Big Universities Embracing Big Data Ntework Analytics to get a Tighter Grip on the End User Experience

Arizona State University, Notre Dame, the University of Southern California, University of Saint Thomas and the University of Virginia among the newest higher education institutions to standardize on Nyansa’s Voyance analytics platform to address user performance management

Nyansa, Inc. (“knee-ans-sah”), a fast-growing innovator of a new generation of network analytics software technology, today announced that its Voyance big data network analytics cloud service has been selected and deployed within some of the country’s leading higher education institutions.

Arizona State University, Notre Dame, the University of St. Thomas and the University of Virginia are the newest schools to leverage Nyansa’s cloud-based network analytics service, Voyance, to address the growing challenge of ensuring the best possible user network experience in the midst of unstoppable mobility, public cloud applications and IOT device proliferation within university access networks.

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 market. Voyance is now analyzing traffic from more than one million wired and wireless clients each week, supporting over 150,000 wireless access points across more than 40 different universities nationwide.

“Given their size, scope and diversity, University network infrastructures are among the most challenging environments to manage in today’s IT landscape,” said Tom Klimek, IT Director at the University of Notre Dame.

“New network analytics solutions, making use of big data techniques and scalable cloud technologies, are proving immensely useful in quickly quantifying the end user experience. Until now, understanding the actual user experience at any given time for thousands of users has been next to impossible,” concluded Klimek.

According to a new report from ZK Research, recent technological advances in the areas of machine learning and user performance management—using new network-based analytics technologies and sophisticated cloud-computing architectures—now promise to deliver more complete visibility and proactive tools to network operations staff to optimize the user experience within the enterprise access network.


With Voyance, University IT staff know what, where and why users are experiencing poor network performance without having to capture and analyze volumes of data from disparate network elements.

By constantly measuring every client network transaction, Voyance automatically identifies systemic user, device, network and application issues from perspective of the user without the need for client software, server agents or intrusive hardware. Additionally, Voyance proactively suggests remediation steps to recover the most number of lost client hours related to a given network service, device or network service problem.

Universities using Voyance have reported a 50 percent or more reduction in the time to find and fix user performance problems as well as the ability to characterize and quantify, in monetary terms, the impact of infrastructure changes before and after they were made.

Nyansa is a fast-growing, Silicon Valley based innovator of advanced IT analytics software technology. Venture-backed by Intel Capital and Formation |8, the company was founded in September 2013. Nyansa is credited with developing the first full-stack, vendor-agnostic, cloud-based user performance management platform called Voyance. With it, organizations are able to automate the end-to-end analysis and correlation or critical infrastructure data to improve the productivity, performance and security of critical devices on the wired/wireless network.

The world’s largest and only public SaaS IT analytics service available today, Voyance currently analyzes user network traffic from over 20 million client devices across thousands of customer sites at companies including Tesla, Uber, Lululemon, Home Depot, MuleSoft, SF International Airport, Stanford, Northeast Georgia Healthcare System and many others.

Purpose-built for quantifying the user experience within increasingly mobile enterprise network environments. Voyance is the only analytics system that analyzes every wired and wireless client network transaction in real time and over time. With Voyance, organizations can now proactively predict client problems, optimize their network and justify infrastructure changes based on actual user, network and application data. This serves to improve user productivity while radically reducing the time and expense related to optimizing IT network operations from the client to the cloud.


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