Riverbed acquired OPNET in a $1 billion deal back in 2012 in a bid to expand its APM product portfolio.
Nik Koutsoukos, senior director of product marketing for Riverbed SteelCentral, explained to Enterprise Networking Planet that AppInternals consists of two components. The first component involves collector agents that are deployed and the second component is a collector that aggregates the performance information the agents send back. The collector sends the data to the SteelCentral AppInternals web-client management console dashboard for display and stores all of the information collected in the AppInternals Big Data-based repository.
“The 9.0 version of AppInternals extends the powerful ITOA (IT Operational Analytics) and the mobile device monitoring capabilities first introduced in AppInternals 8.5,” Koutsoukos said. “The AppInternals big data repository has been expanded to store a nearly unlimited amount of high definition analytics (HDAnalytics ) as well as collecting in-depth business metrics.”