The Latest in Performance Monitoring and End-User Experience


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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The Digital Network Revolution Is Here
July 21, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

Check out this research showing how digital transformation is affecting companies with remote and branch offices. The EMA Research study found that 83% of enterprises are increasing their number of WAN-connected sites, and in 84% of enterprises, the number of network-connected devices is also increasing at remote sites. A majority of businesses surveyed—74%—are also making
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Use Caution When Considering Managed SD-WAN Services
July 20, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Whether you’re just starting to learn the basics or you’re researching more specific benefits, you can’t go far without seeing stories about SD-WAN technology. The market for SD-WAN solutions is set to explode and IT publishers are feeding the hype. Sometimes, you might just want to sit back and ignore the hype. You have plenty
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AppNeta vs. SNMP: Device-Centric Monitoring Has Limits
July 19, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Monitoring the performance of your infrastructure is a worthy and necessary part of any IT environment. Whether you have one office or thousands, knowing the status of your equipment is important. However, many of the applications we depend on today are delivered over networks owned by carriers. Accessing your email, for example, likely routes through
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SD-WAN or WAN Optimization? Why This Question Doesn’t Cut It
July 17, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Have you joined the rising crowd of IT pros claiming WAN optimization is dead in recent years? It’s the same story with all types of technology at this point. You spend 10 or 20 years relying on yesterday’s innovation, and as soon as something new comes along, the industry is ready to move on. For
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Can Emerging Network Technologies Solve IT’s Problems?
July 14, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

One of our favorite topics around here is obviously network performance. This take on upgrading network performance looks at the big picture of networking today to see where improvements might happen. Throughput and security have traditionally been the two big considerations in network performance, but others now include policy-based approaches, flexible infrastructure and capacity. The
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Ghostbusting in Real Time for Remote Offices
July 13, 2017 by

Performance Monitoring

You’ve just gotten to work when a new support ticket comes in from your company’s San Francisco remote office (you’re at headquarters in Boston). Office 365 was running very slowly yesterday. It’s their third help desk ticket this week, and the others are still unresolved in ServiceNow. Your first move is to call the user,
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