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NETSCOUT Supports Federal Agency Migration to a 40GB Environment and Expanded Network Monitoring Fabric

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l CASE STUDY l Customer Profile This Federal agency shares Information Technology (IT) solutions with some government agencies, while providing financial processing services to other Federal departments. Business Challenge The agency, a long-time NETSCOUT customer, was building and deploying a new data center. Given the nature of the IT support and financial services being provided to Federal agencies, the agency's IT team realized the importance of network monitoring solutions. For those reasons and from the earliest stages of the project, they planned on incorporating nGeniusONE, InfiniStream appliances, and packet flow switches in their new data center. As part of the planned data center launch, the agency made the decision to migrate to a 40 GbE switching core. As the agency evaluated the different approaches to gaining access to the data, they determined they needed to reduce the load on their switching infrastructure and move away from their reliance on SPANs for on-demand troubleshooting of problem ports on the switch. Taps would provide the desired visibility. However, this presented further challenges in ensuring their monitoring solution would be supportive of much higher-speed backbone, as well as continuous monitoring for post-event troubleshooting and trending & capacity planning. NETSCOUT Solution In addressing the agency's business challenges, NETSCOUT enhanced the already-installed nGenius technology platform of nGeniusONE platform with Unified Communications (UC) support and nGenius InfiniStream appliances for network, application, and UC service assurance for multiple agency environments and its own internal network. OVERVIEW Business Challenge • Federal Agency's new data center required IT visibility and scalable network monitoring fabric • Network update needs include 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switching core • Enhanced data storage retention needed at critical capture points • IT identified goal to reduce switching infrastructure load NETSCOUT Solution • InfiniStreamNG™ 9800 appliances with NETSCOUT ® Adaptive Service Intelligence™ (ASI), supporting 40 GbE infrastructure • InfiniStreamNG Extended Storage Unit (ESU) technology • nGenius ® 5000 series packet flow switch Business Value • Next-generation NETSCOUT technology enhances Agency Return on Investment by leveraging deployed nGeniusONE ® , nGenius InfiniStream ® , and nGenius 3900 series packet flow switch environment • NETSCOUT "pay-as-you-grow" deployment model enables the agency to adopt a phased approach for its service assurance technology refresh • Federal agencies benefit from higher network performance through NETSCOUT's ability to support 40GbE environment • NETSCOUT solution provides necessary visibility into the agency's physical links • InfiniStreamNG and ESU technology provides needed data storage and security to the agency NETSCOUT Supports Federal Agency Migration to a 40GB Environment and Expanded Network Monitoring Fabric InfiniStreamNG and Packet Flow Switch Technologies Support New Data Center Operation E N T E R P R I S E

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