The network of computers is responsible for sustaining several needs of an organization. Those needs will be from sending a simple email until the establishment of a communication with server, which maintains all the crucial systems for the functioning of the Company. What is the cost of all that? Who should accept this bill?
Depending on the strategy of the organization, an apportionment of costs can be applied. Therefore, dividing the costs in order to maintain the infrastructure of the network between the other departments of the Company. Also, providing transparency to the costs for the maintenance of such needs.
BENEFITS OF THE APPORTIONMENT OF COSTS
Between the benefits we can quote the biggest comprehension of the costs of the computer network. Mainly, when all the departments will be a part of the apportionment. In this manner, influencing the Company for the sake of a better management of the network resources available for every department, avoiding misuse and wastes. As well as, justifying investments when necessary.
The information technology is necessary and influences directly in the competitive capacity of a Company. Therefore, it is important for the costs with IT to be transparent. As well as, the department of IT, is even more close to the strategy of business of the organization. Mainly that the objective might always be the best cost-effective relationship for the Company.
Now we understood the benefits of the apportionment of costs. However, how to do such a division in a transparent way.
VISIBILITY OF THE NETWORK
One example of apportionment of costs is the division that can be proportional according to the consumption. In order to apply this strategy in relation to the costs of the network infrastructure, it is crucial that there is an understanding of the consumption of each sector. Thus being capable of visualizing how much every department demands from the network resources.
The TRAFip allows you to visualize which are the locations, regions or departments which demands more resources of the network or the data center. This information is fundamental when you wish to do some kind of apportionment of costs. Primarily, in possession of data that will help into the decision taking in a precise way and with transparency.
In order to gain access to the data which will give support to the assessment of costs of the network, it is necessary to be capable of visualizing the distribution of traffic between the sectors. Therefore, the knowledge about the network absolute traffic is not enough. Besides this scenario the configuration of a traffic profile gets in.
Profile of traffic is a form of stratified analysis. Especially being capable of breaking the traffic of an object by other objects. For example, the traffic of a group of subnetworks in relation to each subnetwork that is part of a group. Thereby, having the comprehension of the distribution of traffic of each component in relation to the group in totality.
The scenery above can be exactly the way to obtain the information for the apportion of costs. Imagining the group of subnetworks like all the network of the Company and each subnetwork representing a sector. Thus, with this configuration we will have the knowledge of exact distribution of consumption per each sector.
Below follows the graphics of an example of profile of distribution removed from TRAFip:
Besides the graphics, reports can be used for the monitoring of the consumption distribution. With that, having a tool for the detailed analysis of the network behavior, avoiding “guesswork” and estimates with little technical foundation. Finally, allowing a more efficient assessment of costs.
In this way, there are no doubts about the importance of investing on network management. In this same manner, bringing not only benefits to the network visibility but also being a complementary way to seek for the prevention of problems that might cause the dropping of network services.
Thinking of that, Telcomanager present in the market since 2002, and a leading Latin America brand in the sector of software for managing networks. Also counting with a unique and innovative technology, deploying smart solutions in the monitoring of data that will provide a stratified vision of the traffic, is now allowing your Company to follow the most important aspects of your network, in real time.