The Power of Two: Why Network and Application Visibility Are Better Together

Enterprises have long considered live visibility into both network and application activity to be “musthaves”
for many aspects of IT planning and operations. But the greatest value and impact is achieved
when those two viewpoints are brought together so that relationships and dependencies can be revealed
and understood by multiple relevant stakeholders. Never has this need for unified visibility been
more critical than it is with the move to the hybrid enterprise, through which IT leverages a mix of
on-premises and cloud-based resources to meet the needs of the served organization. This report reviews
the primary challenges that IT teams face in establishing unified visibility and the key requirements that
management solutions must meet to address those challenges, and it examines a Riverbed solution that
has been specifically designed to offer a path to success.