Ovum: Networking applications need better management and throughput capabilities
As more applications rely on IP-based Internet service delivery models, including realtime facilities such as VoIP, video streaming, IPTV, and financial trading, Internet bandwidth demands are growing at rates of over 60% per year. These constantly expanding usage demands drive the need for faster line speeds, and just as importantly, the requirement for better data monitoring and management tools.
Making use of intelligent network management technology, which provides the ability to understand the data movement activities of the business, while delivering operational services as efficiently and safely as possible, can also save on additional bandwidth overheads.
Network management systems that claim superfast throughput (10Gbps and above), but fail to perform or drop data packets, give the network management market a bad name. The ability to deliver high-speed throughput and, at the same time, provide the realtime data needed to effectively manage IP networks and services, is a fundamental requirement. However, such systems need to be capable of capturing and analyzing all data at line rate, otherwise packets will be dropped and critical management data can be missed.