Packets to Payloads, Wire Data is Big Data for IT

May 22, 2014 by Ixia Blog Team

Enterprises have well-defined network, application, security, and storage architectures, and they all intersect at IT operations. Enterprises need an integrated, rationalized IT operations architecture to manage it all. The foundation of your IT operations architecture is tapping into the wellspring of operational intelligence that comes from an organization’s network.

Dan Greer, ExtraHop Systems Engineering Manager, explained to our audience how his company’s physical and virtual appliances get this valuable information to users in a simple-to-use, plug-and-play device. When it comes to applications, ExtraHop looks at the entire delivery chain,including the network infrastructure, client devices, web front-end, caching layer, message queue, middleware, database, and storage tiers. This holistic view is required to understand and fix performance bottlenecks, intermittent failures, and outages.

The company uses Ixia Network Visibility Solutions to get physical and virtual network wire data that has been aggregated, time-stamped, de-duplicated, and filtered to the ExtraHop solution for analysis.