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End-user metrics for network performance monitoring

Put Metrics Into the User’s Context to Make Them Meaningful
September 19, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Metrics are meaningless. Well, that’s not quite true. Raw metrics, when it comes to IT monitoring, are just numbers that don’t tell you anything. A number may seem high, but not result in any problem visible to end users. Another number may seem low, but not be as low as SLAs require. The only way
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The Road to Better Performance Is Paved With Networking Technology
September 8, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

We always like to hear the stories of those IT early adopters for a new technology. In this story, it’s several heads of IT who’ve adopted SD-WAN. For both, their companies needed a better way to provision and manage branch office infrastructure. For one, the Bay Club Company, using SD-WAN is actually helping IT drive
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The SD-WAN Adoption Curve Brings IT Choice
September 1, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

The adoption curve for technology (what Gartner calls the Hype Cycle) is interesting to watch for various products. As SD-WAN matures, we start to see differentiation between products and types of deployment. This story has a useful breakdown of the SD-WAN choices IT teams can make, whether they install it on-premises only, in a cloud-enabled
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Total Eclipse of Network Performance
August 25, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

It’s always fun to stop and take a look at network traffic during specific events when the web is especially in demand—during the Olympics, World Cup, March Madness or whatever your office’s preference is. Here’s a look at how this week’s solar eclipse affected the internet—specifically carrier networks. Lots of good eclipse viewing areas were
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Hold cloud providers accountable

Why IT Needs to Hold SaaS and Cloud Providers Accountable
August 22, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

In an era gone by, IT teams mostly worked on hardware and software—strictly the technology part of IT. Buying the tools that the business needed was mostly a one-off annual purchase, or maybe more frequent if new products were needed. IT teams spent time interacting with vendors or systems integrators, but it was fairly transactional.
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WAN Optimization Lives On—Probably
August 18, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

Either WAN optimization is dead, or it’s more important than ever. This story argues that WAN optimization reached its peak in the era of limited bandwidth. Now, though, the technology has lost its usefulness because it can’t improve VoIP or video streaming application performance. On the other hand, this analyst says that WAN optimization should
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Proactive monitoring for end users

How to Prevent Remote User Issues
August 16, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Why does it matter so much that enterprise users have a good experience with the technology they use every day? Well, their productivity has a big impact on the business’s bottom line. Fewer complaints from users means fewer calls and help desk tickets for IT to manage. And today’s cloud and SaaS-based technology can be
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IT Charts a New Remote Office Course With SD-WAN
August 11, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

More healthcare organizations are discovering SD-WAN technology for help managing their many remote locations. It makes a lot of sense—in many ways, healthcare businesses like hospitals and home healthcare facilities are the poster children of the challenges of modern networking. Each remote office or location needs high-performing networks and applications, and most don’t have IT
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WAN Challenges Are Overwhelming IT
August 4, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

A recent survey from Dimensional Research found that nearly all respondents are facing multiple WAN security and management challenges. Network complexity is the underlying challenge for most respondents, which they’re aware of, but not addressing. The top three challenges all involve supporting branch offices: Managing devices, mitigating security risks and deploying new solutions at branch
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IoT and Globalization Put Networking in Spotlight
July 28, 2017 by

Industry Insights

Networking association MEF started the push toward SD-WAN standards recently. It’s a sign of the maturity of the technology, which is becoming a part of more organizations’ network infrastructures. MEF is developing a lifecycle service orchestration framework and open APIs, with the goal of consistency around communicating among SD-WAN components. Several leading SD-WAN vendors are
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