Google has launched a new feature that gives its users to monitor and optimize how their data flows between their servers in Google Cloud and other Google Services.
As the name implies, VPC Flow Logs are meant for businesses that already use Google’s Virtual Private Cloud features to isolate their resources from other users.
VPC Flow Logs monitors and logs all the network flows (both UDP and TCP) that are sent from and received by the virtual machines inside a VPC, including traffic between Google Cloud regions. All of that data can be exported to Stackdriver Logging or BigQuery, if you want to keep it in the Google Cloud, or you can use Cloud Pub/Sub to export it to other real-time analytics or security platforms.
All of this data is also quite useful for performing forensics when it looks like somebody may have gotten into your network, too.
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