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The Importance of SD-WAN Monitoring. Why monitor SD-WAN projects?

The integration of SD-WAN network monitoring into your network management strategy is critical for facilitating a smooth transition from conventional network systems to sophisticated solutions offered by trailblazers like Cisco, Versa Networks, and Cloud Networks. By monitoring traditional MPLS-based WANs and emerging SD-WANs concurrently on a singular, comprehensive dashboard, we gain enhanced visibility into network performance and drastically reduce the Mean Time to Resolution (MTTR) when incidents occur.

The implementation of SD-WAN network monitoring is a cornerstone for the success of any project seeking to incorporate these novel network technologies. It curtails the operational risks linked to the adoption of these new technologies while harmonizing connection monitoring with the goal of OPEX and CAPEX cost reductions that SD-WAN solutions deliver.

Consider a multinational company rolling out an SD-WAN solution to unify its geographically diverse network. Rigorous monitoring in this scenario would ensure optimal performance, allowing the company to enjoy significant reductions in operational costs while mitigating deployment risks.

SD-WAN network monitoring promotes the robust execution of novel technology projects, assists in mitigating operational risks, and aligns connectivity monitoring with cost reduction objectives.

Unified network monitoring : Monitoring Hybrid WAN and SD-WAN Networks

ServicePilot is instrumental in transforming the monitoring of both pre-existing MPLS-based WANs and cutting-edge SD-WANs. Our solution encompasses monitoring SD-WAN hardware, individual connections, and multi-vendor links. Standard dashboards, custom-tailored to analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) of leading SD-WAN solutions like Versa Networks' Cloud Services Gateway (CSG), provide insights into bandwidth usage, path usage, system performance, and application class validation.

ServicePilot's adjustable dashboards can be personalized based on user roles, sites, or restricted perimeters. This flexibility ensures that whether you are part of the network operations, engineering teams, CIOs, Service Providers, or an external collaborator, you can have a tailored dashboard to suit your needs.

Imagine a service provider managing network operations across several client businesses. With ServicePilot, they can create customized dashboards for each client, allowing them to understand and optimize the unique network performance and needs of each business. One can visualize and analyze what traffic has been transmitted, in which classes and along which paths, as assigned by the SD-WAN controller.

bandwidth monitoring

ServicePilot's user-tailored approach enhances the monitoring experience, providing personalized insights, and enabling effective management and decision-making for diverse user groups.

In addition, our monitoring technology covers all protocols and technologies to get the most visibility on your present networks and future services they will deliver: SNMP, Traps, Syslog, NetFlow, Ping, BGP, OSPF, IPSLA, HTTP, SQL,...

Unraveling Complex Network Architectures with Customizable Maps

ServicePilot takes network monitoring to the next level with semi-automatic discovery and mapping of sites on a geographic map. This feature allows real-time tracking of the performance and availability of all monitored sites, keeping your finger on the pulse of your network's health.

ServicePilot's utilization of Architecture, Business and Geographic type maps simplifies network performance management in a multi-site context. This solution greatly aids in the management and operation of networks spanning multiple sites and a substantial number of devices.

mapping and monitoring network architecture

Consider a multinational corporation with hundreds of office locations. The Geographic type maps can help IT teams visualize and track the performance and availability of networks at each location in real time, leading to quicker identification and resolution of issues.

It is also possible to automate the discovery and generation of these site mappings on a geographic map to keep an eye on the performance and availability of all sites under monitoring. The management and operation of network performance in a multi-site context with a large number of devices is greatly facilitated by the use of Geographic type maps.

geographical IT monitoring of remote sites

Automated mapping simplifies network management, enhances visibility into network performance, and expedites incident resolution, resulting in better network health and service continuity.

The analysis of traffic between remote sites and the datacenter is greatly facilitated thanks to adjustable thresholds in order to set up alerts according to the needs of remote sites. Customized filters and maps allow the quick understanding of specificities of each site and incident.

Redefining Agile Monitoring of SD-WAN Networks

Here are 4 points showing how ServicePilot can help in performance management of new SD-WAN network architectures:

  1. Monitoring of thousands of physical or virtual sites and devices (SD WAN and traditional networks, servers and NFV, applications, datacenter ...)
  2. Discovery and automatic monitoring of links (active, public and private, networks and systems,...) and applications.
  3. Modern interfaces for monitoring and operation: Dashboards, Alerts, Mapping, PDF Reports, Event Trays, Collaboration, etc. Modern interfaces for monitoring and operation: Dashboards, Alerts, Mappings, PDF Reports, Event Trays, Collaboration, etc.
  4. Multi-builder support, technology packages, speed and ease of deployment, multi-tenant, adapted to multi-site, etc.

In addition to its versatility for complete, unified control of multi-site networks, ServicePilot allows full use of automated, dynamic and correlated data analysis of Cisco, Versa or Cloud SD-WAN controllers. The data in ServicePilot allows you to measure the performance of the application policies that have been implemented, view which traffic has been transmitted in which classes and over which paths by assigning SD-WAN controllers.

In addition, customizable dashboards, maps and PDF reports allow users to tailor visualizations and data to suit their needs and better understand how infrastructure performance affects applications and services. The analysis capabilities are adjustable and varied depending on the data sent to ServicePilot: track authorized connections, monitor blacklists, active VPNs, active users, routing, and much more, depending on your monitoring needs.

New features promote agility and communication with the **collaborative IT incident resolution ** (presence, chat, calls, screen sharing integrated into the monitoring software).

1. Expansive Network Management: Monitoring Thousands of Sites and Devices

The growing complexity of today's network environments underscores the need for comprehensive monitoring of both physical and virtual sites. Whether it's traditional networks, SD-WAN, servers, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), or applications, it's crucial to keep tabs on each of these components.

ServicePilot equips you with the capability to monitor thousands of sites and devices simultaneously. It provides full-spectrum coverage of your network, capturing key insights from your SD-WAN, servers, NFV, and datacenter applications.

An organization with an expansive network incorporating SD-WAN, traditional networks, and a variety of applications will appreciate ServicePilot's comprehensive monitoring capabilities. By tracking the performance of all network elements, IT teams can quickly identify and rectify issues, ensuring optimal network performance.

Broad-scale monitoring reduces the risk of undetected issues, ensures optimal performance, and helps maintain high availability of network resources.

2. Automatic Discovery and Monitoring of Links and Applications

In an increasingly interconnected digital landscape, discovering and monitoring network links and applications is of paramount importance.

ServicePilot goes beyond just passive monitoring. It proactively discovers and automatically monitors active, public, and private links, along with a wide array of network systems and applications.

For a Service Provider managing multiple client networks, the automatic discovery and monitoring feature will significantly simplify network management tasks, free up resources, and reduce the likelihood of oversight.

This proactive approach to network monitoring results in more efficient network management, quicker incident detection and resolution, and improved overall network health.

3. Leveraging Modern Interfaces for Enhanced Network Monitoring and Operation

Utilizing modern interfaces for network monitoring and operation is a crucial step in driving effective network management.

ServicePilot provides a host of modern interfaces for monitoring and operation. From intuitive dashboards and instant alerts to comprehensive mapping, PDF reports, event trays, and collaborative tools, ServicePilot ensures you have the tools you need to maintain a robust network.

An IT team managing a large corporate network can significantly benefit from these modern interfaces. The collaborative tools, in particular, can foster effective teamwork in resolving network issues, and the comprehensive reports can provide crucial insights for decision-making.

These modern interfaces enhance user experience, improve team collaboration, and provide comprehensive network insights for effective decision-making.

4. Adapting to Diversity: Multi-Vendor Support and Rapid Deployment

In an age of technological diversity, network environments often comprise components from multiple vendors. This diversity calls for a monitoring solution that offers multi-vendor support and allows for rapid deployment.

ServicePilot shines with its multi-vendor support, technology packages, quick and easy deployment capabilities, and adaptability to multi-tenant and multi-site situations.

For a managed service provider working with various network equipment from different vendors across multiple client sites, ServicePilot's multi-vendor support and swift deployment can streamline operations and boost service delivery efficiency.

Multi-vendor support and rapid deployment capabilities facilitate seamless network management, enhance adaptability, and drive operational efficiency.

ServicePilot: Comprehensive SD-WAN Network Management

ServicePilot's all-in-one monitoring solution is custom-built for the management of large SD-WAN networks. It empowers administrators to supervise existing and upcoming architectures, optimizing transitions and managing virtualized or non-virtualized WAN networks.

ServicePilot offers a plethora of capabilities to reduce MTTR, prevent impacts on sites or employees, and enhance network performance visibility. This comprehensive solution is designed to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by consolidating tools, thereby offering significant cost savings.

A large company undergoing a transition from MPLS to SD-WAN would greatly benefit from ServicePilot. It provides visibility into the network performance before, during, and after the transition, helping to ensure a seamless shift with minimal disruption.

ServicePilot aids in better network performance management, reduces TCO, enhances control over network performance, and enables administrators to better comprehend the influence of infrastructure performance on applications and services. In sum, ServicePilot delivers a complete solution for efficient, cost-effective SD-WAN network management.

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