TechnologyCorvil Sensor

Seamless Packet-Level Visibility and Analytics for Virtual and Cloud Environments

Business transactions and workloads increasingly operate across a complex mix of virtualized datacenters, distributed colocation facilities, remote offices and desktops. Assuring user experiences across those complex environments requires more visibility from more locations across the network. However, the packet-level analysis required by IT teams is increasingly difficult to obtain from those infrastructures.

Corvil Sensor extends packet-level visibility to a wide variety of environments without physical appliances and without packet brokers. Architected for deployment flexibility, the lightweight agent is pre-configured and packaged for automated deployment in virtual servers and desktops within seconds. Corvil Sensor automatically registers and streams selected network data to the Corvil analytics platform. The result is seamless visibility, analysis and operational workflows for managing performance.

Highlights

  • Rapid, Self-Attaching Deployment
  • Lightweight CPU and Memory Footprint Workflows
  • Eliminate Blind Spots
  • Cost Effective Instrumentation (No Packet Broker Required)
  • Reliable Packet Capture and Delivery
  • Accurate Timestamping Before Packet Forwarding
  • Kernel Bypass Support for High Performance Systems with Solarflare
  • Future-Proofed Against Cloud Migration

“Big data is increasingly about how to get analytics value from any data anywhere. Network data from within public and hybrid cloud environments has been a missing link, and deploying physical appliances into the cloud is not feasible. Corvil Sensor’s software minimizes the effort and cost of obtaining high-quality data from the cloud environments and provides critical visibility.”

Enterprise Strategy Group

Cloud Migration Drives Operational Complexity

Enterprises are demanding IT organizations leverage all potential advantages from public cloud infrastructure including economies of scale and agility to meet their business requirements. The public cloud is not a panacea so the result is a hybrid approach to cloud migration. As such IT workloads are now operating across a complex infrastructure mix of on-premise virtualized datacenters, public cloud infrastructure, private cloud deployments and VPN connections to remote offices and desktops.

As this additional deployment complexity grows, so do the challenges faced by IT Operations. Assuring service delivery requires more visibility from more points across the complex mix of cloud, virtual and physical infrastructure.

For maximum visibility, network operations rely on network data that is increasing difficult to collect from workloads that have migrated to virtual and cloud environments. The traditional method of tapping the physical infrastructure is clearly impossible in the public cloud and does not provide any visibility into East-West traffic within virtualized and cloud environments.

Low Overhead Cloud-Ready Instrumentation

Corvil Sensor makes seamless visibility possible, enabling IT operations to manage service performance as enterprises migrate worlds work loads across their hybrid infrastructure.

This data is then presented in intuitive workflows and streamed into third party products to enable network operations to monitor and triage applications and virtual desktops across this hybrid infrastructure.


“Packet level visibility and analytics become the driving force for optimizing complex cloud environments, and Corvil helps businesses ensure service delivery meets user’s expectations.”

451 Group

Key Benefits of the Corvil Sensor

Seamless Visibility

Obtain the same level of granular L2-L7 visibility across remote, virtual, and physical environments.

Lower Mean Time to Repair

Simplify troubleshooting with immediate visibility into individual application transactions, types of database queries, performance metrics, etc..

Increased Productivity

Analyze user experience leveraging packets streamed live from the user’s desktop.

Cost Effective Scalability

Delivers zero cost instrumentation of network data in public cloud, private cloud and virtualized data centers.

Agile Deployment

Lightweight agent deploys in seconds anywhere across a complex mix of remote, virtual, hybrid cloud, and physical infrastructure.

Eliminate Blind Spots

Extend visibility to on-server application components with kernel bypass support for systems with Solarflare.