Cariden Technologies announced today that Cox Communications was using its planning software, known as Cariden Mate, as its primary network engineering tool.
The company said Cariden Mate was being used to analyze and confirm that existing and proposed network designs can withstand a variety of network component failures without causing any impact to client services. It’s also being used to provide visibility into the network’s MPLS paths and statistics, allowing engineers to understand end-to-end traffic patterns and find unexpected contributors to traffic spikes.
By using Mate, Cariden said that Cox would have confidence that planned upgrades were justified and could be implemented without impact to existing customer services.
“Our operations team now has the ability to see, in a very organized manner, all our network interface and LSP statistics in real time,” said Torryon Coleman, Cox’s director of technical operations. “With this information, we can isolate and react to problems much quicker than before, as well as be proactive in many circumstances to potential or upcoming problems.”