- 98% of respondents agreed that visibility to monitor for security, performance and compliance in virtual environments is critical to virtualization success.
- 84% of those surveyed view the network monitoring switch, like the Anue NTO, as a critical component of the virtualization infrastructure.
- 82% plan to use a mix of virtual and physical monitoring tools to increase visibility into the virtualized environment, which is becoming a focus for virtualization teams.
Virtual blind spots continue to be a major network visibility challenge for security and network engineers. Last week, VMworld® attendees confirmed that network monitoring, even in virtual environments, continues to be a challenge in protecting the security and performance of their networks. A survey conducted by Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) of more than 150 attendees at VMworld 2012 found that 86% of respondents preferred to gain visibility via native capabilities provided by VMware and/or Cisco, instead of purchasing additional Virtual TAPs, or vTAPs, from third-party vendors. This functionality, along with a network monitoring switch such as Ixia’s Anue Net Tool Optimizer® (NTO), provides packet-level data to proven, trusted monitoring appliances. Other findings revealed: