Real-time data and network visibility

In a complex, multivendor network environment that is taking initial steps toward virtualization, the ability to have real-time insight into network conditions is becoming increasingly important. “There’s a split coming between the fast data analytics that are required for network control and optimization – real-time functions – and the big data analytics that are deeper and allow you to get into customer experience management and understand the trends in your network and things that would help marketing departments do a little bit more targeted marketing and get ROI there,” said Scott Sumner, VP of solutions development at Accedian Networks. Interoperability is a real challenge in getting to uniform network visibility, Sumner said, and the polling that is often done to gather data typically doesn’t happen fast enough to be useful to operators.…


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