Network performance management (NPM) is the processes and technologies that administrators use to manage their IT infrastructures efficiently and effectively. Network Performance Management (NPM) is a proactive solution that aims to predict and avoid problems that may impact network performance. Network performance management (NPM) solutions are applied to networks that service campus, data center, wide-area, branch offices, or any network were service is critical to business operations.
Network performance management (NPM) tools measure network performance using a variety of standard networking protocols and techniques, including Netflow, SNMP, IPFIX, Syslog, sFlow and more. They focus on providing visibility into network performance as well as ensuring the quality of components against service level agreements (SLA).
Finally, Network Performance Management (NPM) enables infrastructure operators to take reactive or proactive measures to ensure network quality and a superior end-user experience.
Key examples of these solutions are highlighted below.
- *CA Technologies: Network Operations and Analytics
- *Kentik: Kentik Detect
- *Netrounds: Netrounds
- Arista Networks: Arista’s CloudVision Platform
- Cisco Systems: Tetration Analytics
- EXFO: EXFO Worx
- Spirent: Lumos (fomerly Spirent TestCenter Live)