We live in a networked world. No longer can IT systems work in a silo, as integrated systems are essential. Ensuring efficient application and network performance management in this environment can be a challenge, however. That’s why Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) has developed its VitalSuite™ performance management system.
Backed by the innovation of Bell Labs (News - Alert), Alcatel-Lucent’s research arm, VitalSuite is a performance management system that consists of four advanced software modules:
- Application management
- Real-time network monitoring with advanced performance alerts and integrated fault management
- Traffic flow analysis
- Customized reporting
The suite delivers both historical and near real-time views into everything from complex contact center transactions to mission-critical network resources, according to a recent Alcatel-Lucent paper, VItalSuite™ Application & Network Performance Management Software, It continuously monitors, measures and optimizes performance at every level of IT operations.
VitalSuite Net, the network performance management software module of VitalSuite, helps IT management monitor, analyze and predict network infrastructure behavior. It provides real-time end-to-end, web-based visibility into geographically dispersed, multivendor, multi-technology converged infrastructure, according to the company.
Voice-over-IP (VoIP) service management also is helped by VitalSuite. It can generate tests and measure VoIP performance indicators within a network carrying VoIP traffic as well as baseline performance, obtain real-time troubleshooting diagnostics and alarm-on problems, Alcatel-Lucent has stated.
Measuring, analyzing and visualizing performance data is made easy with 2D/3D topology views, adaptive statistical thresholding, virtual machine and VoIP monitoring dashboards, integrated trap management and end-to-end path analysis enable proactive identification of network resources that are not meeting specified service parameters, as well as congestion hot spots.
In terms of applications performance management, the VitalSuite Apps module helps IT management gain network-wide real-time visibility for tracking, analyzing and predicting the behavior of all business-critical IP-based applications such as contact centers, e-mail, web server-based applications, Domain Name Services (DNS) and Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP), according to Alcatel-Lucent.
Through VitalART, VitalSuite’s advanced reporting toolkit, IT also is handed a comprehensive web-based application that enables generation of custom presentation-quality reports and graphs. It can provide personally customized metrics, counts, report designs, report type, reporting period and report outputs.
Managing application and network performance management has never been easier. For more information about VitalSUite™ reference the two resources in the community's resource library.
Edited by Peter Bernstein