Bealls Department Stores Deploys Fluke Networks’ Visual TruView(TM) for Complete Visibility into Network and Application Performance
Visual TruView enables the 500-store retail chain to pinpoint, isolate and remediate network and application performance issues, minimizing business impact
EVERETT, Wash., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Fluke Networks today announced that Visual TruView(TM), its award-winning unified network and application performance monitoring and troubleshooting solution, has been deployed by Bealls, Inc., one of the South’s most respected family-owned and operated retail establishments. Visual TruView gives the retail chain comprehensive visibility into all key systems and applications across more than 500 network locations, enabling immediate remediation of performance issues and minimizing the impact on its 13,000 employees, customers and sales.
Bealls’ growing e-commerce presence and its more than 100 custom, in-store and corporate business applications were causing sporadic network outages and performance issues. Without access to comprehensive real-time network data, the company’s engineering teams couldn’t quickly identify and isolate the problems, resulting in lost sales, employee frustration and customer dissatisfaction. In short, the company needed immediate visibility into network and application performance – and Visual TruView met that challenge.
“There are only two solutions I keep up and running at all times, and Visual TruView is one of them,” said David Varnum, manager of network engineering at Bealls. “It gives me complete visibility into the application layer and, when problems emerge, I can identify the source and work to fix it before it has an impact on the business. It’s our eyes and ears for the network, and it’s made the engineering team shine.”
Introduced earlier this year, Fluke Networks’ Visual TruView is the industry’s first truly unified, single-appliance network and application performance monitoring and troubleshooting solution. It leverages key data sets such as stream-to-disk packet storage, application response time, transactional decode, NetFlow and SNMP to present performance analytics through a single visual dashboard. It eliminates the need for swivel chair correlations and gives the Bealls team the ability to quickly drill down into packet-level details, if needed.
“From the moment Visual TruView went live, we had instant visibility into pressing issues and were able to immediately fix problems and do application rollups,” Varnum said. “The workflow is very logical and easy to use, and because it pulls all of the data sources we need, we can get as granular as needed to isolate an issue.”
Varnum added that, with Visual TruView’s intuitive guided workflows, the Bealls engineering team is never more than a few clicks away from isolating network performance problems. “It’s a critical tool for our day-to-day management of performance,” he said.
About Fluke Networks
Fluke Networks is the world-leading provider of network test and monitoring solutions to speed the deployment and improve the performance of networks and applications. Leading enterprises and service providers trust Fluke Networks’ products and expertise to help solve today’s toughest issues and emerging challenges in WLAN security, mobility, unified communications and data centers. Based in Everett, Wash., the company distributes products in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.FlukeNetworks.com or call +1 (425) 446-4519.
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