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A T1 Isn’t What It Used To Be: Why Remote Site Bandwidth Affects Application Performance
February 4, 2013 by
This past summer, I wrote about T1s and three best practices for WAN Performance. As I mentioned in that post, T1-class WAN services are a popular way to connect branch offices to corporate data centers and the Internet for voice and other application services. While the 1.54Mbps definition of a T1 hasn’t changed over time, it’s now…Continue reading
How Much Bandwidth Do I Really Need?
January 25, 2013 by
Bandwidth is a coveted resource in most offices. Since businesses rely so heavily on the internet, it’s imperative that your organization has adequate bandwidth to support the day-to-day workload. Without it, businesses can come to a screeching halt. Every organization needs a different amount of bandwidth depending on its size and the type of applications…Continue reading
Why Flow is Better than Content Filtering
January 14, 2013 by
It’s a pretty normal scene in offices across the globe – an employee has some down time on their hands, so they head on over to social media sites such as Facebook. Instead of seeing a newsfeed full of status updates from their closest friends and family members, the employee is greeted with a bold…Continue reading
Got BYOD? Get in Control with AppNeta
November 8, 2012 by
Are your employees deploying personal devices on your company’s network? If the answer is no, you should think again. 84% of smartphone users are also using their devices at work. While Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) could mean increased productivity for your employees, it also is a potential threat to your overall network performance and…Continue reading
Not Your Father’s Blackberry: What BYOD Means for Your Network Performance
June 26, 2012 by
According to this report by the Pew Research Center (February 2012), 46% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind, up from 35% in May 2011. Smartphone owners now outnumber users of more basic phones. These smartphone users are bringing their personal devices to work and connecting them to your network. For many…Continue reading
We Have WAN Optimization – Why Do We Need Network Performance Management?
May 23, 2012 by
WAN optimization techniques help data flow more efficiently across the WAN with a variety of approaches: optimizing bandwidth utilization, reducing data volumes through deduplication, accelerating applications, reducing latency and more. The goal of WAN optimization is not just to increase effective bandwidth, but also to help ensure sufficient and predictable operation of QoS under the…Continue reading
It’s not my WAN, I have an OC3
March 23, 2012 by
If I had a nickel for every time I heard “We have enough bandwidth,” I would have enough money to buy the new iPad. While this has not gotten me the iPad, it has given me some great insight into how important knowing your available and utilized bandwidth is to assuring network performance and delivering…Continue reading
An Engineer’s Search: Who Broke the Network?
March 7, 2012 by
‘Why Is Our Network Broken?’ Even companies that provide network performance management services still have to manage their own networks! So, a few weeks ago when I received notification that we were experiencing extremely low available bandwidth out to the internet, I knew I had to act fast to avoid failure of our critical services- The question was:…Continue reading
Hey, How Much Bandwidth!? I’m Paying For Twice the Bandwidth I’m Getting!
March 3, 2012 by
As a network engineer for a global financial services organization, I know I am not alone in my daily concerns about network connection speed and performance. Our concerns are all underscored by questions such as: ‘How much bandwidth are we getting?’ ‘What are we paying our ISP monthly again?’ ‘How are my end users using…Continue reading
The Siri Test: How Much Bandwidth is She Using?
February 29, 2012 by
In the age of smart phones, data plans and usage caps, many questions come up when looking into your cellphone bill. It seems there are unlimited applications and features are swallowing up data. Have you ever wondered what else is using up your data? Checking mail, sending mail, playing games and using apps use data…Continue reading