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Cloud Operations Can’t Be Ignored
March 24, 2017 by

Industry Insights

Lots of cloud technology predictions and analysis are still dealing with future spending and planning, but there are plenty of real-world cloud use cases and implementations happening now. One approach, taken by stalwart GE, is to use SaaS applications for non-differentiated uses. For them, that means moving functions like HR, finance, taxes and scheduling to SaaS,
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of what's new in IT

How to Manage Apps and Make IT Life Easier
March 10, 2017 by

Industry Insights

So, were any of you looking for yet another business SaaS app to support? No? Well, your users might have other ideas. Google announced at its industry event this week that it’s splitting the Hangouts app into two: one application for video, and one for chat. That’s aimed at competing with the popular business chat
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of what's new in IT

What Should You Learn From the AWS Outage?
March 3, 2017 by

Industry Insights

So, what did we all take away from this week’s AWS outage? Depends who you ask. Plenty of us in IT think it was a good reminder to consider multicloud and hybrid cloud environments—basically, do not put all your cloud workload eggs in one AWS basket. The S3 storage outage affected about 150,000 websites hosted
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QoS metrics are essential to improving VoIP and video apps.

Why Managing QoS Matters More Than Ever
March 2, 2017 by

Network Performance Management

There are plenty of technology details that have gone through major changes in the cloud era. One networking detail in particular—tracking and managing quality of service (QoS)—is an essential one to master for modern IT. QoS metrics offer a way to mark traffic prioritization over networks in an attempt to guarantee a certain level of
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of what's new in IT

Bet on the Cloud That’s Right for You
February 24, 2017 by

Industry Insights

This week’s news brings us further reminders that if you’re betting on cloud, you’re headed in the right direction. The cloud is growing seven times faster than the rest of IT, according to IDC, with a 25% spending increase just from 2016 to 2017. Cloud adoption in the form of SaaS still leads the pack,
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IT people thinking about cloud finances

What You Need to Know About Cloud Costs and Pricing Models
February 23, 2017 by

Performance Management Tech

On the topic of cloud finances, we’ve got some good news and bad news for you. First, the good news: IT teams are poised to become in-house cloud brokers and experts, with a stake in big business decisions. The bad news, however, is that you, as an IT team member, have to learn more about
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of what's new in IT

Store It, Secure It, Share It
February 17, 2017 by

Performance Management Tech

At this point in the hybrid cloud evolution, data is accumulating quickly in the cloud and in data centers, not to mention moving from place to place. So it’s natural that storage concerns are rising. This recent survey from Wikibon found that software services are the most popular use of cloud technology, followed by infrastructure
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of what's new in IT

Get Schooled in SaaS
February 3, 2017 by

Industry Insights

SaaS use is growing in enterprises all the time, with the ease of consumer apps meeting the full-featured nature of typical business software. Google added new tools earlier this week to G Suite that are designed for enterprise IT. The announced features include additions to security and archiving capabilities, plus more big data analytics for
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of what's new in IT

Even the Cloud Has Its 1%…But the 99% are Forging Ahead Quickly
January 27, 2017 by

Industry Insights

For your weekly dose of industry numbers, let’s start with this: Just 1% of cloud survey respondents will use no cloud services at all in the next two years. That’s according to the Interop ITX/InformationWeek survey on the state of cloud computing. We’re curious how even that 1% is managing to avoid the rapid rise
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Take it step by step with multicloud adoption

How to Embrace Multicloud
January 25, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Performance Management Tech

Just when you thought you’d heard every cloud-related term out there, here’s a new(ish) one: multicloud. This one, at least, is pretty straightforward. It refers to businesses using more than one public cloud provider at a time. Now that there’s more than one mature public cloud option (sorry, AWS), you can actually take a best-of-breed
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