LiveAction – Software Defined WAN Solution

December 18, 2015

LiveAction is a company founded on 2007 (with the name of ActionPacked) with the corporate office in Santa Clara, CA, the engineering office at Honolulu and several sales offices (San Francisco, San Diego, Austin, Chicago, New York, Charlotte, Louisville, Birmingham). More than 50 employees, 1000 users and more than 40 partners.

Their product is an Intelligent WAN (IWAN) Visibility and Assurance, a software designed to simplify network management. Initially developed to aid the US Department of Defense in the operation of its networks, LiveAction features an innovative visual display, real-time big data analytics and deep control of routers and switches for unparalleled network administration. LiveAction accelerates troubleshooting with its QoS control, application-aware, and WAN functionality developed through engineering partnerships with Cisco Systems.

During the last IT Press Tour #17 I’ve got the opportunity to know this company and learn more about the topic from Dana Matsunaga (President & Chief Operation Officier).

LiveNX Software is an IT visualization platform, fast, simple, cost-effective way to visualize and control application performance leveraging Cisco capabilities. It’s an application-aware Network Performance Management that use different type of NetFlow sources to collect all the required data.

LiveAction enables users to leverage the high network visibility provided by Application Visibility and Control (AVC) and Network-Based Application Recognition NBAR2 as well as perform the active response to monitored traffic classes and flows. Experience effective root cause analysis with guided workflows and in-depth visibility for application-level performance.

Or also using for troubleshooting like find congestions or packets drop:

You can test LiveNX for a 14-day trial using this site: http://www.liveaction.com/download

And there is also a new product: LiveUX a SaaS and On-prem LiveNX Integration.

LiveAction for User Experience (LiveUX) monitors end-user experience of web applications deployed in any cloud over any network, from the traditional network to the state-of-the-art SDN network. You can gain insight into the availability and performance for any web-based application anywhere. You can address issues before they impact users. Correlating end-user experience and network information through integration with LiveAction Application-aware Network Performance Monitoring accelerates problem resolution and significantly simplifies your application performance monitoring challenges.

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