Talari Grows Its Network Monitoring Capabilities
The company's new APN Aware software gives network managers a real-time and historical view of every link in the WAN.Talari Networks is launching a software tool that will enable IT administrators to get a clearer view of what's happening in their networks. Talari officials are launching Adaptive Private Networking (APN) Aware, an application that supports the company's lineup of wide-area network (WAN) appliances and offers a centralized place for networking professionals to get a complete and unified view of how their networks are running. Through the new APN Aware software, businesses get data about the real-time status and history of the quality of every individual link in the WAN. With this information, administrators can more quickly identify problems within the WAN and fix any issues found, increase the availability of the network and improve the quality, according to Talari officials. In addition, they can use the information to enforce service-level agreement (SLA) contracts with service providers. The data that comes out APN Aware software will help network managers ensure that the networks—whether their own or those from service providers—are performing well, which is important insight given the crucial central role networks play in data centers today, according to Emerick Woods, Talari's president and CEO.
"We allow our customers to understand the behavior of the links they are purchasing from service providers," Woods said in a statement. "Rather than trust the SLAs, they can actually see the performance of every link, including uptime, latency, jitter and loss in each direction — critical information they can use to determine the effectiveness of their investments with different service providers, and in some cases empower them to renegotiate contracts or enforce SLAs with their providers. In an environment where IT is asked to justify every dollar spent, Aware gives them the information they need at a level of unmatched granularity."