A quick look at the standard enterprise and the value of the network is easily recognized. Businesses rely on the network for survival, making its full availability and reliability critical for all employees. As a result, the demand for network performance management solutions continues to grow.
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, the world is rapidly adopting Internet Protocol (IP) as the primary means for business operation and data sharing with partners, customers and employees. This growing trend means more of the work day revolves around a user’s ability to access network resources.
This increased reliance has heightened the pressure placed on IT operations teams to ensure the successful execution of revenue generating activities for all employees. Downtime is never acceptable and latency in any user experience causes immediate and widespread pain. To prevent the onset, a number of companies are turning to network performance management
SevOne positions network performance management as a powerful tool to meet customer demand and ensure the performance of the IT infrastructure. Simply implementing the platform is not enough. IT managers must clearly understand the value of the deployment:
-Proactive alerts ensure service interruptions can be avoided
-Real-time system visibility is always available
-Raw data is in complete view without roll ups or averaging
-Web-based portals and console ensure open access to data
-Effective correlation and help desk/ticketing services are assured with easy integration
-Quick time to value enabled through easy deployment and use
-Flexible collection technology support readily available
-Normal utilization levels assured through accurate baseline calculations
-Alerts provided for normal level deviation
-Standards compliance open API ensures easy access to data
To ensure the enterprise can make effective use of its network performance management solution, the platform must be able to help avoid problems that are easily detected with thresholds, provide real-time views of data when troubleshooting and provide a direct route to problem resolution. NetFlow reporting in a single click will provide information on a direct route to resolution, identifying the traffic associated with a particular event.
In short, network performance management products should not only track performance, they should also automatically establish a baseline for the measurement of ‘normal’ behavior for a particular time or day. IT managers can then set warning and critical thresholds when performance deviates from the baseline to drive action before the user is affected.
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