G-Net, Riverbed join to offer managed visibility-as-a-service solutions for network and application performance

G-Net announced Tuesday that it is partnering with Riverbed to launch G-Net Visibility-as-a-Service (GVaaS) with Digital Experience Management (DEM) and Network Performance Management (NPM) solutions from Riverbed. These SaaS-based solutions leverage key components of the Riverbed’s DEM portfolio Riverbed SteelCentral, while also using Riverbed SD-WAN on the backend enabling customers to experience the advantage of cloud networking to deploy services

The GVaaS helps business and IT executives measure the impact of applications and network changes on the end user’s digital experience during strategic transformational IT projects such as cloud, mobility and data center transformation, as well as more routine tactical changes like migrations and application upgrades. This new service is available 24×7 and as a worldwide offering, delivering a comprehensive view of business-critical application health.

The service is a direct response to organizations being challenged with digital transformation initiatives. Enterprise CIO investments in cloud, mobile, and the Internet of Things (IoT) have increased the stakes for end user experience and application performance. 

Achieving business outcomes like driving up revenue and customer satisfaction, while reducing operational costs, depends on ensuring an excellent digital experience for both customers and employees. To meet business goals, enterprises need visibility into the performance of all applications—local, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, thick client, web or mobile—as well as visibility into the physical and virtual infrastructure supporting them.

GNet’s GVaaS capability is hybrid cloud-based, flexible, modular and offered with multiple options, to complement global enterprises’ IT tools and staff. 

With Digital Experience Management (DEM), customers can measure the impact of digital transformation initiatives by obtaining end user experience before and after implementation of a digital initiative from the point of consumption, at the user’s device. And more than the user’s experience at the device, it can measure at the application, through the network and into the infrastructure to pinpoint exactly where a problem is in minutes, not hours.

Using Network Performance (GVaaS-NPM), a packet monitoring option, GVaaS enables deeper insights into hybrid cloud environments and provides the same level of network visibility in the cloud as on premises. Customers will have the ability to see network traffic between the enterprise and the cloud and across cloud instances, so that network teams aren’t blind to key parts of their application delivery infrastructure and can validate performance or plan strategically.

With Application, Flow and Packet Performance (GVaaS-AFPM), a combination of application, flow and packet performance monitoring, delivers full stack application analysis—from packets to pages to end-user experience—letting users observe all network and application interactions as they cross the wire. Using flexible network and application analytics and workflows, AppResponse speeds problem diagnosis and resolution, helping get to answers fast.

The Advanced Security (GVaaS-ASM), a real-time flow enhancement, transforms network flow data into cyber intelligence, providing essential visibility and forensics for broad threat detection, investigation, and mitigation.

G-Net GVaaS enables companies that are struggling with tools that have not evolved to meet the challenging requirements of the new digital enterprise, by removing upfront investments and aligning costs for companies to fill this void by offering the service as a subscription, thereby removing significant capital up-front costs. 

GVaaS solutions provide business value by enabling companies to better deliver business continuity, regulatory and policy compliance and service assurance. GVaaS will enable IT organizations to better see the impact of IT on the human experience to ensure improved customer service and workforce productivity.

“Today’s digital transformation is really business transformation, led by technology innovation and a better understanding of changing customer behavior and demands. Enterprise CIOs are between a rock and a hard place as a failure to align IT with digital business strategy can negatively affect the process,” said Nick Giampietro, founding partner at GNet. “So as CIOs reinvent what it means to deliver IT operations—by adopting cloud and hybrid architectures, SD-WAN and Big Data—they find a need to continuously improve their visibility into application performance and end user experience. GNet SaaS-based Global Visibility-as-a-Service enables them to do this with an agile, scalable, cloud-enabled, pay-as-you-go approach complementing existing IT tools and staff.”

“Enterprises are aggressively investing in the digital transformation of their business models with the goal to deliver a differentiated digital experience to their customers and employees. Unfortunately, with the adoption of cloud and hybrid architectures, many companies are finding that traditional tools are riddled with blind spots and are unable to comprehensively manage the user’s end-to-end digital experience,” said Bridget Bisnette, senior vice president Global Channel & Commercial Sales, at Riverbed. “Riverbed and G-Net have partnered to ensure that our customers have the most complete, Visibility-as-a-Service solutions in the market with GVaaS-DEM and GVaaS-NPM, which will help companies deliver a reliable and consistently high-quality network and application performance as well as end user experience.”

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