Network Flow Monitoring | Datadog

Network Flow Monitoring

Monitor network flows and performance metrics across cloud-based and containerized environments.

Monitoring the performance of networks in ephemeral environments can be a challenge - it often involves manually checking ports and IP addresses across an ever-changing platform, even when the infrastructure doesn’t exist anymore. Datadog is designed specifically for network flow monitoring that gives insight into network traffic and performance despite this type of complexity.


Live network monitoring, mapping, and analysis

Unified monitoring on-premise and in the cloud.
  • Collect Layer 3 network traffic data from any source, including traffic between containers, VMs, and serverless functions
  • Analyze network flow data to pinpoint underperforming cloud regions, datacenters, and devices
  • Pair network flow monitoring with SNMP-based device metrics in one platform

Aggregate network data across tags, not IPs

Leverage network flow monitoring built for the cloud.
  • Speed up network performance analysis by filtering traffic flow by source or destination without writing any queries
  • Clarify network complexity by grouping traffic by any tag in Datadog, including container ID, team, role, service or availability zone
  • Resolve details at the port level by investigating a detailed view of relevant data with a single click

Centralize troubleshooting in one platform

Reduce MTTR with a single source of truth.
  • Replace a monitoring patchwork with a single platform for metrics, traces, logs and the network
  • Distinguish between network and application issues with one-click panels showing relevant application traces and metrics
  • Educate engineers and stakeholders by providing company-wide analytics from the perspective of applications, infrastructure, or the network

The Essential Monitoring and Security Platform for the Cloud Age

Datadog brings together end-to-end traces, metrics, and logs to make your applications, infrastructure, and third-party services entirely observable.

Platform Diagram

Next-Generation Network Monitoring

Maintain a positive user experience and minimize downtime.


Live Network Map

Visualize all dependencies in one place with the live network map.


Host and Container Maps

Visualize the status of your hosts or containers in a single view.


Synchronized Dashboards

Track incidents across metrics with a common tagging structure.

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