Award winning benchmarking, sourcing and transformation, and network advisory firm, Alsbridge, Inc., today released a new report – “Best Management Practices for Next Generation Converged Networks-Part 1”. Part one of a two part series, this whitepaper lays down some of the best management practices, helping network managers address the challenges they face every day in delivering expected flawless performance to all end users in their enterprise.
Next Generation Converged Networks are borderless networks that support multimedia and multi-modal transactions, operated with a simplified management structure in which the applications are prioritized for optimal performance.
While today’s network and infrastructure teams do a heroic job of enabling their businesses’ next generation converged networks to process requests quickly, and handle the exploding demands of voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), video over IP, enterprise applications and access to cloud solutions and data centers, their efforts are frequently subverted by a range of internal and external factors.
“Even the best-architected networks can suffer from mild to major execution issues. But, just as with a brand new, hot off the assembly line Toyota Prius or top-of-the-line Cadillac, management and users simply expect flawless performance,” says Ben Trowbridge, Chairman and CEO, Alsbridge Inc., “And they have no interest in technical excuses if service is sub-par.”
This report elucidates some guidelines on visibility tools and big data for the data network, that will enable network managers to enhance their network operations, make better, more disciplined decisions, and provide superior service to their enterprise-wide customers.
- Improve Network Visibility
- Go beyond provider tools
- Expand Measurements
- Decrypt as Necessary
- Aggregate Properly
Big Data for the Data Network
- Real-time Data Exchange
- Baselines, Customized Triggers and Thresholds
- Concurrent Sessions
- Supplement with Call Detail
- Minimize Management Traffic
With these visibility tools and data, the network managers will be well armed to address the challenges they face every day. For further details on the above best practices, download the complete whitepaper Best Management Practices for Next Generation Converged Networks-Part 1
About Alsbridge Inc.
Alsbridge provides world class sourcing advisory and benchmarking services for the CIO, CFO and CPO. We’ve helped hundreds of companies reduce costs and get more value from their vendors. Our experienced consultants leverage proprietary tools and information databases to identify and engage the optimal vendors for your situation, negotiate best practice terms at fair market prices, and improve the way you work with your vendors. Alsbridge clients utilize the most cost effective and value added sources globally for IT infrastructure services, hardware and maintenance, network services, software and maintenance, application support and development, business processes and cloud services. Alsbridge was ranked the #1 outsourcing advisor in the world by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) based on the value delivered to clients. This commitment to delivering value to our clients has made Alsbridge a distinguished member of the 2010 Inc. 500 fastest growing privately held companies in America.