The Complete Application and Network Performance Management Solution
Skylight provides uniquely powerful network traffic and application transaction monitoring capabilities that enable IT professionals to track, visualize, and manage network and application performance in real time.LAUNCH GUIDED DEMO
Prompt diagnosis and resolution of performance degradations is a major challenge for IT departments, due to the increased complexity of application chains, the number of interconnected devices, the variety of potential uses, the pace of technological change, and the increasing scale and cloudification of IT infrastructure.
360° network and application visibility
Skylight captures all network flows—across links, data centers, clouds, and software-defined networks—and tracks transactions for 100% of the applications—including all SaaS applications and any website on the Internet—between end users and applications, or directly between servers.
Prompt and successful resolution of performance degradations is contingent on access to reliable, meaningful data. Skylight captures and analyzes all network and application traffic in real time and provides multiple levels of detail (i.e., granularity) for progressive insight and analysis.
Identify the root cause
Once a performance problem has been isolated, and the first 4 “W questions” answered (i.e., who/what/where/when), it becomes possible to focus on the “why”. Skylight enables IT teams to answer that question promptly and accurately.
Resolve and validate
Once a root cause has been determined, the appropriate IT team—network, infrastructure, or application—can take remedial action. Skylight displays the impact of remedial measures on network and application performance in real time.
Managing network infrastructure is an ongoing challenge for organizations of every size. There are a number of technology trends that have made network management more critical and more complex to implement: the distribution of users across multiple locations; the mixing of centralized data center resources with decentralized services; an increasing number of applications, many of them being outside of IT’s control (e.g., SaaS); virtualization, cloud and software-defined network (SDN) technologies; as well as ongoing security challenges such as shadow IT and new viral threats.
Network usage monitoring
Understanding network usage and the sources of congestion is key to isolating performance degradations and fixing them promptly. Skylight provides IT teams with both real-time visibility of all network traffic and devices active on the network.
Adjusting IT architecture and infrastructure capacity to constantly meet the organization’s evolving business and operating requirements—all at the lowest cost—is the main challenge for the IT Operations and Architecture teams. In support of capacity planning efforts, Skylight provides multiple levels of network performance detail—by network, application, and server—as well as the ability to view up to 2 years of historical performance data.
Network performance monitoring
Ensuring that the network is delivering optimal conditions for application delivery, day-in day-out, is key to daily operational success. Skylight provides a real-time view of network and application performance with immediate alerting via email or SNMP when performance degradations occur.
Abnormal behavior detection
Detecting abnormal behaviors as soon as they occur—and ideally before end-users notice them—is the goal of all IT teams that are focused on the end-user experience. With its ability to trace all network flows, generate alarms based on predefined service levels, and provide up to 2 years of historical performance data for contextual analysis, Skylight provides IT teams with the tools and confidence required to detect and address anomalies promptly.
End User Experience
While not easy to do, monitoring the experience of users accessing hundreds or thousands of applications (hosted internally, in private clouds, SaaS, or internet websites) has become critical to ensuring business productivity.
Dashboard and KPIs
To deal with an abundance of performance data from each and every device and service on the network, IT teams require a consolidated view with trends and exceptions brought to the foreground. Skylight provides IT teams with a variety of purpose-built and custom dashboards, and over 100 KPIs for end-user experience monitoring, irrespective of the application protocol. This real-time and historical performance data information can be presented for both management reporting, predictive trending, and monitoring purposes.
Application transaction visibility
Understanding the performance of individual application components is a challenge for even the most experienced IT departments. Skylight captures all transactions along each of the organization’s dynamic application chains, providing insights on the overall end-user experience as well as the current—and historical—performance of each application component.
Proactive end user performance monitoring
IT teams seeking to deliver performance that meets or exceeds end-user expectations must optimize application chains distributed across complex environments: physical and virtualized infrastructure in data centers; public, private, and hybrid clouds; public and private SaaS; and software-defined networks. With its ability to see every application stack and transaction in high definition both in real time, and over long historical periods, Skylight provides IT application teams with unique insight at every stage of the application lifecycle, with performance data for individual application servers, databases, users and services.