Service providers are rolling out mobile broadband networks to meet customers’ needs for faster and richer data content. With increasingly complex network infrastructure, and ever-growing mobile IP traffic volume, network performance engineers, responsible for maintaining good user experience, are challenged to maintain the visibility of subscriber mobility and service performance.
LTE Deployment Challenges:
- Mix of c-plane and u-plane at fast growing high traffic rate
- Seamless interoperability during migration from 3G to LTE
- End-to-end session visibility to subscriber activities
- Ensure user experience with dynamic data bearer assignment at right QoS level
- Ensure switch technicians have visibility to identify problems despite steep technology learning curve
Triple-play Management Challenges:
- High traffic volume
- Ensure smooth Voice and Video service availability
- Maintain end-to-end quality of service
- Correlation between signaling and media traffic
- Retain traffic record for compliance and back-in-time analysis
Data Center Operation Challenges:
- User experience visibility
- Isolate impairment across network segments or devices
Network Time Machine is a troubleshooting appliance designed for quick deployment and for traffic and packet level visibility in 20Gbps carrier environments. It provides extensive network and application visibility as well as the forensic details you need to solve signaling or data performance problems. It's also available as a portable or rackmount unit.
High Performance Stream-to-Disk Architecture
Network Time Machine offers industry leading 20Gbps sustained stream-to-disk packet capture performance in a small footprint that ensures service providers can quickly gain visibility where and when it is needed. In today’s IP based network, the ability to capture every packet without filtering or packet loss is important to ensure visibility of all the events that occur on the network. Network Time Machine is available as a portable or a rackmount unit. Portable units are ideal for filling gaps in network visibility, whether in the data center or in the field, such as between an eNodeB and the EPS. The rackmount version, with its higher performance and scalable storage capacity up to 576 Terabyte, is designed to monitor critical links for long-term forensic needs. Both portable and rackmount platforms support 1 and/or 10G interfaces.