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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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Take a networking acronyms quiz

Quiz: Do You Know Your Network Acronyms?
November 22, 2016 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

Acronyms rule the IT world, and the networking field is no exception to this. We’ve collected a few of the acronyms that we come across often in our performance monitoring world. Do you know what they all mean? If you tweet us or leave a comment with your score, our CMO promises to do a pushup
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Weekly commentary on networking performance and cloud

Weekly Packet: Public Cloud, Big Data Rule the Roost
November 18, 2016 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

Watch out for lock-in, and consider a cloud broker. These are some tips on using public cloud that came out of discussions with a group of reps from large enterprises who have been working with the Open Networking User Group. There are some concrete tips on negotiating pricing and ensuring security—all very useful advice now
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Weekly commentary on networking performance and cloud

Weekly Packet: Cloudy with a Chance of Innovation
November 11, 2016 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

Cloud adoption just keeps increasing, with more to come, according to this recent IDG cloud survey. They found that the average company has 45% of their IT environment in the cloud, and that by the end of 2017, the average company expects it’ll be closer to 59%. With all those numbers in hand and other
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Build a business case for SaaS apps.

How to Build a Business Case for SaaS
November 9, 2016 by

Performance Monitoring

SaaS has some great benefits, such as hands-off management, user self-service and reduced dependence on hardware. It also brings some business considerations that are different from the ones of the past, when IT was run very differently. For example, off-premises apps command monthly subscription fees rather than a multi-year investment. They’re run entirely off-site, cutting
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