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Home healthcare company monitors 500 locations with AppNeta

Home Healthcare Provider Brings Distributed Locations Into Focus With AppNeta
January 11, 2018 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

IT ROLE: Network engineer for branch and wireless services NEEDS: Monitoring 500 remote locations with a small, centralized IT team RESULTS: Finding provider issues; creating network performance baselines We talked recently with a customer who runs AppNeta at a large and growing healthcare provider. This network engineer has just one other colleague helping to manage
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SD-WAN and MPLS can work together with monitoring

Switching to SD-WAN Doesn’t Mean Ripping Out Your MPLS Network
January 2, 2018 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

SD-WAN was originally designed to be the successor technology to MPLS networks, but it doesn’t appear to have worked out that way. Research from Nemertes has shown that nearly 80% of companies with a pre-existing MPLS deployment retain the technology after SD-WAN adoption. Clearly there is some synergy between SD-WAN and MPLS. How does an
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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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There are some common ServiceNow issues

Make Your ServiceNow Implementation Work Without Issues
December 12, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Networking Technology

When companies move ahead on implementing ServiceNow, it’s not just for a better ticketing system. The SaaS application claims to replace unstructured work patterns with intelligent workflows, improve service levels, energize employees and enable enterprises to work at light speed. That’s a tall order, even for a powerful platform that automates and connects workflows and
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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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WAN vs LAN monitoring: performance matters for both

Managing WAN vs. LAN to Make Your Business Feel Like One Company
November 10, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

The internet and rise of mobility mean that business users and the information systems they rely on are rarely in the same place any more. Users depend on their own devices, virtualization means their desktop isn’t always on their desktop, applications run remotely and even simple telecom services are delivered via the internet. In addition,
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AppNeta VoIP, video, voice monitoring

How AppNeta Monitors VoIP and Voice Apps
November 6, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

We’ve come so far with our phones in just a few years. At home, landlines are becoming obsolete, and at work, the old hardwired phones have been replaced by sleeker new VoIP models. The benefits to users of using VoIP are mostly apparent when employees want to make calls from anywhere, to anywhere, even halfway
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Planning Your Network Technology Future? Many Choices Ahead
November 3, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

The fall ONUG conference a few weeks back explored lots of emerging networking technology and trends. Here’s a good look into some of those, including network infrastructure consolidation, where SD-WAN functionality is packaged into a larger product that also offers routing, security and other features. Then there’s automation, which one expert argues is the only
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