Enterprises have been using Cascade® products from Riverbed Technology for many years to discover, monitor and troubleshoot their physical network and application infrastructure. Cascade network performance management (NPM) solution offers a rich set of functionality to understand network and application performance in the context of end-user experience, and to uncover problems in an organization’s physical infrastructure. With enterprises aggressively embracing virtualization, this sea change has brought new visibility gaps in IT infrastructure.
Virtual Cascade® Shark® software is a software version of the Cascade Shark appliance that resides inside a hypervisor to provide visibility into virtual environments. Enterprises now have a solution that addresses the new challenges IT managers, administrators, and operators face with managing application performance within virtual environments.