Network Performance Monitoring

Network performance monitoring is the practice of measuring a variety of metrics in order to determine the level of service on your network. Typically, network performance monitoring is focused on identifying performance bottlenecks within the network environment through using a carefully selected set of metrics. Network performance management refers to the methods used to mitigate performance shortfalls and restore network service to acceptable levels.

For enterprises, network performance monitoring is not only essential in achieving the level of service you require, it’s an invaluable means of forecasting the future demands and performance of your network. By reading between the lines of the data your network performance monitoring solution provides, it’s possible to extrapolate the current rates of growth to form an accurate idea of the resources you’ll need to achieve the same performance in the future.

Network performance metrics typically include quantitative metrics such as:

  • Latency
  • Packet Loss
  • Uptime
  • Bandwidth/Throughput
  • End-to-end Delays

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