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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Business Technology Is Where Innovation Really Happens
January 13, 2017 by

Industry Insights

Contrary to popular belief (and the exciting buzz of CES), it’s business technology, not consumer, that really drives innovation, says the Aberdeen Group. They name the PC, IoT and early BlackBerry business use as innovative tools that started in data centers and IT departments before moving into wider consumer use. They see the concept of
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

IT’s Got the Networking Blues
January 6, 2017 by

Networking Technology

Happy New Year! We’ve found some interesting news and analysis to kick off 2017. First, networking woes certainly haven’t disappeared. This CIO Insight story and accompanying survey data from networking professionals reflects some crucial concerns for IT networking teams today. For nearly three-quarters of respondents, network changes repeatedly cause performance issues, and 66% say that
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Baby, It’s Cloudy Outside
December 22, 2016 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

It’s the holiday season, and one IT wish list item may be cloud control and confidence. There’s a whole new crop of companies offering cloud management and governance services to ease the adoption and maintenance of cloud. There are a lot of challenges to getting the best value out of cloud, like security, multi-cloud management and
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Go Cloud or Go Home
December 16, 2016 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

‘Tis the season for technology predictions in 2017. This one goes in-depth on the job skills that will be most important in the year ahead. There’s nothing too extreme (we’re not actually hiring robots yet) but mobile and big data jobs, two trends a few years back, are at the bottom of this top ten
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Which network metrics can become cloud metrics?

5 Network Metrics for a Cloud World
December 12, 2016 by

Cloud Computing, Networking Technology

As the network has moved from a physical entity to a more abstract one, IT has valiantly kept pace by researching and deploying new network devices and functionality. IT teams have had to shift workloads and mindsets to the cloud and to SaaS providers, while remaining responsible for end-user experience—which is ever more important. But
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

IT’s Got Money on Its Mind
December 9, 2016 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

Happy Friday! From InformationWeek, we came across this story on the future of IT investment planning. It’s a great look at the shifts in IT roles that are happening as technology shifts take place in the data center and outside of it. The main takeaways here are that cloud services spending is practically guaranteed for
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IPv6 adoption crawls along slowly.

Throwback Thursday: Remember IPv6 Panic?
December 8, 2016 by

Networking Technology

Way back in 2007, our team here at AppNeta wrote about the panic in IT about the coming IPv6 transition. It’s entertaining now to read about this particular panic, and about the more general technology-specific panic that has occasionally gripped anyone in IT thinking about worst-case scenarios. Back then, the big worry was that the
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A data center is full of boxes and wires

How Do You Measure Network Abstraction?
December 5, 2016 by

Networking Technology

Back in the old days of networking, the parts of the whole were pretty easy to see. Network devices like routers and switches were in-house hardware, and the users accessing the network were probably in the same building as the network. In the same way, network performance was easy to see. The scope of troubleshooting
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

A Truckload of Excitement for IT This Season
December 2, 2016 by

Industry Insights

In re:Invent 2016 news this week, Amazon Web Services announced Lightsail, its easy-to-deploy virtual private server service that hides all the underlying complexity from users. Did you think deploying cloud instances was easy already? Now it’s even easier and even more do-it-yourself, and at only $5, may make shadow IT purchases even more prevalent. We’ll
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Cloud-native apps are here

Cloud-Native Apps Will Rule the World
November 28, 2016 by

Cloud Computing, Networking Technology

We’ve come across a lot of talk about “cloud-native” apps lately. (They even have their own foundation!) Developers build these apps specifically to run on a cloud-based infrastructure, with the kind of user interface we all expect from our apps now. Cloud-native applications are scalable, usable and flexible, usually packaged using containers. It’s a step further
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