Scaling Your Network Monitoring Architecture
Wednesday July 31, 2013 2:00 PM ET/ 11:00 AM PT

Enterprises and service providers increasingly need to expand service monitoring capabilities to strengthen their performance management, service delivery management, security management, forensics, and other monitoring strategies. The continued growth of network monitoring devices and diversity in connectivity and traffic access requirements pose a complex challenge to achieving the pervasiveness and scale required for effective support of the targeted monitoring applications. These expansive strategies require advanced packet-flow access solutions to overcome the problems of traditional approaches as well as the scalability and manageability limitations of existing monitoring switches.

Attendees will learn:
  • The shortcomings of existing techniques for provisioning access to network traffic
  • The essential requirements for transparent and scalable monitoring fabrics
  • The role of packet-flow intelligence, density, and scale in achieving pervasive monitoring and extending the longevity of the overall monitoring architecture
  • How to seamlessly manage and provision large-scale, distributed monitoring fabrics
  • Sample use cases highlighting how to expand the monitoring capability across the network layers from the border and deep into multi-layer server farms for better performance management and security

Who should attend:
  • Enterprise business and technology decision-makers overseeing business applications, network services, data centers, Unified Communications, security, as well as governance, risk and compliance (GRC)
  • Service providers delivering wireline/wireless communications services, and public cloud services
  • System architects and managers responsible for performance management, service delivery management, and security/compliance management

Ahmed Abdelhalim
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, NetScout Systems. Inc.

Mr. Abdelhalim brings many years of networking and systems experience in both service provider and enterprise. At NetScout, he is responsible for driving end-to-end network and application visibility solutions comprising highly scalable monitoring fabrics and intelligent data sources and analytics. Prior to his work at NetScout, Mr. Abdelhalim held director of product management and marketing roles at Brocade Communications Systems for service provider products as well as for enterprise and data center products. During his tenure at Brocade he helped create and evangelize award-winning products including multi-service backbone and metro routers, high-end data center switches, and campus switches. He also played a key role in evangelizing and driving several solutions and architectures that are now widely accepted in the industry like Carrier Ethernet, All-IP/Ethernet architectures for CDNs and IPTV distribution, and infrastructure virtualization using MPLS/VRF for high security campus and data center applications.

Prior to Brocade, he held consulting and systems engineering roles at Siemens Ltd. and Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC) where he specialized in scalable, high speed LAN/WAN networks and high-performance computing systems based on UNIX, Symmetric Multi-Processing, and clustering.

Peter Bernstein
Senior Editor, TMCnet

Peter Bernstein is a seasoned writer and professional with deep experience in the communications and IT industries. As a top-level industry analyst, Peter has keynoted major technology events and has been cited numerous times by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Business Week, Fortune Magazine, ComputerWorld, NetworkWorld, Communications Week, among other publications.

Bernstein has authored or co-authored market research studies, CEO speeches, white papers, articles, and other content for major companies in the technology markets. His experience includes work with Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Equant, France Telecom, HP, Siemens, Verizon, Nortel, Wave Systems, and many more. He held the position of director of global marketing and communications at Telcordia..