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Visual Network Systems Addresses Application Performance Management in the Cloud


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 25, 2011 -- Visual Network Systems, a leading provider of application and network performance management solutions for IT organizations, today announced the availability of OmniPoint Element , a ubiquitous point-of-presence solution that provides IT organizations and cloud service providers with visibility across the entire service delivery infrastructure in public, private and hybrid cloud environments. OmniPoint Element joins the family of performance management data sources that provide Visual Network Systems' Visual Performance Manager (VPM) with the depth of visibility needed to help organizations develop a strategy for service support and service delivery performance in a cloud environment to ensure quality end user experience of key business applications.  

As a VPM data source for virtual environments, OmniPoint Element offers a unique and flexible deployment model that supports an array of environments including a Cisco SRE, a Riverbed Steelhead appliance, guest application on a virtual machine or a standalone appliance.  OmniPoint Element is ubiquitous and can provide visibility wherever it is needed along the business service delivery path, be it a remote site, WAN demarcation point, at an edge router or in virtual machines inside a datacenter.

The adoption of cloud computing has presented many opportunities and challenges for managing service delivery and support requirements.  Without flexibility in the placement of their data source, IT organizations and cloud service providers can be left blind in their ability to support availability management, problem management and incident management with root cause analysis across the entire service delivery infrastructure.  These organizations need actionable visibility to be able to quickly resolve complex performance issues in real time, from the remote end user and through the network to the multi-tier application infrastructure.  

When there is degradation, OmniPoint Element can measure the end user's response time of an application and rapidly determine the root cause.  In addition to providing layer 1–7 visibility with real time and historical views of performance degradations, this new technology advancement is capable of measuring usage, metrics for SLA, transaction response time, and performing active test, application dependency mapping and problem segmentation.  These capabilities provide IT organizations and service providers with the ability to quickly and easily restore critical services.

"With a majority of enterprises actively transitioning to virtual and cloud environments, the need for re-establishing operational performance visibility through new types of software instrumentation specifically designed for these environments is becoming increasingly urgent," said Jim Frey, Managing Research Director, Enterprise Management Associates, Inc. "Our research indicates such solutions need to also integrate into broader, service-oriented management in order to allow cross-domain operations teams to assure networks are performing their critical role by relating them directly to the applications and services they are entrusted to deliver."

"OmniPoint Element strengthens our technology leadership and our Enterprise Service Intelligence vision by extending our visibility into the cloud and virtualized environments.  Because OmniPoint Element is flexible in its deployment options, our customers will have the unique ability to measure performance wherever visibility is needed," said Daryle DeBalski, vice president and general manager, Visual Network Systems. "OmniPoint Element represents a new generation of performance management data sources that will provide even more analytical advancements moving forward, so our customers can rest assured that as their needs grow, Visual Network Systems' Visual Performance Manager will provide them with the actionable visibility they need to ensure their service delivery and support requirements are met, and their investment is protected."  

For more information about OmniPoint Element visit, www.visualnetworksystems.com/omnipoint.

About Visual Network Systems

Visual Network Systems provides innovative solutions that support IT professionals responsible for enterprise-wide application, network and VoIP performance. The company's flagship solution, Visual Performance Manager, is a unified system that provides enterprise service intelligence to help organizations effectively deliver these services. Its solutions are available directly to enterprises or as part of a managed services offering. Visual Network Systems is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO, and distributes its products in more than 50 countries. More information can be found by visiting Visual Network Systems web site at: www.visualnetworksystems.com

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Source: Visual Network Systems

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