| By Akila
Networked devices are increasing in number day by day. They are becoming both complex and varied. The pace of this change is accelerating along with new service classes, applications, expectations of the customers and network operators. The management of these devices also needs to rapidly advance along with these changes.Because we all know, Failure of networked devices can have devastating consequences!! Along with the evolution of Networking devices, the network management protocols too evolve. NETCONF is one such protocol that is slowly finding a prominent place in Network management space. Why NETCONF? NETCONF is an IETF standard that expedites the way in which devices in a network are configur…

Are you tracking your network’s KPIs?

| By Aakanksha
Deriving actionable business intelligence from the network is critical to improving network profitability and meeting SLAs. An important factor in managing & optimizing networks is to define, measure and quickly analyze the right Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The KPIs are visual cues that indicate the network performance and help you make better informed decisions faster. As a senior manager, you do not derive value from the overwhelming information about jitters, alarms and through-put. You need to focus on more wholistic & forward looking metrics that represent the complete network or just the key customer segment or maybe even a region depending on your business prioritie…