Netrounds, the leading provider of software-based active testing, monitoring, and automated assurance solutions for communications service providers, today announced their collaboration with Elastisys to demonstrate true proactive assurance using predictive analytics on active network service measurements.

In this Proof of Concept, rich layer 2 to layer 7 network service metrics from Netrounds’ active monitoring are combined with predictive analytic algorithms to predict anomalies and network performance issues before they occur. This allows network operations personnel to prioritize service degradations that will affect customers well ahead of impact, improving overall network health and customer satisfaction.

Results of preliminary tests are shown below. The tests are based on RTP jitter (ms) measurements taken in a real, large-sized customer core network. The diagram shows actual jitter (red) overlaid on top of the predicted amount of jitter (blue). The prediction algorithm is constantly running and looking one hour ahead in time. As seen in the diagram, predicted and real jitter match with very high precision.

“The combination of our high quality and service-centric active measurements with the Elastisys intelligent algorithms has shown to accurately predict anomalies across a variety of network services,” said Anders Bergsten, Vice President of Product Management at Netrounds. “The ability to proactively assure their network services will allow our customers to significantly decrease the number of network faults that negatively affect their end users as they will be able to react much earlier and in a much more prioritized and targeted manner on alarms and faults that will have the largest impact on customer experience.”

“Our algorithms are built on decades of leading research and tailored for network-specific use cases,” said Robert Winter, CEO of Elastisys. “But, it is important to remember that accurate results are only obtained when relevant, high quality data, like the active measurements that Netrounds provides, is available.”