Network Analytics: Passing Judgment on Next-Gen Solutions

Network Analytics: Passing Judgment on Next-Gen Solutions

This IDC Market Perspective offers key criteria for the success of next-generation network analytics solutions. Owing to the potential breadth and depth of impact for network analytics, the criteria span both technical capabilities and supplier practices. Across the former, key capabilities relating to data collection, intelligent analysis, and command and control are necessary to separate one solution from the next. Across the latter, enabling services, partnerships, and delivery options serve to complete the solution for customers looking to gain maximum benefit from their investment in this next-generation network management approach."In the past, bandwidth cured most ills in the network. Simply moving traffic faster between a singular source and destination made up for faults in such critical areas as traffic control, application design, and resource availability. In today's networked world where mixed connectivity, instance access, meshed flows, cloud traversals, arising threats, mechanized endpoints, and pressured shared resources establish a complex web of systems and services, there is a need to know more about the state of the network at any given moment," says Mark Leary, research director, IDC's Network Analytics. "And once we know more, we can then do more to affect changes that fix or even avoid problems, detect and then eliminate threats, and improve service levels not just for the network but also the infrastructure, applications, data sets and, most importantly, the end user — from internal worker to external partner and customer."

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
The Technology of Network Analytics
Hierarchy of Data Collection
Intelligent Inclusive Analysis
Full-Spectrum Command and Control
Infrastructure Neutrality
Multipronged Integration
The Business of Network Analytics
Consultative Customer Support
Technology Partnerships
Simple Adaptive Delivery
Development Community
Cross-Functional IT Insertion
Advice for the Technology Supplier
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