IP Routing Performance


Accurate Network Control Plane

Only Packet Design captures and records IGP and BGP routing updates as they occur to guarantee you have a 100% accurate model of your network’s control plane at all times. Real-time alerts to routing anomalies enable operations teams to triage problems faster and maintain higher levels of customer satisfaction.


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Basics of Multicast Routing

Multicast is a method for transferring data from one source to a group of receivers simultaneously. While it is possible to send data from a source to multiple receivers using unicast, it requires creating copies of the data at the source and transmitting this duplicate content over the same link to different receivers.

With multicast, a single instance of the data is transmitted by a source into the network. The routers that receive this data forward it to the intended receivers. Copies of the data are made as close to the receivers as possible and only if it has to be forwarded over multiple outbound links to reach the receivers. Multicast thus helps minimize the computational resources needed to make copies of the data and the total volume of bandwidth that otherwise would have been used to carry multiple copies of the same content.

About Packet Design


Packet Design was founded with the goal of closing a critical network service assurance gap. Myriad vendor tools monitor and measure infrastructure health, bandwidth consumption, traffic composition, application response times, etc., but only Packet Design correlates the performance of critical services delivered across the network to routing behavior, in real time. When OSS/NMS dashboards are green but users are complaining of intermittent service outages or poor performance, Packet Design tells you why.

Over the years, our product portfolio has expanded from routing analytics to a service assurance suite that is used in the world’s largest and most complex networks. Today, hundreds of network operators use the Explorer products to improve network availability and performance, deliver new services faster and more economically, and improve customer satisfaction.

But we are just getting started. Packet Design’s vision is to be the premier source of intelligence to optimize the performance and control of physical and virtual networks. We are delivering vendor-agnostic SDN service management and orchestration products, and are working with early adopters to help them achieve first-mover competitive advantages.