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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.

LAG: The Network Application Killer
October 4, 2009 by

Performance Monitoring

If you’re suffering from slow application performance, chances are you’re suffering from some degree of latency.  As everyone knows, each computer has its own performance limits.  With one too many applications, lag will result from the inability of the computer to process all of its inputs. If the application relies on connectivity with some type
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‘Democratizing’ Enterprise Software
September 24, 2009 by

Industry Insights

Software industry has changed; free PathView Cloud tool shows how Not long ago, lots of software companies were focused on developing big solutions and selling them to the biggest customers they could. Board members and senior management wanted deal sizes that were high and trending higher. So field sales people went big game hunting. With
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Performance Sensitive Application Network Requirements
September 21, 2009 by

Performance Monitoring

As applications evolve, so does the infrastructure that supports them.  In terms of network dependent applications, the applications of today are dramatically more performance sensitive than the ones of yesterday.  Voice over IP, video conferencing, and virtual desktop infrastructure all rely heavily on high bandwidth, low latency networks to perform without hiccups and service interruptions. 
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Virtual Network Performance
September 11, 2009 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

When companies were using virtualization technology to consolidate IT infrastructure that wasn’t truly real-time in nature, the network performance of these virtual machines was not a major concern. Generally, all they had to do was put a Gig E card into the host and everything would work itself out fine. All of the VM monitoring
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