In the era of mass migration to the cloud, Google provides clients with a great way to optimize their network with parts located in the cloud and on the on-premise setups.
Google, as a leading provider of cloud infrastructure and a big company working on data, begins to provide another optimization tool for cloud systems that increases the efficiency of cloud systems. The Network Intelligence Centre is aiming to help customers to monitor and optimize their cloud setup, whether it is pure on cloud or a hybrid of on-premise and cloud.
Shifting to the cloud
Since the monetary cost of implementation and operating cost of distributed, hybrid structure setup is an essential aspect of balancing the cloud strategy, this complexity is being handed over to the automatized utilities to analyze.
Shifting to the cloud requires rigorous work, and analyzing the shortcomings of your company’s setup is even harder to manage. With Google’s Network Intelligence Centre, technical teams can spend less time analyzing current structure, draw paths to update, upgrade, and future expansions and locate possible bottlenecks it there are any.
Easier cloud migration
Google’s Network Intelligence Centre is not only for the whole up-and-running setup that already took a step towards the cloud. This system also provides support for companies and their technical staff to move their setups fully to the cloud. Of course, with this guidance, hybrid setups would still be possible.
Network Intelligence Centre is designed with four separate modules that are still being developed. Connectivity Test and Network Topology are still in their beta versions, while Performance Dashboard and Firewall Metrics & Insights are in their alpha stage.
Connectivity Test is a tool for self-diagnostics on connection issues and possible problems that may lead to failures. Performance Dashboard tells users about their real-time performance on their network setup. With Firewall Metrics & Insights, users can see, edit and evaluate firewall settings and firewall performance stats like blocked requests, possible attacks, or unsolicited requests that are denied, things that you expect from a neat UTM / firewall interface.