DART: Made for 5G Sensors to Attain Network Excellence

With 5G, the network shifts to entirely virtual, ultra-low latency, with far greater speed. 5G networks can handle millions more attached devices and run far greater numbers of applications.

While 5G provides greater opportunities, the network performance expectations of users are also expected to rise. 5G networks need to be more reliable and apps need to run flawlessly to provide the expected network performance excellence.

The best way to monitor and measure performance is with sensors embedded throughout the 5G network. The type of sensors found in Data Analysis in Real Time — DART.

DART sensors measure and report on what is happening in raw packets, and with 5G network metadata. Packets are the best source of network analysis and troubleshooting information. Metadata further reveals a great deal about a network.

Intellidata built from packets from each session between two endpoints. In an era where it has become commonplace to make assumptions about network performance from Synthetic processes, Cirries delivers the representation of the actual experience and performance of each user and device. This is essential in QoS and SLA mandates, but also provides a plan of action to resolve any issue in the network. Enterprises will know the actual network performance and application response for each robot on the manufacturing floor, not an assumption based on simulations from various locations on the floor.

Cirries DART extracts the critical data from each packet, creates Intellidata and sends it to DART for continuous analytics processing in parallel with other data sources in the environment. The combination of packets, SNMP, Syslog and other metadata enables network personnel to analyze performance metrics in real-time and within the context of the entire network infrastructure. This allows rapid identification of issues and their resolution. You get the advantage of full packet visibility without the workload and expense of traditional full packet capture.

But in 5G networks, an already overwhelming amount of packets and metadata threatens to become entirely unmanageable. This is where DART steps in.

DART delivers just the right data at the right time. DART data sensors can operate at up to 100 Gbps in specialized appliances and up to 10 Gbps per virtual instance. Each DART metadata sensor can collect and summarize flow data syslog, SNMP and much more metadata at X million records per second.

This type of comprehensive network performance monitoring is no longer an option or afterthought, thanks to the complexities of 5G. 5G network operators need DART’s streaming analytics to achieve and maintain network excellence.

A more technical overview of DART for 5G sensors is available here.