What is Network Performance Management (NPM)?
Network Performance Management (NPM) refers to the comprehensive methodologies employed to ensure optimal operation of a computer network. This process involves an in-depth evaluation of each network component's performance metrics, such as error rates and packet loss.
By consistently monitoring these metrics in real-time and thoroughly analyzing performance logs, SNMP MIBs, xFlow datagrams, and/or network packet data, network issues can be identified and resolved proactively before they escalate into disruptive outages. Therefore, NPM serves as the key to maintaining high-quality performance levels across all network devices and components, assuring a smooth and efficient network infrastructure.
Today's IT infrastructure is highly complex, with numerous components and interdependencies. How these network components perform individually and collectively determine the productivity of workers and the effectiveness of the business. End-user experience is dependent on everything working optimally.
When WAN link technologies, bandwidth availability and bottlenecks, and more are added to the technology mix, additional challenges can arise, resulting in performance issues. Being able to pinpoint problems across increasingly complex infrastructures can be difficult, complicating the prevention and resolution of problems before they impact user experience.