The Riverbed Blog (testing)

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Is Your Network an Anarchy?

Posted by riverbedtest on October 20, 2011

Unless you're an anarchist you will probably agree that organized government is required to keep a society running smoothly. The same is true for your network.

Think of your WAN as your own little country. Do you know what is going on in your country? Are people abiding by the laws and behaving like civilized members of society or is it a chapter out of Lord of the Flies? Are your bridges, highways and traffic-lights all operating efficiently and smoothly or is it more like a Los Angeles freeway during rush hour-traffic?  

CascadeBehAnalyticsWouldn't it be great if you had some way of knowing every little thing that was happening in your country? What if you could be warned about potential problems in your country before they turned into catastrophes? After all, you want to be the first to know if something is working properly. You can't have your constituents calling to inform you of things going wrong, that's just embarrassing. They will think you don't know what you're doing, that you don't have things under control. If only there were some kind of government for your network.


There is, and it's called Cascade. Think of Cascade as a governing body for your network. Never again will you learn about a problem from an end-user. Cascade will actually learn your network's normal behavior and alert you when something is off. With easy to read dashboards you can drill down to the source of a problem with just a few mouse clicks. You can easily determine if a problem is an application issue or a network issue. Network monitoring and conflict resolution all in one. What more can you ask for?

Watch a Cascade Demo Video or visit Cascade on the Riverbed website to learn more.



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