Things happen fast on enterprise networks; any event or change can have a cascading impact on application performance across the entire infrastructure. It’s critical to broadly monitor the network for any changes such as configuration updates or new network devices that might affect performance. Doing so can help ensure continued smooth network operations.
Network operations center (NOC) teams don’t typically look for these types of changes, which have long been the purview of network engineers. However, the ability to monitor for change helps bring these activities into the realm of NOC teams, ensuring they can more quickly and accurately diagnose performance issues and then pass on that information to engineering for mitigation.