Riverbed Cascade Assess, Accelerate and Adapt
Agenda <ul><li>The challenges of network optimization </li></ul><ul><li>The Riverbed solution </li></ul><ul><li>How Cascad...
Riverbed is the IT Performance Company SIMPLIFY CONSOLIDATION / VIRTUALIZATION AND ENABLE LOCAL-LIKE PERFORMANCE SPOTLIGHT...
Assessing network performance <ul><li>Which applications do I have on my network, and how many instances? </li></ul><ul><l...
Multiple barriers to network assessment still remain WAN acceleration is changing the game Higher expectations from the ne...
The definition of WAN optimization is evolving Accelerate Applications  <ul><ul><li>Accelerate applications up to 100x </l...
Where is network & application visibility needed the most? Successful IT Consolidation <ul><ul><li>Reduce costs and risks ...
Riverbed Cascade: a flow–based solution for visibility <ul><li>NetFlow rapidly becoming method of choice for network manag...
Why Cascade is a better visibility solution Behavioral Analytics <ul><li>Learns typical network and application behavior p...
Plan WAN optimization deployments <ul><ul><li>Use built-in Cascade reports to plan your WAN optimization budget </li></ul>...
Drill down to discover problem sources Example: problem related to high WAN utilization Let’s find the application Which u...
Get proactive alerts for application performance problems Alarm condition Normal behavior <ul><li>Track many different met...
How behavioral analytics accelerate problem resolution MTTR EVENTS Cascade analytics can alert you to network & applicatio...
How is our application performance management different? Real time – tells you what your users are feeling right now Non-i...
Reduce costs and risks of IT consolidation With Cascade network & application visibility, you can significantly simplify t...
The Cascade product line Data Center Web Tier App Tier DB Tier DNS AD  NTP Cascade Sensor NOC Cascade Profiler & Gateway C...
What payback can you expect from Cascade? Source: IDC, 2010 <ul><li>Average MTTR reduced from  12.8 hours  down to  2.1 ho...
Customer case study: GlaxoSmithKline <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global pharmaceutical, biological, and healt...
For further information Cascade product page:  http://www.riverbed.com/products/cascade/
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Cascade

  1. 1. Riverbed Cascade Assess, Accelerate and Adapt
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>The challenges of network optimization </li></ul><ul><li>The Riverbed solution </li></ul><ul><li>How Cascade addresses your top network challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Cascade product line overview </li></ul><ul><li>Cascade customer success </li></ul>
  3. 3. Riverbed is the IT Performance Company SIMPLIFY CONSOLIDATION / VIRTUALIZATION AND ENABLE LOCAL-LIKE PERFORMANCE SPOTLIGHT CURRENT PERFORMANCE PAIN & POTENTIAL ACCELERATE APPS, CUT BANDWIDTH COSTS, ENHANCE BCDR, IMPROVE STAFF PRODUCTIVITY The ROI from Network, Storage and App Investments Optimize In the private cloud, public cloud, and at the branch Consolidate The Total Performance Picture Understand
  4. 4. Assessing network performance <ul><li>Which applications do I have on my network, and how many instances? </li></ul><ul><li>Are specific applications or users slowing down my network? </li></ul><ul><li>Which instances are rarely used and can be consolidated? </li></ul><ul><li>Which applications are experiencing outages or slowdowns? What performance is each user getting? </li></ul><ul><li>Are service level agreements being met? </li></ul>Network optimization projects raise questions such as
  5. 5. Multiple barriers to network assessment still remain WAN acceleration is changing the game Higher expectations from the network team Unsuitable network management tools New applications Evolution of networks Monitor & predict application performance, maintain SLAs, maintain security, manage service providers Web conferencing, telepresence, social media Public clouds, private clouds, virtualization, mobile computing, consolidation of branch office services Tools have often dwindled over the years, and are often expensive to install and maintain Flow-based tools usually report incorrect performance information
  6. 6. The definition of WAN optimization is evolving Accelerate Applications <ul><ul><li>Accelerate applications up to 100x </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce bandwidth use by 60-95% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gain visibility into network & application performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proactively plan your WAN optimization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resolve issues before end-users are impacted </li></ul></ul>Adapt Your Infrastructure <ul><ul><li>Control and manage performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tune settings per site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtualize & consolidate </li></ul></ul>Assess Continuously To deliver IT performance, you need visibility Cascade
  7. 7. Where is network & application visibility needed the most? Successful IT Consolidation <ul><ul><li>Reduce costs and risks of IT consolidation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accelerate application discovery and dependency mapping </li></ul></ul>Application Performance Management <ul><ul><li>Monitor application delivery on the network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimize impact of service outages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resolve issues proactively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan for WAN optimization, assess impact of your deployment and quantify benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze WAN & LAN traffic to any level of depth </li></ul></ul>WAN Optimization & Analysis
  8. 8. Riverbed Cascade: a flow–based solution for visibility <ul><li>NetFlow rapidly becoming method of choice for network management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An industry standard supported by routers, WAN optimization devices, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Much easier to implement than agent-based solutions or synthetic transactions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cascade collects, stores flow records & augments with layer 7 information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced analytics proactively alert on performance & security events </li></ul></ul>Data Center Web Tier App Tier DB Tier DNS AD NTP Cascade Sensor NOC Cascade Profiler & Gateway Steelhead Steelhead Branch Offices
  9. 9. Why Cascade is a better visibility solution Behavioral Analytics <ul><li>Learns typical network and application behavior patterns and alerts you to meaningful changes </li></ul><ul><li>A cost-effective way to monitor your applications </li></ul>End-to-End Dependency Mapping <ul><li>Identifies application, server and client dependencies without agents </li></ul><ul><li>Helps you understand the impact of change on application delivery </li></ul>Network Drill-Down <ul><li>Drill down to network performance metrics per application, host, user, and much more </li></ul><ul><li>Business-centric view of your infrastructure, with extended troubleshooting capabilities </li></ul>Riverbed Steelhead Support <ul><li>Unified, plug-and-play WAN optimization reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze application performance across optimized and non-optimized sites </li></ul>
  10. 10. Plan WAN optimization deployments <ul><ul><li>Use built-in Cascade reports to plan your WAN optimization budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Optimization candidate analysis: by app performance & business importance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Optimization benefit analysis: how much each site & application is benefiting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Site capacity analysis: size your Steelhead deployments & plan future growth </li></ul></ul></ul>Which applications have the worst latency? How much bandwidth did I save today?
  11. 11. Drill down to discover problem sources Example: problem related to high WAN utilization Let’s find the application Which user is responsible? Let’s find the server We found it’s John Smith
  12. 12. Get proactive alerts for application performance problems Alarm condition Normal behavior <ul><li>Track many different metrics for applications, servers and users </li></ul><ul><li>Normal behavior is learned automatically – no need to set thresholds </li></ul><ul><li>An easy, cost-effective way to monitor a wide variety of applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring the network is the first line of defense against application outages </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. How behavioral analytics accelerate problem resolution MTTR EVENTS Cascade analytics can alert you to network & application problems faster than the end user can Application slows Call to help desk Find Fix Cascade analytics Find Fix Competitive solutions Find Fix Manual
  14. 14. How is our application performance management different? Real time – tells you what your users are feeling right now Non-intrusive – no server-side agents, no synthetic transactions Proactive – powerful analytics provide alerts even before users call to complain Comprehensive - enabled for all environments, both optimized & non-optimized The only integrated network assessment and acceleration solution
  15. 15. Reduce costs and risks of IT consolidation With Cascade network & application visibility, you can significantly simplify the discovery and consolidation process. Establish and confirm dependencies Enact freeze and monitor for violations Change, move, accelerate & verify Discover all systems within hours <ul><li>The age of hyper-consolidation is upon us </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data center consolidation, server consolidation, cloud computing, virtualization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>First step is to know what’s on your network and who’s using it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional approaches involve long cycles of staff interviews, scans & manual updates </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. The Cascade product line Data Center Web Tier App Tier DB Tier DNS AD NTP Cascade Sensor NOC Cascade Profiler & Gateway Cascade Sensor -VE <ul><li>Profiler </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized reporting & analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Behavioral analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Collects data from sensors & gateways </li></ul><ul><li>Sized based on flow per minute capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Gateway </li></ul><ul><li>Collects flow data from selected sources </li></ul><ul><li>Supports all flow types </li></ul><ul><li>Deploy w/profiler or regionally </li></ul><ul><li>Sensor </li></ul><ul><li>Layer 7 application classification </li></ul><ul><li>End-user experience </li></ul><ul><li>Performance metrics </li></ul><ul><li>Collects traffic from SPAN ports or taps </li></ul><ul><li>Deployed in data center </li></ul><ul><li>Sensor-VE </li></ul><ul><li>End-user experience </li></ul><ul><li>Performance metrics </li></ul><ul><li>Loads as RSP package </li></ul><ul><li>Deployed in branch </li></ul>
  17. 17. What payback can you expect from Cascade? Source: IDC, 2010 <ul><li>Average MTTR reduced from 12.8 hours down to 2.1 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Average volume of help desk calls reduced by 87% </li></ul><ul><li>$53,431 average annual savings on server purchases </li></ul><ul><li>$123,449 average annual savings on tool purchases </li></ul><ul><li>34% fewer downtime incidents per month; average incident duration cut by 51% </li></ul>IDC survey found a 3-year ROI of 364% and a payback period of 5.5 months Average Annual Benefits of Riverbed Cascade (per 100 users) Total = $31,679 Source: IDC, 2010
  18. 18. Customer case study: GlaxoSmithKline <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global pharmaceutical, biological, and healthcare company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing Cascade customer, deployed on the WAN to manage Bluecoat/Packeteer WAN infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional visibility was required for a new data center project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Able to deploy a cost-effective solution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1/5 the number of systems that were required by the nearest competitor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Key benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cascade provided multi-tier visibility in the data center </li></ul></ul>“ For our new Global Data Center we needed better visibility, Cascade was the most cost efficient and scalable solution.” Paul Rizzo Director of Application Performance Services
  19. 19. For further information Cascade product page: http://www.riverbed.com/products/cascade/
  20. 20. Thank You

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