Proactive Routing Health Audits with Route Analytics
By Packet Design
Published 2008, Posted April 2008




The growing volume, complexity and sensitivity of IP application and service traffic is driving a wedge between what IT organizations know they should be doing and what they seem to have time to do. If asked, any network manager would agree that proactive network management measures are increasingly important. Yet, those same managers would also acknowledge the reality that they live in a world squeezed between dropping staff levels and rising customer demands. At the end of the day, the vast majority of network engineers’ time is spent rushing from fire to fire, just trying to keep up. Proactive management seems increasingly difficult to contemplate as a regular part of the network management regimen.

Route Analytics offers a unique way to gain and maintain a proactive network management stance, by leveraging automatically recorded routing and traffic data to provide an always-accurate and historically searchable record of all changes in network routing and traffic, along with easy to run proactive auditing tools that help engineers to discover current and potential network health problems. Equipped with route analytics’ network-wide understanding of logical network operations, engineers can anticipate and prevent more fires, as well as respond more rapidly to problems as they emerge in real-time.



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