If you run a large enterprise, data center, education or government network, you know all too well the operational sea changes you are facing:
And you’re probably tired of addressing these issues with networking technology solutions that were developed in the 1990s. The tools at your disposal are beginning to feel more like museum curiosities than an effective Network Operations Center.
As a large enterprise, you have a stack of expensive, aging 1RU appliances sitting at the edges of your network, including things like WAN optimizers, packet shapers, application development controllers, next-gen firewalls and more that increasingly feel like they belong in a new wing of the Smithsonian Museum. These have primarily been deployed to compensate for the inherently chaotic and random behavior of routed TCP/IP packet transmission itself. Many of these devices, such as WAN optimizers, actually mask flaws in your underlying network, making it almost impossible to make informed decisions about IT usage and investment.
With the pressure of mobile, cloud and Internet of Things traffic mounting daily, Saisei decided the time for band-aids and patchwork solutions had passed. We developed a set of patents that allows routed IP links under the control of Saisei FlowCommand™ to behave in an orderly and predictable fashion. No more queuing. No more scheduling. No more brute-force QoS mechanisms that drop user sessions at 50% link utilization. Enhanced user experience can now be the norm. In fact, under FlowCommand, no user sessions will ever be dropped again. We call this Network Performance Enforcement (NPE).
And FlowCommand does this on off-the-shelf Intel x86-based servers and/or on VMs under hypervisor control.
Return 100% of your idle reserved bandwidth to productive use immediately. Today you are only using about half of the bandwidth you have paid for and deployed. Our software allows you to run your links at over 95% utilization 24×7 with guaranteed No-Flow-Left-Behind™ user session delivery.
Cap your purchases of outdated single-purpose edge appliances – and their predatory maintenance contracts. These were designed only as workarounds to certain TCP/IP deficiencies in heavily loaded networks. Upgrade your network and your user experience to the new best practice of predictable, guaranteed session delivery via easy-to-use software running on commodity processors.
With 40 metrics checked for every flow in real-time, you can finally know the exact performance your carriers are providing with their SLAs.
FlowCommand’s unique Net Neutrality feature guarantees that all flows receive fair and equal treatment — equal bandwidth allocation, regardless of the traffic load attempting to use the link. No rogue users, no P2P sessions and no flood of traffic can negatively impact this fair-usage enforcement or break a link under FlowCommand control. Net Neutrality directly addresses the critical network congestion and abuse issues faced by a number of enterprise vertical segments, such as universities, airports, large sports venues and hotels.
The efficiency, ease-of-use and granular flexibility that FlowCommand brings to network operators means that not only can more users be accommodated as a matter of course, but that more projects – VDI rollouts, SaaS implementations and so on – can be successfully implemented in far less time as well.
FlowCommand is standard, Linux-based virtual appliance software that runs exclusively on Intel x86 processors and memory. It is built to operate in both bare metal and virtualized environments. There is no requirement for dedicated storage. Data entering FlowCommand is standard TCP/IP traffic and data exiting FlowCommand is also standard TCP/IP traffic. All the control, visibility and manipulation of the flows are applied in-system.
All Saisei NPE solutions come with a powerful and flexible RESTful API for easy integration with third-party systems as well as GUI and CLI interfaces.
The Saisei GUI is ideal for fast policy creation. Want to prioritize certain application traffic? Block or limit traffic to a foreign country or a questionable web site? Achieve all of this with just a few clicks.
FlowCommand’s extensive flow data set can also be exported to an external flow collector or analytics platform via an open IPFIX interface.
FlowCommand provides a single system of real-time insight paired with unprecedented security, bandwidth and business policy enforcement that can scale to the largest networks.
“The combination of deep visibility plus granular, automated, policy-based control has long been sought as the holy grail of network capacity and performance optimization. But approaches to date have involved multi-part, integrated solutions that could not hope to be truly real-time or fully coordinated, leaving significant gaps for those trying to proactively protect and assure service quality and end user experience.
Saisei has aimed at solving this puzzle via a unified solution that combines network visibility, control and security — putting network architects in command of the situation to degrees that have not been possible or practical to date.”
Edgardo Lopez, First Cagayan Converge Data Center, Inc. Chief Technology Officer
Daniel Soh, Assistant General Manager, Sunway Digital Wave
Joohwan Kim, NHN Entertainment Infra Operation Team Leader
Raymond Miranda, Network Specialist at Fort Bend County Libraries
Zeus Kerravala, Founder and Principal Analyst, ZK Research
MITCH WAGNER, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading
Howard Solomon, former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada
Jim Frey, vice president of research, Enterprise Management Associates