Network management capacity planning saves money and improves performance across Cisco.

Cisco IT developed a proactive planning process to assist network capacity planners in determining whether to increase network bandwidth. The planning process involved applying headcount and utilization thresholds to guide engineers working on local sites. Cisco IT also deployed Cisco IOS NetFlow technology and selected third-party solutions to collect, analyze, and report on network traffic, with the following benefits:

  • Capacity planners can comfortably support a business case for increased bandwidth based on real-time information
  • IT can prioritize and manage deployments better, delivering bandwidth before performance deteriorates and working more effectively with Cisco application teams

Read the Network Capacity Planning Case Study