How can network analytics solutions help you extract valuable insights from network resources?
As networks become more and more complex, intertwined with user experiences, ever-connected devices, and critical applications—each demanding their share of the network resources—the power to dynamically adapt is crucial for maintaining and enhancing the quality of service. Using network analytics, providers can predict and take action before service disruptions occur and penalties start piling up. This kind of intelligence—anticipating a disturbance in a function—not only elevates the quality of service, an important metric by itself, but it also helps gain higher net promoter scores, which in return helps providers understand their customers’ loyalty.
Some standard advantages of network analytics are :
- Optimized usage of network resources: Analytics can assist you to understand your network, and balance and utilize resources in the best way possible so you can optimize network performance and lower cost structures.
- New revenue streams: Analytics plays an integral role in mining insights that can open up new revenue streams and build data-driven business possibilities for fast action.
- Accelerated time to market: Analytics can support making capacity planning easier for new services. As a result, the resources needed for a new or expanded service can be estimated and then provisioned well in advance of going live, ensuring products get to market on time.
Most companies seek to get the maximum worth out of their network resources while avoiding overbuilding, overspending or overextending their network environments. An acceptable balance and the proper tools are needed to get value out of these resources.
Having a full picture of the network environment is essential when extracting the most value from resources. Let’s see how network analytics solutions help extract valuable insights from network resources.
Precise metrics and complete access to the entire network are key to making the most of existing network resources. Often business networks ignore or forget underused components until they break. This approach can pose risks for the network in worst-case scenarios. These underused elements may also be forgotten until they are scheduled for an upgrade because of age or some other incidental variable. Until that moment, these resources will be wasted and may continue to be wasted or under-utilized, even after an upgrade.
A network analytics solution can provide complete and continuous visibility of how all the components and resources are working, ensuring businesses are consistently using the most cost-effective use of all networking resources. This also includes devices, bandwidth, and even cloud services. Assuring these previously under-utilized resources are being properly integrated and used by the system, lowers the risk to both infrastructure and business while simultaneously creating efficiencies and cost savings.
Network analytics solutions also provide precise data logs along with intelligent analysis of the full network. This forces greater accuracy when managing the network, along with a comprehensive view of network conditions on an ongoing basis.
These analytical data help optimise the process of gathering data from a variety of sources, including network devices and distributed agents. The data is also sorted and organised through various methods like network polls and flow/packet telemetry, ensuring all components and resources throughout the network are accounted for, monitored, and interpreted.
By applying automated and intelligent analysis by artificial intelligence to all data, as well as each component and resource throughout the network, businesses can benefit from several key functions. These include:
- Trend analysis
- Anomaly detection
- Advanced correlation
- Threshold management
The data and insights collected may be utilized to compel increased accuracy for managing the entire network while also enhancing the end-user experience. This positively affects not only internal users but also customers and external partners.
One of the primary advantages of network management and analytics solution is that it depends on data-driven thresholds instead of arbitrary measurements to allow businesses to balance network integrity and investment. This is a significant aspect for any business striving to extract maximum value from its network without building out, overextending and spending more money on network components and resources.
A requirement-based approach to managing network resources can also be applied sufficiently to all systems and services across the network, including public and private infrastructure. Too often traditional network performance management solutions offer independent data from arbitrary resources and components throughout the network. This data may or may not be purposeful for identifying trends, anomalies and threats. It is unhelpful when it comes to the utilization of network resources.
A new-generation network analytics solution provides this visibility, analysis, and insights about all network performance data. The level of visibility of operational facilities and capital savings can help process and produce productivity improvements and increased end-user satisfaction. The outcome is a streamlined, efficient network that uses all resources and components.
Telecom and Datacenter network managers are applying network analytics to optimize their infrastructure. Administrators are better equipped – with deep understandings and meaningful insights – to plan capacity and dimension for their complex networks.
Network Analytics can help transform many industry verticals. It can play a crucial role in extending network efficiency and lowering operational expenditure. It encloses a wide range of use cases in capacity planning and optimization, service assurance, capex utilization and many more.
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