According to Gartner, 25% of global enterprises will have strategically implemented AIOps platforms supporting two or more major IT operations functions by 2019. As enterprises continue to accelerate networks rely on cloud and software defined networks to thrive ahead in the digital economy, how can network teams monitor network proactively and intelligently?
To avoid events that end up adding cost in your daily IT operations, network teams stay on top of their toes, keeping a hawk eye on every ongoing network activity. And, why not? Network performance after all, is quantifiable, measurable and every CTO is responsible to show its impact on the bottom line. With the success of an enterprise being judged by the performance of its network, it’s critical today than ever before for network teams to proactively monitor enterprise network.
SOLVE NETWORK ISSUES BEFORE THEY HAPPEN
SD-WAN already allows network teams to monitor and manage enterprise networks from a centralized orchestrator. Poised with dashboards and analytics it allows network teams to access insights – inventory, topology, device metrics, faults, flow, and packets- and seamlessly convert data into actionable intelligence.
Real time heads up display of network intelligence —across all applications, devices, nodes and endpoints— help network teams to predict, act and solve network issues well in advance before even your IT helpdesk is bombarded with tickets.
By extending the same monitoring capabilities into a mobile app, Lavelle Networks announced the world’s first mobile app to monitor SD-WAN networks – The CloudStation mobile Application. Network teams now will have end-to-end, real-time visibility into network and application performance metrics from anywhere and anytime. The app is a part of the Lavelle Networks’ SD-WAN solution suite. Below are the key benefits of the CloudStation App that helps network teams address the key challenge – network and application visibility:
Monitoring network Performance – The app allows networking teams to proactively analyse, act and solve performance issues by delivering real-time insights of network availability, link utilisation, application usage, equipments, traffic patterns and more. With real time alerts and notifications, network teams can address network issues well in advance.
Optimizing Bandwidth – The CloudStation mobile App provides deep visibility to applications slowness, traffic, and their usage. This allows network teams to prioritize bandwidth for business critical applications.
Troubleshooting seamlessly – The CloudStation Mobile App, allows you to add members of network teams. This improves communication and helps network teams to resolve issues faster. From anytime and anywhere, network teams are always connected to their enterprise network keeping a hawk eye on every ongoing network activity.
Access to Metrics – Simple and easy to analyse dashboards, allows networking teams to interpret critical data and collect every single metric from one centralized platform.
INSIGHTS TO MEASURE WHAT MATTERS
Monitoring network proactively has perks for not only network teams, but overall enterprise. While visibility helps network teams to address network issues, it helps CIOs, IT directors, and CTOs and network managers amplify overall IT operations. Here are the benefits that are nothing but an aftermath of proactive network monitoring
Ensure User/Customer Satisfaction: By identifying the cause of problems quickly, enterprises resolve performance issues quickly, reduce service downtime and thereby increase user productivity and customer satisfaction.
Save Business Revenue: Enterprises detect and fix problems well in advance, before users complain. Since every minute of downtime and slowtime costs heavily to an enterprise, monitoring effectively offers tangible and significant way of cost savings.
Lower IT Operations Costs: IT helpdesks to play an active role in day to day IT operations. Instead of merely acting as a pass through, IT helpdesks can take care of initial problem identification and triage, so just the right IT experts are involved in troubleshooting a problem. This allows IT to lower total cost of ownership (TCO) through continuous discovery processes.
Increase Operational Efficiency: Network and other IT functions spend less time in solving routine network problems. Thereby, IT teams get more time to spend on productive activities in turn receiving higher returns for the enterprise.
Reduce MTTR: A well defined monitoring strategy, backed by intelligence allows IT to reduce mean time to repair (MTTR). Instant alerts and notifications help networking teams to carry out simulated testing, taking proactive action against future network performance issues.
There’s more to discuss about network monitoring and the CloudStation Mobile App benefits. Take a look at it yourself to know how Lavelle Networks CloudStation Mobile App help networking team to monitor enterprise network on the go from anytime and anywhere.