Accedian SkyLIGHT PVX Scalability

Mario Oosters
Network Architect at a recruiting/HR firm with 501-1,000 employees
When it comes to scalability, there is never enough, of course. I can't put all my servers on it, but it's a lot better. It's an issue at the moment for us. We have now one big box and the changes are not a problem related to SkyLIGHT, it's more an issue for our company. When we bought new appliances, most of the servers were not really virtualized yet. Not much time later, we went for a totally new data center and a totally new way of working, where it was becoming mandatory to have it all virtualized. Now, pretty much all of the servers are virtualized, which is great because if something is down you can just put in on another server, vMotion, and it works fine. But if you don't have SkyLIGHT running on each of those servers or some mirror on each of those servers, then you are not capable of capturing all the traffic because the server can at any time change to another server. It's a lot harder at the moment. We have to juggle things with the other teams and make sure we're all on the same page, that they don't move the server at that point in time. So scalability, at the moment, is pretty bad for us now, because our modus operandi have totally shifted. We now need a more distributed solution, which is something we'll probably look into the future. We are going to need to buy the licensing to get it running on each of those servers, which would be the ideal solution. Another solution could probably be going for a 40-gig port, and maybe an even bigger appliance. But I wouldn't really like it because it would still mean that we would lose quite a large amount of information, such as from what server it is actually coming at the moment. View full review »
Freelance IT Consultant at SPW (Service Public de Wallonie)
Scalability is our issue. We are collecting more and more data but we are still on mechanical disks. That's why we have decided to go with a new appliance with a local SSD disk. We expect to have better scalability with the new architecture. This is something to keep in mind with the product: The number of flows, the type of disk, and the amount of data. View full review »
Joel Baczynski
Network Administrator at CHR Citadelle
The product is very scalable. We have two internal data centers and two external data centers; one for production and one for the development. We have about 200 access switches. We have Citrix farms and about 200 servers with Windows and Linux. We have a mainframe. It's a large environment. We have had no issues with scaling. View full review »
Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The product is very scalable. View full review »
Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Product scales well. View full review »

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