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Slow File Transfer? My Network is Fine – It Has To Be My FTP Server
October 17, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Raise your hand if an end user has complained of a slow file transfer? You can’t tell, but my hand is the highest. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) transfers have been around since the dawn of the civilization.  Not really, but it has been around for the duration of the internet. Point being, the FTP is
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Virtualization vs. Cloud Computing FAQ
October 14, 2011 by

Industry Insights

Server virtualization and cloud computing are often talked about – even by service providers — as if the terms were interchangeable. This is, in part, because both were developed to solve a similar business problem: more computing with less resources. Virtualization is amongst the technologies used to provide cloud computing services. The core difference is
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OpenFlow: Your Remote Control to Network Management?
October 11, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

It is a long accepted practice to build three-tier data center LANs based on access, distribution and core switches. But now data center LANs are being re-architected to meet the demands of virtualization, SaaS and cloud computing. The question now is, what architectures and technologies are appropriate  for this new purpose? For example, what is
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CEO Notes: Another Benefit of Cloud Computing…Elastic means SMALL too!
October 7, 2011 by

Industry Insights

You have to admit that we are really good at dreaming up new terms in the world of technology; and every now and then (ok, more often than not), the first time  you hear these new terms it can really make you pause.  I can remember the first time I heard the term “virtual appliance”
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Streaming Media and Your Internet Performance
October 6, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

It’s a great time to be a connected consumer.  Our favorite audio, video and news products are available from multiple online sources and can be immediately consumed on the nearest connected device.  Sometimes the path to a great viewing experience is painless and it just works.  At other times achieving a quality viewing experience can
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QoS, Wherefore Art Thou [Guest Blog]
October 3, 2011 by

Performance Monitoring

By Cliff Chapman, Application Delivery Architect, LinkStatus Was Shakespeare’s Rosalind in a Telco’s QoS presentation when she inquired “Why then, can one desire too much of a good thing?” She was hooked. QoS would solve all her Application performance problems. “I’ll just need Expedited Forwarding for voice and video, something middling for Thin Client and I’ll
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CEO Notes: Life as a Boston Sports Fan is a Roller Coaster…
September 30, 2011 by

Company News

The Red Sox…Patriots…Bruins…Celtics.  Heroes or Goats.  Dynasties or cellar dwellers.  Our sports teams are like our weather;   don’t like how things are going?  Just wait, it will change… It is a good thing that I can emotionally climb back into work for relief! This week I escaped the roller coaster of life as a
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Network Troubleshooting in Today’s Distributed Data Center
September 22, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Today’s distributed data centers, with their layers upon layers of virtual and physical devices and systems, are dauntingly complex and getting more so every day. The accelerating adoption of IP-based services like cloud computing, virtual desktop infrastructure and unified communications is further compounding this complexity, while also massively increasing the scope of the network. All
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VDI: Where, Why and WAN
September 20, 2011 by

Industry Insights

The benefits of virtualization are clear cut – massive financial savings in the long run. Virtualization enables organizations to use inexpensive hardware as terminals for multiple desktops which lowers costs in energy, hardware, maintenance and licensing. From a daily user’s standpoint, the convenience of accessing their personal desktops from any device effectively accelerates their time-to-value.
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Avoid the VoIP Elephant: Make Sure You and Your VoIP Network are Ready
September 16, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

How are you ensuring a successful transition before plugging in the first phone? VoIP, Video and Unified Communications are highly cost-effective network services. While your wallet may be breathing a sigh of relief, your network is about to get the wind knocked out of it by the  weight of VoIP and video conferencing services. Network performance is
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