NETSCOUT nGeniusONE Scalability

Dominic Nazzise
Network Operations Engineer at a government with 10,001+ employees
We can definitely scale it higher. There's a lot more that we've found that we could be hooking the nGeniusONE up to. The possibility is there. The only issue we have is our bureaucracy. As far as what it could be doing for us, if I had my way we'd have it taking care of everything. It's just a matter of getting it done. But the option is definitely there. We're using it mainly just for data center and core stuff, but the option is there to send it out to our distribution nodes as well. View full review »
John Criddle
Senior Director of Enterprise IT Operations at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
It's extremely scalable. We've had no issues with the scalability at this point. View full review »
Daniel Gattey
Network Analyst
The scalability is huge because certain ISPs have hundreds of these things out there monitoring their deployments, versus our having a few. It's very scalable. View full review »
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Mike Ostrander
Data Communications Engineering Manager at a government with 10,001+ employees
The newer technology scales very well, especially in the virtual environment. Some of the hardware that I purchased four or five years ago, since it's a hardware-based system, limits how it can grow and scale. But truthfully, five years for a deep packet inspection tool like this is quite good. There are some hardware components that communicate to the nGeniusONE that I'm likely to be upgrading within the next few years. My traffic has grown to the point where I need more and, since it's hardware-based, it can only scale so far. nGeniusONE itself scales very well. It's cloud-based. We are moving to a virtualized environment in our data center, and NETSCOUT is making very scalable nGenius solutions so that we'll have some virtual instances of it. Our plan is to expand that into our virtualized environment and be able to have some inspection of the traffic that stays in our data center. We've already started that process. Our bottleneck is the internal resources to do it. It will probably be done by the end of next year. View full review »
Manuel Ayala
Global Telecom Operations Director at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
I have not had any problems with scalability. View full review »
Elias Lolei
Network Specialest at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
So far, on the NG1 side, it's been very easy to scale. We just go into InfiniStream if we need to and we can very easily link it to our same NG1. In terms of actually needing to add new InfiniStream, this has been a challenge because we'd like to reduce costs. However, there are a lot of use cases where we absolutely have to have new hardware, which we don't like, but it is what it is. View full review »
Patricia Bertrand
General IT Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
It's also pretty scalable, there is no problem with that. It can be expensive, but if you have a good configuration, based on what you are looking for, it's okay, it's manageable. View full review »
Ron Robinson
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It scales well also. We are about up to 350 InfiniStreams. We have a multi-tier architecture for the NG1, locals and globals, and backup solutions and the failover solutions for disaster recovery work well. View full review »
Anand Thakur
Senior Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
My impressions of the scalability of the solution are positive. We've grown greatly as a company, and it's kept up with our needs. View full review »
Dawid Van Der Merwe
Senior Solutions Specialist at Sintrex Integration Services
The solution can scale in most directions, bandwidth, hardware, virtual taps, etc. View full review »
Matthew Cady
System Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The scalability needs some work. From a probe perspective, we are limited to a certain amount of throughput on the devices themselves. Without having actual hooks into the bare metal hardware for the solutions, it's a bit of a "thumb in the air" as to when we hit our capacity or when our high watermark is. I'm not sure if our operations teams have that capacity under control. So when we have to scale, it's a very large expense. View full review »
Derrick Ode
Technical Lead at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We haven't really scaled it very much. We're not a really big shop. We've got five InfiniStreams collecting into our nGeniusONE. It's supposed to scale pretty well, but I don't really have much comment on it because we're pretty small as it is. View full review »
NetworkE7c4a
Network Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's very scalable. View full review »
George Dohanich
Telecom Design Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
It scales out fairly widely, horizontally. And with the new virtual one, we'll be doing it a lot wider. So it has good scalability. View full review »
Javier Cobian
Network Engineer at a K-12 educational company or school with 10,001+ employees
Looking forward, I believe we'll see that the more we add to it, the more and more our network will get better. View full review »
Joe Jaskolski
Reginal Switch Manager at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
After today's conversation, here at NETSCOUT Engage 2019, it seems like it's highly scalable. I always knew it was scalable but with the new enhancements coming, it's really good. View full review »
David-Clark
Network System Admin at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
It seems to be scalable. We have a pretty big installation. Once we get capacity in place, I think it will resolve a lot of our issues. View full review »
NetworkE27c4
Network Engineer at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
The scalability becomes very expensive quickly. View full review »
SeniorSt8b8f
Senior Staff Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We haven't scaled much. Talking to other customers, it sounds like it scales well. View full review »
VpInfras8818
VP Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The scalability is difficult. Packet capture and packet broker are hard to do because you ultimately have to build a separate overlay network, so you can capture the packets. The network speeds are constantly increasing, so now you are at 10 gig or 100 gig capabilities, and it's hard to scale. View full review »
Andy Hsu
Network Design and Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
As far as we can see, the scalability issue is mostly that we need to spend more time to tune the software to understand our environment a little better. Other than that, we haven't found any scalability issues. Scalability is related to the hardware sizing and I think we did a pretty good job on that front. View full review »
SeniorDe48c0
Senior Designer with 10,001+ employees
The current solution is not easy to scale, because it is an appliance-based solution. So, you have to swap everything out. View full review »
Mike Vandergriff
Telecom Tech with 1,001-5,000 employees
The scalability is great. View full review »
Manager6461
Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Scalability is great. I am looking forward to seeing more. View full review »
SystemsAc34f
Systems Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It is definitely scalable, as long as we do things right. View full review »
NetworkEaa62
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is excellent. The company allows you to add more to what you already have. Not all companies do this. View full review »
LeadsSys204c
Leads System Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The scalability is very good. We have had no issues. It has been very scalable. We have two network operations centers. We support 34 nodes, and those nodes are being remotely monitored. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about NETSCOUT nGeniusONE. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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