Internet Intelligence, Now Available In The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console

March 9, 2018 Rob Bushell

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) team is proud of the data centers and network we are building for the next generation of cloud users and, in the spirit of transparency, we want to share with our users tools to better evaluate and measure the performance they will experience on our cloud. Today, we are pleased to announce two new network tools available in the Console to help you measure and analyze network performance.

OCI Market Performance is an interactive visualization tool that displays network performance metrics from OCI regions to cities around the globe.  Performance is measured over time to a carefully curated set of endpoint IP addresses within the top providers in each market, providing the user with aggregated performance data for markets and providers over the last day, week, month or three months. This latency data from our Phoenix, Ashburn, and Frankfurt regions can help you predict and manage network performance.  We will be adding metrics for more of our regions as they come online (including our twelve recently announced regional data centers).

OCI Market Performance can also assist in planning for growth, as you extend your footprint into new global markets.  For FastConnect customers, this tool can help to predict performance between an OCI region and a specific provider in your data center location.

The second tool, OCI IP Troubleshooting, helps troubleshoot issues with public facing IP addresses. This feature is also part of our Internet Intelligence toolset, providing analytical insight to help network operations teams reduce the time it takes to troubleshoot an issue by providing awareness of availability and latency across the Internet.     

Effectively acting as a set of global Looking Glass servers, this service utilizes OCI’s network of global Vantage Points to verify the reachability of – and paths to – any user-specified IP address. For network operations teams, this is an invaluable tool to quickly answer questions such as: Is this IP address currently reachable for our customers across all markets? What shared infrastructure exists on the paths to this network across geographic regions? What are the long latency hops along the path to this network?

We look forward to hearing your feedback about both of these new features and ways in which we may improve them.  

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