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Network Performance Management is the Key to “Happy Holidays” for Retailers
November 11, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Credit cards and debit cards– the life lines to our bank accounts. These slates of plastic are also the life lines for retail stores. These days, except when someone walks into a storefront and makes a purchase with cash, chances are that nearly every sale a retailer makes involves the Internet or an online transaction.
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The Stock Market May Be Volatile – But Your Network Performance Doesn’t Have To Be
November 7, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

When it comes to online trading, network latency is everything – because delays are more costly in this industry than almost any other. The stock market doesn’t stand still while data is in transit, and the difference between a “fresh” price quote and one that’s a few milliseconds out of date can cost or earn
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Streaming Media at the Workplace: Your Music Hurts My Cloud
October 31, 2011 by

Performance Monitoring

For organizations that are monitoring and maintaining a large network, bandwidth consumption can cause major issues.  Knowing who is using all the bandwidth in the company is particularly helpful when troubleshooting performance issues and all too common complaints that “the network is slow!”  Insight into what external web sites employees are visiting,  and whether or
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Let’s Talk About Your Application Performance
October 24, 2011 by

Performance Monitoring

Do you know how long your customers are going to wait for a page load? More importantly, how long are you making them wait right now? Back in the misty eons of time, it used to be easy to measure your application performance. You’d grab a stopwatch, load up your web application, and see what
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Remote Network and Application Performance is Critical to MSP Growth
October 21, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

A Managed Service Provider’s survival is dependent on predictable and high-performing network and applications. End users will not pay for a faulty service. Period. Ensuring that a customer’s network maintains optimal performance is a full time job, especially with the implementation of new IP based services such as VoIP, Video, VDI or cloud services. Having
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Slow File Transfer? My Network is Fine – It Has To Be My FTP Server
October 17, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Raise your hand if an end user has complained of a slow file transfer? You can’t tell, but my hand is the highest. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) transfers have been around since the dawn of the civilization.  Not really, but it has been around for the duration of the internet. Point being, the FTP is
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OpenFlow: Your Remote Control to Network Management?
October 11, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

It is a long accepted practice to build three-tier data center LANs based on access, distribution and core switches. But now data center LANs are being re-architected to meet the demands of virtualization, SaaS and cloud computing. The question now is, what architectures and technologies are appropriate  for this new purpose? For example, what is
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Streaming Media and Your Internet Performance
October 6, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

It’s a great time to be a connected consumer.  Our favorite audio, video and news products are available from multiple online sources and can be immediately consumed on the nearest connected device.  Sometimes the path to a great viewing experience is painless and it just works.  At other times achieving a quality viewing experience can
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QoS, Wherefore Art Thou [Guest Blog]
October 3, 2011 by

Performance Monitoring

By Cliff Chapman, Application Delivery Architect, LinkStatus Was Shakespeare’s Rosalind in a Telco’s QoS presentation when she inquired “Why then, can one desire too much of a good thing?” She was hooked. QoS would solve all her Application performance problems. “I’ll just need Expedited Forwarding for voice and video, something middling for Thin Client and I’ll
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Network Troubleshooting in Today’s Distributed Data Center
September 22, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Today’s distributed data centers, with their layers upon layers of virtual and physical devices and systems, are dauntingly complex and getting more so every day. The accelerating adoption of IP-based services like cloud computing, virtual desktop infrastructure and unified communications is further compounding this complexity, while also massively increasing the scope of the network. All
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