Virtualization brings far greater flexibility and true cost savings to building and operating today’s multimedia networks. Gone are the days of expensive proprietary hardware that slows innovation and network evolution.
Virtualization is the fulcrum of Software Defined Networking (SDN) which allows the power to intelligently control the network using software. Network control can be separated from network infrastructure and physical devices, allowing network operators to define, manage and control logical networks dynamically. SD-WAN is SDN principles applied to Wide Area Networks.
In the case of SD-WAN it difficult to pinpoint the location or cause of performance degradation, whether it is in the virtual function or network element. For true end user quality of experience (QoE), network operators need full visibility into the physical and/or the virtual network, the SD-WAN overlay, and all applications.
That calls for DART — comprehensive network monitoring for SD-WAN enabled networks. DART’s capabilities include:
The best network monitoring solution is able to process raw packets and create metadata representing each session in the network. Evaluation of each session against rules that generate alerts is used to automatically investigate anomalies via a powerful workflow engine.
DART does all that and more to help you achieve and maintain network excellence.