Testing and troubleshooting are imperative for data center operators to provide a continuous access to data via network connections. This case study provides useful knowledge of some of the key test use cases for data center operators.
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It’s no secret that enterprise personnel no
longer work in the same way as they did
in the past.
The real mystery is why we keep trying to
resolve today’s complex hybrid IT issues
with yesterday’s processes and systems.
How can we be expected to troubleshoot
user experience with network
performance data alone?
Network performance management tools can drive operational efficiency and improve network
uptime, but many network managers haven’t adopted such tools. The potential benefits of a
performance management tool are substantial, but network managers must make a business
case for such investment. This white paper reveals why network operations teams should invest
in network performance management solutions, and how they can justify to IT management and
CIOs that the tool will deliver a substantial return on investment, along with improving IT’s ability to
support business goals.
Data centers have become the epicenters of the digital world, and thus continue to grow in
speed, complexity, and importance. Whether an efficiently-run data center is a means to deliver
a service, e.g an Internet Content Provider (ICP), or if the data center is the primary business, e.g.
a multi-tenant data center (MTDC) - testing is a critical element in meeting customer SLAs and/
or internal performance objectives.
MPO connectors increase your data capacity with a highly efficient use of space. But users have faced challenges such as extra complexities and time required for testing and troubleshooting multi-fiber networks.
VIAVI helps overcome these challenges with the industry's most complete portfolio of test solutions for MPO connectivity.
The Tenth Annual State of the Network Global Study focuses on a lens on the network team's role in security investigations. When it comes to technology adoption, both cloud and 100 GbE deployment continue to grow aggressively. VoIP adoption is closing in on 60% and software-defined networking is projected to cross the halfway mark, indicating compounding network complexity amidst the ongoing struggle to ID security threats.
Study questions were designed based on interviews with network professionals and IT analysts. Results were compiled from the insights of 1,035 respondents, including network engineers, IT directors and CIOs around the world.
Rapid increases in network traffic volumes, security threats and application complexity all underscore the importance for lossless data capture, analysis and storage to provide crucial raw data for post event analysis and remediation.
Viavi commissioned Tolly to evaluate the performance of its Observer GigaStor family of capture, analysis, and storage solutions. Specifically the tests that focuses on bench marking maximum sustained full packet capture/write rates and greatest burst performance with no packet loss while delivered robust encryption of stored network data.
Is your Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) solution a target for attackers? With increasingly creative exploits, it is important to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to data protection. NPMD tools that do not keep pace can leave your information vulnerable.
At Viavi Solutions® we’ve had the benefit of observing a number of hybrid cloud deployments up close. All sectors of IT users from small to large enterprises, governmental groups, and even cloud service providers (CSPs) who themselves have begun to offer managed cloud services from third-party platforms—touch the hybrid cloud environment. CIOs, especially, face new challenges in deploying or expanding their enterprise presence in the cloud.
This white paper examines four critical areas—migration, security, costs, and visibility—where CIOs can make major differences in the successful execution of hybrid cloud strategies. We’ve listed 20 fundamental questions CIOs can discuss with both their internal deployment groups and their external CSP/system integrator in preparation for a migration to or an expansion of hybrid cloud services.
Growing in number and becoming increasingly more malicious, security threats and attacks pose a severe threat to the survival of a business. Security operations teams need to leverage every available tool to respond more quickly and effectively to these incidents. While network packet capture and forensic analysis has traditionally been used by network operations, such a tool can also help security teams augment existing defenses and get on top of these threats. Given the hostile IT security environment, close collaboration between these groups is crucial to overall IT organizational success.
This white paper explains the importance of packet capture and forensic analysis to security operations, examines the dynamics of this growing collaboration between security and network teams, and explores a leading platform in this market from Viavi Solutions.
NPMD solutions are typically not directly involved in the actual card cardholder transaction. However, given that many can potentially capture and transmit cardholder data they must be viewed as an integral part of a business’ PCI DSS compliance strategy, especially when investigating data breaches for the purposes of reporting or remediation.
Therefore, beyond satisfying your service delivery monitoring and troubleshooting requirements, be sure to verify your NPMD solution protects cardholder data and aids your efforts in PCI DSS compliance.
In the age of information, staying on top of emerging threats requires IT teams to leverage existing tools in innovative ways, such as applying deep packet inspection and analysis from performance monitoring solutions for advanced security forensics.
Based on recent insight gathered from 322 network engineers, IT directors and CIOs around the world, 85 percent of enterprise network teams are now involved with security investigations, indicating a major shift in the role of those teams within enterprises. Large-scale and high-profile security breaches have become more common as company data establishes itself as a valuable commodity on the black market. As such, enterprises are now dedicating more IT resources than ever before to protect data integrity.
VoIP’s extreme sensitivity to delay and packet loss compared to other network applications such as web and e-mail services, presents a real challenge.
A basic understanding of VoIP traffic and of the quality metrics provided by VoIP monitoring tools will help keep your network running smoothly. Follow our 10 VoIP best practices to ensure quality service for your network.
This white paper guides you through the essentials of VoIP
troubleshooting, including common problems and the metrics you should employ to fix and prevent them. You’ll learn how these metrics relate to one another and to overall VoIP health. You’ll also learn the best practices for keeping your VoIP network flowing smoothly, your time-to-resolution low, and end users happy.
Managing UC means delivering streaming video fluidly, transmitting voice with clarity, moving IM's briskly, and send emails promptly. Easier said than done. To succeed from setup to show time, take these three tips to achieve the high performance end-users expect.
Choosing the right Application Performance Management (APM) solution can help IT operations staff deliver optimal service performance without requiring additional resources.
This guide will help you accurately assess all costs when evaluating APM products.
This white paper guides you through the essentials of VoIP troubleshooting, including common problems and the metrics you should employ to fix and prevent them. You’ll learn how these metrics relate to one another and to overall VoIP health. You’ll also learn the best practices for keeping your VoIP network flowing smoothly, your time-to-resolution low, and end users happy.
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