AUSTIN, Texas – May 10, 2011 – SolarWinds® Inc. (NYSE: SWI), a leading
provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today
announced its latest free tool, Real-Time AppFlow Analyzer (RTAFA), to monitor
AppFlowTM, an emerging application data capture method. SolarWinds
is one of the first vendors to offer a product leveraging AppFlow data
originating from in-place networking solutions, and will be demonstrating its
RTAFA offering in the Citrix
Systems’ booth at Interop in Las Vegas.
AppFlow extends Internet Protocol Flow Information Export (IPFIX) to capture
real-time application data from networking devices, such as Citrix® NetScaler®.
By extending existing datacenter investments, AppFlow provides insight into
critical application flows - but without the required cost and complexity of
more intrusive approaches.
“We are excited to partner with Citrix to offer a
free AppFlow monitoring tool for Citrix NetScaler customers,” said Josh
Stephens, SolarWinds’ Head
Geek and VP of technology. “Using SolarWinds RTAFA, customers can see top
URLs by latency, gain insight into what browsers are being used, and quickly
compare the services configured for an application side by side.”
free tool analyzes AppFlow data to show application performance by Top
URLs, HTTP Status Codes, and HTTP Request Methods. This enables users to
measure latency for each application, gain insight into the most popular
browsers being used for each delivered service, and quickly compare utilization
on individual servers and NetScaler-defined services. The RTAFA free tool can
also show detailed information about users accessing the web service, including
information on what browser they are using as well as detailed summaries of how
much traffic and how many requests they have sent and received. RTAFA was built
on the Real-Time NetFlow Analyzer free tool and includes support for NetFlow v5
and v9, sFlow, and JFlow.
- Collects, analyzes and displays AppFlow data
- Visualizes app data flows for datacenters and
- Analyzes app performance and behavior
SolarWinds Real-Time AppFlow Analyzer records up to 60 minutes of flow
data and supports AppFlow, Juniper
JFlow, sFlow, and NetFlow v5 and V9. AppFlowTM is currently available
on the entire NetScaler family of application and service delivery
solutions, running version 9.3.
Real-Time AppFlow Analyzer Tool from SolarWinds
Blog: SolarWinds Real-Time
Geek Speak Blog: Analyzing Application Performance Thru
Citrix Netscaler Load Balancers
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