Are you trying to identify network problems with only slices of data only to discover it is not the right data? When business-critical applications fail, the impact can be serious and you need tools that help pinpoint failures. Or perhaps your network clogging as you try to transfer large files across it for central analysis? Continuously and easily troubleshoot network activity in real time with the always-on Riverbed® Cascade® Shark appliance. It quickly captures, indexes, and stores all data packets without the need for file transfers.
You no longer need to transfer huge files to solve complex or intermittent performance problems. With the continuous capture of packets, rapid indexing, and long to storage, you can ensure that packet-level information is always available for trouble shooting and granular, real-time and back-in-time analysis.
Now with deep packet inspection (DPI) available in every Cascade Shark, you can easily identify the applications that are running across the network so you can troubleshoot problems and get to answers for your most critical applications, faster.
Both Cascade Shark and Cascade Pilot products were built on Wireshark® software by the original developers of Wireshark, and they are the only products on the market with full Wireshark integration.
With Cascade Shark Virtual Edition, you get real-time visibility as packets traverse the virtual switch in VMware ESXI environments. Monitor all inter-virtual machine traffic, and export traffic metrics to Riverbed Cascade Profiler software.
Every Steelhead appliances running Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS®) 7.0 and higher include Cascade Shark packet capture functionality. If you would like continous packet capture, you can choose Cascade Shark on Steelhead EX for proactive troubleshooting and remote site visibility.
If you are a small to medium enterprise, you might find an all in one appliance is what you need. Cascade Express combines the best of flow and packet capture plus monitoring into a single appliance.
|Cascade Shark appliances||Cascade Shark Virtual Edition||AppResponse Xpert Shark module||Embedded Shark on Steelhead||Cascade Shark on Steelhead EX
|Packet indexing for fast analysis||√||√||√||√||√|
|Flow export to Profiler||√||√||√||**||√|
|Analysis by Cascade Pilot||√||√||√||√||√|
|Monitor live traffic with views & watches||√||√||√||-||√|
|Monitors virtual environment||-||√||-||-||√|
|Supports real-time traffic (VoIP)||√||√||√||-||√|
|Packet storage capacity||4TB to 32TB||50GB to 2TB||8TB to 264TB*||15GB to 119GB||300GB to 4TB***|
*264TB with ARX 6000 – 3 expansion chassis
**CascadeFlow export is performed by Steelhead appliance itself, not embedded Shark functionality.
***Packet storage capacity is based on customer allocation via Riverbed Virtual Services Platform (VSP) on Riverbed Steelhead ® EX series appliancesBack To Top
By increasing the speed with which data and RTP packets are captured, AireSpring technicians can locate and analyze both sets of packets associated with a particular voice network call. Now, instead of the half hour or more it used to take, technicians can pull the data they need in minutes.
Eight of AireSpring's 15 technicians can work simultaneously on trouble tickets — accessing network diagnostics and troubleshooting — while more than 9,000 concurrent voice sessions are being monitored.
By gaining greater network visibility — which lets IT fix persistent problems before they affect the dental offices — Pacific Dental Services has saved countless hours and has avoided the need to expand its staff.
Using a full-packet trace, the IT department can investigate a problem in a lab-type environment by analyzing continuous line-rate traffic at 1G and 10G speeds without packet drops.Back To Top
With continuous, reliable recording of multi-gigabit per second network traffic to disk, the Cascade Shark appliance makes sure you don’t miss a thing and ensures that all data is available for real time and back in time analysis. Multi-gigabit per second Ethernet traffic capture: Includes Shark Packet Recorder, a customized dump-to-disk utility based on the 1GbE and 10GbE.
Not every business application deserves the same level of handling, service, or prioritization. Some
are simply more important than others. Now with DPI in Cascade Shark, you can understand minute-by-minute consumption of applications, report application-specific performance, and make path and quality of service decisions quickly. You can recognize and monitor application types, including well-known, custom-developed, virtualized, peer-to-peer, VoIP and web-based applications with DPI.
Smart packet indexing accelerates troubleshooting and reduces the time it takes to identify and resolve complex performance issues. Packet meta-data, called microflows, provide efficient real-time indexing of packet data and enables users to quickly search terabytes of data. This allows for seamless transition between flow-based information in Cascade Profiler appliance and packet-level information in Cascade Shark appliance.
Riverbed. WAN optimization for your network: Application acceleration, WAN bandwidth optimization, and IT consolidation. Riverbed is the IT performance company. WAN optimization solutions from Riverbed liberate businesses from common IT constraints by increasing application performance, enabling consolidation, and providing enterprise-wide network and application visibility – all while eliminating the need to increase bandwidth, storage or servers. Thousands of companies trust Riverbed to deliver greater productivity and cost savings by making their IT infrastructure faster, less expensive and more responsive. Riverbed solutions are also available as managed services through select providers.