SAS’s core skills are centred upon complex converged networking and the ability to monitor and manage the full application path . Simply put, we see the network (and the Cloud) as the foundation via which business critical applications are delivered. We’ve long believed that the traditional default position of blaming the network alone for poor end-user IT experience is dangerously misleading. In our 25 years' experience, as much as 70% of the time the issues lay outside the network.
Technology estates are complex and ever changing environments. They can be spread across multiple sites and stretch across continents; and across that pathway there are three critical overlapping layers - network, infrastructure and application . If you are unable to monitor all three (or choose not to monitor all three) and their critical interdependencies then you will be basing decision on opinion rather than fact. Visibility of just one piece of the jigsaw is simply not enough. It’s a bit like driving a car with a rev counter but no speedometer. It forces dangerous assumptions that expose organisations to risk.