Solarwinds Tweaks IP WAN Voice Monitoring Tool - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Business/E-Business
Commentary
9/30/2009
05:12 AM
50%
50%

Solarwinds Tweaks IP WAN Voice Monitoring Tool

Increasingly, businesses are moving their voice traffic from the old telephone network to IP networks. However, this application is especially vulnerable to performance variations often found in IP networks. Solarwinds, which has been gaining acceptance by offering companies inexpensive, easy to deploy network performance tools, revamped its IP WAN tool to help companies meet this challenge.

Increasingly, businesses are moving their voice traffic from the old telephone network to IP networks. However, this application is especially vulnerable to performance variations often found in IP networks. Solarwinds, which has been gaining acceptance by offering companies inexpensive, easy to deploy network performance tools, revamped its IP WAN tool to help companies meet this challenge.The company's new module Orion IP SLA Manager is based on Cisco IP Service Level Agreement (IP SLA) and runs on Solarwinds' Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM). IP SLA is built into all Cisco routers and designed to capture information about information flows. Piggybacking on top of it, the Solarwinds software collects various VoIP performance statistics, including MOS, jitter, network latency, and packet loss. Users can then use that information to generate reports that identify site-specific or WAN performance problems. In addition, the system automatically discovers and sets up Cisco IP SLA-capable network devices. Pricing for Orion IP SLA Manager pricing starts at $1,499 and requires Orion NPM, which starts at $2,475.

Solarwinds has focused on delivering performance monitoring tools that network technicians can use to improve their companies' network performance. In business since 1998, the vendor has more than 85,000 customers worldwide.

BMC, CA, HP, and IBM have dominated the network and systems management market. These companies have been developing such products for many years and have broad product lines. Solarwinds has been gradually expanding its portfolio. The company went public in May and raised close to $140 million. Some of that money could be used for acquisitions so the company could grow its business. The vendor carved out a viable niche in the performance monitoring area and now would like to broaden it.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
State of the Cloud
State of the Cloud
Cloud has drastically changed how IT organizations consume and deploy services in the digital age. This research report will delve into public, private and hybrid cloud adoption trends, with a special focus on infrastructure as a service and its role in the enterprise. Find out the challenges organizations are experiencing, and the technologies and strategies they are using to manage and mitigate those challenges today.
Commentary
Enterprise Guide to Edge Computing
Cathleen Gagne, Managing Editor, InformationWeek,  10/15/2019
News
Rethinking IT: Tech Investments that Drive Business Growth
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  10/3/2019
Slideshows
IT Careers: 12 Job Skills in Demand for 2020
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  10/1/2019
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Getting Started With Emerging Technologies
Looking to help your enterprise IT team ease the stress of putting new/emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning and IoT to work for their organizations? There are a few ways to get off on the right foot. In this report we share some expert advice on how to approach some of these seemingly daunting tech challenges.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll