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The ROI of a network digital twin

The financial return on aligning your team, simplifying troubleshooting, and avoiding outages
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How much are outages costing you?

According to Gartner, the average cost of a network outage is $5,600 per minute. Enterprise network downtime can cost you at least $140,000 per hour, with some companies reporting losses of $540,000 per hour.
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Global Entertainment Company Saves Hundreds of IT Hours Every Year with
Forward Networks

Read how a Fortune 100 company increases overall efficiency and continuously ensures policy compliance with Forward Enterprise.
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business challenge

What's in your network?

A Fortune 500 enterprise company has on average: 
12,750
network devices
3 billion
lines of code
500
model + firmware 
combinations
100s
changes per week
"Our network is so complex that no one person could understand 
it until we installed Forward Networks. Now everyone does." 
Michael Wynston
Director of Network Architecture + Automation @ Fiserv
With Forward, users get an always accurate, single-pane view of network topology for on-prem, and in the cloud. The Verify feature enables users to continuously audit the network and receive actionable alerts for noncompliance. Using Forward Enterprise's Network Query Engine feature, network operators can quickly search the network like a database. The network digital twin acts as a sandbox, so users can test configurations and determine their impact on traffic flow before pushing them live. 
HOW YOU SAVE WITH FORWARD NETWORKS

Reducing Mean Time to Resolution (MTTR)

One of our customers, a Fortune 50 media company, reduced their MTTR by 80% using Forward Networks search functionality.

Align your teams

Forward Enterprise serves as the single source of truth for your network and has REST APIs to integrate with other tools, which can be invaluable when teams are looking for critical information.

For example, one of our customers, a global payment processor, deployed a Slackbot to let the app team easily query the network data from Forward Enterprise without disrupting the network team.

As a result, the business has been able to deploy applications 60% faster than they were previously, helping them meet the revenue targets of the growing company.
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From reactive to proactive

Consider this: when the time to insight for an outage goes down to a minute, or the time to confirm that a change window succeeded goes down to a minute, or the time to go from one example of a problem to all examples of a problem goes down to minutes — that frees up time.​​​

One federal customer estimates that since deploying Forward Enterprise, their team has spent 45% less time dealing with unforeseen issues. In 18 months, they’ve been able to dedicate more time to making network improvements, focusing on fault tolerance, automation, and new integrations.

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Avoid outages

Let’s face it: network outages suck.

They have the potential to cripple the business and put the entire network team in fire-fighting mode. Can we prevent more of them? YES. What if you had an intelligent sidekick to help you manage the network, one that would alert you to issues that could potentially cause outages (like an MTU mismatch), allowing you to resolve them before they ever result in a problem?

One of our customers, a very large financial institution in the U.S., has achieved a 90% reduction in P0/P1 network outages over two years since rolling out Forward Enterprise.
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Simplify troubleshooting

What if you could take tasks that usually require hours, and cut them down to seconds?

One of our customers, a global entertainment company, estimates that they previously spent 20-30 minutes on every path search, which has been reduced to less than one minute since deploying Forward Enterprise. Find the problem fast — fix it fast.

As a result, they’ve realized an 81% reduction in mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR).



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Fiserv: Saved 7 Figures in Support Costs

By creating a searchable and easy-to-understand single source of truth for network inventory, Michael Wynston answers questions about his network with mathematical certainty, has more confidence in automation efforts, and provides a way for him to plan what he wants his network to accomplish.
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