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The NETSCOUT / VMware Partnership

NETSCOUT has partnered with VMware to provide visibility for application performance and assurance in a number of critical areas. NETSCOUT and VMware’s initial technology partnership is first-of-its-kind wire-data visibility that, to-date, was unavailable as you moved to a VMware NSX Software Defined Network (SDN).

Migrating to a VMware NSX environment is a major transformation for any enterprise. NSX offers simplified management, micro-segmentation security, provisioning agility, and improved data center economics. As your organization benefits from accelerated service velocity, enhanced security, and rapid disaster recovery, successful migration will depend on overcoming the lack of visibility into application dependencies and user experience. Your bottom line depends on continuous availability and quality end-user experience; anything less, puts your business at risk. What is needed is a service assurance solution that eliminates the blind spots and provides a seamless view that will scale across your VMware ESX, NSX, and SD-WAN deployments, alongside multi-cloud and legacy data center environments.

NETSCOUT NSX Edition of vSTREAM Bridges the East-West Application Visibility Gap

NETSCOUT leverages the power of packet data through its patented Adaptive Service Intelligence (ASI) technology and is designed to scale to the needs of the world’s largest enterprises and service providers. The NSX-T edition of vSTREAM is unique in delivering application visibility, troubleshooting, and assurance directly from the hypervisor. nGeniusONE, with industry-leading support for more than 1,000 applications, including voice, video, and data, uses ASI-generated smart data from vSTREAM to pinpoint the source of application disruptions impacting the user community.

Unrivaled, end-to-end visibility into business application services, along with contextual workflows to speed problem resolution are available with the NSX-T partner solution leveraging vSTREAM and nGeniusONE, making the solution both easy for a Level 1 responder to use and powerful for an expert to operate. Rather than looking at individual elements in isolation, the nGeniusONE solution offers an overarching view into the performance characteristics of applications and user experience, while validating that micro-segmentation security controls have been properly implemented. These views expose underlying service dependencies that help IT teams to more effectively manage health, availability, security, and user experience issues across their NSX data centers.

VMware NSX and nGeniusONE

Figure 1: NSX-T Edition of vSTREAM with nGeniusONE Service Assurance platform delivers rich ASI intelligence for your organization’s mission-critical VMware NSX data center and improves collaboration among all members of the IT team, from NetOps to DevOps, AppOps, SecOps, and Cloud Ops.

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Key Benefits

  • Achieve user experience goals and faster, more dependable provisioning for applications deployed in the NSX environment, with smart data and smart analytics from the NSX edition of vSCOUT and the nGeniusONE platform.
  • Improve efficiency and success of application migrations, with an understanding of the dependencies of the app and a baseline of its performance.
  • Faster resolution time of application and network issues, with more complete visibility into East-West as well as North-South traffic.
  • Reduce deployment complexity and manual tasks, with agentless architecture that operates independently of the application workloads being monitored.
  • Validate that micro-segmentation security controls have been properly implemented, with real-time visibility into performance of applications.

VMware partner designation and certification

NETSCOUT Systems, Inc. is an Elite tier member of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program. The VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to leverage a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools, and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.

NETSCOUT's NSX-T edition of vSTREAM has also been certified as VMware Ready for Networking and Security, VMware's highest level of endorsement for products and solutions created to benefit their customers. Leverage the power of the NETSCOUT/VMware Partnership in your network.


[1] According to microtrends
[2] Based on VMware company description in “Our Customers” section