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Procera Helps Vodafone Egypt Understand Network Performance

By Paula Bernier April 25, 2017

Egypt’s large mobile operator has selected Procera Networks to provide it with analytics technology. The PacketLogic solutions, including ScoreCard, enable Vodafone Egypt to ensure high-quality broadband experiences for its customers.

ScoreCard enables operators to better understand the quality their networks can deliver. It rates networks with rankings of A through F based on experiences they deliver relative to downloading, real-time gaming, social media, streaming video, uploading, voice applications, and Web surfing.

Top management at network operators can then leverage that information to prioritize their capital and operational expenditures related to their networks. ScoreCard can also be employed by engineers to get more information about network performance, such as latency, packet loss, and throughput. They also can look at performance based on device type, location, and/or subscriber tier. And marketing team members can use it to identify strong performance metrics so they can help promote them.

Being able to better understand the performance of networks and applications is an area of growing interest for enterprises and service providers. And the way to do that is changing as more applications move to the cloud and virtualized environments.

“Applications have become the lifeblood of a company's success. Keeping those apps running and performing well has never been more important,” said Rowan Trollope, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Internet of Things and Applications Business Group. “Unfortunately, that job has only gotten harder, as IT departments and developers struggle with a tangled web of disconnected, complex data that's hard to understand.”

That’s what drove Cisco to purchase AppDynamics for $3.7 billion – double the valuation of AppDynamics, which at the time of the offer was preparing for an IPO. AppDynamics is a leader in the application performance monitoring and management space, joined by other leaders Dynatrace and New Relic.

Others in the APM space include BMC, CA Technologies, HPE, IBM, and Riverbed (which announced plans to buy APM company Aternity in July of last year), which Gartner placed in the challengers category of its APM Magic Quadrant. Correlsense, Microsoft, and Oracle are considered niche players. And Gartner defines Nastel Technologies as the APM market’s sole visionary.

Kentik, meanwhile, offers an NPM solution it says was built to address the close.  NetScout also has a solution that delivers both APM and NPM capabilities.

Edited by Alicia Young

Executive Editor, TMC

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