[ { "title": "Method and apparatus for measuring the end-to-end performance and capacity of complex network service", "publication_date": "2008/12/09", "number": "08438269", "url": "/2008/09/12/method-and-apparatus-for-measuring-the-endtoend-performance-and-capacity-of-complex-network-service/", "abstract": "The present invention includes a method of measuring performance and capacity of a network includes monitoring network activity using an application programming interfaces monitoring system with a web services definition language file and at least one probe. The web services definition language file provides instructions to a probe control system in the application programming interfaces monitoring system and the probe control system providing regular expressions to the at least one probe. Then, performance data is collected using the at least one probe. The performance data includes a date stamp and a collection of performance information. Next, using the at least one probe, performance data measurements are transmitted between the network and the application programming interfaces monitoring system. The application programming interfaces monitoring system stores the performance data measurements in a database of performance data monitored and analyzes the performance data measurements to determine performance and capacity of the network. After that, the application programming interfaces monitoring system reports information on performance and capacity of the network to a network operations center dashboard.", "owner": "AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP", "owner_city": "Atlanta", "owner_country": "US" } ]