The latest version of Fluke Networks’ Visual Performance Manager can diagnose and fix performance problems in Cisco’s WAAS application acceleration, as well as measuring the ROI achieved by WAAS, Fluke has claimed.
The software also applies expert guidance and rules to help network administrators get to the root of a problem faster, and provides red/yellow/green dashboards or “heat charts” to show executive managers how problems affect the performance of critical network applications, the company said
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VPM version 5 can compare the accelerated and non-accelerated performance of an application, and drill through to see exactly how WAAS is accelerating WAN traffic, said Fluke business development manager Doug Roberts. It has some similarity with technology from NetQoS, he noted.