Accelerate and Assure SD-WAN Deployment and Operational Success
With enterprises actively investing in SD-WAN as a cost-effective and preferred means to connect branch offices and other fixed locations to the corporate network and enable higher quality, real-time applications, assuring and protecting the end-user experience is both complex and necessary.
NETSCOUT’s partnership with Dell Technologies enables turnkey deployment and swift turn-up of the vSTREAM® on Dell EMC Virtual Edge Platform uCPEs running the VERSA SD-WAN solution. In combination, the solution delivers end-through-end application visibility and proactive monitoring of LAN/WAN traffic flowing through the Virtual Network Function (VNF) service chain.
In SD-WAN environments, vSTREAM (vendor and technology agnostic instrumentation) acts as a virtualized InfiniStreamNG to collect packets at branch locations or the micro-edge and send Smart Data, to the centrally located nGeniusONE platform for continuous monitoring of network and application health edge-through-edge.
LAN and WAN Traffic Visibility
Enable inbound/outbound traffic comparisons to assess firewall integrity.
Software-based data collector is easily integrated into a multi-vendor VNF with multi-vendor SD-WAN providers.
Meaningful service dashboards deliver insights and quality user plane metrics for a better understanding of services affected by bandwidth constraints.
Unmatched Visibility at the Edge
Ideal for microEDGE locations the Dell Technologies-based SD-WAN offering features a lower cost, in-line uCPE (Dell Virtual Edge Platform) running the Versa SD-WAN and NETSCOUT vSTREAM as Virtual Network Functions.
Used in combination with the NETSCOUT Advanced Fabric Visibility and Service Assurance offerings from Dell Technologies, a complete solution enables core to micro-edge (N/S/E/W) monitoring for network security, application, and performance.
Example Use Cases
- Unified Communications (Voice & Web Conferencing, Contact Centers, Cloud & UCaaS, Voice and Video, SIP Trunking)
- Server Message Block (SMB) for network file sharing
- Traffic monitoring of conversation pairs for bandwidth capacity assessment and improved performance engineering
- LDAP session analysis