Keep the business network in full view with Riverbed Technology
IT operations are at the core of the increasingly digitalized business today, responsible for the underlying digital backbone in every company pursuing transformation. IT teams need to keep digital assets, systems, applications, and services continuously running, functioning at peak levels, and securely accessible by every permissioned stakeholder, from employees to customers to vendors.
But the very nature of digitalization is that it is rapidly shifting and constantly evolving. Increasing moves towards hybrid working models, increasing adoption of decentralized cloud networks, and constantly updating application ecosystems add new layers of complexity to an ever-expanding IT environment.
Adding to the expansive ecosystem is the prevalence and complexity of data today – different types of data are spread across the organization’s networks, stored in various locations, and are accessible in a variety of ways. And with such an array of data now accessible from multiple points across the network, including partner and customer data, it should come as little surprise that the volume of data being processed by digitally focused organizations is skyrocketing.
It is a little surprising that most network monitoring tools are still siloed and individually focused, rarely providing the depth and scope to holistically manage an increasingly complex network.
The art of troubleshooting
So when problems arise, IT teams have to manage and process data and alerts from varied sources across the network with little context and actionable analysis to troubleshoot issues.
Highly skilled analysts attempt to manually access and break down the different data sources, including those on-premises and in cloud environments.
A comprehensive view of the entire network is necessary to troubleshoot effectively so that IT experts can get a top-down view of all available data. When tools limit or utilize sample data, they also limit network optimization or systems enhancement opportunities, and risk missing performance and security incidents.
But even purportedly ‘full stack’ network monitoring solutions don’t harness all the telematics that could be of use, instead of capturing sample size data that fails to deal with the massive and growing scale of the modern IT environment. Better is ‘full-fidelity telemetry’ that can be used to observe the entire network, from the application ecosystem to the operating system that supports the infrastructure.
Many platforms only capture three or four information types limited in scope to what DevOps or Site Reliability Engineers can use. Mostly, these solutions trigger alerts so that IT teams still have to manually look into incidents. Critically too, there’s a lack of visibility into the most important source of telemetry data, the end-user’s experience.
Network Performance Monitoring with Precision
Riverbed Technology offers a different perspective of the business network: a complete perspective. Unlike other solutions that narrow the IT team’s field of network vision to limited or sample data, Riverbed’s platform brings together the full-fidelity user experience, application, and network performance data so every action taken across the company’s network can be seen.
All network flows, data packets, and device metrics can be integrated into the same dashboards for a full view of the organization’s performance across all domains and environments – all of the time.
Riverbed’s unified network performance monitoring solution captures client-side devices, networks, servers, applications, cloud-native environments, and crucially, from users’ devices themselves.
The platform taps into the combination of machine learning together and proprietary data science techniques to examine disparate data streams (including third-party data) to detect anomalies and to contextually surface items, listing by priority.
Alluvio Unified Observability comes out of the box with automated investigation workflows that gather data and set priorities to deliver evidence in context and target critical problems first, greatly accelerating resolution times and reducing escalations.
The platform’s regularly updated library of pre-configured and customizable actions is designed on the best practices of expert IT teams.
Analytics-driven insights can help pinpoint advanced threats that manage to evade typical preventative measures.
The Alluvio Unified Observability portfolio captures and uses all data and metrics at scale across complete environments and is integrable with the entire suite of Alluvio solutions and third-party services.
Driven by intelligent analytics at domain and platform levels, Alluvio by Riverbed provides the fullest network visibility in cloud environments and for cloud-ready applications. Trial Alluvio network solutions today, or schedule a demo to appraise your network performance with the Riverbed team.
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