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10 May 2020

ExtraHop logo 400x160kOver the past several years, network monitoring has gotten a lot trickier. Network packets are becoming increasingly difficult to collect, according to the Gartner Market Guide for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD). Cloud-native architectures are replacing hub-and-spoke network designs rapidly. Gone are the days when IT Ops and SecOps could simply leverage traditional network monitoring stacks to monitor traffic. Cloud speed, scale, and dynamism have put us in the middle of an information architecture revolution nearly as dramatic as the Tesla Model Y replacing the horse-and-buggy.


Cloud migration requires new tools to monitor the visibility and flow of network traffic. As powerful data center hardware appliances are increasingly replaced by cloud-hosted applications and infrastructure, different types of network performance monitoring (NPM) solutions needed to ingest and analyze network packet traffic. more!