Now that the cloud has finally broken through as a delivery model, the demand for connectivity has changed considerably. Other significant developments are the use of standard internet connections and the use of network facilities management as a cloud service. That is why there is much to be said about a financial and substantive analysis.

Business topics such as greater agility in network services, optimal application performance and better connection to cloud services have become central to Wide Area Network services. Innovation takes shape now that service providers use different variants of network virtualisation to meet this demand.

In addition to existing, often traditional technology, METRI also pays attention to valuable innovations such as software defined networks and SD-WAN and the combination of connectivity and security in one lot. These new trends are part of the standard market knowledge and facts of METRI.

Component Based Measurement

METRI uses a service-oriented benchmark model in which each component is measured and assigned a value. This method leads to realistic, accurate and complete results. We call this Component-Based-Measurement®. This approach ensures that the customer’s service structure is not lost. By benchmarking at a component level, it is possible to match components of reference customers to the customer. The specific structure of the customer does not have to be transformed into a ‘default’ model. Results are transparent and easy to interpret.

The Component-Based-Measurement® methodology provides a balanced insight into the delivered performance. In addition to costs and productivity, METRI also takes account of various qualitative cost drivers at the component level, such as volumes, complexity, quality (for example, service levels) and service content.

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