Network Assessment for A Successful IT Migration | Obkio

Network Assessment for A Successful IT Migration | Obkio

Nov 13, 2020

Deploying or migrating to a new service infrastructure within your business is always an exciting, but highly stressful venture. In order for a new service deployment or migration to be successful, businesses need to plan and prepare beforehand.

A network assessment is the surest and easiest way for businesses to prepare their network for a deployment or migration without any hiccups.

What is a Network Assessment? A network assessment is an analysis of your network infrastructure to provide you with data about your network’s health, including current issues, and any signs of network degradation.

Why Perform A Network Assessment?

  1. Qualify a network before a migration or service deployment
  2. Assess if your network can sustain the change
  3. Perform a risk assessment before major changes
  4. Plan your migration or deployment around your network’s configurations
  5. Identify any issues that can complicate the migration or deployment
  6. Pinpoint issues that may cause problems in the future

To prepare your business for a seamless migration or service deployment, conduct a network assessment to determine the capacity of your company’s WAN to support the new changes.

How to Perform a Network Assessment

1. Prepare for the Network Assessment
When you’re planning for your network assessment, you’ll want to think about:

  • Objective
  • Expectation
  • Method

2. Perform the Network Assessment
There’s a variety of different software on the market that will perform a network assessment for you We recommend a network performance monitoring software that monitors end-to-end network performance.

3. Post-Assessment Reports and Recommendations
Once you’ve completed your network assessment, organize and make sense of all the information you’ve gathered and make sure that you’re turning the data into next steps that you can take to optimize network performance.

While some businesses may try to undertake a network assessment on their own, you don’t need to.

The easiest and most accurate way to perform a network assessment is by using a network performance monitoring software, like Obkio.

Learn more in our article:

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.