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Rethinking your “game plan” for network monitoring
March 15, 2019 by

Cloud Computing, Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Enterprise IT and network ops teams may not appear to have much in common with the names on your NCAA March Madness bracket. But in both arenas, teams need to be masters of strategy, cooperation, and fast thinking in order to succeed. That’s because just like college basketball, network monitoring and management requires having both
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The World Wide Web turns 30: A look back at the good, bad and the ugly
March 13, 2019 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights, Networking Technology

The World Wide Web turned 30 years old this month, and like any Millennial entering their third decade, there were plenty of cringeworthy moments along the way. While the growth of widespread connectivity has undoubtedly helped change our day-to-day reality since it was invented in 1989, even the Web’s “parents” are uneasy about some of
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Week-long network outage drives cloud migration at Amherst College
February 26, 2019 by

Cloud Computing, Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

It’s not just enterprise networks that are feeling the impact of digital transformation. From government agencies to higher education, cloud migration and SaaS adoption are changing networking from the top-down, and putting unprecedented strain on IT departments as a result. One recent incident at Amherst College in Massachusetts illustrated perfectly what can happen when IT
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SD-WAN: The promise vs. the reality
February 19, 2019 by

Cloud Computing, Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

There’s no denying that the SD-WAN market is having a moment. After sliding into the Trough of Disillusionment on the 2017 Gartner Hype Cycle, SD-WAN was firmly on the Slope of Enlightenment for 2018, and continues to build both momentum and advocacy as the decade comes to a close. What’s attractive about SD-WAN is that
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BGP: Your roadmap for the “Information Superhighway”
February 5, 2019 by

Cloud Computing, Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

While you’d be hard pressed to find a contemporary networking pro who still refers to the Internet as the “Information Superhighway,” the metaphor isn’t totally off-base. The Internet as we know it, after all, is a massive dynamic network of pathways that connect a global collection of enterprise- or ISP-owned Autonomous Systems (AS). Data travels
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IoT is pushing us to edge computing

IoT is Pushing Us to the Edge, Literally
April 11, 2018 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

Imagine an Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled smart shoe that has the capability for workers to send or receive alerts while working in dangerous areas. The possibilities are just incredible. What we once dreamed of as future technology is now at our fingertips to create opportunities across workplaces and at home. As we see a proliferation
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How and why to benchmark your public cloud

How (and Why) to Benchmark Your Public Cloud Performance
April 9, 2018 by

Cloud Computing, Performance Monitoring

Back in 2011, the average company spent just $6,300 on cloud computing. That’s a drop in the bucket for all but the smallest IT budgets. Things have changed in the intervening years. At the beginning of the decade, companies were just beginning to dip their toes into the cloud. Now they’re completely submerged. Out of
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Cloud-Native Computing Takes Over IT Infrastructures
April 6, 2018 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

“Cloud-native” technology has likely come across your radar screen at some point in the last few years, but what does it mean, exactly? There’s a good explainer here on cloud-native computing, a concept that runs through any cloud service. Any applications, architectures, platforms and processes that work toward increasing IT’s ability to change and reduce
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Cloud Choices and Cloud Costs Will Change Over Time
March 30, 2018 by

Cloud Computing, Networking Technology

The complexity of choosing and managing cloud long-term leads to tough decisions for most modern enterprises. One industry expert notes that choosing cloud doesn’t have to be the default for enterprise IT teams. Some applications just aren’t cloud-compatible and may never be. An on-premises virtual environment might be a better fit for a mission-critical application.
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