3 Ways You Can Better Monitor Your Network


3 Ways You Can Better Monitor Your Network

Sep 24, 2019

Networks today are crammed with more and more metrics that relay network health, uptime, reliability, and performance. It can be tedious to keep an eye on all of these if your network is extensive across the country or the globe. With many different carriers, connection applications, specific protocols, etc., its imperative to make sure youre able to monitor all different network platforms.

What are some ways that you can keep an eye on your network without the high amount of pressure, data points to keep watch on, and correlation analytics to identify root causes of issues? One way is to work with a managed services provider that enables your team through partnering together to deliver high value with low investment.

1. Multi-Platform Environments

One method we use for bringing advanced analytics to our customers is through sophisticated pattern recognition across multi-cloud environments, SDDC, and application pathways. The intelligent analysis that our algorithms leverage make it simple to analyze big data to create actionable analytics. Weve been able to build out these critical analysis pathways because of our more than 25,000 SD-WAN deployments, meaning we have a wealth of empirical experiences to derive valuable insights and enhance our customers networks.

Customer Benefits:

  • Reduce noise from bandwidth usage alarms, based on static thresholds
  • Gain continuous 24/7 analysis across the network, application performance, and security
  • Get best-practice recommendations and actionable insights for performance optimization

2. Predictive and Proactive Approach

One thing that has put the network at the forefront of IT teams minds is the need to deliver high quality performance to applications. We all know there are times throughout the day when network traffic is higher and suffers from bottlenecking. The predictive anomaly detection that QOS has built into our platform means that we can identify those times and predict ways to handle that high usage traffic. Furthermore, we can provide customers with LTE forecasts that make proactive budgeting more streamlined and accurate.

Customer Benefits:

  • Increase service quality and reduce business continuity risks with predictive algorithms
  • Quickly identify the probable cause of network service incidents
  • Decrease the number of support calls and lower IT costs

3. Integrations & Tools

Were not just delivering more integrated networks across your business critical environments, but weve also integrated our backend tools to deliver insights and analytics in a more digestible way. With the launch of our Concourse platform, you can find all your monitoring dashboards and insights in a single place. Within that, customer can further inspect network events and make business decisions based on the insights.

QOS tools allow us to determine:

  • Which path an application should take, based upon performance
  • When and where to add bandwidth, including cloud vendors
  • Network changes and configuration settings to optimize application performance, based on business needs and service priorities

What This Means for Customers

Were continually working to bring more value and better insights to our customers. We know that having network insights and actionable analytics mean better planning, decision making, and ROI insights. QOS is working side-by-side with our customers to make sure you’re getting the most from your network. The network is no longer just connectivity, but the hub for insights, analytics, and strategic business metrics.

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