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Rolling out a video conferencing system? Are you sure your network can handle it?
March 22, 2011 by Team AppNeta
High-definition video conferencing from your computer or mobile device out to anyone, anywhere has arrived. While all tiers of the video conferencing and telepresence marketplace are experiencing strong growth, the biggest leaps are happening with low-cost, desktop- and browser-based “single-codec” systems.
Path Comparison for the Win!
March 18, 2011 by Team AppNeta
“Can you give me a use case where you created some value for a customer?” As a systems engineer at Apparent Networks, we get this question a lot. A few months ago, I was working with a managed service provider (MSP) attempting to provide virtualization as a service for a housing association with 6 locations.…Continue reading
The Unified Communication Way or the Highway
March 16, 2011 by Team AppNeta
Particularly in technology, this consolidation can be witnessed in the jump in virtual desktops and virtual servers, both of which leverage resource sharing and economies of scale to save on space, power and ultimately, cost and complexity. At the same time, we are seeing more and more technologies standardize their protocols and use of network…Continue reading
Why Every UC & C Strategy Should Include Remote Performance Management
March 15, 2011 by Team AppNeta
The move to Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) is accelerating rapidly as technologies mature and early adopters reap competitive advantages like reduced costs, simplified IT infrastructure, better customer service and improved business performance. The growing availability of UC&C-as-a-service means that companies of all sizes are embracing the trend. UC&C encompasses the convergence of telephony, messaging,…Continue reading
Bandwidth Info is Great…but What is Using my Capacity at the Remote Site?!
March 14, 2011 by Team AppNeta
Sound familiar? I know this is a question many of you ask yourself regularly, if not daily. There aren’t too many people that would debate the value provided by understanding flow data: the ability to get deep and near real-time insight into the applications and users that are consuming resources on your network. Flow analysis…Continue reading
Feeling busy? Check This Out
March 4, 2011 by Team AppNeta
I speak with IT Outsourcers and Managed Service Providers every day, and I am always amazed at how busy they are, but I’m realizing that I shouldn’t be. According to AMR Research, 80% of companies are increasing or maintaining their current level of IT outsourcing in the current year. IT Outsourcing doesn’t just mean organizations…Continue reading
Dog Food, WAN Performance, and Hosted VoIP
February 17, 2011 by Team AppNeta
My field engineering team works with customers and partners in many regions and time zones, and we often host working sessions from remote locations. This provides great opportunities to employ our own solutions and “eat our own dog food” to monitor and troubleshoot common services we use between sites. I hosted a virtual technology workshop…Continue reading
The Next Generation in Web Services Demands the Next Generation in Network Performance Management Solutions
February 16, 2011 by Team AppNeta
Web-based service delivery models like cloud computing, SaaS and VoIP are revolutionizing IT. These distributed deployments offer cost, scalability and manageability advantages too compelling to pass up. But the performance of web-based applications is heavily dependent on the networks that deliver them to remote sites. A host of variable, intermittent factors can crash business-critical services.…Continue reading
Who’s Managing the Performance of Your Cloud Applications?
February 8, 2011 by Team AppNeta
Are you considering moving business-critical applications like e-mail, financial management, backup/recovery and CRM to the cloud? Or maybe you’re already on your way? It’s clear that cloud computing has arrived, and businesses of all sizes are taking advantage of it even faster than initially predicted. Gartner rates it as the top strategic technology for 2011,…Continue reading
The Straight Goods – Part 3 of 3
February 4, 2011 by Team AppNeta
Don’t you hate when service providers refuse to acknowledge the issue is on their end? It really annoys me when a support team fobs you off with generic answers showing their thinly veiled disinterest. For this last tale I chose one very close to home for us here at Apparent. I want to show that…Continue reading