Netrounds actively verifies that each provisioned service works when delivered and continues to work throughout its lifetime.
|Category||Network Performance Management|
|Applicable Verticals||Telecom Service Providers|
|Relevancy to APM/NPM||
Netrounds is an active testing and monitoring solution used for service activation testing, ongoing monitoring, and remote troubleshooting of Layer 2 to 7 services. It is used to actively monitor and manage end-to-end network service quality & SLAs.
|Key Product Functions||Active testing and monitoring for real-time service quality and SLA status.|
Netrounds is a software solution. Netrounds can be used standalone or programmatically driven by network orchestrators for full automation of active testing and monitoring. Suitable for physical, hybrid and virtual environments with no hardware legacy. The Netrounds Control Center is cloud deployable in the Amazon public cloud or in private clouds. Active test results and monitoring metrics are visualized in the Control Center or can be exported to other OSS systems.
Full read-write REST or NETCONF/YANG API to Netrounds Control Center can be used to programmatically drive and automate active testing, monitoring and troubleshooting sequences. Integrates with Service or NFV Orchestrators and other OSS elements.
|Solution Packaging||Software-as-a-Service (in the cloud) or on-premise software|
Subscription-based SaaS or on-premise licensing.
|Number of Customers||250+|
|Key Customers||Telefonica, Telenor, Telia, Tele2, Rogers|
|Key Technology Partners||Cisco, VMware, CA Technologies, Zenoss, Telco Systems|
|Monitored Application Protocols||
Select examples include: UDP uni/multicast, TCP, QoS policy profiling, Multi TCP, Y.1731, TCP rate, RFC 6349, TWAMP, HTTP, DNS, ICMP Ping, Speedtest, IPTV MPEG, OTT streaming, VLAN, CIR/EIR validation, Traffic policing, Y.1564, MEF 48, SIP, UDP Echo
|Monitoring Standards Supported||
Multiple including TWAMP, RFC 6349, Y.1731, Y.1564, MEF 48. No network taps or SNMP traps needed or used. Test agents send deterministic traffic for verification by receiving agents.
|Cloud Integration (Private, Public, Hybrid)||
The Netrounds Control Center can be deployed in the Amazon AWS public cloud. Netrounds has also released an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) Test Agent for hybrid cloud monitoring of business-critical applications.
We have a Test Agent Lite that currently works with container infrastructure and we are looking into building a more fully-featured Test Agent version as a container for this infrastructure.
|Analytics/Machine Learning Capabilities||
Please see white paper – Service Assurance – In Need of Big Data or Small Data? – this white paper describes how active testing and monitoring measurements/KPIs/data, or Small Data, fits within Big Data, AI, and Machine Learning. Find it here: https://www.netrounds.com/download/service-assurance-need-big-data-small-data-white-paper/