County Tipperary in Ireland Deploys Fluke Networks' Visual TruView for Complete Visibility into New Unified Government Network

Improves application and network performance monitoring across 57 remote county offices

Nov 27, 2013, 11:00 ET from Fluke Networks

EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fluke Networks today announced that Visual TruView™, its award-winning unified network and application performance monitoring and troubleshooting solution, has been deployed by County Tipperary, one of 32 historical counties in Ireland and home to more than 158,000 residents. Visual TruView provides County Tipperary with a complete view into their new unified government IT infrastructure, which was initiated as a project after the North Tipperary County Council and South Tipperary County Council were combined in 2012.  


County Tipperary's main challenge was creating, and then maintaining a single, unified network across all Country Tipperary, which includes more than 55 remote county offices. Development of the €1.8 million IT consolidation project is still in process, but once completely built out, the network will host internal applications, a public-facing website and portals for crucial county services including housing, water, roads, environment, planning and other government functions. With surmounting pressure riding on the success of the unification project, County Tipperary needs clear visibility into the performance of the network and applications across multiple offices and the ability to quickly identify and resolve any issues in real time – Visual TruView was able to fulfill those needs.

"With TruView you can get a high-level overview of what's going on with a particular site or a particular application very quickly. It's very easy to interpret. We can see which applications are having or causing problems," said Dermot Tobin, Information Systems Project Leader for the Network Services and Infrastructure Integration effort at County Tipperary. "With our previous solution, it took much longer. And, of course, with TruView you can drill down into the data when you need to take a closer look."

Fluke Networks' Visual TruView is the industry's first truly unified, single-appliance network and application performance monitoring and troubleshooting solution. It uses key data sets including packet storage, application response time, transactional decode, NetFlow and SNMP to highlight performance metrics through a single, unified dashboard. The comprehensive overview of both network and application performance provides County Tipperary with a clear picture of where issues originate.

"We needed a tool that can give us a complete picture of what is happening with applications, servers and the network across the entire county," continued Tobin. "Right now, we're still building the network. But in the medium term, it's important for us to be able to isolate the source of performance issues so we can get application problems on the desk of the applications team and network problems to the network team so they can address them quickly."

As the rollout of County Tipperary's integration progresses, Tobin and his team have continued to find "bits and pieces" of potential issues that could have impacted the overall network performance had they gone undetected, including a slow user log-in issue that was reported from the southern side of the county. To read the complete County Tipperary case study, please click here.

For more information on Visual TruView, please click here.

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