Being in the networking industry for a decade and a half, I’ve seen many problems come and go. The problem of management though, has frequently vexed the best of vendors. Whether it be device, network, or application management, customers appreciate better management tools and processes that can help reduce operational complexity, give them better visibility through proactive monitoring and ultimately make their assets more productive.
The management scenario in the branch office is no different. As the number of branch offices continue to grow, it is vital to ensure a seamless work experience. Data center consolidation and cloud computing are driving the concept of “lean” branch offices. However, as rich-media services and new applications pervade these distributed offices, bringing cost-effective network and application performance visibility can provide service assurance.
Cisco’s premier solution for branch offices is the Integrated Services Router Generation 2 (ISR G2). Recently, we announced the availability of the NetScout nGenius probe on the router, both in the Application Extension Platform (AXP) NME and Services Ready Engine (SRE) form factors.
The virtualized probes of NetScout’s nGenius Integrated Agent on the ISR G2 provide the same functionality as the nGenius hardware probes including packet-flow visibility, key performance indicators and short-term, on-demand packet capture.
This solution provides a unified view of the global network and consistent manageability to help ensure end-user experience in branch offices across the Enterprise, and serves as another proof point for Cisco’s Borderless Networks thrust.
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If you’d like to learn more about this solution, and how it can play a role in your branch offices, or across your Enterprise, you can join our webcast on “Removing Barriers – Assuring Service Delivery Across Borderless Networks”
This is a live webinar with interactive Q&A. I highly encourage you to join and provide your feedback.