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BGP won't save you from network issues

BGP Won’t Save You
April 25, 2017 by

Network Performance Management

It’s shaping up to be a pleasant Friday afternoon around the office, with no user complaints coming in and the weekend beckoning. Then you get a call from the office manager at one of your company’s remote offices, several hours’ drive from where you are. Their weekly site backup, which should take about 45 minutes,
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AppNeta does cloud application monitoring

Cloud Application Monitoring and You
April 5, 2017 by

Network Performance Management

We launched AppNeta Performance Manager recently, and after all our excitement over letting the world know about it, we’re getting down to business here with some more details. The best part about our product (yes, we’re biased) is that it truly does cloud application monitoring. It’s what you’ll need in the stage after the excitement
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Shaking on a SaaS licensing deal

Cloud and SaaS Licensing 101
March 17, 2017 by

Performance Management Tech

In an environment powered primarily by SaaS applications and cloud services, the devil is in the details. Cloud and SaaS licensing is one detail that often torments IT teams. Here’s how it works and how to make managing licenses easier. How Do SaaS and Cloud Licenses Work? In the old days of IT, software licensing
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See who comes in first in the cloud provider network race.

How to Choose a Cloud Provider
February 7, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Performance Management Tech

When choosing a cloud provider, you can look at brand recognition, security and storage features and other items. But cloud providers depend on networks just like the rest of us, and they’re not all created or configured equal. In general, for those considering the cloud, it’s important to match up the location of your end
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IT teams need the right tools to manage infrastructures.

BGP Is for Routing, Not Monitoring
January 4, 2017 by

Network Performance Management

BGP, the border gateway protocol, is a creaky old network routing protocol. It was updated last in 2006, but it still serves a useful purpose. Almost every packet that traverses the internet finds its way from source to destination via BGP routing. This is what BGP was designed for, and while it’s not always the
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AppNeta offers modern performance monitoring for cloud.

Take Cyber Monday Off Your List of IT Fears
November 16, 2016 by

Network Performance Management, Performance Management Tech

IT’s job today is to keep user productivity high by providing a good app experience and well-running networks. There are plenty of challenges that can get in the way: shadow IT bringing in mystery SaaS apps, capacity planning and DDoS and other attacks. Not long ago, an event like Cyber Monday might have thrown yet
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Boom Goes the “Dyn”amite
October 21, 2016 by

Industry Insights

The internet crashed today. It wasn’t the normal WiFi reset, network congestion, single-site outage or even the obscure mouse-ate-the-cable. The east-coast internet was under attack due to a DDoS attack that took down Dyn, a leader in DNS services for much of the east coast of the United States. Dyn’s status page has been kept
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IT Checklist for Setting up Remote Locations
October 17, 2016 by

Industry Insights

Building from scratch is never easy. A good plan, like anyone who has ever built Legos will know, can make it much simpler. Setting up a new remote office can be an exciting time for a business. New environments can breed creativity and bolster productivity if set up correctly. But what if the marketing department
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How the iOS 10 Update Engulfed Our Corporate WiFi
September 13, 2016 by

Company News, Industry Insights, Network Performance Management

The latest in mobile operating systems from Apple—iOS 10—hit virtual update shelves today. What it means for consumers is clear: new features as well as updated core apps like Maps and Messaging. What it means for wireless networks in your office is a different story. The Lowdown on the Update Weighing in at over 1GB,
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QoS metrics are essential to improving VoIP and video apps.

Three Reasons Your Network Is Congested
August 15, 2016 by

Network Performance Management

When we say that networks are congested, we usually mean that a combination of too much data and not enough available capacity to support the applications are involved. We’ll conjure up metaphors of traffic jams, inner-city lane closures and other practical analogies to simplify the concept to users. The ubiquity of the internet these days
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