With Riverbed Cascade 10.0, it's finally here - visibility into 100% virtualized environments! Riverbed Cascade is an application-aware network performance management (NPM) solution that helps IT operations teams to find and fix network and application performance issues across all virtualized environments - from the virtual desktop to the virtual datacenter.
Virtualization brings with it great promise of flexibility, cost savings, and security. Most importantly it allows IT infrastructure to dynamically adapt to the needs of applications. This value comes with a cost in the form of increased complexity for Network and IT operations. Cascade 10.0 provides network and IT operations a complete solution for managing network and application performance across all major virtualization areas.
Almost every enterprise big and small is moving very strongly toward a more fully virtualized IT environment. Gartner, Forrester, ESG, EMA… All point to this transformation as top priorities for CIOs. Virtualization brings with it great promises of flexibility, cost savings, data and intellectual property centralization and most importantly enablingIT infrastructure to dynamically adapt to the needs of applications that drive a business’ top and bottom line. This value comes with a cost however in the form of significant complexity for the Network and IT operations staff who are tasked with ensuring the performance of applications and the networks they run over. With this new release Cascade provides network and IT operations with a complete solution for managing network and application performance issues across all major virtualization areas: Server Virtualization, VDI and SDN.Let’s now explore each of these technologies.
MSPs can now meet customer demands for virtual solutions:Cascade offers MSPs a fast, cost-effective way to deliver network performance management to their customers. MSPs can deliver next generation NPM as a service: MSPs can provide enterprise customers the next generation of performance management by deploying Cascade in a flexible manner using the infrastructure they already have. New revenue-generating opportunity for an MSPMSPs can more effectively offer cloud-based models, and complete services offerings: Cascade adapts with MSPs as they move from server virtualized environments toward providing cloud-based services and helps them offer customers the performance monitoring in the cloud. Also as MSPs adopt SDN and true multi-tenancy; this gives them a pathway to offering NPM in the cloud.
Steelhead provides industry-leading optimization and control. Cascade provides detailed visibility into network and application performance. When used together they are incomparable.