Responding to IT Network Issues

If simple remedial scripts are not enough to fix an IT network issue, a more comprehensive response may be in order.

When a network suffers a slowdown or outage, most network monitoring solutions help IT teams respond by providing data on the location of the problem, and then automatically sending email/SMS notifications to key stakeholders, generating a ticket in the system, and executing custom remedial scripts. But that is as far as they go.

It is left to the developers to understand the problem – be it latency, packet loss, jitter or something else - find the source of the error and then work out an appropriate solution. How quickly the problem is resolved depends heavily on the precision and speed of the network monitoring solution in locating the problem and the expertise of the team in finding a fix that works.

In addition to being cost-effective, the ideal network monitoring technology is efficient, purpose-built and provides highly relevant features in an easy-to-use format so that teams can swiftly identify problems. Cutting-edge products such as the Allegro Network Multimeter fit this bill, offering plug & play functionality – meaning they can be installed and deployed rapidly – and a powerful, easy-to-use suite of functions that provide comprehensive and direct analysis of all network issues.

With the network monitoring solution illuminating the source of the problem, the critical job of rectifying it begins. And here too the latest technology can give teams a helping hand. WAN Network emulators are key to brainstorming, identifying and testing potential fixes - and represent the only way to ensure predictable performance of the system before deployment of the fix.

The Calnex SNE is the only network emulator on the market that offers realistic network simulation, capable of delivering fully reliable solutions to any network performance issue. As a network in a box, the cost-effective Calnex SNE simulates the real-world conditions under which existing applications perform, allowing network teams to experiment in a safe, controlled and repeatable lab setting, and continuously develop and test various novel solutions to their network issues until they find the optimal one. Given the perfect simulation of their real-world network provided by the Calnex SNE, network teams can be confident when applying the resulting fix that it will work.

As the world becomes increasingly more reliant on connectivity, solutions like the Allegro Network Multimeter and Calnex SNE - both of which helping to reduce network downtime and fix failures - will become more important than ever in minimizing revenue and productivity losses, and ensuring business as usual.

Anand Ram
VP Marketing

Read more about network emulation in:
Financial Services, SD-WAN, Broadcast, 3G/4G Networks, Datacenter Relocation, Find and Fix Network Issues

Find out more about the Products below:
Allegro Network Multimeter, Calnex SNE

Recent Blogs

Related Blogs

banana skin

Will SD-WAN really be the savior?

Mar 13, 2019
The only way to prove it is to get validation on how it will perform against your needs…
1660 Read more
Four Boardroom Members

How to Optimise Your IT Network and Spend

Feb 06, 2019
Network emulation can be a key tool to overcome barriers in getting the most out of your…
2669 Read more

Keeping Audiences 'In the Moment'

Nov 16, 2018
Today’s broadcast audiences are seeking more. They want user defined, on demand content.…
1060 Read more

Archived Blogs

979 More

Timing not Telecoms

Nov 08, 2016
657 More

5G Coming Soon

Aug 22, 2016
669 More

What is 1588 PTP?

Aug 04, 2016
788 More

5G on the Horizon

Aug 01, 2016
664 More
698 More

What is a PTP Clock?

Apr 09, 2016
818 More

What is Time Error?

Oct 21, 2015
672 More

LTE-A & VoLTE Rollout

Sep 22, 2015
651 More

LTE Picks Up Speed

Aug 22, 2015
638 More

What is the Time?

Aug 22, 2015
644 More

Mobile and Sync

Aug 22, 2015
621 More

What is SyncE?

Aug 22, 2015
1220 More
711 More

Microwave Update

Aug 22, 2015
714 More

Unravelling Standards

Aug 22, 2015
690 More

Partial Progress?

Aug 22, 2015
647 More

Interpreting ITU

Aug 22, 2015
633 More

Confusion Rules!

Aug 22, 2015
655 More

Basestations Need Sync

Aug 22, 2015
661 More

ITSF 2015 Edinburgh

Aug 22, 2015
624 More

India to Follow China?

Aug 07, 2015
646 More

Click your area of interest below for more tutorials and real-world case studies.