Check your RPMs before you jump into Cloud Services
November 18, 2010 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

It is a sign of the times that I need to clearly define the term “cloud services” if I am going to use it as an entry point to this blog. And since I wouldn’t dare assert my position to be expert enough to properly define this term (any attempt would surely bog down this
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Apparent Networks Named Tech Innovator by Everything Channel
November 16, 2010 by

Company News

Last week I headed out to Las Vegas to join CRN at the Everything Channel Xchange Tech Innovators Conference.This was a typical trip that involved the usual nonsense of Las Vegas, but the highlight for me was CRN awarding Apparent Networks with the Tech Innovator of the Year Award from CRN in the category of ”Managed Services.” This was a great event and it was fun to be
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The Cloud is Here: The 5 Steps You Need to Do to Survive and Thrive
November 12, 2010 by

Industry Insights

The cloud is coming, the cloud is coming!!! Well guess what, if it’s not here now, it’s damn close. And if you think you can avoid it or beat it you’re dead wrong. As they say, if you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em. So what can you do? 1. Accept it. The 90’s economy is gone. No we aren’t
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Packets Packets Everywhere, but Which One Do I Seek?
November 8, 2010 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Much like the ancient mariner in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poem,  we often find ourselves awash in a sea of packets that tempt that tantalize us with their ability to quench our troubleshooting thirsts – but just like seawater to a thirsty sailor, they’re often too much of the wrong thing. Let’s face it –
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Cloud Performance – Why Long Distance Relationships Don’t Work
November 4, 2010 by

Industry Insights

As companies turn to the Cloud as a low cost, highly scalable and agile way to save on their infrastructure cost or to host new applications, a number of cloud performance testing and monitoring solutions are appearing. There are applications popping up to perform load testing against your cloud infrastructure, some of which are even
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Arming the “Voice” Guy
October 28, 2010 by

Performance Monitoring

We get it, traditional telephony is perfect. Nobody ever dropped a call, nobody ever heard echo, and it only cost about as much as a small island in the south pacific per month to run. “I’m just an old phone guy; I don’t get these network issues.” This is a common line I hear when working
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A Problem Averted with PathView Cloud
October 13, 2010 by

Performance Monitoring

On September 29th, we experienced a large amount of poor call quality here at the Apparent Networks Boston headquarters.  Our sales team was unable to engage in communications and was quickly losing productivity.  With the VoIP server hosted at our remote office in Vancouver, there could have been any number of reasons why this was
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Why Apparent Networks Uses a SaaS model
September 16, 2010 by

Company News

According to Gartner, 95 percent of surveyed organizations plan to increase or maintain SaaS deployments, stating that cost savings are the biggest benefit for the appeal SaaS products. Unlike traditional applications that require a lump-sum investment and time to deploy into the business environment, SaaS offerings are broken into a subscription basis, favouring use by
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Why a microAppliance?
September 14, 2010 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

When talking to prospective PathView customers, a common question we receive is why we utilize a hardware microAppliance when most remote performance management firms offer a pure software offering.  The move from a software sequencer to a hardware microAppliance for the PathView Remote Performance Management Service is to promote the highest quality service to our
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AppView: Remote Performance Management from an Application Perspective
September 8, 2010 by

Company News

Yesterday, Apparent Networks released AppView Voice, the first of many application-specific remote performance management modules designed to complement and integrate with PathView Cloud.  AppView leverages the strengths of the existing PathView Cloud performance management platform by utilizing the zero-administration microAppliance to assess specific applications such as voice, video, web traffic and online data backup.

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