Leading network operator Virtual1 has today announced the launch of 1View, an enhanced monitoring solution able to deliver network information in realtime, 24/7. Access to 1View is now provided as standard on every Virtual1 network at zero cost. In addition, Virtual1 have also ensured that 1View can be accessed by the end customer, allowing Partners to deliver all the advantages of a monitoring solution to their customers, without the investment.
Tom O’Hagan, Managing Director at Virtual1, commented “Network monitoring is absolutely essential to the effective management of a network. It will allow you to analyse exactly what is happening on your network and answer critical questions – does your network have enough capacity, can it sustain the deployment of future applications, do you have too much capacity, is your network providing good value for your investment. It also allows you to monitor the effectiveness of any network upgrades. I believe it is essential that our Partners have access to this level of information, and that is why Virtual1 is providing this service for free.”
1View offers a wide range of insight and analysis to Partners and end customers, including the ability to drill down and access traffic flow by application and by end user, whilst for Partners who run their own NOC, 1View can display their entire estate – whether supplied by Virtual1 or not. It also allows for a greater depth of investigation of, and responsiveness to, any network faults through the ability to set proactive alarms against criteria such as CPU and memory usage as well as the ability to turn on flows to see which traffic stream / device may be causing issues.
O’Hagan continued “This is about going beyond educated guesswork to deliver network solutions which truly answer the needs of the customer. By making 1View available to end customers, we are improving transparency and putting control of their network firmly in their hands.
I am delighted also delighted to announce that, to celebrate the launch, Virtual1 has launched a new promotion, offering a free iPad to any salesperson placing an MPLS order worth £50k per annum before 1st July 2012. Naturally, the iPad will include the 1View app, which allows you access to 1View, wherever you go.”