With increasing economic headwinds, planning for uncertainly is a top priority. Whether you're a small or large organization, IT budgets are sure to come under heightened scrutiny and are at risk of being frozen or reduced, even as the volume of network traffic is expected to continue increasing.
Do you have a network security and monitoring tools line item in your budget? If so, you can apply a range of traffic optimization techniques to make your current tools 2-5 times more efficient, without reducing their effectiveness. The result? You can potentially reduce your tools budget by 50 percent or more—a savings of more than a million dollars over the first year for the typical mid-sized Gigamon customer1. The charts below show the cumulative tool spend savings over five years for two data centers with various tool types.
The ROI payback period to implement traffic optimization is typically less than nine months1 with the potential for millions of dollars in cost savings over the lifetime of your tools. In some cases, the investment pays for itself on day one through maintenance cost savings.
Cumulative Tool Spend Savings with Traffic Optimization
A state and local government says it saw ROI with their investment in Gigamon solutions “immediately” and confirm they saved $1,000,000 or more.
Source: TechValidate 2020
A large aerospace and defense company saved $1,000,000+ using Gigamon solutions.
Source: TechValidate 2020
“Gigamon solutions provided a single source of visibility across our physical, virtual, and cloud environments. We were able to reduce tool sprawl, lower costs, and enhance staff efficiency – while achieving ROI payback period of only 6 – 12 months.”
Source: James Scollard, Enterprise Solutions Architect, US Bank
“We have significantly enhanced the use of our other platforms using Gigamon….We’re able to maximize what we do have [resulting in] one less thing we have to buy.”
Realize savings from optimizing network traffic to tools, without compromising fidelity, by:
Eliminating duplicate packets
Filtering traffic from low-risk applications
Using other techniques like advanced flow slicing
The figure above shows how four different traffic optimization techniques used successively reduce irrelevant traffic significantly.
The case for Gigamon solutions is backed by real-world experiences at thousands of customers small and large around the world.
EVALUATE ON YOUR OWN
Generate an estimated network tool cost savings forecast for your data centers with outputs like the chart above in less than five minutes using the Network Tools Efficiency Wizard.
Gigamon can provide a complimentary* analysis of your network traffic onsite to determine exactly how much your network traffic can be optimized. We'll generate a precise annualized forecast of your tool spend and your savings.
*Qualified organizations as determined in initial consultation (criteria includes size of organization and number of tool types deployed). Limited time deployment.
1Enterprise Strategy Group, 2020. https://www.gigamon.com/resources/resource-library/analyst-industry-reports/ar-esg-economic-validation.html