Riverbed’s 10 Steps to Better Application & Network Performance

By Jurie Venter | Riverbed, Cloud, Cloud Solutions | 0 Comments | 17 October, 2017

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You CAN guarantee your clients optimal application & network performance

No application is perfect, even with the most stringent instrumentation. But if you follow Riverbed’s ten steps for better application and network performance, your applications and underlying infrastructure can both be tuned for maximum performance.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height="yes" css=".vc_custom_1508247497172{margin: 10px !important;}"][vc_column css=".vc_custom_1507631100733{padding: 10px !important;border: 1px solid #b7b7b7 !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1508246464747{border-left-width: 3px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;border-left-color: #4d2e90 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;}"]

1. Find problem sources

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Voice, video, and social media traffic can slow down the network. But with a tool that provides performance metrics per application, location, and more, you can identify and manage the source of any problem with just a few simple clicks.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height="yes" css=".vc_custom_1508247506240{margin: 10px !important;}"][vc_column css=".vc_custom_1507631100733{padding: 10px !important;border: 1px solid #b7b7b7 !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1508246636291{border-left-width: 3px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;border-left-color: #4d2e90 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;}"]

2. Fix potential problems before they strike

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Your solution should actively monitor and alert on meaningful changes in performance so that you can head off potential problems. The conundrum is, if you fix a problem before anyone actually notices it and calls the help desk to complain, was it actually ever really a problem?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height="yes" css=".vc_custom_1508247514895{margin: 10px !important;}"][vc_column css=".vc_custom_1507631100733{padding: 10px !important;border: 1px solid #b7b7b7 !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1508246706297{border-left-width: 3px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;border-left-color: #4d2e90 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;}"]

3. Reduce brownouts and downtime

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]When critical connections or applications fail, every minute counts. IDC finds that organisations using Riverbed SteelCentral network performance management software have 34% fewer downtime incidents per month, and the average incident duration is cut by 51%.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height="yes" css=".vc_custom_1508247523963{margin: 10px !important;}"][vc_column css=".vc_custom_1507631100733{padding: 10px !important;border: 1px solid #b7b7b7 !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1508246822795{border-left-width: 3px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;border-left-color: #4d2e90 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;}"]

4. Get proactive alerting and root-cause identification

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With full visibility into your network and proactive problem alerts, you can deliver security to your organisation as well as performance. SteelCentral can detect threats or intrusions across the network, helping you achieve compliance with regulatory requirements and IT mandates.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height="yes" css=".vc_custom_1508247532486{margin: 10px !important;}"][vc_column css=".vc_custom_1507631100733{padding: 10px !important;border: 1px solid #b7b7b7 !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1508246944356{border-left-width: 3px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;border-left-color: #4d2e90 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;}"]

5. Map your transactions

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]A transaction map describes all the components used in delivering a specific transaction and is a fundamental template that is used to reach a more effective problem resolution and impact analysis. Transaction maps are the cornerstones of an integrated monitoring strategy.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height="yes" css=".vc_custom_1508247541557{margin: 10px !important;}"][vc_column css=".vc_custom_1507631100733{padding: 10px !important;border: 1px solid #b7b7b7 !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1508246978585{border-left-width: 3px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;border-left-color: #4d2e90 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;}"]

6. Consolidate your tools

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Manually aggregating data from multiple sources into a meaningful view of a business service is a resource-intensive, wasteful exercise. SteelCentral simplifies the number of tools you use to troubleshoot your network, and it gives you a consolidated view of different data from your network.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height="yes" css=".vc_custom_1508247552013{margin: 10px !important;}"][vc_column css=".vc_custom_1507631100733{padding: 10px !important;border: 1px solid #b7b7b7 !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1508247028404{border-left-width: 3px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;border-left-color: #4d2e90 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;}"]

7. Understand the dynamic context of each business service

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]You should understand how a service is delivered across your dynamic infrastructure. Modeling a business service and mapping the components used in delivering it to end users is the basis for an accurate analysis of performance issues.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height="yes" css=".vc_custom_1508247561498{margin: 10px !important;}"][vc_column css=".vc_custom_1507631100733{padding: 10px !important;border: 1px solid #b7b7b7 !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1508247057638{border-left-width: 3px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;border-left-color: #4d2e90 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;}"]

8. Simplify management

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Your tool set should have broad domain monitoring capabilities that can be abstracted in a way that focuses on services. That way, it can model business services’ dependencies on the underlying infrastructure that is used to deliver each application.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height="yes" css=".vc_custom_1508247571235{margin: 10px !important;}"][vc_column css=".vc_custom_1507631100733{padding: 10px !important;border: 1px solid #b7b7b7 !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1508247102766{border-left-width: 3px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;border-left-color: #4d2e90 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;}"]

9. Cooperate with application support and development teams

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Use comprehensive service dashboards that get everyone on the same page. Everyone with access to the same data can see a unified picture of the network and the applications and services on the network. That means less finger-pointing and quicker problem resolution.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height="yes" css=".vc_custom_1508247582488{margin: 10px !important;}"][vc_column css=".vc_custom_1507631100733{padding: 10px !important;border: 1px solid #b7b7b7 !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1508247126469{border-left-width: 3px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;border-left-color: #4d2e90 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;}"]

10. Plan for the future

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The better the picture you have of what’s currently happening on your network, the better you’re going to be able to plan for future needs and expansions of the network. And you can also, more confidently, align your network and IT resources with your business’ priorities.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Riverbed, at more than $1 billion in annual revenue, is the leader in application performance infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for the hybrid enterprise to ensure applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues can be proactively detected and resolved before impacting business performance.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]To find out more about Riverbed SteelCentral, available through First Distribution, email us at riverbed@firstdistribution.co.za[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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