The topic of March Madness, specifically its effect on IT network utilization and performance, has been widely covered over the past few years. Whether you believe all the hype or not, one thing is for sure, you’ll see at least a perceptible increase in network traffic due to video streaming during key match-ups. The question, as is often the case, is how much?
At headquarters, you probably don’t have too much to worry about. With a sufficiently large pipe coming into HQ, your network is well equipped to handle utilization spikes, even if they’re not business-related. But what about branch and remote offices? Internet throughput at these sites is often much lower than at HQ, and is often much more closely designed to match the actual needs at the site to keep costs down. And since most of the business applications used at these sites are either cloud-based or hosted back at HQ, network slow downs directly relate to business slow downs. Do you have network performance visibility at these sites? Most companies don’t because the general perception is that remote network performance monitoring is just too expensive.
Well, here’s where we can provide some “Insight”. Savvius Insight is a low cost, mini-appliance specifically designed for remote network performance monitoring and troubleshooting. At a list price of $1500 per appliance, it easily addresses your remote and branch office network monitoring needs, up to Internet connections of 100Mbps. From anywhere on your network, like at your desk, you can have complete and instantaneous visibility into each remote location. Not at your desk? Insight provides alarms and alerts to notify you the instant network utilization looks unusual. Use Insight to quickly troubleshoot network issues, like identifying users streaming the final four game, or use the built-in Splunk forwarded to log all network statistics for each remote location for a complete, historical view of network performance.
And since we don’t want you to go mad over March Madness, we’re offering a 20% discount on Insight during March Madness – only $1199 per Insight mini-appliance. Interested in learning more? Check out www.savvius.com/insight. Ready to purchase? Find Savvius Insight on Amazon!