network performanceThese days, you need to have enough budget to make sure that your internet connectivity and other technology depending operations work seamlessly if you wish to run your enterprise effectively. As an increasing number of organizations continue to depend on SaaS and cloud applications to finish most of their tasks, it becomes crucial that they’re not only online 24/7 but that they can also offer their IT services reliably and effortlessly. These creates a much greater need for a company to measure their network performance periodically to make sure that:

  1. They are getting their money’s worth.
  2. Each component is working optimally
  3. The rate of data flow between the network and users are consistently monitored.
  4. Metrics are established to let them improve their user satisfaction.
  5. Impending errors or bottlenecks that could result in network crisis are detected in advance.



What are the challenges that surrounds the measurement of network performance?

You have to know the different components and parameters that are included in a network before you can offer an assessment. Taking into account the complexity of a contemporary wireless network, choosing manual approaches, an indepth evaluation is nearly impossible and would be very cumbersome to process as well as finalize. As a result, trying to measure the network performance without using a specially made tools and processes, will consume the company’s productivity, and have financial losses for each minute of downtime.

The demands of networks grow daily and that’s why it’s important for measurements to be conducted correctly. The quantitative and qualitative aspects of a network has to be captured in every measurement process, so that all required data are made for use, in case there’s a network performance problem.

Common Network Performance Challenges

A common issue when trying to gauge the performance of a network was the insufficient real time provision that allows instant detection of issues in bandwith, servers, network paths, routing, and transmission. This mean that IT experts had to perform network measurement half blind up until they come across issues halfway. In most cases, the data obtained isn’t complete as packet loss or errors in latency may not be identified, therefore causing technical oversights that could result in IT crises over time.

Measuring Network Performance

Network Latency – used to measure the delays in the network, concentrating on the time spent in the successful packet transfer or a data packet from one point to another in a network. A network that has zero or almost zero latency is a network that’s working properly.

Things to consider when measuring network latency:

  • Distance between points
  • The quickest route between the ends
  • Delays probably due to applications or hardware processing the transmission of data

Packet loss – number of packets that have been sent out successfully but never reached their destination.

Bandwidth and Throughput – Bandwidth is the number of data that could be transmitted between two points in a certain time period. Throughput is the number of data that was transmitted between two points in a given time period.

Jitter – its measurement could be detected while using the network for VoIP, by identifying the closeness of the VoIP video or audio to real life interaction.

What Affects Network Performance?

Applications – there are certain applications that are not streamlined to meet the network capacities or those that have slow performance could add unneeded stress on the bandwidth of the network and negatively affect the user experience.

Network and Infrastructure Issues

All switches, firewalls, and routers are included because they could in a certain way cause network performance issues.

Call SpartanTec, Inc. for information on how we can assist your business to manage and measure your network performance regardless of the size.

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