What Are The Most Important Network Metrics To Monitor?

With specific technological solutions in place, enterprise IT leaders have access to information that can make all the difference when it comes to total network oversight. Keeping track of certain WAN metrics is important, as it can not only help when troubleshooting is needed, but it can also ensure that IT administrators are never in the dark about the network underpinning some of the business’s most critical activities.

The Talari Aware solution enables just these insights, allowing key IT staff members to better monitor, configure and analyze their WAN appliances. But what metrics does this technology monitor, and how is this helpful for the business as a whole?

“Access to information on specific WAN metrics can ensure the business has the network support it needs for its most mission-critical activities.”

Why should the network be monitored?
When someone discusses network monitoring, the first thing that often comes to mind is a problem with the network. If a critical application like a cloud-based database or VoIP solution, for example, is experiencing poor performance, the IT team can often turn to the network monitoring solution to figure out the cause of the issue and how to resolve it. Monitoring the WAN can offer numerous other benefits as well.

The ability to monitor and analyze WAN traffic can assist IT in assuring that connections and applications on the business’s end are working properly. In addition, network monitoring also helps the company verify that its provider Service Level Agreement is being met.

Overall, access to information on specific WAN metrics can ensure the business has the network support it needs for its most mission-critical activities. But what metrics should be monitored?

Monitoring network metrics like bandwidth usage and application performance can help provide a complete picture of WAN traffic.Monitoring network metrics like bandwidth usage and application performance can help provide a complete picture of WAN traffic.

Talari Aware: Metrics and analyzation
Talari Aware provides access to a range of essential network metrics to ensure that IT always has the full picture. These metrics following network monitoring best practices, and include:

  • Performance statistics: In the current environment, information about the performance of critical network elements is absolutely essential. Talari Aware shows metrics about the quality of each link and network path, enabling the IT team to easily identify poor performing links.
  • Bandwidth usage: Network monitoring can help the business better understand its current bandwidth usage at all locations, and help them determine if they have the capacity they need. Talari Aware provides reports and maps that show how much bandwidth is used on each link, both peak and average, fostering better capacity planning.
  • Network services in peak demand: Talari Aware technology also provides traffic pattern replays to allow administrators to pinpoint peak demand times for certain applications. This offers insights for usage patterns depending on time and geography.
  • Historic data depending on geographic orientation or time frame: This solution can also offer insights about historical trends and bandwidth usage depending on the geographical location specific time frame. This can help the IT team have an improved understanding of how traffic travels across network paths based on seasonality or traffic patterns such as end of quarter traffic rush.

Network monitoring has quickly become essential in today’s enterprise environment and Talari Aware can offer IT and business teams access to the metrics that matter the most. This information can provide insights into historical usage patterns to ensure IT is always informed when it comes to their WAN connections to support troubleshooting, capacity planning, vendor management, and SLA enforcement.

To find out more, request a custom demo from Talari today.

Categories: Application Performance/Application Quality, Business Agility

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