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Network-Centric Performance Management - A Diamond in the Rough Says Metanoia, Inc.-led Expert Panel
At a Roundtable convened by Metanoia, Inc., experts from Linked In, TATA, TELUS, and several eco-system players pointed to notable fundamental advances that are still needed for network-centric performance management to be valuable for operators.
By: Metanoia Inc.
Ning So of TATA observed, “Network-level performance abstraction is the required building block or foundation for service-level performance assurance and guarantees!” Zaid Ali, Senior Mgr, Global Network Engineering, Linked In said, “Content providers use performance monitoring data heavily for fault detection, real-time troubleshooting, capacity planning, but are today building their own monitoring frameworks to span from network- to application-
Aamer Akhter, Technical Leader, Cisco added, “The reality is that the complexity of the network, shared dependencies between applications, inconsistent monitoring methodologies, and multiple network domains increase time to resolution for services that end users want SLAs for. Unease with reliability of the cloud will force the creation of tools/techniques to provide better SLAs, although this has not happened yet.”
Gordon Bolt, VP Engg, OPNET outlined “Finding a single expert that understands how to troubleshoot across the application, LTE, IP/MPLS core, optical transport, inter-AS peering components is nearly impossible. But, systems can be built that help an expert in one domain provide documentation of relevant details and context to an expert in another domain.”
“While standardization has been a key to networking, effort on the uniformization of the management plane has not been that consistent,”
Dr. Vishal Sharma, Metanoia, Inc. wrapped up reiterating “Such dialog is the key to the eco-system arriving at creative solutions to help operators improve performance & profitability!”
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