Google Cloud’s Network Analyzer
Google Cloud said its networking group developed a solution to prevent manual, time-intensive, reactive status quo with the launch of its Network Analyzer.
The new module allows customers to transform reactive workflows into proactive processes and reduce network and service downtime. The Network Analyzer detects failures that can be caused by misconfigurations like setup errors or regressions caused by unintended changes.
Google Cloud’s Network Analyzer empowers businesses by auto-detecting failures caused by the underlying network and suggests best practices to improve the availability, performance, and security of services. It also detects the root cause for this failure, such as an invalid route or firewall rule blocking the service reachability.
The Network Analyzer offers an out-of-the-box suite of always-on analyzers that continuously monitor Google Compute Engine (GCE) and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) network configuration. These analyzers run in the background, monitoring network services like load balancers, hybrid connectivity, and connectivity to Google services like Cloud SQL.
As users continually push out configuration changes or the metrics for their deployment changes, the relevant analyzers will automatically surface failure conditions or suboptimal configurations.