Patent Number: 7,047,164

Title: Port trend analysis system and method for trending port burst information associated with a communications device

Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for analyzing burst statistics from a communications network switch port transmitting data in a bursty communication system, where the burst statistics have been classified according to pre-defined burst ranges and where each burst range corresponds to a predetermined percentage range of the rated port speed, storing the burst statistics, specifying a report period of interest, specifying a plurality of summary periods, retrieving the burst statistics from storage, trending the information to predict future port speed requirements, and then recommending the magnitude of any port speed changes.

Inventors: Swift; Larry (Clearwater, FL)

Assignee: Paradyne Corporation

International Classification: G06F 7/60 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/16/02018