The performance of the network is one of the most critical areas of focus for any business. And, while the IT department may be tasked with ensuring network performance management is in place, the users are the ones most easily affected when applications or peripherals on the network are not performing as expected.
Using a distributed peer-to-peer architecture
, SevOne can easily scale millions of network elements simultaneously for the most efficient network performance management
. Appliances are deployed within a universal environment or all by themselves. When joined with other peers, however, the appliance is able to collect information from other devices. Users are able to view and report through a network performance management system when logged on to a peered appliance.
The typical hierarchy of network performance management systems
utilizes central reporting servers that take advantage of scalable bottlenecks. Regardless of the size of a reporting server, maintaining scalability is nearly impossible with the among collectors being used. The network performance management system then obviously slows and adds hours to report times.
In order to assure dependability and speed, SevOne utilizes its peer-to-peer distributed architecture coupled with repetitious hardware and software. Appliances
serve as collectors and reporters and are very aware of which are being monitored and by whom. This makes requesting data simpler and over all makes the entire system more effective than a single reporter.
Scalability with SevOne architecture becomes faster with its linear abilities and experiences no loss of efficiency with the peers. Requested data is processed individually and immediately so reports come back clear and precise. When multiple reports
are accessed with various peers, each peer knows its part and delivers that specific portion in a timely fashion.
Performance objects, which are used as a device or software component within a network performance management system, can be a number of things, from CPU, ICMP address and DNS domain name to HTTP address, Java MBean and Proxy Ping.
SevOne offers a number of different appliances within its service pack, all of which have the ability to remotely monitor hundreds of thousands of elements, no matter the network, service or components of the application. And, with the right network performance management tools in place, the company relying on these tools is better equipped for problem elimination before the user is ever affected.
Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Stefanie Mosca