Continuing a trend toward cloud-based test and measurement begun with its PacketPortal product, JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) has unveiled StrataSync, a way for network operators to manage and analyze data from JDSU test instruments via the cloud.
Moving network test management to the cloud provides a variety of advantages, JDSU asserts:
- It improves network visibility by centralizing data collection.
- It makes test and measurement more efficient and cost-effective by automating previously manual functions such as tracking, updating, and recording data from every test instrument.
- It enables technicians to access data easily and more quickly discover and resolve network issues. Technicians can stay current on network health while in the field.
- It automates the tracking, management, and reporting of the test instruments. Test instruments can be reconfigured and updated quickly and efficiently. Data can be stored and reported from a central location.
"When our network customers are troubleshooting a network issue, it has to be done right the first time. Millions of people around the world rely on them and expect their network connections to work well," said David Heard, president of Communications Test and Measurement at JDSU. "Moving more network monitoring to the cloud with new solutions like StrataSync helps ensure that our customers get the best value out of their network assets while letting them focus more time on providing high-quality service."
Heard had more to say about StrataSync in a video interview JDSU provided to the press.
StrataSync will become available in March 2013. It initially will cover JDSU’s DSAM, DSAM-6300, HST-3000, T-BERD/MTS-2000, T-BERD/MTS-5800, T-BERD/MTS-6000/6000A, and MTS-8000 instruments. JDSU plans to expand StrataSync’s coverage range as well as offer more customizable features.
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