Patrick Johnston on improving network performanceEnterprise Times talked with Patrick Johnston of Savvius about improving network performance. After 25 years of focusing on enterprise networks it is now looking at cloud computing and branch networks.

The rise of SD-WAN technologies and VLANs is being used by companies to improve network performance. They allow network teams to shape traffic to improve traffic management and delivery. With cloud computing, use of mobile networks and branch offices, the traffic flows over multiple networks. This is where Johnston believes Savvius has an advantage as customers look for multi-segment traffic analysis tools.

Patrick Johnston, Vice President Worldwide Sales, Savvius
Patrick Johnston, Vice President Worldwide Sales, Savvius

One of the big challenges for companies is understanding where their network degradation occurs. Johnston says that Savvius has shown the virtual networks in the cloud are a major cause of performance issues. This is something that many cloud providers will want to look at. SD-WAN use is also growing in the branch office environment. This increases the pressure on networks teams to understand how to manage it.

Moving data into the cloud has become a sticky issue for some companies. Concerns over privacy, data protection and laws require data to stay in country have grown. Interestingly, as the size of company decreases Johnston sees an increasing willingness to move data to the public cloud. Movement to public cloud is also industry dependent.

To hear more of what Patrick Johnson had to say listen to the podcast.

Where can I get it?

obtain it, for Android devices from

use the Enterprise Times page on Stitcher

use the Enterprise Times page on Podchaser

listen to the Enterprise Times channel on Soundcloud

listen to the podcast (below) or download the podcast to your local device and then listen there.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here