DART: Made for 5G Sensors to Attain Network Excellence

With 5G, the network shifts to entirely virtual, ultra-low latency, with far greater speed. 5G networks can handle millions more attached devices and of running far greater numbers of applications.

While these changes blow open endless possibilities, they also raise network performance expectations among users. 5G networks better be always reliable and apps better run flawlessly all the time. They had better be excellent.

The only way to monitor and measure is with sensors embedded throughout the 5G network. The type of sensors found in Data Analysis in Real Time — DART.

DART sensors measure and report on what is happening in raw packets, and with 5G network metadata. Packets are the best source of network truth and troubleshooting information. Metadata reveals a great deal about what is happening within a network.

But in 5G networks, an already overwhelming tsunami of packets and metadata threatens to become entirely unmanageable. This is where DART steps in.

DART delivers just the right data at the right time. DART data sensors can operate at up to 100 Gbps in specialized appliances and up to 10 Gbps per virtual instance. Each DART metadata sensor can collect and summarize flow data syslog, SNMP and much more metadata at X million records per second.

This type of comprehensive network performance monitoring is no longer an option or afterthought, thanks to the complexities of 5G. 5G network operators need DART to achieve and maintain network excellence.

A more technical overview of DART for 5G sensors is available here.