Living on the Edge (of Your Network) to Optimize Remote Locations
August 9, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Just as you’re starting to get comfortable with the cloud, IT reporters may have you thinking there’s a new wave about to replace it—edge computing. And as the Internet of Things takes hold in the workplace, moving processing power to the edge will certainly be important. However, there aren’t many businesses that are prepared to
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Even the CMO Can Troubleshoot: The Day Salesforce Went Down
August 7, 2017 by

Performance Monitoring, Product News

One morning last week, I came into the office to find that the folks in our Boston office couldn’t consistently access Salesforce.com. But of course I already knew this. I had gotten an alert from AppNeta Performance Manager that the app wasn’t functioning correctly, so I could quickly troubleshoot the issue. As Chief Marketing Officer
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WAN Challenges Are Overwhelming IT
August 4, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

A recent survey from Dimensional Research found that nearly all respondents are facing multiple WAN security and management challenges. Network complexity is the underlying challenge for most respondents, which they’re aware of, but not addressing. The top three challenges all involve supporting branch offices: Managing devices, mitigating security risks and deploying new solutions at branch
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When Guest WiFi Is Unusable, What’s the Point?
August 3, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

What would happen if we woke up tomorrow and WiFi didn’t exist anymore? It would take some getting used to, for sure. You could fall back on your carrier’s mobile service, but it’s not quite the same as the comfort of your personal WiFi network. For years now, proposals have surfaced about the possibility of
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IT Support Technology and Teams Get More Advanced
August 2, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

“Help, I need somebody!” That refrain from one of the songs that powered the Beatles to long-ago pop music success is the perpetual lament of anyone who’s ever run into a brick wall at work with computer or hardware, WiFi access, or a host of other potentially challenging activities. For years, the IT support help
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Solve Your Last-Mile WAN Challenges
August 1, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Today, there is a lot of effort toward speeding up cloud-hosted app performance through the use of solutions like SD-WAN, but not enough attention afforded to the so-called last mile of these connections. This last mile is the final network step that gets data coming into a particular office to the user requesting that data.
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IoT and Globalization Put Networking in Spotlight
July 28, 2017 by

Industry Insights

Networking association MEF started the push toward SD-WAN standards recently. It’s a sign of the maturity of the technology, which is becoming a part of more organizations’ network infrastructures. MEF is developing a lifecycle service orchestration framework and open APIs, with the goal of consistency around communicating among SD-WAN components. Several leading SD-WAN vendors are
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Holding Out Hope for SDN? How to Enforce QoS in the Meantime
July 27, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

For every new technology, there’s that initial excitement that makes you think “this is the innovation that will break the Gartner Hype Cycle.” But time and time again, there’s a gap between innovation hype and practical implementation. There’s no better example of this gap than the case of software-defined networking (SDN). The concept has been
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AppNeta vs. ThousandEyes: Feature Breakdown
July 26, 2017 by

Performance Monitoring, Product News

AppNeta and ThousandEyes both design performance monitoring products. Each product takes a different approach to modern monitoring. AppNeta vs. ThousandEyes Product Overview AppNeta provides a comprehensive solution that combines the three crucial pieces of analytics: usage, experience and delivery. This combination enables continuous monitoring of modern cloud-based infrastructure, seeing into cloud and SaaS applications from
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6 Tips for Better SD-WAN Adoption
July 25, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

Emerging technologies are making it easier for IT teams to manage the remote offices under their control. SD-WAN deployment is growing quickly, and so are remote locations, which are increasingly a part of many distributed businesses in a whole variety of industries. At its simplest, SD-WAN pairs multiple existing networks and routes their traffic depending
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