Nyansa and Eight Universities Team Up to Deliver Customized User Performance Management Solutions for U.S. Research and Education Community
User Mobility, Device Proliferation, and Cloud-Based Apps Create New Challenges for Optimizing the User Experience Across University Access Networks
Palo Alto, Calif., February 20, 2018 – Nyansa, Inc. (“knee-ans-sah”), a fast-growing innovator of a new generation of network analytics software technology, announced today an engagement with the Internet2 community to improve efficiencies, lower operational costs and improve the user experience across the IT network. Institutions participating in the effort include the Universities of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Notre Dame, Michigan, North Carolina at Greensboro, and Tennessee, and Stanford University, Brandeis University and Wesleyan University.
Technical staff and leadership from these leading institutions worked with Nyansa and Internet2 to tailor Nyansa’s Voyance user performance management platform for higher education’s complex requirements. Voyance completed a rigorous service validation process by all eight universities to ensure that the customized offering addressed campus security, identity management, and integration challenges.
"Nyansa and Internet2 member institutions worked closely to design and tailor a network analytics solution that best fits the diverse needs of universities and colleges, and their unique network architectures," said Ryan Turner, manager of networking at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "The Voyance service incorporates holistic views of network traffic based on end-user utilization and provides opportunities for community driven comparisons for additional insights."
Internet2 is a non-profit, member-driven advanced technology community that provides a national technology infrastructure and collaboration environment for many of the nation’s researchers. It includes the largest and fastest research and education network, as well as trust, identity, and cloud service programs.
“Internet2 is delighted to add the Nyansa service to our cloud portfolio. This represents another success of a service provider working closely with our higher education member community to shape their services to the vital needs of higher education,” said David Gift, associate vice president for community engagement at Internet2. “We greatly appreciate the effort both Nyansa and our members have made to reach this point."
Voyance is now available as a tailored subscription service to all universities that connect to the Internet2 advanced research and education network.
Combining advanced analytics technologies, cloud-based computing, and sophisticated machine learning techniques, Voyance represents the newest approach to optimizing end user performance on wired and wireless access networks. Unlike conventional technology or proprietary vendor solutions, Nyansa's cloud-based Voyance network analytics platform constantly measures, analyzes, and correlates every user network transaction, working seamlessly across Cisco or Aruba networks without any client software, hardware sensors, server agents or any intrusive additional network infrastructure.
“Voyance provides Wesleyan with insight on wireless performance from the user perspective that we have not had in the past. It provides multiple data points that allow us to address systemic issues, some of which fly under the radar yet greatly impact user satisfaction,” said Karen Warren, deputy chief information officer at Wesleyan University. “Tools like Voyance are often out of budgetary reach for campuses, particularly to those our size, yet expectations of wireless performance are very high on college campuses. The Internet2 partnership is critical in making this available to the higher education community. The Internet2 validation process mandates consideration of different types of institutions whose members advocate for aggressive pricing structures and terms, making the purchase process much simpler.”
Since its introduction in April 2016, Nyansa's Voyance solution has quickly become the largest cloud-based network analytics service in use within the higher education community. Voyance is now analyzing traffic from more than one million wired and wireless users each week, supporting over 90,000 wireless access points across more than 40 universities worldwide.
"The research and education community cloud service validation process has become a valued and trusted engagement model for many of the world’s leading educational institutions," said Abe Ankumah, chief executive officer at Nyansa. "These institutions’ technical expertise and intimate knowledge of large-scale networks makes this an ideal collaboration to help solve the growing problem of how to best manage the user experience in the face of constantly changing networks and dwindling resources."
For more information on the service validation process for Voyance, please visit www.internet2.edu/products-services/cloud-services-applications/voyance/
Join Internet2 member campuses for a webinar on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 2 pm ET, as they discuss how they're working to improve user network performance through a better understanding of the client experience.
Nyansa is a fast-growing innovator of advanced enterprise IT analytics software technology. The company is credited with developing the first cloudsourced, enterprise network analytics service, called Voyance, Focused on the end user experience, Voyance is the only analytics system that provides cross-company correlation, analysis and benchmarking of network metrics and trends. Voyance uniquely extracts, analyzes and correlates wired and wireless data for every user network transaction in real-time and over time across the entire network-application stack without the use of client software, software agents, physical wireless sensors, additional network hardware. For more information I visit: at www.nyansa.com.
Internet2® is a non-profit, member-driven advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 serves 327 U.S. universities, 60 government agencies, 43 regional and state education networks and through them supports more than 94,000 community anchor institutions, over 900 InCommon participants, and 76 leading corporations working with our community, and 61 national research and education network partners that represent more than 100 countries.
Internet2 delivers a diverse portfolio of technology solutions that leverages, integrates, and amplifies the strengths of its members and helps support their educational, research and community service missions. Internet2’s core infrastructure components include the nation’s largest and fastest research and education network that was built to deliver advanced, customized services that are accessed and secured by the community-developed trust and identity framework.
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