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End-user experience is critical

End-User Experience Now Critical for Effective IT—But Companies Missing the Mark
December 28, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Performance Monitoring

Embracing the digital workplace is top priority for any tech-driven organization—and in a world dominated by smartphones, social media and always-on connected devices, “tech-driven” covers almost any company looking to stay competitive. The challenge is creating an end-user experience that leads to digital solutions. According to CMS Wire, “the heart of every successful digital workplace
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SD-WAN monitoring needs application context

SD-WAN Monitoring: The Context Conundrum
December 26, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Software-defined architecture is the next big thing for networks, allowing companies to shift away from costly, inflexible hardware to more agile and adaptable solutions. Consider software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN), which some experts see as the natural replacement of multi-protocol label-switching (MPLS) solutions currently in use. There’s some justification for this position, since SD-WAN offers
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Tackle SaaS Application Sprawl With Orchestration, Better Security Measures
December 21, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

Is SaaS sprawl creeping in to your enterprise environment? Orchestration might be a good goal for 2018. Building an orchestration environment means that IT’s resources, services and workflows are available to users in a self-service way. So for cloud deployments, a cloud orchestration system means that there’s a specific workflow to follow when a business
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Using AppNeta's API for fun and profit

Using AppNeta’s API for Better Monitoring Data Integration
December 18, 2017 by

Company News, Performance Monitoring

APIs are the currency of today’s SaaS-based infrastructures. They allow business IT teams to connect applications in useful, creative ways to meet their particular needs. As a SaaS-based company ourselves, and with most of our customers moving their apps to cloud and SaaS models, our API powers a lot of very cool interconnected infrastructures. All
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

SaaS Apps and Modern Networks Need Strong Management
December 15, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

Here’s a philosophical question for network engineers everywhere: What does stability mean, anyway? The inimitable Ethan Banks offers some time-tested, practical tips on what makes for lasting network stability today. One important piece of advice is to control your impulses to play around with network features and functionality. Don’t experiment in a production environment, and
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Using SaaS and Cloud Require Careful Data Wrangling
December 8, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

The annual AWS re:invent conference wrapped up this week, with more than 43,000 attendees gathering. Some hot topics included AI and machine learning, but the bigger picture revolved around Amazon’s work to continue its public cloud dominance, according to this account. Microsoft and Google continue to work to take market share away, though AWS had
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Making Application Performance Better for Users and Customers at CyrusOne
December 7, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Performance Monitoring

IT ROLE: Steve Aichelmann, senior director of IT infrastructure NEEDS: Improving internal end-user experience, especially for VoIP RESULTS: Proactive issue resolution, view of performance at 31 global locations As a leading data center provider to just under 1,000 customers globally—including 175 of the Fortune 1000—CyrusOne is known for its excellent customer service, enduring customer relationships and high customer
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Cloud Silos, Performance Pressures Are IT Challenges for 2018
December 1, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

Happy December! First up, a recent survey finds that IaaS use nearly doubled from 2014 to 2016, and that enterprises are continuing to charge ahead with all kinds of cloud use. Multicloud use is already pretty well-established, with 72% of companies using between two and five cloud providers. We predict that staying on top of
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Bon-Ton monitors guest WiFi networks with AppNeta

The Bon-Ton Stores Improves Guest WiFi, User Experience With AppNeta
November 27, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Cooperative of seven family-owned businesses 260 stores in 26 states Annual revenue of more than $2.8 billion The corporate network team at Bon-Ton Stores is responsible for the wireless guest networks at all 260 of the company’s stores, along with the applications that employees use every day. After they rolled out new guest WiFi networks
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Weekly commentary from AppNeta on network and application performance

Software-Defined Network Elements Slowly Come to IT
November 17, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

On the road toward software-defined everything, WAN virtualization could play an important part. SDN is useful for a lot of data center networking tasks, like switching. But SDN across existing IP networks doesn’t necessarily bring a lot of value, and many businesses wouldn’t be able to afford to invest in entirely new software-defined networks. SD-WAN,
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