Net Consulting exploited network configuration discoveries and traffic flows from the TN&SM project in order to create representative models of the Theatre Network environments which contain realistic user information flows.
We were then able to build accurate network models to highlight network behaviour across contractual and system boundaries. This resulted in a centralised model portraying how information flowed across system and Bearer networks. It revealed links that were running at high capacity, and consequently provided the MOD with visibility into their network.
The success of this project has resulted in the capacity planning team collaborating with JFCIS (Joint Force Communication & Information Systems) to assist in the HERRICK transition, in addition to sharing information across MOD departments such as the LSRC (Land System Reference Centre)
Capacity Planning has provided the MOD with the capability to model network changes in-house, to understand the impact of the changes, and the effect these changes will have on network capacity in an environment where bandwidth is constrained.