Fluke Networks this week launched the Visual TruView appliance, which it describes as the industry’s “first truly” unified, single-box network and application performance monitoring and troubleshooting offering.
A recent survey of network professionals conducted by the company indicated that more than half do not have the tools they need to quickly and accurately identify issues with VoIP, application transactions and other network performance issues.
“TruView integrates the separate disciplines of network and application performance monitoring, element managers and Stream to Disc (S2D) with up to 10G performance so engineers never have to waste time performing “swivel chair “correlations across multiple tool sets,” Fluke said in a release.
It also contains a single, correlated dashboard that, according to the company, makes it easy for engineers to drill down to individual or group of flows, packets or transactions of any user, site or period of time in just a few clicks.
Fluke added in a release that an increased need for visibility into network performance and the true cause of issues is clearly a driver for today’s IT pros worldwide.
According to research firm Gartner, “the consequence of this evolution is that the network is placed in a highly visible position in the context of IT operations.
“When an application fails, it is a natural assumption to blame the network, justifiably or not. To redress this perception, the network operations staff needs to recognize the strategic value in real user experience monitoring on a constant basis, identifying underutilized resources and optimizing their infrastructures where possible.”
Further coverage will appear in the March/April 2013 issue of CNS.