Assuring service performance and delivery in a modern cloud-native network requires more real-time data capture and analysis. It also demands a wider scan of the network infrastructure, as services no longer run in a single network domain but instead across many technology domains. The service chain itself could be hundreds of microservices distributed across multiple cloud providers. Observability is the knowledge of how multiple domains perform at any given time. Each of the network domain outputs is a credible source of understanding of how well the overall service is performing.
In this whitepaper, Appledore looks at how observability is critical to the successful delivery of 5G networks and how Netscout is enabling this.