Catchpoint aims to elevate Google Cloud resilience with 'Internet stack' APM

As we work more prevalently and prolifically on the web, the cloud, the edge and the virtualised abstracted world of ephemeral computing, we want to hear terms like robustness, an absence of brittle systems and an all-round approach that champions resilience.

Perhaps it’s no surprise to hear that New York-headquartered monitoring, performance optimisation and analytics company Catchpoint styles itself as the Internet resilience company – and yes that’s stylised with ™ in fancy capital letters.

The company has recently launched Test Suite for Google Cloud, a tool designed to ease the end-to-end monitoring of Google Cloud services from different customer-chosen endpoints including on premises, other public clouds and Internet endpoints. 

This suite is specifically developed to streamline the configuration and management of cloud service tests to benefit in operational performance and user experience.

Internet Performance Monitoring (IPM) 

The Test Suite is part of Catchpoint’s Internet Performance Monitoring (IPM) platform, software for visibility into aspects of the Internet that impact your business and revenue. 

Think of it like Application Performance Management (APM), but not for an application stack – for an Internet Stack.  

The Test Suite for Google Cloud allows IT teams to deploy multiple tests for Google Cloud services, using Google Cloud’s and Catchpoint’s best practices for prompt issue detection and troubleshooting. Its design focuses on minimising complexity and time investment for effective Google Cloud service monitoring, making it user-friendly for newcomers.  

“Our collaboration with Google Cloud is fundamentally about simplifying and enhancing the network performance monitoring experience for businesses leveraging Google Cloud services. The Test Suite for Google Cloud is a direct response to this need, facilitating more efficient implementation and streamlining the monitoring process for Google Cloud services,” said Mehdi Daoudi, CEO and co-founder of Catchpoint. “In an era where cloud computing is crucial for business efficiency, ensuring optimal performance, resilience and user experience through sophisticated and precise monitoring is paramount. Our ongoing partnership with Google Cloud promises to yield further innovative solutions in this domain.”  

This initiative is a part of Catchpoint’s integration into the Google Cloud network observability partner ecosystem.  

“We believe that a robust Google Cloud network observability partner ecosystem not only provides choice but also enables you to leverage your current observability solutions, workflows and skills to effectively monitor your Google Cloud workloads, tailored to your specific needs, including hybrid and multi-cloud deployments,” said Raj Gulani, director of product management for network experiences at Google Cloud.

The Test Suite includes pre-set test templates for key Google Cloud services such as BigQuery, Spanner, Cloud Storage and Compute Engine.

These templates are customisable, allowing users to quickly adapt tests to their specific requirements, which is particularly beneficial for businesses needing swift deployment and monitoring of their cloud services.  

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