In today’s global marketplace there has never been more pressure on organizations to reduce costs in order to be competitive. No longer can an organization afford to ignore the ever-escalating costs associated with increasing complexity and the lack of visibility of network traffic. Time is money! A great deal of time is spent on painstaking and often unsuccessful searches for the causes of performance and security incidents and monitoring inappropriate network use and risk. Applications continue to grow in complexity and have ever increasing bandwidth. Network infrastructure is growing and increasing in cost and complexity.
The increasing density, complexity and expanse of modern networking environments have fueled the ongoing debate around which network analysis and monitoring tools serve the needs of the modern engineer best - placing Packet Capture and NetFlow Analysis at center-stage of the conversation. Granted, both can be extremely valuable tools in ongoing efforts to maintain and optimize complex environments, but as an engineer, I tend to focus on solutions that give me the insights I need without too much cost on my resources, while complementing my team’s ability to maintain and optimize the environments we support.
So with this in mind, let’s take a look at how NetFlow, in the context of the highly-dense networks we find today, delivers three key requirements network teams rely on for reliable end-to-end performance monitoring of their environments.
Network performance management is something that virtually every business needs, but not something that every business is actively doing, or even aware of. And why should they?
While understanding the technical side of things is best left to the IT department, understanding the benefits of a properly managed network is something that will help get the business managers on board, especially when good performance management solutions might be a cost that hadn't been considered. So what are the benefits?
Topics: Network Performance Management