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'Network Time Machine' reduces finger-pointing

AvantiKumar | July 22, 2011
Network analysis firm Fluke Networks's NetworkTime Machine accelerates problem solving.

Fluke's NetworkTimeMachine

PHOTO - Fluke Networks's Network Time Machine.

A new version of network analysis tool - Network Time Machine - helps to reduce finger-pointing and also accelerates problem solving, according to network analysis solutions provider Fluke Networks.

Speaking in mid-July, Fluke Networks vice president of enterprise network analysis, Gary Ger, said the Network Time Machine also included new functions such as 100 percent packet capture appliance and also eliminated the tracking of faults to either the network or server.

"The new capabilities [of Version 8] that make it the first all-in-one, plug-and-play appliance that provides both instant identification of network versus server problems and root cause analysis of network and application problems," said Ger. "This comprises the company's proprietary visual fault domain isolation technology, which graphically identifies where problems exist - all while continuing to provide 100 percent stream-to-disk capabilities with deep packet inspection at rates greater than 10 Gbps [gigabits per second] for more detailed analysis in a single appliance."

"The number 1 question network professionals tell us they need to answer in any troubleshooting scenario is 'is it the server or the network'." he said.  "Version 8 takes our Network Time Machine platform's performance to the next level not only by answering this question in a fraction of the time, but by doing so in the form of a single, simple appliance that does not require multiple servers, complex deployment scenarios and continuous configuration and maintenance."

"In addition, the new user interface features user-configurable dashboards, which automatically identify and display key performance metrics with instant drill-down capability into root cause analysis," said Ger. "The software, a free upgrade for existing customers with an active support agreement, is available immediately."


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