This section details the run-time characteristics of a typical Prisma Cloud deployment. The information provided is for planning and estimation purposes.
System performance depends on many factors outside of our control. For example, heavily loaded hosts have fewer available resources than hosts with balanced workloads.
Prisma Cloud has been tested and optimized to support up to 10,000 Defenders per Console. Higher numbers of Defenders per Console can be supported, as long as the required resources are allocated to Console.
This section describes the resources consumed by Prisma Cloud Defender during a scan. Measurements were taken on a test system with 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, and 1 CPU core.
Host scans consume the following resources:
Time to complete a host scan
Container scans consume the following resources:
Time to complete a container scan
1-5 seconds per container
When an image is first scanned, Prisma Cloud caches its contents so that subsequent scans run more quickly. The first image scan, when there is no cache, consumes the following resources: