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Calico Enterprise 3.5 Adds Kubernetes-Native Full-Stack Observability Capabilities

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Tigera has introduced Calico Enterprise 3.5 —— the latest release adds Kubernetes-native full-stack observability capabilities that DevOps, site reliability engineers (SREs), and platform owners can use to observe and monitor microservices interaction to quickly troubleshoot issues while avoiding business disruption in cloud-native applications typically deployed with Kubernetes.

Calico keeps the Kubernetes context intact for developers, DevOps, SREs, and platform owners to do easy filtering and subsequent analysis of traffic payloads from their perspective providing the following.

Dynamic Service Graph: A point-to-point topographical representation of traffic between namespaces, microservices, and deployments that speeds problem identification and troubleshooting.

Application-Level Observability: Detect and prevent anomalous behaviors such as attempts to access applications, restricted URLs, and scans for particular URLs.

Domain Name System (DNS) Dashboard: With an interactive display that shows DNS information categorized by microservices and workloads, determine whether DNS is the root cause for application connectivity issues.

Dynamic Packet Capture: Automatically retrieve pcap files, with the ability to customize the duration and packet size for packet capture, to help reduce the time for addressing performance hotspots and troubleshooting connectivity issues.

Multi-Cloud: Works across multi-cloud and hybrid clouds with any Kubernetes distribution or combination of Kubernetes distributions.

These same features are now available in the recently announced Calico Cloud.