Google introduced Google Cloud Platform‘s comprehensive network monitoring, verification, and optimization platform for cloud and on-premise data centers. With more organizations adopting multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud solutions, networks are becoming more complex every day. Thus, it requires multiple tools to monitor and troubleshoot, moreover it requires more time to solve problems. Google Cloud’s Network Intelligence Center aims to unify network monitoring in a single console that resides in the cloud.
Topology and Connectivity Test modules are available
The Network Intelligence Center includes a set of modules, such as network topology, connectivity testing, performance dashboard, firewall metrics, and insights. Google is planning to add several more modules to the platform. With the Network Topology module, customers can inspect their global GCP deployment and its interaction with the public internet. It also offers network performance metrics for nodes and edges to help to troubleshoot. Shortly, an organization will be able to visually see how the users are being served around the world.
Google also claims to be the first cloud provider that offers the Connectivity Test based on formal verification techniques. Google Cloud customers can use this module to prevent outages by verifying the impact of their configuration changes.
Performance Dashboard and Firewall Metrics and Insights
Performance Dashboard and Firewall Metrics and Insights modules are still in the alpha stage. With the Performance Dashboard module, users can monitor packet loss and latency issues on a per-project basis in real-time. Firewall Metrics and Insights will help customers to understand firewall rules and if a rule is conflicting with one another. You can get more information about Google Cloud’s new platform from the official blog post.