Government: Network Evolution
Optimizing Growth: "What if?"
Where will mobile technologies be deployed next?Will vendor software patches work as predicted?Is the network fully IPv6 ready?
As everywhere, the one "constant" in optimizing the network is change. Staying ahead of it means staying ahead of the curve, and ready for the unknown. To successfully manage evolution amidst a constant flux of shifting global dynamics, changing standards and emerging technologies, government agencies and their solutions partners must constantly anticipate, model and measure the impact of best and worst case scenarios.
Like pre-deployment testing at the outset of major initiatives, ongoing "What if?" testing ensures the ability of networks to respond to changing user needs, increasingly global or distributed operations, and rapid growth in traffic volumes. Only by exploring usage trends and the value of prospective investments can agencies manage their network's capacity, resilience and scalability over time.
Where Do We Go From Here?Government agencies can't afford not to employ strategic testing while evolving networks and grappling with the "what ifs?":
- Ongoing vendor performance evaluation: Are service providers continuing to meet agreed upon SLAs? Are devices living up to quoted expectations? If not, what are the real and intangible costs? What can be recovered?
- Evaluating customer satisfaction: Will mobile users trust the Wi-Fi with critical transmissions? Will acceleration and optimization techniques minimize latency on multi-hop communications? What QoE metrics need to be upheld to minimize user complaints?
- Preempting emerging threats: How will consolidating data centers impact security? Are deployments on pace to comply with IPv6 and other essential standards?
Partnering with Ixia equips government agencies and partners to assess the impact of potential next steps so they can fully leverage IT investments, proactively ensure reliability and more precisely manage risk and ROI.
Ixia: The "Gold Standard" Partner for Evolving Test ChallengesThe leading test solution partner of networking infrastructure manufacturers and service providers worldwide, Ixia equips government IT professionals to simulate, stress and assess IT initiatives from network design & vendor selection through optimizing reliability to assessing readiness for what comes next. Ixia test solutions help ensure the performance, availability, security and accessibility of increasingly dynamic networks at full scale and over time.
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