As networking becomes more complex, network management and monitoring has continued to evolve. In a world where technology is continually on the rise people must start becoming more aware of what capabilities are out there for the networks.
There are vast amount of network management solutions out there to help aid your business. The elusive goal of network monitoring tools is not only to alert administrators when there is trouble on the network but to develop trends in the health of the network.
The top 3 solutions to take into consideration in 2015 for all business are:
- Detailed Netflow.
- Network discovery.
- Fault & Event management.
NetFlow is a feature that was introduced on Cisco routers that provides the ability to collect IP network traffic as it enters or exits an interface. By analyzing the data provided by NetFlow a network administrator can determine things such as the source and destination of traffic, class of service, and the causes of congestion. This is a crucial benefit for any organization as it allows them to stay on top of potential difficulties that may arise.
This is an obvious one to consider for the new year because if you don’t know what you have how are you going to fix it? Network discovery has been around for a while now but not every organization implements it, this is something which should not be ignored.
Why choose network discovery:
- You can’t track down interconnected problems.
- You don’t know when something new comes on the network.
- You may be paying too much for maintenance.
The fault and event management process is essential in a complex technological environment, and most companies have deployed a myriad of tools to collect millions of events, logs, and messages from their network devices, servers and applications.
The advantages of using it are as follows:
- Up-to-date knowledge of availability of all monitored network devices and interfaces.
- Fully automated Root Cause Analysis allows administrators to focus on actual point of failure and ignore collateral damage.
- Instant visibility of network alerts and problems as reported by devices and servers.
These are the top three network management solutions I think every business should take into consideration in 2015. NMSaaS can provide you with numerous amounts of network solutions all integrated into one package. To find out how we can help your business get in contact with one of experienced technical engineers.
Thanks to NMSaaS for the article.