Network Capacity Planning: Summer Reading List with InfoVista

08/17/2012 |

By Peter Christensen, Product Marketing Manager, APM, InfoVista

Earlier this month, we published a blog post featuring white papers, blog posts and videos about Carrier Ethernet services for your summer reading pleasure. This week, we’ve pulled together content about capacity planning that you may not have had a chance to read previously – take a look!

Can You Rely on Your Existing Capacity Planning Process?

Capacity planning is not a simple exercise, and a state-of-the-art approach that eliminates an error-prone and manual process is required to guarantee that infrastructure investments are supported by factual data, instead of educated guesses. To learn about flow-based capacity planning, check out InfoVista’s white paper, “Bringing Science to the Art of Capacity Planning.”

Implementing a Flow-based Backbone Capacity Planning Process

The exponential growth of voice, video and data traffic is threatening to swamp service providers’ networks without generating any additional revenue. If communications service providers (CSPs) are not aware of how much capacity is required to ensure optimal quality of experience (QoE) for high-value customers in the future, they either spend too much money on building unnecessary infrastructure or fall short, resulting in congestion issues. To learn how you can benefit from flow-based capacity planning, watch InfoVista’s video, “Best Practices for Implementing a Flow-Based Backbone Capacity Planning Process.”

The Benefits of Capacity Planning

Most capacity planning efforts are done manually and require extensive data gathering and mining. Unfortunately, with limited information available, these efforts often fall short. This can result in an inadequate assessment of present and future capacity needs, frequently resulting in poor network performance and upset customers. Read my blog post here to find out more!

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