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Improve business performance with better cloud container monitoring

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Cloud container monitoring from IBM and Sysdig helps enterprises improve performance.Today’s hybrid multicloud reality can be a double-edged sword. While the transformation can increase speed, scale and flexibility, it can also limit your view of performance and security within containers. In fact, an IBM and McKinsey research report notes that 67 percent of those surveyed consider management consistency a priority concern.

Imagine transferring materials to a sealed container and losing track of what’s inside. A comparable dilemma can occur when transitioning from traditional infrastructure and applications to containers — gaps can occur in visibility. Another problem is that container isolation often creates concerns about security blind spots.

Cloud-native containers: What you can’t see can hurt you

Containerized environments move between clouds, so you have a level of portability in what is considered cloud-native. Containers bring a lot of complexity into the environment and make it very important to have visibility into what that environment looks like as it changes … and it’s changing constantly.

Regardless of what phase your enterprise is in during its cloud-native digital transformation, closing the visibility gap within your infrastructure and applications is a critical challenge that must be addressed.

If you’re using container and Kubernetes services, you need to monitor your applications to observe performance and security. You also need to audit, report and prove your environment is secure. The alternative is potential downtime and vulnerability to costly security incidents that can have compliance ramifications.

Container monitoring: Close the gap

How do you address this issue to ensure reliable and high-performing cloud-native applications?

Fortunately, Sysdig created a unified platform designed to deliver end-to-end visibility and security for containers. The solution runs on IBM Cloud technology and is called IBM Cloud Monitoring with Sysdig. It’s a fully managed enterprise-grade container monitoring service that helps administrators, DevOps teams and developers monitor, troubleshoot, define alerts and design custom dashboards.

The value Sysdig brings is the way our product operates — we watch all this system activity and then begin to map the pieces together. Sysdig keeps track of it, inventories it, and as things change in that inventory and applications move from one location to another, we see in real-time what’s different and give organizations the ability to manage all of it.

The Sysdig solution helps enterprises achieve robust visibility and control, including SecOps risk mitigation and greater DevOps efficiency. It supports the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, the IBM managed container server for rapid application delivery, and IBM Cloud Private, the IBM application platform for developing and managing on-premises, containerized applications. With this combination, enterprises experience less risk, better performance and a 40 percent reduction in mean time to repair.

Kubernetes and container monitoring: Better together

Sysdig teamed with IBM as both companies bet on the Kubernetes environment emerging as the industry standard. We were looking for a company to help in the Kubernetes environment.

Sysdig had a lot of synergy between what IBM was trying to achieve with their business around the cloud and what we built around our adoption of Kubernetes early on as well. IBM has created a very robust Kubernetes service where you can virtualize the underlying infrastructure. Sysdig can use those services, but it’s very important that we do that within an environment where we can deliver high levels of availability to customers.

According to CRN, a news source for solution providers and technology integrators, Sysdig is one of The 10 Hottest Container Startups of 2018. It’s driving innovation and delivering enterprise-ready solutions for deploying cloud-native applications at a massive scale.

Using this solution, you can:

  • Accelerate diagnosis and resolution of performance and security incidents
  • Control the costs of your monitoring infrastructure
  • Visualize your entire environment
  • Deploy securely, verify compliance and block threats at runtime
  • Get critical Kubernetes and container insights for dynamic microservice monitoring
  • Reduce the impact of abnormal situations with proactive alerts
  • Better manage and control user access to data
  • Troubleshoot applications and infrastructure

Our partnership with IBM is about helping customers that are beginning to deploy their applications into the IBM Kubernetes environment operationalize environments so they can confidently run cloud-native workloads and continue to grow.

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