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Nyansa Looks to Diagnose Cloud Application Performance MysteriesNyansa Looks to Diagnose Cloud Application Performance Mysteries

When cloud application performance goes bad, Nyansa looks to diagnose the problem.

Mitch Wagner

November 7, 2016

3 Min Read
Nyansa Looks to Diagnose Cloud Application Performance Mysteries

When the network fails, users don't know the cause of the problem. They just know that their applications have stopped working -- and so have they.

That's the problem Nyansa is addressing with Voyance+, the latest version of its Voyance network analytics service.

"If your car stopped running on the highway, you know it stopped running but you don't know why," GT Hill, director of technology and product marketing for Nyansa, tells Light Reading. Voyance+ finds cloud application performance problems, flags problems for attention, and recommends remediation in plain English.

Voyance+ measures performance of individual cloud, universal communications, and voice-over-WiFi applications, supporting hundreds of applications, including Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) Skype for Business, Office 365, SAP AG (NYSE/Frankfurt: SAP), Facebook , YouTube Inc. , Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), as well as custom apps. Voyance+ correlates application performance with performance metrics on WiFi, campus LAN and network services, the user device, and the Internet.

Voyance+ establishes a baseline of normal performance for an individual enterprise's network, and flags deviations from that performance. It lets enterprises compare their performance against similar companies.

And it also quantifies how many hours of user productivity is lost due to network outages.

Voyance+ runs as a service in the cloud, connecting with a software agent called a "crawler" that sits out-of-band off a network switch, doing deep packet inspection (DPI) on every network packet.

Nyansa started two years ago in April by three founders educated at MIT and Harvard, with experience working at Aruba and Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO). It now numbers 25 developers. The company received a $12 million Series A funding round from Formation 8, and expects to go for another round in the first quarter of next year.

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The first version of Voyance launched in April, measuring performance of client endpoints.

Voyance+, available immediately, is priced starting at $27,000 per year for up to 1,000 user and 100 access points, with discounts for volume and longer contracts available.

Network analytics and related network automation technology is hot now as enterprises rely on cloud apps to run their business, placing new demands on the network.

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About the Author(s)

Mitch Wagner

Executive Editor, Light Reading

San Diego-based Mitch Wagner is many things. As well as being "our guy" on the West Coast (of the US, not Scotland, or anywhere else with indifferent meteorological conditions), he's a husband (to his wife), dissatisfied Democrat, American (so he could be President some day), nonobservant Jew, and science fiction fan. Not necessarily in that order.

He's also one half of a special duo, along with Minnie, who is the co-habitor of the West Coast Bureau and Light Reading's primary chewer of sticks, though she is not the only one on the team who regularly munches on bark.

Wagner, whose previous positions include Editor-in-Chief at Internet Evolution and Executive Editor at InformationWeek, will be responsible for tracking and reporting on developments in Silicon Valley and other US West Coast hotspots of communications technology innovation.

Beats: Software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), IP networking, and colored foods (such as 'green rice').

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