Masergy, the managed services provider, has added a new capability to its Intelligent Service Control (ISC) cloud-based network management application.
The new feature, calendar-based bandwidth scheduling, allows enterprises to pre-schedule network modifications required to support high data-usage periods such as backup or replication, large multi-point high-definition video conferencing calls, software updates or cloud computing resource allocations.
“There is an ongoing trend towards providing a more intelligent network and features such as dynamic bandwidth allocation are creating the movement towards application-aware networks,” said Mike Sapien, principal analyst, Ovum.
For over a decade our customers have enjoyed the ability to dynamically control their network services in real time through our ISC application, said Tim Naramore, chief technical officer at Masergy. This enhancement allows our customers to pre-define network modifications to closely align IT requirements with specific business needs and provides us the foundation to deploy software-defined network modifications based on real-time application priorities and network conditions.”
Masergy says its cloud-based network management applications provide customers with advanced real-time visibility and control to manage services globally. The new scheduling enhancement is designed to enable organizations to perform advanced bandwidth modifications to support changing business requirements.
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