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Who Has 72 Hours to Test Their Network Infrastructure?

May 11, 2015

art many clocksOnce your network goes “live,” it needs to be completely stable. There can be no questions about this; prolonged downtime, after all, meaning downtime that lasts for more than a few hours, can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, and it can be a complete nightmare trying to restore service while handling customer complaints.

Most IT professionals, therefore, swear by the “72 hour” test to demonstrate stability before announcing that a network is up and running. That is, if the network remains stable for three days, it is likely strong enough to be declared safe from downtime.

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This method, however, is highly inaccurate as it essentially relies on guesswork to claim stability for one of the most complex and important parts of your organization. A network is capable of failing at any time with little to no warning. Web links can fail. Switches can crash. Cables can break. When these errors happen, only prompt identification of the problem is possible for optimal resolution. Otherwise, you can spend valuable time going through guess-and-check solutions in hopes of discovering the source.

So, forget the 72-hour test. PathSolutions’ advanced root-cause troubleshooting solution, TotalView, will initially scan your network in just 12 minutes, and will offer a complete diagnostic report of every network component in your facility. The software will continue scanning your network around the clock, offering real-time updates about the status of your critical infrastructure. Built with ultra-light coding, TotalView will give you peace of mind knowing that your network is stable.

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