Uptake of the cloud is booming, but how do you know everything is working as promised when your services and infrastructure are virtualized? To help organizations address that question, VSS Monitoring (News - Alert) is upgrading its network monitoring tools to work in cloud scenarios.
As a result, all existing VSS Monitoring products now fall under the vStackoverIP technology umbrella and will be upgraded with cloud functionality via a new software release to be generally available the first week of August, explain Andy Huckridge (News - Alert), director of marketing, and Mark McHarry, senior manager of public relations.
The VSS Monitoring solutions, which verify packets are not being lost or corrupted, can be used by businesses to ensure the cloud services that providers offer are delivering the level of performance that was promised. They also can be employed by cloud service providers themselves to help them deliver value-added network monitoring and management services and reports.
In addition to addressing the cloud, VSS Monitoring is also promoting the fact that its existing suite of solutions addresses the enormous growth in video on the network and the deployment of LTE (News - Alert) networks.
Huckridge explains that the typical solution to addressing the video boom is to add bigger pipes/bandwidth to the network. But he says going to bigger pipes means service providers at the same time have to get rid of their old monitoring tools and upgrade to new ones. However, VSS Monitoring offers a solution that can aggregate service providers’ existing network management tools.
On the LTE front, meanwhile, VSS Monitoring’s security product for the telecom space can be leveraged to accelerate 4G trials and testing by 50 to 60 percent, says Huckridge. The product allows the service provider or telecom equipment manufacturer doing the testing to keep all wires in place, and through a GUI switch to decide which of those boxes to interconnect to the core to test the configuration.
Edited by Juliana Kenny