Carriers must accommodate increasing demand for broadband services such as VoIP and video while satisfying enterprise customers’ stringent service level agreements. At the same time, fierce competition is challenging them to operate more efficiently and accelerate delivery of differentiated services, which is driving a transition to software defined networking. Through these dynamics, network planning, engineering and operations teams need management software that helps them deliver predictable service reliability today while enabling the path forward. By providing real-time telemetry, rich analytics, and orchestration capabilities, Packet Design is helping the world’s largest carriers achieve these goals.
Packet Design enables a higher level of service assurance for IP services by enabling network operators to optimize peering and transit, perform capacity planning, model and validate routing and traffic changes, and more quickly resolve complex network problems. The Explorer products scale to meet the needs of the largest and most diverse network operations, across multiple service offerings, including MPLS Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs. They provide unprecedented real-time visibility into routing events, traffic behavior, and performance metrics, enabling operators to detect and avert most problems before they develop into service disruptions or security breaches.
Troubleshooting features speed responsiveness and reduce mean time to repair when service disruptions do occur. Using an always-current network model, the impact of routing changes, new traffic loads and failure scenarios can be simulated, allowing operators to streamline routine maintenance, improve network resiliency, and make more informed decisions about routing and peering. The Explorer products complement OSS and NMS tools that don't address the complex, correlated routing, traffic, and performance issues responsible for many network outages and degradations.
The Explorer Suite is SDN-ready, providing future-proof analytics and orchestration capabilities to smooth the transition to next-gen networks.