Do You Have Empathy for Remote Employees?
June 8, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

The last thing an IT leader needs is more to worry about. Networks are more complicated than ever, and you already have your hands full with new configurations, infrastructure troubleshooting, resource allocation and new tech deployments. But there’s a problem. The business problems you used to let other leaders solve are starting to bleed into
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What You Need to Know About SD-WAN Technology
June 6, 2017 by

Networking Technology

As businesses continue to migrate from expensive and inflexible MPLS network architectures, software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) has emerged as a key technology for managing application and network load over the public internet. It’s particularly good for businesses with a large number of remote locations and an investment in MPLS circuits. What is SD-WAN? Organizations are deploying
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Cloud Is Not Always Cheaper
June 5, 2017 by

Cloud Computing

There was certainly a period of skepticism for cloud computing, but at this point companies have almost universally adopted some form of cloud computing. Without a doubt, cost efficiency is one of the most frequently cited motivations for cloud migration. But be careful—there’s danger in blindly trusting the cost-savings promises that come with moves to
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To Cloud Infinity, and Beyond
June 2, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

Both vendors and cloud users continue to push cloud adoption strategy ever further. This week in Building More Data Centers, Google Cloud Platform announced its third availability zone in its Oregon region. With the new zone, Google Cloud also added new services for users—CloudSQL and regional Managed Instance Groups, which can be used to spread VMs
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Why It’s Customer Care Appreciation Month at AppNeta
June 1, 2017 by

Company News, Networking Technology

AppNeta’s customer care team is a smart, enthusiastic bunch of colleagues. They’re so good at what they do that it can be easy to forget how lucky we are to have them here at AppNeta. After all, a satisfied customer never needs to talk to anyone up the chain. There are a lot of ways
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Virtual Private Cloud Can Be a Stepping Stone or a Bridge
May 31, 2017 by

Cloud Computing

One of the less obvious aspects of the fantastic growth of the cloud has been the substantial role played by virtual private cloud (VPC). Those are chunks of public cloud capacity reserved in varying degrees for specific organizations. Cloud has captured the imagination of business and IT. It’s a spending stampede. And a big portion
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How AppNeta Battles Network Bottlenecks
May 30, 2017 by

Networking Technology

The age-old bottleneck has plagued IT since the first wired connections were made. Network bottlenecks happen when the communication between network endpoints doesn’t have enough capacity to transfer data without overflowing network constraints. The problem could lie on the internal network, internet WAN or in the destination network, but are no longer commonly in the
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Ask the Right Cloud Questions
May 26, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

When you’re making a cloud move, ask the right questions before you spend the money. This list is a good rundown of what to ask internally, including business function priorities, which applications to move to the cloud and when, and what type of integrations you might choose. Plus, asking the hard questions before moving apps
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AppNeta vs. NetFlow: App Identification Without the Overhead
May 24, 2017 by

Networking Technology

Getting a full picture of applications in use on the network is essential for IT teams today. In the past, NetFlow functionality has been used to see apps in use. NetFlow, and similar technologies like sFlow and jFlow, is typically a router feature that looks at the traffic that’s been sent and received, and then
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How to Bring Your Call Center Into the 21st Century
May 23, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

 What’s the end goal of digital transformation? You’re updating business processes and internal applications, but for most business leaders, the ultimate focus is becoming more agile to meet the changing demands of customers. Unfortunately, legacy-laden call centers are often lost in the mix, or are low on the digital transformation priority list. The problem is
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