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TechValidate Research on Corvil

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211 Customers Surveyed

1,780 Data Points Collected

112 Published TechFacts

18 Published Charts

35 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Corvil Customer Research

How our customers use Corvil

For what functions do you use Corvil today:

Real-time monitoring and reporting of infrastructure and/or application performance
73%
Investigation of market data issues (e.g., quality, gap detection, relative feed latency)
63%
Investigation of client execution quality issues (e.g., fill rates, best execution, respond to inquiries)
59%
Investigation of infrastructure issues (e.g., network latency, VoIP, service provider SLAs, etc.)
54%
Infrastructure sizing and capacity planning
42%
Delivering of network data for correlation with business and IT Operations metrics (e.g. stream to big data system, time series analysis database, security incident management system, etc.)
29%
Providing timestamped trade execution surveillance data for audit or regulatory inquiries
17%
Investigation of security incidents  (e.g., suspicious network activity, kill-chain activities, activities listed in threat intelligence reports)
5%
Other
3%

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise financial services company is based on a September 2013 survey of CorvilNet customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“From a performance aspect, Corvil has helped ‘confirm’ the networks reliability.”

Challenges

  • Purchased Corvil in order to:
    • Troubleshoot IT problems
    • Reduce finger pointing between teams
    • Independently verify performance measurements

Use Case

  • Applies the following Corvil features to monitor IT infrastructure:
    • Microburst detection
    • Market data feed monitoring, e.g. gap detection, A versus B feed
    • Client transaction response time measurements
    • Venue transaction response time measurements
    • Multi-hop latency tracking across gateways, SORs etc.
    • Scheduled reporting
    • Packet capture with latency metadata and business layer decodes
  • Uses Corvil in the following ways:
    • Network performance monitoring
    • Application performance monitoring
    • Baseline performance prior to change or upgrade
  • Does use Corvil to measure the performance of IT upgrades.

Results

  • Utilizes Corvil to resolve issues or report performance daily.
  • Achieved the following benefits with Corvil:
    • Increased visibility into IT Infrastructure performance
    • Increased confidence in performance measurements
    • Reduced finger pointing between teams
    • Realized more pro-active customer service

Increased Confidence in Measurements

86% of surveyed IT organizations increased confidence in performance measurements with Corvil.

86%

Case Study: Large Enterprise Media & Entertainment Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise media & entertainment company is based on a April 2015 survey of Corvil customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Corvil’s product is highly functional and the staff are great to work with.”

Challenges

  • Principal reasons for purchasing Corvil:
    • For network performance monitoring
    • For Capacity Planning or Network Optimization

Use Case

  • Considered the following alternative solutions before selecting Corvil:
    • Netscout
    • Riverbed
    • Internally built solution
  • Purchased Corvil over alternative solutions for the following reasons:
    • Microburst Visibility and Granularity of Visibility
    • True real time visibility
    • Consolidation of tools – one product where other vendors need multiple
    • Unified view of network and application monitoring in the one tool
  • Uses Corvil for the following network performing monitoring functions:
    • Packet Capture Analysis
    • Network analysis (Latency, loss, jitter, tcp analysis, BGP routing, etc)
    • Capacity Planning
    • Bandwidth Measurement
    • Troubleshooting and Problem Identification
  • Uses Corvil for the following:
    • Network Monitoring
    • WAN Monitoring
    • Troubleshooting

Results

  • Mean Time to Resolution is 50-70% faster since implementing Corvil.
  • Realized the following benefits with Corvil:
    • Achieved deeper insights into complex IT problems
    • Achieved a single source of data for network and applications, reducing finger pointing between teams

Reasons for Purchasing Corvil

What were your principal reasons for purchasing Corvil?

Network performance monitoring
79%
Reduce MTTR and troubleshoot IT, application or network problems
59%
Independently verify performance measurements
55%
Capacity Planning or Network Optimization
38%
Meet or support compliance or regulatory reporting
24%
Increase competitive advantage
22%
Third-party SLA verification and monitoring
17%
Other
10%

Corvil Streams into Splunk

Feeding raw packet decodes and latency measurements into Splunk enables us to enrich our proprietary application logging and measurements.

Engineer, Medium Enterprise Financial Services Company



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About Corvil

Corvil is a provider of IT monitoring systems for high-performance businesses. These businesses believe in leveraging the latest IT technology and skills as a means to achieving higher growth, competitive advantage and greater efficiencies.

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