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Maintaining Visibility Across Virtual Infrastructure
As elements of the network migrate from physical hardware into virtual infrastructure, the network becomes more complex – and assuring service delivery becomes increasingly more difficult. You need critical insights to ensure a flawless user experience.

Virtualization Doesn’t Have to Disrupt Your Service Assurance
NETSCOUT’s nGeniusONE Service Assurance platform offers a seamless solution for assuring both physical and virtualized network functions. nGeniusONE applications work in the same way for users with both physical and virtual instrumentation. Virtualized functions will be noted in displays as such so as to provide enhanced visibility to those virtualized network components during the transition and going forward.

Losing Performance Visibility is Not an Option
Virtualized network components will provide key functionality like authorization, authentication, and accounting (AAA) services, domain name services (DNS) and dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP). Without adequate insight into the performance of these mission critical virtual elements, your subscriber experience may become crippled. NETSCOUT’s nGeniusONE platform and Adaptive Service Intelligence (ASI) technology deliver critical insights that enable you to assure the overall user experience and prevent customer churn.

NFV Virtualization Service Assurance                                                                                        

NETSCOUT’s nGeniusONE platform captures and calculates real-time metrics to meet the demands of dynamic NFV environments. The nGeniusONE solution performs the processing of IP packet data locally, on software-based probes placed near the point of traffic capture, to ensure the integrity and timeliness of the data. There are four important aspects of NETSCOUT’S approach to NFV:

  • Real-time packet flow based metrics
  • Proactive problem detection and resolution
  • Software optimized for NFV implementation
  • Feedback-loop orchestration for delivery of new and differentiated services

NFV – Automated Attention to Detail                                                                                              

Analysis of real-time data generated by NFV-based networks has the power to change customer perceptions and experiences for the better. Up-to-the minute usage and performance data allows CSPs to proactively monitor subscriber network and service experience, while NFV-enabled orchestration reallocates resources based upon traffic demand. Monitoring and real-time analysis of performance metrics help to identify troublesome network elements and ensure that policy settings generate corrective actions – before these problems affect customers. This automated attention to detail creates networks that consistently provide positive experiences, which makes for happy, loyal customers and reduced churn.

Carrier Class Scalability and Value                                                                                              

To offer the best performance and value a service assurance solution must be optimized for virtual functionality and the off-the-shelf hardware footprint. The NETSCOUT service assurance solution was designed and built from the ground up for software virtualization. Likewise, the data that feeds the solution must be optimized and scale. ASI delivers rich, real-time data comprised from packet flow data that nGeniusONE utilizes to deliver seamless assurance for virtualized network management and performance.

Solutions You Can Trust                                                                                                          

NETSCOUT provides time-proven solutions that unlock the power of traffic-based data to efficiently deliver service intelligence in the world’s largest and most demanding networks. Let us show you how the nGeniusONE Service Assurance platform and ASI technology can help you gain access to real-time, traffic-based intelligence, so you can achieve superior service delivery for your wireless network.

Resources

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The Pivotal Role of Service Assurance Systems in NFV/SDN Environments

Network virtualization technologies of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) are increasingly being prioritized by communications service providers (CSPs).

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