Browsing posts filed under: Performance Monitoring

End-user metrics for network performance monitoring

Put Metrics Into the User’s Context to Make Them Meaningful
September 19, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Metrics are meaningless. Well, that’s not quite true. Raw metrics, when it comes to IT monitoring, are just numbers that don’t tell you anything. A number may seem high, but not result in any problem visible to end users. Another number may seem low, but not be as low as SLAs require. The only way
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Unified communications aren't unified

Why It Matters That Unified Communications Aren’t Actually Unified
September 13, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Performance Monitoring

Is it time yet to acknowledge that unified communications (UC) is more of a buzzword than a real business solution? We’ve been hearing about the promises of UC applications for upwards of 20 years—ever since messaging and real-time communication started coming together. But the real temptation of UC was that all of your communications needs—voice,
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Synthetic scripting for humans

Synthetic Monitoring, Using Scripting That’s Built for Humans
September 11, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Scripting a web browser to imitate a human (otherwise known as automated synthetic web transactions) is awesome. Seriously—it’s an amazingly flexible and useful tool. Web developers can script against an application for testing purposes. For those figuring out how to scale a web application, you can use scripts to bring massive amounts of load to
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AppNeta application and network monitoring

7 Reasons AppNeta Is the Best Solution for Application and Network Monitoring
September 7, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Here’s a bold statement: AppNeta is simply the best solution for monitoring modern web applications and the networks that deliver them. The simple truth is that traditional monitoring tools aren’t designed to provide visibility into applications delivered via the WAN, whether they are internal or third-party SaaS apps. But AppNeta was designed from the ground
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Capacity is an important metric

Why Capacity Matters More Than You Think
September 5, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

There are plenty of varieties of network monitoring these days, and various ways it’s used. The reason for using it, however, is fairly singular: to see and improve end-user experience. Network monitoring can ensure that the network has been running well, is running well currently and will continue to run well in the future, regardless
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Total Eclipse of Network Performance
August 25, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

It’s always fun to stop and take a look at network traffic during specific events when the web is especially in demand—during the Olympics, World Cup, March Madness or whatever your office’s preference is. Here’s a look at how this week’s solar eclipse affected the internet—specifically carrier networks. Lots of good eclipse viewing areas were
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QoS enforcement with mobile devices is hard

In a World of Mobile and BYOD, Is QoS Enforcement Possible?
August 24, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

There was a time when the consumerization of IT struck fear in the hearts of any network manager. It was easier to push back and deny or ignore iPhones in the workplace than to actually revamp the network to support them—not to mention prepare for the onslaught of cyber threats that came along with them.
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Hold cloud providers accountable

Why IT Needs to Hold SaaS and Cloud Providers Accountable
August 22, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

In an era gone by, IT teams mostly worked on hardware and software—strictly the technology part of IT. Buying the tools that the business needed was mostly a one-off annual purchase, or maybe more frequent if new products were needed. IT teams spent time interacting with vendors or systems integrators, but it was fairly transactional.
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IPv6 and IPv4 can be happy together

Update Your WAN for the IPv6 Transition
August 17, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

No one would blame you if you can’t muster up much enthusiasm for IPv6. After all, IPv6 has been “the future” of internet protocols since its inception in 1998, without much evidence it’s happening. Even though you’ve been reading about the impending downfall of IPv4 since 2007, here we are in 2017 watching adoption just
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Proactive monitoring for end users

How to Prevent Remote User Issues
August 16, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Why does it matter so much that enterprise users have a good experience with the technology they use every day? Well, their productivity has a big impact on the business’s bottom line. Fewer complaints from users means fewer calls and help desk tickets for IT to manage. And today’s cloud and SaaS-based technology can be
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