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November 17, 2015

Digging Deeper: Visibility

Jimmy Ray Purser,

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Military commanders and Jedi Knights know it’s hard to be defeated if you maintain the high ground.

Digging Deeper with Jimmy Ray Purser

Look at our history in conflict: Outpost are built on top of hills so we can see what’s coming. That became castles on mountain tops, then hot air balloons, then airplanes, then on to spy planes flying into the boundary of space, and now satellites. Heck, out of 528 U.S. satellites, 160 are military. One sure-fire thing humans have understood to ensure our survival is this: “You can’t secure it if ya can’t see it right.”

When it comes to seeing things right, the Illumio Adaptive Security Platform (ASP) does some pretty darn amazing things. Hands down, the feature that hooks many folks is the the Illumination service and the amazing visibility it gives them. It’s like having real-time updates from every single sailor from every ship in a fleet battle. You’d know how to deploy counter measures to limit damage, how to assess your current posture, and how to monitor change.

When watching this video, imagine how your data center would change if you received real-time information directly from the actual workload itself. Not filtered through some network-centric device not really designed to look at applications, but at bits. That’s like a sailor reporting how many dolphins they see jumping verses how much fire they are taking. Not all data is useful data.

Check out how Illumio ASP cuts through the network stuff to give you a solid, actionable view of your data center:

 

 

Topics: Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations

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