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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

SaaS Apps and Modern Networks Need Strong Management
December 15, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

Here’s a philosophical question for network engineers everywhere: What does stability mean, anyway? The inimitable Ethan Banks offers some time-tested, practical tips on what makes for lasting network stability today. One important piece of advice is to control your impulses to play around with network features and functionality. Don’t experiment in a production environment, and
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How IT operations and application teams can work together

Performance Monitoring That Works for Both IT Operations and Application Owners
December 14, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

From the earliest days of online-dating services, “love algorithms” searched almost exclusively on what clients deemed to be their ideal characteristics in a partner. Singles would check boxes on hair color, religion, location, and interests, and wait for the results. Undoubtedly, what came out didn’t really align with the kind of partner they were actually
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Using SaaS and Cloud Require Careful Data Wrangling
December 8, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

The annual AWS re:invent conference wrapped up this week, with more than 43,000 attendees gathering. Some hot topics included AI and machine learning, but the bigger picture revolved around Amazon’s work to continue its public cloud dominance, according to this account. Microsoft and Google continue to work to take market share away, though AWS had
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Cloud Silos, Performance Pressures Are IT Challenges for 2018
December 1, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

Happy December! First up, a recent survey finds that IaaS use nearly doubled from 2014 to 2016, and that enterprises are continuing to charge ahead with all kinds of cloud use. Multicloud use is already pretty well-established, with 72% of companies using between two and five cloud providers. We predict that staying on top of
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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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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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Weekly commentary from AppNeta on network and application performance

Which Software-Defined Networking Trends Will Your IT Team Adopt?
October 20, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

You know what happens this time of year, as Halloween is approaching: It’s time for next year’s technology predictions to arrive. Here, there’s a look at some potential 2018 networking trends around SD-WAN in particular. One that caught our attention was the addition of security features like firewall functionality, and the expectation that antivirus and
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Choosing Network Infrastructure for Modern Apps and Users
October 13, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

With ONUG Fall 2017 coming up next week, we’re taking a moment to reflect on some of the big network changes and trends of the year. So many parts of IT infrastructure are now overlapping, and networking technology is the glue that holds it all together. New demands on the network, with SaaS, cloud and
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

SaaS Application Upkeep Requires Visibility, Vigilance
October 6, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Performance Monitoring

The promise of cloud and SaaS was supposed to be that it’s hands-off for IT and won’t take up internal resources. But for Office 365 at least, that’s not the case. One study found that 70% of enterprises using Office 365 report latency issues on a weekly basis, and 33% report them daily. This story
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Make SD-WAN Choices With a Vision for the Future
September 29, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

Here’s a great recent look at the top challenges that IT teams are facing, courtesy of a survey done at VMworld. We’re not surprised to see that performance was named as the top challenge, with 38% of respondents choosing it. We hear daily about the pressures on IT to provide good performance, and the obstacles
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