Flow Analysis: See Detailed Remote Site Network Usage, Without Breaking the Bank!
January 18, 2012 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Before business productivity became dependent on the Internet, smaller companies didn’t spend money on flow analysis data. Even enterprise companies didn’t invest in expensive network hardware capable of delivering flow information at the scattered remote offices. It was never a concern until the Internet became a business and personal life line – and pipeline –
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The Network Engineer’s Cheat Sheet for 2012
January 11, 2012 by

Industry Insights

2011 could be considered the year that network performance management “came of age.” In this past year, IT and network managers in organizations of all sizes and industry segments have become aware — if they weren’t already — that the performance of the network is the foundation of user experience and business success. Why was
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6 Best Practices for Successful Unified Communications
January 10, 2012 by

Industry Insights

Unified communications, such as VoIP and video conferencing, can be a huge asset to an organization, as it can enhance employee and business productivity. Most modern unified communications systems are at least partially software-based, with more and more businesses depending entirely on SaaS and cloud applications to run video and voice systems. Often times, deploying
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Show Me the Bandwidth
January 6, 2012 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Security is a well-known risk with cloud applications, but…what about bandwidth? More and more businesses are looking to cut costs and improve end customer experience by moving customer-facing applications, storage/backup solutions, and many other applications to distributed data centers in the cloud. If users experience performance or latency problems due to insufficient network bandwidth, such
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Mixing Business and IT: Network Performance Prediction #2
December 29, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

The countdown to 2012 continues with Network Performance Management Prediction #2 – Mixing Business and IT!  Productivity is dependent on a functioning network. If the phones are down, then so is business. Therefore, network performance solutions must provide actionable and easily understood information that can be interpreted by more than network engineers. Of course, there
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Bad Bandwidth: Network Performance Prediction #3
December 28, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

We’re counting down to 2012 with Network Performance Predictions! Inspired by an article by Matt Stevens, AppNeta CTO, we have pulled together three insights that will impact network performance management next year. So, prediction #3 is… Bad Bandwidth. Cheap bandwidth is great and getting cheaper all the time. However, an increase in the bandwidth does
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Iperf and PathTest: An Engineer’s Experiment
December 27, 2011 by

Performance Monitoring

Conventional wisdom says that you can only see the true capacity of your network by flooding the pipe.  Well, we already put a stop to that thinking (see PathView Cloud).  However, we still understand that it is an effective method, if done right. With PathTest, the latest free tool from AppNeta, we can flood your
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Top 5 Ways to Impress Your Boss with Remote Network Performance Management!
December 16, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Improve Reliability A reliable network means peace of mind and happy end users. The ability to remotely monitor and troubleshoot all business critical applications from one interface will allow you to pinpoint issues before the end users pick up the phone to complain, or submit support tickets. Remotely diagnose and remediate issues without disrupting business
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Cloud Services: Friend or Foe to the MSP?
December 5, 2011 by

Industry Insights

Many managed service providers (MSPs) that once viewed cloud computing as a competitive threat are now building their own cloud services portfolios, often with the support of public cloud services or Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers like Amazon Web Services and Rackspace. Partnering spares MSPs the capital expense of building and maintaining world-class, massively scalable IT infrastructure
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4G Wireless Performance: Will You Support Me?
November 29, 2011 by

Performance Monitoring

Every major wireless carrier is racing to deploy 4G branded mobile data services.  Although the mobile data user has been trained to lower his or her performance expectations, the wireless carriers are working hard to change that perception.  Can 4G wireless services support real time applications like voice and video for the mobile office of
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