This radically more efficient approach to network performance monitoring combines all the benefits of virtualization without compromising test speed or precision. By eliminating key cost, scalability, and coverage barriers to network performance visibility, service providers can now more cost-effectively ensure a better quality of experience (QoE) for users.
SkyLIGHT components include:
-SkyLIGHT Director™, a centralized management platform for Accedian network performance elements and modules, including the CE, FS, FS 10G, LT, GE, GT, GX, NE, Nano and ant. From this application, multiple concurrent users can view and manage these Accedian devices, greatly simplifying the tasks of network operators.
-SkyLIGHT VCX Controller™, the industry’s first performance assurance controller employing Network Function Virtualization (NFV) to bring advanced monitoring capabilities network-wide, without the need for expensive, high-end test equipment.
Testing and assurance functions for collecting, enforcing, and conditioning include service activation testing, active network performance monitoring, and:
-Remote packet capture using FlowBROKER™ , the world’s first distributed packet broker, which brings new degrees of insight to existing analyzers, and deep packet inspection (DPI) and intrusion detection systems.
-Granular bandwidth metering using FlowMETER™, a passive metering function and reporting engine that classifies and counts packets in a very granular fashion. It can be enabled at any location where an Accedian small form factor Performance Module is installed, for reporting as granular as every second—or every ten milliseconds on any Accedian FSX Network Element.