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"What I liked about the solution is the quick and easy way you can build a network data center fabric."

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"The ability of the dashboards is useful for discover, mapping and understanding of application behaviour.""The product is very good. We have very few problems.""The stability of this product is ok.""The installation process is straightforward.""The most valuable feature of NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is it helps customer to understand what risks are in their network. For example, if a customer has some wrong configurations. It could cost them some critical services to slow down."

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"I think if I was to say something that could be improved, it would be a multi-data center nature of the implementation."

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"The solution could do more for security. It should offer more security-related features.""here is a big issue with the special way they use InfiniStream to store data.""The initial deployment is tedious and requires a lot of build, deployment and configuration time. Experience is key to a successful deployment.""NETSCOUT nGeniusONE can improve the detection of what area of the infrastructure could be having an issue, such as an application, server, or network. It needs to find evidence of a fault.""Initial setup was complex."

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  • "The licensing cost depends on the number of switches that are going to be licensed to run the software."
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  • "I rate the price of NETSCOUT nGeniusONE a four out of five."
  • "The price is only for acquisition; it's not a licence."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:What I liked about the solution is the quick and easy way you can build a network data center fabric.
    Top Answer:The licensing cost depends on the number of switches that are going to be licensed to run the software. I wasn't on the commercial side of this project, so I don't really have a lot of details, but it… more »
    Top Answer:I think if I was to say something that could be improved, it would be a multi-data center nature of the implementation. Meaning, having an active-active data center with multiple entrance-exit points… more »
    Top Answer:I would say if it’s an ISP that will build a scrubbing center, Netscout/Arbor is a good solution. In all other solutions, Imperva is a great choice.
    Top Answer:The product is very good. We have very few problems.
    Top Answer:I don't know exactly how the licencing works. I think it's about the ports from InfiniStream. For example, if you have five InfiniStreams, each InfiniStream has four ports, so I think you need to… more »
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    NETSCOUT nGenius, nGeniusONE
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    Overview

    Big Switch Networks is at the forefront of the next-generation of networking technologies. By combining industry standard switch hardware (“white box / branded white box “brite box”) with intelligent SDN control software, the company is delivering next-generation data center networking fabrics for the world’s most advanced data centers looking to achieve unmatched degrees of network automation at cloud-competitive price points.

    Big Switch Networks has two data center networking solutions: Big Cloud Fabric, a data center switching fabric for OpenStack clouds or VMware virtualization environments, and Big Monitoring Fabric, a network packet broker that enables pervasive security and security, monitoring data center traffic for inline or out-of-band deployments. Big Switch is taking three key technologies: vendor agnostic switch hardware, SDN control software, and core-and-pod data center designs –and leveraging them for use in next-generation data center switching and monitoring solutions designed for use in enterprises, cloud providers, and service providers.

    All Big Switch solutions run on high-performance open networking switches from Accton or Dell Technologies and leverage centralized SDN controller software for fabric-wide control and management. Big Switch Networks has two solutions:

    The nGenius Real-Time Monitor software provides you with tools to monitor and display information about your network both historically and in real time. The nGenius Real-Time Monitor software allows you to understand your current network usage and to plan for future needs. It also allows you to proactively troubleshoot problem areas in your network.
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    Find out how nGeniusONE can help you to gain greater visibility into your network and keep things running as they should. Contact NETSCOUT to get more information.


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    A10 Networks, Edge-Core Networks, Blue Coat Systems, BlueData, Broadcom Corporation, Canonical, Check Point Software Technologies, Citrix, Dell, FireEye, Garland, Hortonworks, Mirantis, Nexenta, Riverbed
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider41%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government13%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise70%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise2%
    Large Enterprise84%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise72%

    Big Switch Networks is ranked 2nd in Software Defined Networking (SDN) with 1 review while NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is ranked 35th in Network Monitoring Software with 5 reviews. Big Switch Networks is rated 9.0, while NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Big Switch Networks writes "A flexible solution that can be integrated with third-party solutions whilst maintaining its automated nature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NETSCOUT nGeniusONE writes "Has the ability to give insight into assigning the problem, with relevant information, to the correct team". Big Switch Networks is most compared with Gigamon, Cumulus Networks, IBM SDN, Ixia Network Packet Brokers and Cisco Nexus Dashboard Data Broker, whereas NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is most compared with Gigamon, SolarWinds NPM, Ixia Network Packet Brokers, Dynatrace and AppDynamics.

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