Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Apparent Enhances Cloud Network Performance Management Service

Apparent Networks released a series of enhancements for PathView Cloud hosted network performance management service, including new features for VoIP assessments.

The subscription-based PathView Cloud service monitors and measures the performance of end-to-end network paths --- including portions that traverse third-party networks.

New features for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Network Assessment include:

  • MSP Branding --- MSPs can custom-brand PathView Cloud's user interface and reports and deliver them as a service to their customers.

  • MSP Organization --- New self-service multi-tenancy capabilities allow MSPs to manage all customers from a single PathView Cloud screen and perform drill-down analyses. The organizational structure allows MSPs to easily add new customers to PathView Cloud as their customer base grows.

  • MSP Customer Deployment Analysis --- MSPs can track PathView Cloud services they deliver to their customers and export reports for efficient customer billing.

  • VoIP Assessments --- Allow users to determine their networks' readiness for VoIP prior to deployment. Assessments can be performed on up to 2,500 network paths at a single time to ensure overall network readiness for VoIP. Graphical reports clearly show overall network readiness for VoIP and also identify potential problems.

  • Expanded Data Assessment Capabilities --- Enable users to assess their entire network at once to identify whether networks can handle the additional traffic of new data applications. If trouble areas are detected, PathView Cloud performs full hop-by-hop analyses across network paths to identify issues and provide remediation information.

  • Support for the New PathView microAppliance --- The PathView microAppliance is a zero-administration device that can be used as the source or target of PathView tests. It eliminates the need to provision computer resources for the PathView Cloud and is ideal for remote offices that may lack a suitable, always-on device.

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