Companies must have analytics

All companies, whether they are a telecoms provider or an enterprise must gather data from their networks to analyse how the network is performing

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Companies must have analytics Trevor Dearing from Gigamon says all companies must have analytics.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  November 12, 2013

All companies, whether they are a telecoms provider or an enterprise must gather data from their networks to analyse how the network is performing, according to Trevor Dearing, EMEA marketing director at Gigamon. However, many analytics devices are limited in the amount of data they can process.

“The challenge is really that many analytics devices are potentially limited by the volume of data they need to see. What is currently happening is that companies are moving from 100MB networks through 1-gig networks to 10-gig networks and service providers are looking at 40-gig and 100-gig networks,” he said. “The majority of vendors do not yet make analytic tools that can run that fast and deal with those volumes.”

Companies need to look at the large volume of data being created right across the network, from  where the user is, through to their  storage and they need to have analytics tools capable of processing these big amounts of information.

“Every time the network is slow, you don’t know if it is the network, server, storage, or what that is causing the problem. So you have to collect all that data together and run analytics to find out,” said Dearing.

What Gigamon aims to do is build a separate network that collects all of the enterprise network data and delivers it to the IT manager in a format that allows them to make direct, informed decisions on optimising or improving their network capabilities.

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