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AppNeta synthetic monitoring is global

AppNeta vs. Traditional Synthetic Monitoring
June 27, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Determining the health and status of a web application over time is an important task for both provider and end user in today’s highly distributed, SaaS-based world. There are plenty of methods used to monitor applications today, from the simplistic ping approach to a complex in-depth test. Ensuring visibility into performance without breaking the app—or
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BGP won't save you from network issues

Performance Monitoring Utilizing BGP Won’t Save You
June 15, 2017 by

Networking Technology

It’s shaping up to be a pleasant 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, now
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SD-WAN technology helps network performance

What You Need to Know About SD-WAN Technology
June 6, 2017 by

Networking Technology

As businesses continue to migrate from expensive and inflexible MPLS network architectures, software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) has emerged as a key technology for managing application and network load over the public internet. It’s particularly good for businesses with a large number of remote locations and an investment in MPLS circuits. What is SD-WAN? Organizations are deploying
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Compare SSL and IPSec VPN performance

VPN Monitoring, Inside and Out
May 16, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

IT teams deploy VPNs to create a secure, private connection over the internet. The VPN is an essential technology in connecting employees to corporate apps when they’re not at the main campus. As remote and branch offices have grown, so has VPN availability and selection. This means that VPN performance is particularly important for employees
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Synthetic monitoring providers

What to Look for in a Synthetic Monitoring Provider
May 9, 2017 by

Performance Monitoring

Synthetic monitoring uses scripting to simulate what actual users are experiencing in a SaaS or web application. IT often doesn’t have to interact with SaaS or web apps, especially if they’re only used by certain users or departments. So synthetic monitoring helps IT to understand baseline performance over time, then see deviations from it when
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Synthetic monitoring has some best practices.

Best Practices for Synthetic Monitoring
May 2, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Performance Monitoring

Synthetic monitoring is a modern way to see the performance of today’s SaaS and web applications and networks. It uses scripting to emulate the paths that end users take as they experience an application. Why We Need Best Practices for Synthetics Synthetic monitoring provides IT staff with performance context for business-critical SaaS and web apps.
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AppNeta does cloud application monitoring

Cloud Application Monitoring and You
April 5, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Networking Technology

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

Cloud Computing, Performance Monitoring

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

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights, Performance Monitoring

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

Networking Technology

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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