You can run performance metrics tests on circuits without taking them offline. For this reason, performance metrics tests are called non-intrusive tests because they don't intrude on your day-to-day work activities. After you request the test, the test is run almost immediately.
- take less than a minute
- can be run on an as-needed basis
- don't require scheduling
- won't interrupt your service
- can be run once per hour
- are available for DS1-level circuits
Performance metrics tests are your first-line-of-testing defense. These tests check to see if the circuit is being overused or exceeding its bandwidth. If it is, you're probably experiencing latency and jitter and the problem could be with your equipment or our network.