Network Physics Appliance Links Traffic, Business Groups
The NP/BizFlow-2000 can track TCP and UDP traffic flows to monitor for performance, response time and utilization and dynamically to link the flows to the relevant business groups.Network Physics today became the latest monitoring provider to utter the link-the-network-to-the-business-service mantra when it launched a new monitoring appliance. The NP/BizFlow-2000 appliance includes a Business-Network Integration Engine that can track TCP and UDP traffic flows to monitor for performance, response time and utilization and dynamically to link the flows to the relevant business groups.
"The BNI layer lets us uniquely group the information (it collects) into relevant groups, such as geographies, departments, data centers, customers, partners and so on," described Bob Quillan, vice president of marketing for the Mountain View, Calif., company. "We can also see how information is flowing between the groups." Users can then see the flow of applications such as Oracle and SAP software across different geographies "and see IP-to-IP conversations," he added.