Network Instruments Enhances Observer Platform

Automates application mapping, triage, and problem resolution; improves access to complex network data, streamlines.

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Network Instruments, a network and application performance management solutions provider, has updated its Observer performance management platform, adding new features to help network managers streamline migration, management, and troubleshooting of services in multi-layered and virtual environments.

New Observer Performance Management Platform features include:

Application dependency maps automatically discover and map interdependencies between components. Network troubleshooting teams can assess the relationships between the layers of a multi-tiered applications and identify failure points in real-time using a color-graded visualization of performance.

Enterprise teams can use performance matrices to view application performance by customizable groups, such as by department or location. Network managers can instantly identify whether the scope of performance degradation is application-wide or limited to a specific group of users, a physical site, or a component.

Multi-bigaStor analysis aggregates info across multiple data centers. Organizations increasingly span applications and IT operations virtually across multiple active data centers, making it more difficult for network teams to select which physical monitoring device to access as application connections and resources jump between locations. Multi-gigaStor analysis allows teams to combine data across multiple GigaStor appliances and locations into a single, logical interface.

Global search gives Observer Reporting Server more flexibility to function like an online search engine. Rather than using predefined workflows for investigations, users can now perform search requests across multiple aggregated sources of packet, flow, application, and infrastructure information. Search for information of interest, such as an IP or application, and see all search-related health and performance details in a single view.

With performance correlation, engineers can view multiple variables illustrated in a single correlative graph allowing relationships between different performance conditions to be easily identified. This allows engineers to eliminate toggling between multiple screens for an easier view of performance conditions.

Enhanced support for IPv6 environments to support customers as they shift to networks that require IPv6-based communications. All Network Instruments solutions provide options to natively communicate in IPv6 within these various environments.

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