-Cloud Deployments

ThousandEyes Network Intelligence for multi-cloud environments includes pre-provisioned and easy-to-deploy IaaS vantage points, including 15 AWS regions, 15 GCP regions and 30 Azure regions, as well as Agent-to-Agent tests between Cloud Agents. This provides the ability for IT teams to measure inter-region, hybrid and inter-cloud performance, map network paths and monitor connectivity between a combination of on-premises and cloud data centers. Companies are also enabled to adopt a data-driven approach when planning multi-cloud deployments, as well as provide immediate visibility into application delivery, network behavior and inter-service dependencies, and their impact on digital experience. Additionally, ThousandEyes Enterprise Agents can be deployed easier than ever before with pre-validated templates for the major IaaS providers, allowing for even deeper visibility from virtual private cloud (VPC) instances and availability zones.

 “Without visibility into every path that applications and services traverse on the Internet, enterprises are putting their blind faith in the complex chain of service providers involved in delivering their digital experiences. They’re actively risking their end user experience and its impact on revenue, brand reputation and employee productivity, and this issue is only compounded in a multi-cloud environment,” said Nick Kephart, senior director of product management at ThousandEyes. “Some of our largest and fastest-growing enterprise customers such as Box, JLL, Okta, Slack and Zuora already rely on ThousandEyes for visibility into the cloud. Expanding our global infrastructure to include pre-deployments directly inside major IaaS providers is a logical evolution that aligns with today’s multi-cloud reality and makes it easier than ever for them to ensure the delivery of superior digital experiences.”

ThousandEyes Network Intelligence coverage for multi-cloud environments is now generally available fromwww.thousandeyes.comor through approved partners.