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Tackling Invisible Network Traffic – Top Five Ways to Avoid Virtual Headaches
The migration to virtual servers within enterprise networks is causing major headaches for IT teams, according to WildPackets® Inc., a leading provider of network and application analysis solutions. The company has identified the top five pain points for IT managers when handling the capture and analysis of virtual traffic, including:
  • Invisible traffic never crosses any network segment, making it difficult to capture and analyze
  • Engineers have little or no visibility into the traffic among virtual servers
  • It is virtually impossible to tune applications and traffic that engineers cant see
  • Statistics-based network performance data is superficial it might indicate theres a problem but it doesnt help in solving the problem
  • Many analysis tools put a heavy load on the server, slowing down other critical applications for users

Traffic that is traversing virtual networks is a problem for any IT team attempting to analyze and troubleshoot network issues. They simply cant manage traffic that is invisible, said Tony Barbagallo, vice president of sales and marketing at WildPackets. Virtualization is becoming more of a standard within enterprises and if you dont have a solution in place to handle this blind spot on networks, there could be serious consequences.

WildPackets OmniVirtual eliminates the blind spot created by invisible traffic. It enables data center engineers to use the powerful analysis features and graphical charts of the OmniPeek analyzer to troubleshoot, optimize, benchmark, and secure virtual servers and virtual applications. More information can be found at http://www.wildpackets.com/products/omnivirtual.

Published Tuesday, October 02, 2007 5:44 AM by David Marshall
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