Great User Experiences Are Enabled by a Healthy UC Environment
Perspective for Skype for Business Online: Powerful Network Pre-Assessment Tool Ensures Network Health by Providing Visibility and Key Voice Quality Metrics for the Cloud
Perspective for Skype for Business Online is an innovative software-based solution that supports network health by utilizing synthetic UC traffic to test and monitor network segments for UC quality issues. Used for both pre-deployment testing and for ongoing active monitoring, Perspective alerts you in real-time with insight that helps to identify and resolve network issues quickly and efficiently.
Perspective can be configured to generate UC traffic within and between the enterprise and the Microsoft cloud – allowing you to identify potential UC quality issues that may negatively affect the user experience. Within any Unified Communications (UC) enterprise environment, the user experience is the most important value driver. Whether it’s cloud-based or premise-based, users expect the same consistent, quality experience for conference calls and online meetings. Perspective for Skype for Business Online has everything you need to assess and monitor health and performance throughout your distributed UC network and into the Microsoft cloud.
From the Enterprise to the Cloud and Beyond: Achieving ‘Peace of Mind’
Nectar’s Perspective network assessment and monitoring solution is certified for Skype for Business Online. In combination with the Skype Operations Framework (SOF) methodology, Nectar’s Perspective ensures optimal QoS settings throughout your enterprise network. Beyond the enterprise, Perspective gives visibility into key voice quality metrics in cloud environments where QoS is enforced (such as Express Route connections) or in the public Internet, where QoS cannot be maintained.
Perspective for Skype for Business Online can simulate voice traffic to the Microsoft cloud prior to deployment. It can pre-determine voice quality on both the internal enterprise network, as well as from the enterprise to the Microsoft cloud network. Further, ongoing active monitoring of voice quality enables you to identify user-impacting network events proactively, both during and after a cloud migration.
With complete, end-to-end visibility across your company’s multi-vendor network ecosystem, you can maintain network health easily and efficiently via a centralized view that allows you to:
- Generate synthetic transactions to match expected VoIP traffic patterns;
- Identify issues that can affect VoIP quality;
- Perform load testing with real-time traffic;
- Monitor QoS enforcement on managed networks; and
- Receive alerts for violated thresholds
Cloud-based Unified Communications platforms such as Skype for Business Online offer flexibility and predictable operational costs. A great UC experience, however, will always rely on a healthy environment, even when the services are hosted by a trusted provider. Within this ever-evolving UC landscape, Nectar’s full suite of software provides seamless insight, metrics, and root-cause analysis of issues that can affect voice and video quality and the overall user experience anywhere at any time. With Nectar, IT professionals can deploy, support, and manage multi-vendor UC environments from the enterprise to the cloud and beyond.
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