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According to a recent Salesforce report, 71 percent of enterprise IT teams are transforming from “a technology-providing cost center to a value-based service brokerage.” What does that mean exactly? For starters, the IT department of the past was very much a reactionary operation. That’s not to say that IT teams were always playing catch up, but actually the opposite: The...

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Tags: web apps, web applications, saas, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, enterprise network monitoring, enterprise it, cloud computing, cloud

Since the earliest days of Silicon Valley, competing tech companies have always been engaged in a virtual arms race for loyal users. Whether it’s PC versus Mac, or AWS versus Azure, there always seem to be at least two dueling behemoths involved whenever a new technology takes the scene. As we’ve covered in recent posts, communication software seems to be...

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Tags: ucaas, teams, slack, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, microsoft teams, microsoft, messaging apps, communication apps, cloud, applications

When it comes to working in tech, being in the “right zipcode” is no longer the barrier to entry that it was in years past, a report from CompTIA suggests. In the company’s Tech on the Move survey, 78 percent of tech workers polled would consider leaving their current city for a new tech job, with affordability (60 percent) and...

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Tags: branch office, cloud, cloud computing, network monitoring, network monitoring tools, network performance monitoring, remote locations, remote work, remote workers, tech workers

When the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went live a year ago, companies across the globe were bracing for the sky to fall. And while there were certainly some headline-grabbing fines for noncompliance (most notably, Google’s almost 50 million Euro hit this past January related to “forced consent”), the mandate’s first year was far less “doom and gloom”...

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Tags: cloud, cloud computing, compliance, EU, European Union, GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, network monitoring, network performance monitoring, regulatory technology

Last week, the AppNeta team traveled down to Dallas for ONUG Spring 2019, where we met with other leaders in the enterprise networking space to discuss the challenges and solutions organizations face as they put connected technologies front-and-center. The agenda for the event zeroed in on Digital Transformation in particular, which, as a concept, can be loaded. As we’ve discussed...

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Tags: cloud, cloud computing, cloud migration, digital transformation, network performance, network performance monitoring, network performance monitoring and diagnostics, ONUG, ONUG Spring 2019

Remote work is by no means a new concept, but recent high-profile announcements suggest that this model is fast graduating from “a novel approach” to an operational standard across industries. At Facebook’s recent F8 2019 developer conference, for instance, Stripe, a tech platform that builds economic infrastructure for web companies, announced that the company would be opening up a fifth...

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Tags: branch office, cloud, cloud computing, cloud monitoring, digital transformation, network performance, network performance monitoring, remote office, remote work

While consensus over what digital transformation actually means still appears to elude many members of the C-Suite, enterprise investment into the concept has never been higher, according to a recent report from IDC. Across virtually every industry and sector, total spending on digital transformation will jump roughly 18 percent in 2019 to a new high-water mark of $1.18 trillion. Gearing...

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Tags: cloud, cloud computing, digital transformation, finance, industrial IoT, industry 4.0, IoT, manufacturing, network monitoring, network performance, network performance monitoring, tech industry

Network monitoring solutions, by design, should help bring clarity into your management stack. Armed with this clarity, your team can start taking rote tasks out of your day-to-day to help streamline network management from the ground up. Every convenience we can provide -- no matter the scale -- to help speed up deployment or make AppNeta Performance Manager easier to...

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Tags: AppNeta Performance Manager, cloud, cloud computing, network monitoring, network performance monitoring, saas, SaaS scripts, templates

In an age when “appointment television” is a nearly-dead concept (outside of Game of Thrones at least), people still go out of their way to make sure they catch their favorite team or player live. We’ve seen it firsthand here at AppNeta. Take the latest Masters Tournament: Ahead of Tiger Woods taking home his first title trophy in over a...

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Tags: cloud, cloud computing, cloud monitoring, Network, network capacity, network monitoring, network performance, network performance monitoring, sports streaming, streaming, streaming services

Last week, the AppNeta team took to the Great White North to host an industry luncheon and panel in Toronto, looking at the challenges of network management as cloud takes on a bigger role in the enterprise space. Moderated by our own Chief Customer Officer Adam Edwards, the panel also included John Menezes, President & CEO of Stratejm, Alfred Ng,...

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Tags: cloud, cloud computing, cloud visibility, enterprise, enterprise network, finance, finance tech, industry commentary, network performance, network performance monitoring, tech industry, toronto

IPv4, the previous and still prevalent generation of the Internet Protocol, was designed to support roughly 4.3 billion devices. While this was plenty of capacity for the connected world of 1980, it’s tiny by 2019 standards. While it’s not yet true that every one of the planet’s 7 billion people is armed with their own connected devices, it’s increasingly true...

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Tags: cloud, cloud computing, internet protocol, IP, ipv4, IPv6, network performance, network 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 a strong offense and defense....

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Tags: cloud, DIA, march madness, network monitoring, network performance, network performance monitoring, SD WAN

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 it doesn’t force teams to...

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Tags: cloud, cloud analytics, cloud computing, cloud performance, network performance monitoring, NPM, NPMD, SD WAN, SD WAN monitoring, SDWAN, software defined, software defined networking

Delivering visibility is central to everything we do at AppNeta. Not only does our platform allow enterprise IT to see into all corners of their network, but transparency and clarity is central to how we operate as a company, too. It’s fitting, therefore, that AppNeta was named a Visionary in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and...

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Tags: application performance, cloud, gartner, Magic Quadrant, network performance monitoring, network performance monitoring and diagnostics, NPM, NPMD, saas, SaaS applications

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 over the Internet like cars...

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Tags: Autonomous System, bgp, BGP monitoring, cloud, direct internet access, DNS, DNS performance, Internet, network 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 up the pool of talent...

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Tags: cloud, cloud infrastructure, IT infrastructure, network performance monitoring, remote office, saas

Enterprise IT and end users alike tend to take the Domain Name System (DNS) for granted. While those who don’t work in network operations might not even know what DNS is -- let alone the central role it plays in making the Internet a space humans can navigate -- even IT often just expects the system to always perform. DNS...

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Tags: cloud, cloud applications, DNS, DNS monitoring, end user experience, end user experience monitoring, network performance, network performance monitoring

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 migration and the pain associated...

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Tags: application performance, best practices, cloud, cloud infrastructure, data center, end user experience, gartner, IT, IT infrastructure, performance monitoring

Weekly Packet: All Cloud, All the Time
by Christine Cignoli on

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 the talk and hype about...

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Tags: cloud, cloud infrastructure, cloud trends

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 to backups after power went...

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Tags: cloud, hybrid cloud, industry commentary, outages

Weekly Packet: Gold-Medal Tech, Your Cloud Shopping List
by Christine Cignoli on

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 the winners, I suppose. Technology...

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Tags: APM, cloud, SLAs

Happy Friday, all, and thanks for voting on the name of this weekly roundup blog post. The big winner was “Weekly Packet,” so let’s get started on volume two. AWS and other cloud adoption could rise in the wake of the Brexit decision over in Europe, as a Forbes contributor reports. I find this fascinating, since strict data regulations had...

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Tags: AWS, cloud, on premises applications

Combating Enterprise IT Ops Challenges in China
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Many of our enterprise clients are growing and expanding to more remote locations around the world, especially in areas of high economic growth such as China and India. Accelerated business growth can be exciting and full of potential, but it comes with lots of strategic and tactical challenges for the business. When it comes to remote locations in heavily regulated...

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Tags: APM, AppView, China, cloud, end user experience, GreatFirewall, Internet, ITOps, Network, performance monitoring, remote performance management, saas

Once found mostly in small- and medium-sized business environments, software as a service (SaaS) has now established itself firmly as the preferred solution for new software deployment in the enterprise. Concerns about security and control have been overshadowed by the low entry cost and fast ramp-up of SaaS solutions compared with in-house deployments. Marketing no longer has to wait weeks...

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Tags: APM, cloud, end user experience, monitoring technology, packets, saas

Office 365: What to Consider As You Migrate
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Many businesses these days are migrating to Office 365. It is important that when implementing a migration, they make sure the user experience is optimized both during the migration and afterwards. Gartner recently released a study indicating that, by 2017, 33% of all users will be on cloud-based business office systems such as Office 365. That’s because business cloud applications...

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Tags: APM, best practices, cloud, NPM, Office 365

More and more companies are implementing SaaS applications for conducting their most critical business processes. With SaaS apps, the IT department may not be responsible for providing technical support, but they are responsible for ensuring a positive experience for the end-users in their organization. We developed our SaaS Application Monitoring (SAM) solution to provide technology professionals with visibility into the...

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Tags: APM, cloud, Google Apps, saas, ServiceNow

Announcing SAM: SaaS Application Monitoring
by TR Jordan on

To monitor SaaS applications, IT teams have been using traditional application monitoring tools that are for monitoring internal applications — looking at servers and devices on the network to make sure they are functioning properly. However, SaaS applications aren’t on their network — they are over the Internet and in the cloud — making these tools insufficient for monitoring SaaS...

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Tags: APM, application performance, cloud, features, full stack, saas

Internet Slowdown Day: Too Painful to be Real?
by TR Jordan on

Yesterday was Go Slow Day on the Internet. As lawmakers consider the latest arguments on how much control ISPs should be allowed to exert over the networks that support the wider internet, websites like Reddit, Etsy, and Vimeo are staging a protest. Yesterday, they committed to slowing down their main sites, giving users a glimpse into what the internet would...

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Tags: APM, application performance, apps, cloud, monitoring technology

Down for Everybody? Wednesday's Fantasy Football Draft
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Here at AppNeta we have a tradition of creating a Fantasy Football league every year.  Each year we decide who the commissioner is and then we start the grueling process of selecting draft order, league rules, team names, date of draft and most importantly selecting the platform to draft on.  Our league consists of members of the management, engineering, customer...

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Tags: application performance, cloud, tech industry

AppNeta’s customers deploy thousands of appliances at customer locations across the globe. These appliances continuously collect data about target applications and networks, then store and analyze it from a cloud-based management system. Management of these appliances is not an easy task. They are often installed in remote locations where local IT staff is not readily available or not fully aware...

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Tags: APM, application deployment, apps, best practices, cloud, devops, monitoring technology

When a Salesforce downtime occurs, it gets a lot of notice. You see it picked up on Twitter and in the press. With 93,000 customers around the globe, Salesforce is the poster child for SaaS services. Whenever there’s an issue, people start to question it and cloud services in general. If you look at the numbers, Salesforce is actually much...

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Tags: APM, best practices, cloud, monitoring technology, saas

A recent analyst firm research paper commented that organizations that have the capability for measuring the quality of the end user experience are twice as likely as other companies to improve their brand reputation and 75% more likely to improve employee productivity. This comment validates that you need to measure the end-user experience, but it also suggests that if you...

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Tags: APM, apps, byod, cloud, monitoring technology, saas

As companies turn to SaaSas a low cost, highly scalable, and agile way to host new applications, a number of cloud performance management and monitoring solutions are appearing. Salesforce led the CRMs in moving off of dedicated hardware, and other types of applications like email, project planning, and even EHR have followed suit. Moving away from installed software side-steps a...

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Tags: APM, bandwidth, best practices, cloud, monitoring technology, saas

One of the many challenges facing organizations these days is that certain parts of the business are either moving to SaaS or is already in the cloud. This brings a unique problem for everyone responsible for maintaining the web applications' availability, performance, and functionality. Organizations often struggle to secure and protect business and customer data. In the past, all the...

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Tags: APM, application deployment, best practices, cloud, saas, technology

Only two years ago, the average company adopting SaaS applications was a 50-person company, mainly because smaller companies were inclined to not invest in on-premise solutions. Since then, there’s been a shift and SaaS has become the standard for any company implementing business applications or services. Even the largest companies in the world are now adopting SaaS applications and services,...

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Tags: APM, application performance, apps, cloud, full stack, monitoring technology, saas

The Hidden Cost of Multiple Tools
by TR Jordan on

As application deployments get more complex, the tools to make sure they're working have certainly more than kept up. Not only do we have tools to monitor hardware health, but there are tools to measure network performance, application performance, and resource usage for every conceivable piece of every system. Unfortunately, collecting data for data’s sake doesn’t keep any application running,...

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Tags: APM, best practices, cloud, monitoring technology, NPM

For immediate release Boston, Vancouver, and Providence (April 1, 2014) — Full-stack application performance management software maker AppNeta today announced a suite of new features aimed at helping developers and IT professionals understand the performance of apps deployed in the cloud — literally. “We’re always watching the skies for new developments in the cloud space,” said Capt. Jim Melvin, CEO of...

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Introducing CloudView
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AppNeta expands Full Stack Performance Management offerings with the release of its cutting edge CloudView system, a robust Cloud insight platform launching today. After spending a long weekend stuck in an airport due to a minor luggage misunderstanding in Columbia, AppNeta rockstar engineer Pat Neap returned home recently under totally legitimate and customs compliant circumstances to unveil a ground breaking...

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Only SaaS Company Named to both APM and NPMD Magic Quadrants BOSTON — March 24, 2013 — AppNeta, the leading provider of full stack application performance management solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics.”[1]For a complimentary copy of the report, visit www.appneta.com. According to...

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Tags: APM, cloud, features, NPM

What is a Path? A Path is the network connection from a source to a target, specifically measuring the maximum end to end performance achievable. For example a Path from our office here in Boston to the Salesforce.com instance we use (NA2) located outside of Chicago consists of 12 layer 3 network hops. We have a 100Mbps symmetric internet connection...

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Tags: cloud, jitter, latency, monitoring technology, PathView

As an engineering team we strive to find the right balance between aggressively building out product capabilities and managing technical debt. At AppNeta we have hardened our process to define and manage this balance. Our current process involves virtual teams who break away from the feature development at hand to focus on technical debt in a specific product area for...

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Tags: application development, best practices, cloud, devops, technology

Comparison Views in AppView Web
by James Meickle on

Just before the holidays, we made a pair of big announcements: in addition to our first year on the Magic Quadrant for APM, we’ve just increased TraceView’s data retention to an industry-leading 90 days of full data. But we’re constantly releasing new features, and we didn’t want those stories to overshadow the launch of Comparison Views for AppView Web. While I’m...

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Tags: AppView, best practices, cloud, devops, features

Boston-based AppNeta evaluated for completeness of vision and ability to execute BOSTON — January 6, 2013 — AppNeta, the leading provider of Full Stack Application Performance Management solutions, today announced that Gartner has positioned AppNeta as a Challenger in the “2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Management.” For a complimentary copy of the report, visit www.appneta.com. "AppNeta’s integrated, cross-platform...

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AppNeta in Gartner's APM Magic Quadrant!
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We’ve had an exciting few months at AppNeta, and the great news keeps rolling in. I am thrilled to announce that AppNeta’s Application Performance Monitoring services have been recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring alongside AppDynamics, BMC, CA, Compuware, Dell, HP, IBM, ManageEngine, Microsoft, New Relic, Optier, and Riverbed. Read the complete APM Magic Quadrant report...

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Tags: APM, application performance, CEO Notes, cloud, full stack

AppView Web Global: Now with Free Trial!
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Today, we launched an important milestone for AppView Web: free trials for everybody! Monitoring performance has historically been a cumbersome process, including multiple phone calls with sales reps, paperwork trades back and forth, and delays that give any performance problem more than enough time to go away on its own. AppView Web's unique outside-in perspective eliminates almost all of the...

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Tags: application performance, AppView Web, cloud, features, saas

2013 is poised to be an exciting and innovative year for technical professionals across roles and functions, regardless of their organization size. From emerging Software-Defined Networks, to mobile, BYOD and the solidification of cloud computing and SOA architectures, there are many upcoming trends that should impact your performance monitoring strategy in 2013. Are you ready to arm yourself with the...

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Tags: byod, cloud, end user experience, SOA, unified performance management

Cloud computing is likely to be the most exciting and transformative revolution in the history of modern IT. To keep pace with the rapid IT developments, companies must transform themselves from inward-facing corporate operators to interconnected, highly agile business network orchestrators running in the cloud. Think about it: Are your sales reps using Salesforce? Do you have an online community/support...

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3 Reasons to Upgrade your SNMP Strategy
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For more than 20 years, SNMP monitoring was the default approach to network performance management. It was your only option, but this just isn’t the case anymore. Application components are no longer delivered just from your datacenter, but are delivered from private clouds and from third-party services hosted outside of your control zone in the public cloud with multiple potential...

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Tags: cloud, NPM

The advantages of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) versus on-premise deployments are well known. Among the most notable from an IT perspective are: Remote, hassle free upgrades and maintenance, shorter deployment time and no configurations (minutes vs. months for a phased implementation) Cost savings in infrastructure and human resource requirements Reduced business risk due to lower upfront costs and faster implementation But even...

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Network performance management solutions are supposed to make IT’s job easier, but implementing the solution can be a nightmare. IT departments just don’t have the budget or the staff to deal with traditional network performance management solutions that require software to be purchased and installed, or that demand manual software installation, configuration and upgrades. Deployment also encompasses not just what it...

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Tags: cloud, flow analysis, NPM, saas

Verifying Network Performance SLAs
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Service-level agreements (SLAs) are an interesting concept because unless  there is a major disruption, it is difficult to guarantee they are being met daily. How do you know your carrier is meeting the requirements you are paying for? And if you  are a carrier, how can you prove to your clients that you are delivering the service as agreed? Network...

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Tags: APM, apps, cloud, NPM, saas, SLA, WAN

An increase in cloud services means more remote office-based users than ever. According to studies by Gartner and others, 85% to 90% of the average company’s employees now work away from the main corporate office taking full advantage of our cloud era. Those remote workers still need the same high-quality experience of application access and performance as employees at headquarters, especially...

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Tags: cloud, remote networks, saas

Network Performance Management: A Look Back to 2006
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Remember when data, video and voice networks were separate? Before cloud was a buzz word, cellphones were only for calls, virtualization was in its infancy and what’s an iPad? Considering all of these changes, it seems an impossible job for network teams to maintain high functioning networks and applications with the flood of changes we have experienced throughout the IT...

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Tags: byod, cloud, NPM, saas, virtualization

The Network Engineer’s Cheat Sheet for 2012
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2011 could be considered the year that network performance management “came of age.” In this past year, IT and network managers in organizations of all sizes and industry segments have become aware — if they weren’t already — that the performance of the network is the foundation of user experience and business success. Why was 2011 such a pivotal year...

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Tags: bandwidth, cloud, jitter, latency, packets, streaming media, virtualization

Show Me the Bandwidth
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Security is a well-known risk with cloud applications, but…what about bandwidth? More and more businesses are looking to cut costs and improve end customer experience by moving customer-facing applications, storage/backup solutions, and many other applications to distributed data centers in the cloud. If users experience performance or latency problems due to insufficient network bandwidth, such as slow, stalling or failed...

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Cloud Services: Friend or Foe to the MSP?
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Many managed service providers (MSPs) that once viewed cloud computing as a competitive threat are now building their own cloud services portfolios, often with the support of public cloud services or Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers like Amazon Web Services and Rackspace. Partnering spares MSPs the capital expense of building and maintaining world-class, massively scalable IT infrastructure while minimizing operational and engineering...

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For organizations that are monitoring and maintaining a large network, bandwidth consumption can cause major issues.  Knowing who is using all the bandwidth in the company is particularly helpful when troubleshooting performance issues and all too common complaints that “the network is slow!”  Insight into what external web sites employees are visiting,  and whether or not those sites are work-related...

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Tags: bandwidth, cloud, network speed, PathView Cloud, streaming media

Virtualization vs. Cloud Computing FAQ
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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 management of the hardware; virtualization...

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OpenFlow: Your Remote Control to Network Management?
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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 the best alternative to the...

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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” a couple of years ago...

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Tags: CEO Notes, cloud

Network Troubleshooting in Today’s Distributed Data Center
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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 this growth and change confounds...

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Tags: cloud, NPM, PathView Cloud, unified communications

Why are more and more organizations building their own clouds, often in addition to leveraging the cost and scalability advantages of private cloud services? For many heavily regulated businesses, such as financial services and healthcare firms, demands for the highest levels of security for sensitive data have made private cloud alternatives more appealing. Private clouds also optimize the ability to...

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The education industry is embracing cloud computing more rapidly than any other sector excluding large enterprises. According to recent studies by IDC and CDW, today more than one-third of higher education IT departments are either implementing or maintaining cloud-based systems. Among the most compelling benefits that cloud-based services offer educational institutions are: Low-cost, anytime/anywhere accessibility to high-end computing resources The...

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Is Your Organization Ready to Move to the Cloud?
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Today, many organizations are contemplating how to harness the power of Cloud Computing in order to streamline their IT processes and make their daily computing lives easier — but how many organizations are actually ready to make the switch from the desktop to the Cloud? The many benefits of cloud computing include: the ability to access your data wherever you are;...

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There’s no question that the healthcare sector is rapidly embracing cloud computing. Recent studies by IDC and CDW both show that one-third of healthcare organizations are already implementing or maintaining cloud-based systems – ranking third among sectors polled, just behind large enterprises and higher education. Healthcare IT organizations estimate spending  21% of their budgets on cloud computing over the next...

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5 Myths About Network Performance Management
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With the meteoric rise in enterprise deployments of IP-based services, network performance management has joined security at the top of every CTO’s list of concerns. It has become imperative to monitor end-to-end network performance from the point of delivery to the point of consumption from the user’s perspective, in order to know whether service levels are being met. For many...

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The stampede to cloud computing is rapidly altering the design and delivery of IT services. From lower startup costs to lower total cost of ownership to scalability on demand, cloud-based deployments are increasingly considered the most cost- and time-effective approach to rolling out new IT services. But the move to the cloud is not without its challenges, particularly from the...

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We wanted to share the following blog post from Life as a Healthcare CIO by John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston. Today’s post names PathView Cloud as the Cool Technology of the Week. Cool Technology of the Week How many times have you heard the complaint “the application is slow” but lack data about server, network,...

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Tags: APM, cloud, EHR, healthcare, microappliance, PathView Cloud

One of my concerns about the use of public cloud computing services is the tradeoff that IT organizations typically have had to make. On the positive side of the tradeoff, by using a public cloud service companies lower their cost and gain access to functionality that they normally would not have access to. Those are both compelling reasons to use public...

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We like to celebrate our history! Our legacy blog entries tell the AppNeta story from its inception as Apparent Networks. Thanks to multiple snowballing trends like cloud computing, SaaS, virtual desktops, IP storage, mobility and Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C), more and more companies are delivering critical, network-dependent IT services to more and more remote users. The adoption of Cloud...

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Tags: cloud, flow analysis, FlowView, NPM, PathView Cloud

Web-based service delivery models like cloud computing, SaaS and VoIP are revolutionizing IT. These distributed deployments offer cost, scalability and manageability advantages too compelling to pass up. But the performance of web-based applications is heavily dependent on the networks that deliver them to remote sites. A host of variable, intermittent factors can crash business-critical services. Network issues like jitter, packet...

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Tags: cloud, NPM, remote performance management, saas, voip

Are you considering moving business-critical applications like e-mail, financial management, backup/recovery and CRM to the cloud? Or maybe you’re already on your way? It’s clear that cloud computing has arrived, and businesses of all sizes are taking advantage of it even faster than initially predicted. Gartner rates it as the top strategic technology for 2011, and surveys from MarketBridge, IBM...

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Tags: APM, cloud, jitter, latency, packets, remote performance management

Hybrid Cloud: An Appliance for Every Garage
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The siren song of “The Cloud” draws the over-worked and under-appreciated I.T. leaders from around the globe thanks to the phenomenal, inherent benefits of scale (both up and down), cost and flexibility.  Yet, despite the obvious appeal, the practical realities of meshing internal, production-level networks and their related management systems with services offered from the public cloud are daunting to...

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Tags: cloud, microappliance, PathView, PathView Cloud

Get Smart About Cloud Services
by Jocelyn Saurini on

We are all witnessing a dramatic shift from traditional network infrastructures to web-based, cloud based hosted services.  A rapidly growing number of organizations are taking the leap:  to hosted email, disaster recovery, exchange,  and CRM. By leveraging economies of scale, cloud based services can offer significant cost savings, versatile capabilities and low maintenance compared to traditional on -premise solutions. With...

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Tags: cloud, MSP

LinkedIn Connectivity Problems? What We Found….
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Our legacy blog entries tell the AppNeta story from the early days…Read on! With the growing frenzy over cloud-based services and the recent announcements about managed cloud services, it is clear that we are looking at the future of business technology, one that merges critical business services with the cost efficiency, speed and easy integration of the internet. But, as...

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Check your RPMs before you jump into Cloud Services
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It is a sign of the times that I need to clearly define the term “cloud services” if I am going to use it as an entry point to this blog. And since I wouldn’t dare assert my position to be expert enough to properly define this term (any attempt would surely bog down this entire effort), I will turn...

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Tags: cloud, jitter, latency, virtualization, voip

The cloud is coming, the cloud is coming!!! Well guess what, if it’s not here now, it’s damn close. And if you think you can avoid it or beat it you’re dead wrong. As they say, if you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em. So what can you do? 1. Accept it. The 90’s economy is gone. No we aren’t in a recession, we’re in...

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Tags: cloud, NPM

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 developed and hosted by the...

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Tags: cloud, latency

Why Apparent Networks Uses a SaaS model
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We like to celebrate our history! Our legacy blog entries tell the AppNeta story from its inception as Apparent Networks. 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...

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Tags: cloud, PathView, PathView Cloud, saas

LAG: The Network Application Killer
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We like to celebrate our history! Our legacy blog entries tell the AppNeta story from its inception as Apparent Networks. 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...

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Tags: APM, cloud, latency, packets, PathView Cloud

‘Democratizing’ Enterprise Software
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Our legacy blog entries tell the AppNeta story from the early days…Read on! 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...

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Tags: cloud, legacy, PathView, PathView Cloud

Make your Cloud Stand Out
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Last weekend at a family get together I was filling my role as the in-family IT guy by explaining Cloud-based business services to some family members. They were moderately interested until I pointed out that by using all of these Internet-based services like SalesForce.com and Gmail, they are already “in the cloud”. This begs the question: when the whole point...

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Tags: cloud, load balancing

Retire Your Network Diagrams
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Retire network diagrams, you say?  How will you know where the servers are? What about the network connecting everything together? Isn’t this stuff important? Yes, absolutely! All of the above is important, but the details are becoming increasingly less important to you. Network diagrams are a great for documenting the details of all the pieces that come together to delivery...

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Tags: cloud, NPM, saas, virtualization

Layers, Encapsulation & Path
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Our legacy blog entries tell the AppNeta story from the early days…Read on! While building AppCritical Version 3.6, our development team had many spirited discussions about the underpinnings of networked services and applications. Services delivered over a network have been around since…well, since before the Internet. This isn’t a history lesson so we can skip the details. What’s important is...

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Regional Cloud Innovation
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Our legacy blog entries tell the AppNeta story from the early days…Read on! Scott Kirsner recently wrote a great Boston Sunday Globe story and related blog post on the innovation coming out of the Boston area relating to cloud computing. There’s no question that cloud computing is having a dramatic impact on the way we think about networks and how...

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Tags: APM, application deployment, cloud, legacy, NPM

Managing the Cloud
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We like to celebrate our history! Our legacy blog entries tell the AppNeta story from it's inception as Apparent Networks. Our customer announcement with BCS Global today really highlights two key points. First, whether you’re a provider or a consumer of cloud-based applications or services, it’s very likely that you are experiencing management challenges with those services. Second, for innovative...

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Tags: cloud, NPM, path

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