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

Cloud Deployment: Slow and Thoughtful Wins the Race
April 14, 2017 by

Cloud Computing

This recent research on cloud computing from the Register delves a little deeper than many of the “We’re all adopting cloud!” surveys we’ve seen. They found that meaningful cloud adoption and the idea of the cloud-first enterprise are still not reality for many businesses. The Register’s stats also show a more gradual cloud deployment trend
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Tips for working with your SaaS provider.

Tips for Mastering Your SaaS Provider Relationship
April 12, 2017 by

Performance Monitoring

In this modern world of IT, you’ve probably got some new colleagues in your life—namely, the cloud and SaaS providers who now hold your infrastructure in their hands. These business relationships—yes, they’re technology-based, but cloud and SaaS are business models—will become as important to your IT team and your company as the hardware and software
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Cloud Providers Innovate, Build and Cash In
April 7, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Performance Monitoring

In this brave new world of running businesses with cloud and SaaS technology, who’s buying hardware anymore? Well, cloud providers, that’s who. Financial filings from AWS, Microsoft and Google show they spent a combined $31.54 billion on capital expenditures and capital leases in 2016. Amazon is building a new cloud region in Sweden, and analysts
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Don’t Hog the Bandwidth, and Other Network Tips
March 31, 2017 by

Networking Technology

What’s your bandwidth-consuming vice these days? Maybe March Madness? You’re certainly not alone. Even employees in the very important Pentagon are hooked. The Pentagon’s ISP asked employees to reconsider streaming basketball games in light of the important work their bandwidth is supporting—defending the country and all that. We’re sure they have excellent network monitoring helping
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

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

Cloud Computing, 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 networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

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 networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

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

Cloud Computing, 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

Networking Technology

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 networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

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

Cloud Computing, 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

Cloud Computing, Performance Monitoring

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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