There are three general location areas for visibility in complex enterprise networks today: client, network, and service edges. An edge is the boundary between IT domains or technologies. These are the integration points between users, networks, and applications. For example, there is a service edge between a home or branch office and the Internet Service Provider (ISP), WAN and data center, or ISP and Co-lo and SaaS. These transition points are where IT ownership changes, and control and visibility are lost or at the very least hindered.
From a practical perspective, many enterprises have deployed visibility in their core data center environments. As digital transformations and strategic growth and acquisitions have occurred, they have found similar visibility gaps. Such was the case recently for a healthcare organization engaged in a strategic building initiative designed to expand the main hospital campus and add patient and research facilities staffed by doctors, nurses, research associates, scientists, and essential staff.
As one of the new medical buildings came online, it quickly became clear that the WAN to that medical building presented a visibility gap that could affect the performance of Epic and Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C) services, as well as clinical and business applications. Learn how this health care IT team developed a comprehensive plan to expand NETSCOUT visibility into the new patient treatment, research, and administrative buildings for both performance and security requirements.