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June 11, 2010

Network Instruments' Brown Announces Platform News

By David Sims
TMCnet Contributing Editor

(Editor's Note: This article refers to a video interview shot at Interop (News - Alert) 2010. To view TMCnet's entire library of videos from Interop and other industry shows, demonstrations and interviews in our in-house studio, visit our Video News  home page.)

At the Interop 2010 show in Las Vegas, TMC's CEO Rich Tehrani (News - Alert) had a chance to interview Steve Brown, Product Manager at Network Instruments.
As the name might suggest, the company makes products that help with network testing, and otherwise deal with network or application issues, Brown says, including performance issues.
Network Instruments' (News - Alert) approach is to monitor networks, and alert its owners before any serious issues crop up, Brown said, especially before it might impact the end user; "For example, if you notice that e-mail is down, ideally you would notice that before the end user would be impacted, and with the same tool, be able to solve that issue."
Brown also made a news announcement at the show, revealing that as part of their observer platform, the performance management platform, "we've announced a dashboard-level view designed to provide that view of your critical applications, and in particular cloud-based applications." He gave examples of "things like Salesforce, or understanding what the performance of any other cloud-based application might be."
Tehrani asked Brown if senior clients were, in fact, moving more apps to the cloud. "They are," Brown said. "I think with cloud-based applications, such as the widely-known Salesforce, what you find is that you're able to get, for less money, more results, more intelligence, than you might be able to get by hosting some type of sales application locally or within your office."
It's here, Brown says, where Network Instruments is valuable, as they "monitor nearly every aspect of the cloud.'

View the full video interview below (Apple (News - Alert) users click here):

David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of David's articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.

Edited by Patrick Barnard

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