Network monitoring represents a vital function, one that not everyone is actively putting to work.
There’s no doubt that, when it comes to everyday operations, a network that’s up to snuff is about as vital as it gets. Every day, the network controls a host of indispensable functions, from collaboration to analysis and beyond. It’s impossible, however, to know how to make the network run at its best if no one knows how it’s running at this very second. This is where network monitoring can make all the difference.
Why Bother Monitoring the Network?
It’s easy to take an “if it ain’t broke…” approach to network operations. After all, if the network is running, then why invest in operations designed to confirm that it’s running? That’s like paying someone to sit in a lit room and tell everyone else when the power goes off in the building.
The costs of downtime, however, are catastrophic. An IHS study found that, for large enterprises, just five downtime events a month cost on average $60 million. The costs to fix the downtime involved represented only five percent of that amount, lost revenue represented 17 percent, and lost employee productivity a whopping 78 percent.
For those offering network solutions, the cost is even more pronounced. Failing to meet the terms of a service-level agreement (SLA) can mean substantial penalties as well as loss of face in the market, which can hamper a company’s ability to find customers later.
Why Use a Cloud-Based Network Monitoring Solution?
Cloud-based resources are best when it comes to network monitoring. The combination of a set rate coupled with a variety of monitoring functions and even potential mitigation tends to help users view it as, essentially, a network insurance policy.
Cloud-based systems also offer a wide range of solutions. Transbeam, for example, offers a suite of solutions including network monitoring with complete, end-to-end visibility in operations that will provide insight into what’s going wrong and how to fix it. Transbeam offers fast reporting to allow for equally fast solutions, along with single-metric click-to-flow to help spot resource hogs on the network and address those outright.
Transbeam not only offers network monitoring as a stand-alone service, but also as a free addition to its software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) services.
Whether you’re looking for a package deal or just valuable network monitoring services, start your search with Transbeam, a company that can help spot the problems in a network before they turn into money-losing SLA violations or productivity sinks. Contact eXemplify today to learn how you can gain access to these and other services.