ActionPacked Networks Blog - All Things QoS
Now more than ever, network administrators need an organized way to understand bandwidth usage across many WAN links and remote sites and to reduce bandwidth cost while optimizing performance. With LiveAction, you can understand which applications and users consume the most bandwidth and manage bandwidth accordingly. Read on to find out more about LiveAction as a solution for WAN bandwidth management.
Meeting the demands of high customer expectations along with simplifying the increasing complexity of the UC environment are raising the profile of application-aware network performance management as a critical component of an IT strategy.
We are proud to announce the release of the latest and most powerful version of LiveAction! LiveAction 3.0 provides improved scalability, system and site dashboards, and workflows to quickly resolve performance issues in WAN, SaaS and cloud applications, MPLS or DMVPN links, converged wire/wireless connections, video, VoIP, and BYOD devices. Here are some of the newest features in LiveAction 3.0:
It's common that network admins want to know which countries their network traffic is communicating with. This is especially useful information for cyber security purposes but is also good to know in general. Fortunately, using the Cisco NetFlow capabilities, it’s relatively easy to map to a geo location, especially with a tool like LiveAction.
In part 1 of this blog, we went over what IP SLA can do in terms of monitoring the performance of the WAN and specific application types such as voice, video, HTTP and other services. Once you have IP SLA setup, it will provide you with information on WAN performance and degradation as it occurs. In addition to monitoring, you can actually manage and solve performance issues by following the steps below:
Cisco IP SLA is a great way to get started in performance monitoring of your WAN for application performance issues.
Chalk-up another great and successful Cisco Live! event, this time in the land of Disney, Orlando Florida. Now, we're looking forward to our journey next year to The City by The Bay -- San Francisco!