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SevOne SD-WAN Monitoring Solution 2.2 now in SA

JOHANNESBURG – 02 April, 2019 – Value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited Africa, has announced the local availability of SevOne’s SD-WAN Monitoring Solution 2.2.
Available through Networks Unlimited Africa, SD-WAN Monitoring Solution version 2.2 promises to further enhance the experience for customers transitioning to next generation branch offices, delivering insights into their existing MPLS networks today as well as the SD-WAN-based infrastructure of tomorrow.

This is according to Anton Jacobsz, chief executive officer at Networks Unlimited Africa, who says many large organisations are looking to be smarter about their WAN resources and how they are managed and monitored.
“What SD-WAN does is introduce new software layers that can automate WAN configuration across MPLS, the Internet and even cellular data links automatically, based on pre-defined policies,” he says. “SD-WAN policies can help businesses realise significant cost savings and performance improvements through rapid and automated WAN configuration based on the performance and availability of the primary and secondary WAN links.”
SevOne SD-WAN Monitoring Solution version 2.2 delivers real time and historical visibility into any given enterprise’s WAN infrastructure and enterprise users can also extend the solution for visibility across their entire service delivery path.
The solution offers customisable, persona-based dashboards for network operations, network engineering and line of business owners and offers the ability to create customised KPIs.

“These KPIs can be based on specific user groups, WAN paths and health indicators of the SD-WAN and can be used to arm network operations and engineering teams with greater insight into the network services running on them while easing the transition from MPLS-based services to new hybrid SD-WAN-based options,” says Jacobsz.
New to version 2.2:

  • Additional Vendor Support

The SevOne SD-WAN Monitoring Solution now supports Silver Peak and Nuage-based SD-WAN deployments, in addition to Cisco SD-WAN and Versa.

  • New dashboards
  • Augmented Flow Dashboard: With initial support for Cisco and Versa deployments, this dashboard shows network flows with SD-WAN paths, along with the specific SLA class assigned by the SD-WAN controller. Users can automatically identify flows originating from specific sites, and validate SLA class and the WAN path taken by the flow from one dashboard.
  • Device Summary Dashboard: This dashboard can be used to monitor device performance, such as CPU, disk, and memory utilisation, along with insight into device inventory details such as latitude/longitude model, software version, system IP, and more.
  • Interface Dashboard: This dashboard delivers visibility into the transmission performance of edge router interfaces, and the WAN links by class of service (CoS). By viewing the trends of traffic dropped by CoS priority queues and the WAN link, network planners can more accurately provision WAN link bandwidth.

The SevOne solution is available immediately. Please contact Hannes Rheeder at hannes.rheeder@nu.co.za for more information.

About Networks Unlimited Africa
Networks Unlimited Africa is a value-added distributor, offering the best and latest solutions within the converged technology, data centre, networking, and security landscapes. The company distributes best-of-breed products, including Attivo Networks, Cofense, Carbon Black, Fortinet, F5, Hypergrid, Mellanox Technologies, NETSCOUT, NETSCOUT ARBOR, ProLabs, RSA, Rubrik, SevOne, Silver Peak, Thales and Uplogix. The product portfolio provides solutions from the edge to the data centre, and addresses key areas such as cloud networking and integration, WAN optimisation, application performance management, application delivery networking, Wi-Fi-, mobile- and networking security, load balancing, data centre in-a-box, and storage for virtual machines.

Since its formation in 1994, Networks Unlimited Africa has continually adapted to today's progressively competitive and evolving marketplace, and has reaped the benefits by being a leading value-added distributor (VAD) within the Sub-Saharan Africa market.

Networks Unlimited, Shonisani Mudau, +27 (0) 11 202 8400, shonisani.mudau@nu.co.za
icomm, Vivienne Fouché, +27 (0) 82 602 1635, vivienne@pr.co.za, www.icomm-pr.co.za




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