AppResponse Cloud Supports Amazon Virtual Private Cloud

Heidi Gabrielson

With users forced to work from home for nearly a year, and many never returning to the office, it should come as little surprise that infrastructure as a service (IaaS) grew 13.4% to $50.4 billion in 2020, according to Gartner.[1] The effects of the global economic downturn are intensifying organizations’ urgency to move off legacy infrastructure operating models, with most organizations turning to cloud system infrastructure services. In fact, almost 70% of organizations using cloud services today plan to increase their cloud spending in the wake of the disruption caused by COVID-19.[2]

Supports Observability-enabling Technology

Launched in 2019, Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Traffic Mirroring allows AWS customers to gain native insight and access to the network traffic across their VPC infrastructure for network and application performance analysis, and threat monitoring. With this feature, customers can copy network traffic from an Elastic Network Interface (ENI) of supported compute instance types in their VPC and send it to Riverbed AppResponse Cloud for network and application analysis in order to monitor and troubleshoot performance issues.

AppResponse Cloud provides rich, unparalleled network and application visibility into AWS environments. It enables IT Operations to quickly pinpoint performance degradations and high latency in cloud and hybrid networks. AppResponse Cloud automatically identifies more than 2,500 applications for detailed application analysis as well as identifies and troubleshoots network issues faster. AppResponse Cloud supports a number of packet sourcing options; chief among them is AWS-native VPC Traffic Mirroring. This allows you to replicate the network traffic from EC2 instances within your VPC to security and monitoring appliances for use cases such as content inspection, threat monitoring, and troubleshooting.

Amazon is expanding the availability of this critical observability-enabling technology. Traffic Mirroring now supports additional select non-Nitro instance types. Until now, customers could only enable VPC Traffic Mirroring on their Nitro-based EC2 instances. With this announcement, customers can now enable VPC Traffic Mirroring on additional non-Nitro instances types such as C4, D2, G3, G3s, H1, I3, M4, P2, P3, R4, X1 and X1e that use the Xen-based hypervisor (it is not supported on the T2, R3 and I2 instance types and previous generation instances). This feature is available in all 22 regions where VPC Traffic Mirroring is currently supported.

Public cloud-based infrastructure has become the dominant platform for delivering mission-critical IT applications and services. Broader availability of VPC Traffic Mirroring enables Riverbed AppResponse Cloud to keep up with that trend and deliver end-to-end network and application analysis for the growing diversity of cloud compute infrastructure.

To test drive AppResponse Cloud with  VPC Traffic Mirroring, please contact Riverbed sales.




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