IP/MPLS Network Performance Management
End-to-end IP MPLS service quality assurance.

IP/MPLS is the defacto next-generation networking technology within both the Communications Service Provider's (CSP’s) core and the evolved packet core of the Mobile Network Operator (MNO).  IP/MPLS-based networks provide a highly flexible, reliable method for delivering residential, mobile and business network services. The question is how to ensure the operation of the IP/MPLS network? What are the best practices for IP/MPLS network performance management?

First, with InfoVista’s IP/MPLS network performance management, the CSP can manage the three domains of resources, usage and end-to-end performance. Second, the CSP can enable management from a service perspective so that the interfaces, VRFs, LSPs, queues, pseudo-wires, PE and CE devices, usage, traffic volumes and end-to-end latency, jitter and packet loss can all be tied back to the service. Third, InfoVista’s solution handles the multiple vendors that provide the IP/MPLS-based equipment, normalizing the vendor-specific performance data to provide the necessary vendor-agnostic view of the services’ performance for the NOC engineer, the capacity planner, the network architect and the service quality manager.

InfoVista’s open IP/MPLS network performance management, designed for the capacity and scale CSPs and MNOs require, ties together the providers’ OSS by easily integrating with customer and inventory management, fault management and service portals. Enhanced with self-service dashboards providing a single-pane-of-glass view into IP/MPLS core, aggregation and edge networks, the engineer is empowered to create their own view of the resources and services within their administrative domain. Additionally, they are able to focus on the KPIs relevant to them, configure their own thresholds and define alerts for their mobile device.

Use Cases: 

Predict IP VPN performance degradation and resource exhaustion

Baselining capabilities plus forecasting that uses historical data to detect significant changes in network performance can help CSPs avoid SLA violations. InfoVista’s IP/MPLS network performance management can also provide forecasts of resource exhaustion and highlight low-utilized network resources to support capacity right-sizing.

Automate discovery of MPLS-based IP VPNs and end-to-end instrumentation

Understand MPLS-based network performance with automated discovery and detection of MPLS-based resources and multi-vendor, end-to-end instrumentation, including Cisco IP SLA, Huawei NQA /H3C, Juniper RPM, Alcatel-Lucent OAM and DISMAN-PING.

Best practices management with multi-vendor networks and vendor-specific instrumentation

Best practices cover the three dimensions of network performance management: resource performance, usage and end-to-end measurement and monitoring. By using composite KPIs and object models, vendor’s disparate and sometimes proprietary technical indicators can be normalized to show consistent end-to-end performance metrics for operations, engineering and planning, with drill-downs to unique vendor indicators where required.

Empower NOC engineers to rapidly detect and troubleshoot IP VPN network performance

With self-service analytics, historical reporting, user-configurable thresholds and alerts, and multiple views based on maps, lists and freehand drawings that provide the individual NOC engineer complete control of their management domain.