Since the beginning of time…or, ok, since the 90’s (more or less), network administrators have created a demand for network diagramming software. netViz, a (now discontinued) […]

If You Need to Replace netViz, Read This

Since the beginning of time…or, ok, since the 90’s (more or less), network administrators have created a demand for network diagramming software. netViz, a (now discontinued) […]

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Since the beginning of time…or, ok, since the 90’s (more or less), network administrators have created a demand for network diagramming software. netViz, a (now discontinued) product of CA Technologies, was introduced to meet network diagramming needs of IT teams. The software offered users hierarchies, (limited) automatic discovery with a graphical interface — with thousands of users, it became a popular choice for companies of all sizes. Unfortunately, CA Technologies discontinued the product (and support for it) in 2012.

This decision left numerous IT teams in a tough situation: with a software package that was quickly becoming obsolete but one which was also integral for everything from troubleshooting to planning.

Enter netTerrain, the de-facto netViz replacement.

What makes netTerrain the de-facto netViz replacement? We are unique in that we fully understand the needs of netViz users looking to upgrade. Our team worked on netViz for years — we founded Graphical Networks with the mission of providing our customers IT visualization software that’s as easy-to-use as it is powerful. Our flagship product, netTerrain, comes in three flavors: netTerrain Logical (network documentation and network mapping), netTerrain DCIM software, and netTerrain OSP software (outside plant and fiber backbone management).

With netTerrain, you keep your existing projects — and you upgrade to a supported, state-of-the-art, and feature-rich platform that picks up where netViz left off. Whereas with netViz discovery was rather limited (to put it nicely), you can discover anything with netTerrain. netTerrain comes loaded with a robust catalog, and you can model your own objects in seconds.

Transitioning to netTerrain is easy. Importing all of your existing network assets, data, network diagrams, data fields, and icons? It happens with just a few clicks. We have an easy netViz import utility that lets you keep all of your projects and catalog items (along with values and attributes) by importing them directly into netTerrain. With this utility, you can keep everything you already have: visual overrides, backgrounds, and icons.

What about support? You name it: we’ve got it. Getting help is as easy as calling us, choosing ‘support’, and you get a human being (who knows the product inside and out) on the phone. You can also chat with us right here on our website….or open a ticket in Zendesk.

Since 2007, we’ve developed a large portfolio of success in helping users transition from netViz to the next level. If you’re looking to replace netViz, see what netTerrain can do for you and get a demo today.

Jason Sherman
Jason Sherman
As Graphical Networks’ Sales Engineering and Support Services Manager, Jason Sherman leads the pre and post sales cycle with the entire Graphical Networks software portfolio, and ensures current customers are able to use the software to its fullest potential.

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