Distributed Network Monitoring: What is it & What are the Benefits?

Distributed Network Monitoring: What is it & What are the Benefits?

Jan 13, 2021

Distributed Network Monitoring What is it & What are the Benefits?

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Many businesses are embracing remote offices and working from home, storing their data in the Cloud, and ditching centralized data infrastructures. With distributed architectures becoming the new normal, it’s important to have a distributed monitoring solution that can keep up.

What is Distributed Network Monitoring?
It is a monitoring strategy that provides network performance data based on the information provided by multiple Monitoring Agents .

It collects data about a specific monitored object, or target, to determine the real status of the Agent independently from conditions that may affect the performance of other agents.

How Does Distributed Network Monitoring Work?
Distributed network monitoring involves deploying multiple Network Monitoring Agents distributed around your network to monitor network performance from multiple locations.

Agents then exchange synthetic traffic to continuously test and monitor network performance in the various locations.

You can use Distributed Network Monitoring to:

  1. Monitor Local Networks in One City
  2. Monitor International Locations
  3. Monitor Managed Service Providers (MSPs)

The Benefits of Distributed Network Monitoring:

  1. End-User View of Network Performance:

Agents simulate real-user traffic, allowing you to see network performance from a number of different views.

  • Helps with Network Troubleshooting:
    Distributed network monitoring gives you visibility over your network to identify network problems occurring in any location, and collect the information you need to troubleshoot them.
  • Simplifies the Transition to the Cloud:
    Distributed network monitoring is necessary when using decentralized cloud-based networks or applications.
  • Reduces Bandwidth Requirements:
    A distributed network monitor is configured to send requests to local resources and appropriate global resources when measuring network performance.
  • Consolidated NOC View:
    Distributed network monitoring allows you to monitor resources locally but consolidate all stats into a single NOC.

    If your business uses cloud applications, has multiple locations, or relies on remote workers, Distributed Network Monitoring is essential.

    Obkio’s Network Performance Monitoring software is the easiest distributed network performance monitoring solution on the market.

    Obkio is a simple network performance monitoring solution that allows users to continuously monitor the health of their network and core business applications to improve the end-user experience.

    Easily identify the source of a system failure and so you can quickly apply the corrective measures, right at the heart of the problem, before it affects your end users.

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