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Rethinking your “game plan” for network monitoring
March 15, 2019 by

Cloud Computing, Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Enterprise IT and network ops teams may not appear to have much in common with the names on your NCAA March Madness bracket. But in both arenas, teams need to be masters of strategy, cooperation, and fast thinking in order to succeed. That’s because just like college basketball, network monitoring and management requires having both
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SD-WAN: The promise vs. the reality
February 19, 2019 by

Cloud Computing, Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

There’s no denying that the SD-WAN market is having a moment. After sliding into the Trough of Disillusionment on the 2017 Gartner Hype Cycle, SD-WAN was firmly on the Slope of Enlightenment for 2018, and continues to build both momentum and advocacy as the decade comes to a close. What’s attractive about SD-WAN is that
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BGP: Your roadmap for the “Information Superhighway”
February 5, 2019 by

Cloud Computing, Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

While you’d be hard pressed to find a contemporary networking pro who still refers to the Internet as the “Information Superhighway,” the metaphor isn’t totally off-base. The Internet as we know it, after all, is a massive dynamic network of pathways that connect a global collection of enterprise- or ISP-owned Autonomous Systems (AS). Data travels
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Avoiding IT “Blind Spots” at Remote Offices
January 25, 2019 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Thanks in no small part to the widespread adoption of cloud technology, many of the biggest enterprise success stories of the recent past revolve around a business’ ability to support a distributed workforce. The benefits of this model are easy to see: Teams aren’t confined to the four walls of a central office, which opens
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DNS monitoring global network domain name system

Why DNS Monitoring is essential for end-user experience
January 4, 2019 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

DNS is designed to be reliable and speedy. That’s why network architects and users themselves often take it for granted, not realizing the importance of DNS monitoring.

Scenes from the Show: 2018 Gartner IOCS in Las Vegas
December 10, 2018 by

Company News, Industry Insights

It was a busy week for the AppNeta team at the 2018 Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies Conference, where we chatted with dozens of IT pros on the show floor. This is a new combination for Gartner, bringing IT Operations and Data Center disciplines together, which made for some very interesting discussions around
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Weekly commentary from AppNeta on network and application performance

Weekly Packet: All Cloud, All the Time
October 7, 2016 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

This week, we came across some nice hard numbers on cloud infrastructure spending, based on IDC research. They expect that spending on cloud infrastructure will pull even with spending on traditional IT infrastructure within five years. That’s a pretty amazing shift when we look back over the past decade or so in IT. With all
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Weekly commentary from AppNeta on network and application performance

Weekly Packet: Airplanes, Unplugged; Various States of Infrastructure
August 12, 2016 by

Industry Insights, Performance Monitoring

This was a big one in the Wide World of Outages this week: Delta Airlines couldn’t get more than 1,500 planes off the ground because of a power outage in Atlanta. Well, that’s what initial reports said, but the Wall Street Journal went into the details about how some critical systems and equipment didn’t switch over
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Weekly commentary from AppNeta on network and application performance

Weekly Packet: Gold-Medal Tech, Your Cloud Shopping List
August 5, 2016 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights, Networking Technology

I just had to write an Olympic-themed headline, since today is the first day of the 2016 Summer Games! I love the Olympics. It’s so much fun watching athletes do what they’re best at. Plus, they have the extra challenge this year of swimming or boating in polluted, mucky water—so it’s even more impressive for
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