Rightsizing Your Network Performance Management Solution: Four Case Studies

Solarwinds for DC

As networking has matured, the focus of engineering and operations has shifted from connectivity to optimization, and from availability to performance. Rising interest in understanding the broader operations picture, spanning network, servers, and applications, has also transformed the demands of management tools and technologies. In parallel, there has been no break in the long-standing mantra for doing more with less – both in terms of monetary and human resources. These shifts are prompting reevaluations of monitoring strategies and products in organizations of all sizes, but particularly in larger enterprises, where effective management can have a dramatic impact on IT’s ability to fulfill its critical business-enabling role. This ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) white paper examines the importance of finding extensible, cost-effective network performance management solutions that fit deployment needs beyond the NOC to extend value into the datacenter, and thus deliver greater Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) benefits. Included is a detailed analysis of four use case examples from organizations that have deployed SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) to monitor and manage their production environments based on such goals and objectives