Digital Transformation Requires Data-Driven Change with Network Performance Management Platform
IT organizations are adopting disruptive technologies to support digital transformation. Network operations teams can provide their organizations with enough visibility to enable data-driven change initiatives. This eBook explores how the right network performance management platform can support data-driven change and help your digital transformation succeed.
Poor Planning Leads to Failed Change
Poor planning of new digital initiatives can damage the overall success of an enterprise. It also places a heavy burden on network operations teams, who are tasked with supporting poorly planned transformation.
Ensure Success by Enabling Data-Driven Change Initiatives
NetOps Teams Have an Opportunity to Lead
The network is essential to any digital initiative, and any change to digital services will impact that network.
With an effective network performance management (NPM) platform, network operations teams can provide guidance for planning, implementing, and validating a change to digital services. This platform will also support ongoing optimization and management of digital infrastructure.
How to Lead Data-Driven Change with Network Performance Management
Baseline existing services
Network managers should use their NPM platform to identify service dependencies, map traffic patterns and user behavior, and establish basic capacity requirements for the existing service.
Guide implementation of new services
Leveraging the power of a modern NPM platform, the network operations team can generate and share reports on baselined services with the implementation team. These reports should review the anticipated capacity requirements of a service. With insight into traffic patterns and user behavior, network managers can also design security, compliance, and quality of service policies for the new technology.
Network managers can monitor and analyze service performance after data-driven change has been implemented. With a modern NPM platform, they can validate policy compliance and assure that the new service has sufficient capacity over time.
Data Change Management Examples
New Application Rollout
Prepare for Supporting Application Rollout
The network operations team should identify the infrastructure that will support a new application before the rollout begins. Then, they should ensure that their tools can provide sufficient visibility into this application environment.
Network managers should identify a comparable application, either a legacy application that the new one will replace or an application used by a similar group of users. They should baseline traffic generated by this comparable application. At this stage, they should also understand network performance impacts on the application and network traffic patterns.
The network operations team should generate reports for DevOps to help them optimize application design for the network and optimize application infrastructure based on network conditions.
They should also use capacity baselines and traffic analysis to implement necessary changes on the network, such as new firewall rules and quality of service tiers.