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Reddit, Spotify, Hulu, Stripe, the New York Times, and countless other online properties went dark with a 503 error for almost an hour this week, showing how delicate the Internet’s physical infrastructure can really be. The error brought down everything from streamers to fintech to news outlets, with Fastly, the Content Delivery Network (CDN) provider, calling the issue a “global...

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Tags: hybrid office, hybrid cloud, enterprise IT, enterprise WAN, internet performance, network management, network performance monitoring, network performance, data center, content delivery network, POP, SSD, CDN, cloud, internet, network, Fastly, outage, error

Over the course of the pandemic, network capacity became a hot commodity, as homebound workers and students were forced to run high-throughput functions over “best-effort” links, delivering speeds that were well below what was normal at the office or at school. All of this was on top of regular streaming and social media access, which itself only accelerated during lockdown,...

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Tags: infrastructure, broadband, Sidewalks, Tile, RIN, AWS, echo, hybrid office, hybrid work, work from anywhere, work from home, remote workforce, remote work, enterprise IT, enterprise WAN, residential internet, ISP, internet, WIFI, Amazon sidewalks, Amazon, network management, network monitoring

According to the Accenture Technology Vision 2021 report, leading enterprises are squeezing almost a decade of digital transformation into one- or two-year projects today, with success hinging on a strong network architecture to deliver. All of this comes as enterprises are forced to fundamentally rethink their businesses around a strong digital foundation, with companies that embrace digital transformation today growing...

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Tags: wfh, wfa, work from home, work from anywhere, remote workforce, remote work, BYOE, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, network management, cloud computing, big data, network architecture, network infrastructure, enterprise WAN, enterprise IT, accenture, network transformation, cloud transformation, digital transformation

The 2020 holiday shopping season was a challenge on nearly every level, from testing the limits on fulfillment and ecommerce infrastructure to forcing brands to rethink what to do with their brick-and-mortar footprint. Despite it all, retailers enjoyed a 8.3 percent jump in sales from 2019 over November-December, besting the National Retail Federation’s (NRF’s) more modest forecast. Total sales climbed...

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Tags: physical retail, online retail, ecommerce, online shopping, holiday season, holiday shopping, network transformation, enterprise WAN, network performance monitoring, network performance, retail network, retail fulfillment, digital transformation, retail transformation, retail

Of all the rapid transformations taking place across industries this past year, retail’s almost total migration to the digital realm in 2020 was probably the easiest to anticipate. What continues to surprise, however, is how creatively retailers are incorporating their brands and products into other rapidly evolving (and digital) commercial arenas. Shopify, for instance, recently announced a major partnership with...

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Tags: delivery, rapid transformation, enterprise network, enterprise WAN, enterprise IT, Gen Z, Postmates, TikTok, Shopify, digital transformation, retail delivery, retail fulfillment, online retail, retail transformation, retail, enterprise IT

Pandemic restrictions have pushed workers in practically every role out of their comfort zone, forcing them to log onto work from the home environments that used to be their “escape” from the 9-to-5. But as the walls between the office and home have blurred, so too have the hours of work, as many employees—specifically those working at major tech companies—are...

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Tags: IT efficiency, remote workforce, remote worker, remote work, Silicon Valley, Facebook, Google, network management, network monitoring, network performance monitoring, enterprise WAN, work from home, wfh, cloud computing, enterprise IT

There’s a lot to like and gripe about the new iPhone 12, but the truly revolutionary news regarding Apple’s latest major product launch has more to do with when and how new phones are set to reach customers. While Apple has traditionally shipped direct-to-customer via their network of regional warehouses (if not directly from China), the company is now the...

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Tags: Amazon prime, Amazon, Apple store, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, enterprise WAN, enterprise IT, iPhone 12, Apple iPhone, Apple

At AppNeta, we use the latest industry-standard security methods to ensure that data transfer and data storage are completely secure in transit and at rest for our customers. As a result, we will be upgrading all client connections to our API as well as our AppNeta Performance Manager UI to use HTTP over TLS (HTTPS) in support TLS 1.2. This...

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Tags: enterprise WAN, enterprise IT, network security, AppNeta monitoring points, monitoring points, security protocol, TLS 1.2, TLS, network security, network management, network monitoring, network performance monitoring

To say we’re living in unprecedented times would be an understatement. But researchers at the London School of Economics (LSE) have pulled out the data to officially understand how business leaders are navigating the current “disruption” to the way we work (namely, pandemic-related decentralization) and the role of digital technologies in providing short- and long-term solutions. When comparing the COVID-19...

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Tags: network management, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, enterprise WAN, enterprise network, remote workforce, remote work, quarantine, COVID 19, pandemic, digital divide, digital transformation, enterprise IT

While Google was among the largest (and earliest) enterprises to extend work-from-home (WFH) into summer 2021 in response to the pandemic, remote work has long been a topic of interest for the tech giant, whose suite of solutions supports remote collaboration in nearly all industries. Almost a year before the global pandemic forced social distancing measures on employers, Google surveyed...

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Tags: DEM, digital experience monitoring, wfh, remote workforce, remote worker, work from home, remote office, remote work, network monitoring, network performance monitoring, enterprise network, enterprise WAN, enterprise IT, Google

Prior to the global pandemic, SD-WAN was among the leading digital transformation initiatives in the enterprise space, as IT teams deployed this tech to help to connect their increasingly distributed remote office footprint. Months into the global quarantine, however, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the pre-COVID focus on the remote office has shifted markedly to support work-from-home (WFH), which conventional...

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Tags: network management, network performance monitoring, remote worker, remote workforce, remote work, work from home, wfh, cloud computing, enterprise IT, enterprise WAN, SD WAN

If you’ve felt your organization’s cloud migration accelerating at a faster pace than ever the past few months, you’re not alone. The latest Cloud 2025 report from LogicMonitor shows that in just the past two months, attitudes toward cloud adoption have become almost unanimously positive as enterprise IT teams continue to exceed expectations in transforming their networks for quarantine. The...

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Tags: network management solutions, network management, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, network transformation, cloud transformation, digital transformation, enterprise IT, enterprise WAN, enterprise cloud, cloud computing, cloud adoption, cloud migration

Cloud computing has been viewed as “the way forward” for enterprises for years, but it took a global pandemic for many companies to finally push ahead on their wide-scale cloud migrations. And while many teams had to rush their enterprise-grade cloud transformations to support a suddenly decentralized network footprint, now that the steady march to the cloud has begun, there’s...

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Tags: enterprise WAN, enterprise IT, cloud awards, network performance monitoring, network management, network performance, ucaas, SaaS, cloud apps, cloud adoption, cloud migration, cloud computing, cloud

Task management platform Okta recently released the mid-year update to their 2020 @Work Business Report, and the findings tell a familiar story: The recent meteoric rise in cloud and SaaS adoption has been hard to ignore, and is challenging IT to seek out new solutions. As expected, cloud-delivered UCaaS and collaboration applications continue to see unprecedented growth over the past...

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Tags: network monitoring, network performance monitoring, network management, work from home, remote work, wfh, enterprise WAN, enterprise IT, enterprise networks, video apps, collaboration apps, collaboration tools, collaboration, ucaas, zoom, Slack, Skype, video conferencing, video conference, video call

A survey of 1,283 software engineers, technical leads, and IT decision-makers from across the globe found that 45 percent planned to move the majority of their apps to the cloud in 2020. While 88 percent already rely on cloud infrastructure in some form or another, almost half planned to shift three quarters or more of their workflows into the cloud...

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Tags: network performance monitoring, network monitoring, network management, enterprise WAN, enterprise IT, cloud applications, SaaS, cloud apps, enterprise apps, containerization, containers, hybrid cloud, enterprise cloud, cloud adoption, cloud migration, cloud computing, cloud

The bar for what qualifies as “innovative” in the business world these days has never been higher. Enterprise needs are evolving at the fastest rate in recent memory, and the demand for agile, scalable solutions that can enable businesses to react quickly has never been greater. That’s why we’re incredibly honored to be among this year’s Stevies honorees from the...

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Tags: Innovative Technology, Innovative Tech, Innovative, innovation, American Business Awards, Stevie Awards, network monitoring, network management, enterprise IT, enterprise WAN, digital transformation, cloud computing, network performance monitoring

COVID-19 has been a game-changer across the enterprise space, forcing everyone from the C-Suite to the factory floor to modify their workflows and embrace new tech as part of their day-to-day operations. A new report from Wind River shows that many enterprise executives aren’t viewing these sudden changes as stop-gap measures or short-term fixes before returning to the old way...

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Tags: network performance monitoring, network monitoring, network management, enterprise WAN, enterprise network, enterprise IT, enterprise, container, cloud, network performance monitoring, cloud apps, containerization, containers, cloud adoption, cloud migration, cloud

The 2020 State of the Cloud report from Flexera finds that multicloud deployments remain the enterprise networking strategy du jour this year, even if (or, perhaps specifically because) COVID-19 has thrown previous transformation plans off course. The report found that 93 percent of companies have a strategy to use multiple providers – specifically Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google...

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Tags: hybrid cloud, private cloud, public cloud, enterprise cloud, enterprise IT, enterprise WAN, cloud adoption, cloud migration, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, network management, cloud computing, multi cloud, multicloud, cloud

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be a huge wake-up call for enterprises that hadn’t prioritized cloud migration prior to global WFH orders, as cloud solutions have become a lifeline in the face of an unprecedented shift in how the world does business. As teams rushed to deploy tools and workflows to hundreds (if not thousands) of locations across a...

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Tags: work from home, remote work, wfh, enterprise transformation, network transformation, digital transformation, network monitoring, network management, enterprise IT, enterprise WAN, enterprise network, enterprise, social distancing, quarantine, pandemic, COVID 19, cloud migration services, cloud migration, cloud adoption, cloud computing, clou

The concept of “work-from-home” (WFH) went from a growing trend to an emergency enterprise standard over the past few months, forcing folks to make major adjustments to how they connect with colleagues and accomplish their day-to-day tasks. While many stir-crazy folks are longing for the days when they can return to the office, a lot of companies are finding that...

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Tags: video conferencing, ucaas, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, enterprise network, enterprise WAN, enterprise IT, remote office, telecommuting, remote work, work from home, wfh

With teams going remote en masse and across industries, network infrastructures are already being put to the test as a wealth of cloud and web applications travel across diverse network environments to keep far-flung teams in sync. That’s why it’s never been more important that the tools IT teams use to manage and monitor network performance aren’t themselves putting added...

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Tags: KPI, management stack, ucaas, SaaS, branch office, remote office, remote work, enterprise WAN, enterprise network, network monitoring, network management, cloud computing, enterprise IT, network performance monitoring

Across industries, work-from-home (WFH) became the new normal over the past few weeks, forcing enterprise IT teams to push the gas on their network transformation projects, or start fast-tracking new ones altogether to support a deluge of remote users. Fortunately, AppNeta Performance Manager is here to ensure enterprise IT teams rise to the occasion and can gain the remote visibility...

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Tags: cloud computing, remote workforce, remote office, remote worker, remote work, wfh, work from home, enterprise network monitoring, enterprise network, enterprise WAN, enterprise IT, network monitoring, network performance monitoring, AppNeta

As enterprises worldwide adjust to nearly 100% work from home (WFH) we can all use a bit of humor. Compiled from across our team, AppNeta is offering a few suggestions to liven up the background of your Zoom or blur your background in Microsoft Teams until they release custom backgrounds later this year. If you don’t know about the feature...

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Tags: work from home, wfh, remote work, remote working, remote workers, ucaas, unified communication, unified communication apps, UC, UC apps, enterprise, enterprise IT, enterprise networks, enterprise WAN, network management, network monitoring, network performance, network performance monitoring

Office workers coast-to-coast are getting their first taste of remote work as COVID-19 (also known as the novel coronavirus) forces many who would normally commute to instead set up work from home (WFH). From March 9 to 15, virtual private network (VPN) vendor Atlas saw usage of VPNs, which enable many companies to safely extend their private networks to remote...

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Tags: ucaas, SaaS, cloud computing, enterprise, enterprise IT, enterprise WAN, network management, network performance monitoring, network performance, virtual private network, VPN, working from home, remote working, remote work, wfh, work from home, coronavirus, COVID 19

It goes without saying that as the COVID-19 outbreak continues disrupting everyone’s day-to-day, anxieties are running high and there still seem to be more questions than answers about the virus’ short- and long-term impact. From having to scramble to adopt a new way of working, to stress testing networks to support remote traffic – and, most importantly, ensuring the health...

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Tags: enterprise WAN, enterprise IT, IT infrastructure, cloud computing, Company News

According to a recent survey, 81 percent of IT professionals believe that the majority of data center and network management tasks performed today will be automated by 2025, driven in large part by the rise of cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. What’s more, 66 percent of those polled think the on-premises data center will become a relic of the...

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Tags: hybrid cloud, multicloud, on premises, data center, cloud migration, cloud adoption, cloud, cloud computing, cloud transformation, digital transformation, enterprise WAN, enterprise, enterprise IT, network performance, network monitoring, cloud computing, network performance monitoring

Remote work in the enterprise has already been on an uptick for quite a while, as more widespread adoption of agile tech and flexible cloud and SaaS applications have made it easier for employers to engage with a far-flung workforce. A recent report shows that between 2007 and 2015, there was a 159 percent jump in remote work across sectors,...

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Tags: enterprise IT, enterprise WAN, WAN, VPN, ucaas, cloud computing, quarantine, work from home, remote workers, epidemic, outbreak, coronavirus, remote work, digital transformation, network performance monitoring

Measuring API Performance with AppNeta’s HTTP Monitoring We live in a world of interconnected web services. When someone uses a web application, for instance, that app almost always utilizes other web services, which may in turn use another set of web services, and so on. Web services, through their Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), increasingly represent critical business resources that contribute,...

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Tags: ucaas, SaaS, cloud adoption, cloud migration, cloud computing, cloud, digital transformation, information technology, enterprise WAN, network management, enterprise monitoring, network monitoring, HTTP monitoring, API monitoring, API, HTTP, enterprise IT, network performance monitoring

Enterprises are coming to terms with the fact that digital transformation isn’t a singular project with a deadline but a new way of being for workers across the business (and not just IT). Because technology is increasingly woven into every facet of our day-to-day lives, it will continue to evolve as tech expands and has a greater impact on both...

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Tags: enterprise IT, technology, business tech, enterprise tech, tech, remote workers, remote work, remote locations, network transformation, enterprise WAN, enterprise networks, enterprise IT, digital transformation

Fifty-four percent of office workers say they’d leave their job for one that offers flexible work time, according to a recent Gallup poll. What’s more, Gallup found that those who work remotely 60 percent to 80 percent of the time (ie. three to four days in a five-day work week) feel that they are more fully engaged with their managers...

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Tags: Gallup poll, virtual organization, decentralization, cloud computing, enterprise IT, enterprise WAN, enterprise, work from home, remote workforce, remote office, remote workers, remote work, network monitoring, network performance monitoring

It’s no secret that the modern contact or call center is transforming from a facility that occupies physical real estate to an almost entirely virtual environment. LL Bean, J.C. Penny and other major retail brands, for instance, are shuttering many of their brick-and-mortar call centers and offering some employees the option to retain their positions, but in a “work-from-home” capacity....

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Tags: artificial intelligence, AI Operations, AIOps, AI, WAN, enterprise WAN, enterprise call center, enterprise IT, network performance monitoring, network performance, branch office, remote office, remote employee, remote worker, remote work, remote contact center, remote call center, contact center, call center

Not only are branch offices growing in number as enterprises ramp up decentralization, but so is the data being generated at the branch and where that traffic goes. With IaaS and SaaS transforming how apps are delivered to branch locations, these offices are increasingly connecting to both cloud providers and their corporate data centers (if not retiring their dependency on...

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Tags: public cloud, hybrid cloud, cloud migration, cloud computing, cloud, IT, enterprise IT, enterprise network, enterprise WAN, SDWAN, SD WAN, MPLS, IaaS, SaaS, remote workforce, remote workers, remote work, work from home, remote location, remote office, branch office, WIFI6, WIFI, 5G, internet of things, IoT

Many companies sign on to digital transformation initiatives in the hopes of bringing more efficiency to stakeholders across their organization. Cloud and SaaS apps, for instance, can be more quickly deployed than their legacy, hardware-based counterparts, helping deliver speedy, high-performing services to end users without delay. Networks themselves are transforming from historically hub-and-spoke operations dependent on MPLS connectivity to infrastructures...

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As more and more enterprise workflows migrate to cloud, so go the enterprise jobs, according to data culled by staffing website Indeed.com. The findings show that over the past half decade, the number of inquiries and postings for jobs related to cloud computing have been on a steady uptick, with some cloud-related salaries rising in tandem. From October 2018 to...

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Tags: network performance monitoring, network monitoring, network management, LAN, WAN, enterprise WAN, enterprise networking, enterprise network, enterprise IT, SaaS, cloud adoption, cloud migration, cloud transformation, cloud IT, cloud jobs, cloud computing

It’s no secret that cloud and SaaS apps are fundamentally changing the game for enterprise IT. While these teams used to own and control the bulk of their hardware-based, legacy workflows, the move to the cloud has empowered IT to offload a lot of their hardware altogether. Best of all, SaaS apps can be launched “as-a-service” in just a few...

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Tags: enterprise, enterprise WAN, enterprise IT, network monitoring, network performance monitoring, application performance monitoring, application monitoring, apps, applications, software as a service, software, SaaS, cloud computing, network performance monitoring

Digital transformation isn’t just an enterprise phenomenon, as anyone who grew up with a cable subscription and a local Blockbuster Video can attest. Today, consumers take their entertainment with them, watching their favorite movies or TV shows from any wireless device they can connect to – a marked digital transformation from the days of the bunny-ear antenna and CRT television....

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Tags: network performance monitoring, network performance, IT, enterprise networks, enterprise WAN, enterprise IT, The Mandalorian, Hulu, Peacock, Disney plus, Disney, Apple TV plus, Apple, streaming wars, streaming

A recent report from Synergy Research Group that rounds up the decade’s biggest trends in IT spending was at times both predictable and a bit of a head-scratcher. For starters, in 2010, the amount of budget that IT teams were allocating to cloud infrastructure services was practically non-existent. This isn’t altogether surprising, as the cloud as we know it today...

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Tags: enterprise WAN, WAN, enterprise network, IT, enterprise IT, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, cloud migration, cloud computing, cloud, data center

In an industry where acronyms and initialisms are a dime a dozen, few tech terms are as ubiquitous in the world of enterprise networking as MPLS and SD-WAN. Sure, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and UCaaS represent buzzworthy new workflows that have changed how enterprise IT teams are managing their tech footprints. But when it comes to the underlying networks that support...

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Tags: network performance, network management, network performance monitoring, enterprise network, enterprise WAN, enterprise, ucaas, PaaS, IaaS, SaaS, LAN, WAN, SDWAN, SD WAN, MPLS

Last week, the AppNeta team took to Las Vegas for the 2020 Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies (IOCS) Conference, where leaders and learners across the tech landscape converged to discuss where things stand today and get a sense of the future of enterprise networking. As expected, the many flavors of network “transformation” underway across the enterprise space was...

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While digital transformation is a relatively loose concept as it pertains to the enterprise, software provider MuleSoft characterizes it as “using a combination of new technologies to modernize legacy processes and to identify and implement new business model innovation opportunities.” And according to the company’s 2020 Connectivity Benchmark, 97 percent of IT decision makers are steering such efforts as they...

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Tags: business leaders, mobile service, customer experience, enterprise WAN, cloud adoption, cloud migration, enterprise tech, enterprise IT, digital transformation, 2020

While SD-WAN has been trending in the enterprise IT space for a few years now, there’s been little official consensus on what these solutions should encompass, let alone what defines a “best-of-breed” SD-WAN. Sure, the label SD-WAN has been marketed publicly by many providers, but in lieu of a standard that defines what exactly these tools should deliver, customers may...

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Tags: network performance monitoring, network monitoring, enterprise networks, enterprise WAN, networking technology, industry standards, MEF, software define networking, WAN, SD WAN

For the largest enterprise networks, IT has historically had limited options when it came to monitoring their highest-capacity links (think network connections that scale up to 25, 40, 50 or even 100 Gbps speeds). While just a decade ago, teams may have hardly imagined a world where connectivity between data centers, large campuses, or across the entire WAN backbone would...

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Tags: network management, enterprise network infrastructure, enterprise network backbone, enterprise network, enterprise WAN, network management, network performance monitoring, campus network monitoring, data center monitoring, performance monitoring

The rate of technological change where enterprise networking is concerned seems to accelerate at an ever-faster pace with each passing year. Just a half decade ago, for instance, “cloud-first” (or “Internet-first”) networking – that is, when a business begins leveraging network connectivity that prioritizes cloud and “direct-to-internet” workflows over legacy, hardware-defined networking tech – was still an emerging trend. Now,...

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Tags: cloud computing, cloud first, internet only, internet first, cloud migration, enterprise WAN, cloud computing, digital transformation, network performance monitoring

The days are getting shorter and the nights colder, which means year-end prediction season is upon us again. As 2019 comes to a close, businesses across industries have had to reckon with significant changes driven by digital transformation and a greater reliance on connected technologies to drive business success. But as fast and furious as the rate of change may...

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Tags: edge computing, edge, big data and analytics, BDA, big data, CTO, CIO, network monitoring, cloud migration, cloud, cloud computing, SaaS, enterprise technology, enterprise WAN, enterprise IT, 2020 predictions, 2020

As network connectivity becomes increasingly critical to business success in the modern enterprise, ensuring IT and network operations teams have proactive visibility into network performance is essential. Yet a recent survey found that fewer than half of network performance degradations today are discovered by IT before they reach employees or, even worse, customers. According to the survey of 400 end...

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Tags: observability, network visibility, return on investment, cloud migration, enterprise WAN, cloud computing, digital transformation, network performance monitoring

According to recent data from analyst firm Atos, banks can increase their operating profits by 30 percent through 2020 by embracing more digital workflows. In particular, hybrid cloud is proving to be the preferred avenue for digital transformation in the finance world, as hybrid helps level the playing field between traditional banks and a slew of digital disruptors. When discussing...

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Tags: enterprise WAN, network performance monitoring, network monitoring, financial services, banks, finace, cloud computing, hybrid cloud

We’ve quietly been releasing more features for DNS monitoring in AppNeta Performance Manager and it’s about time we talked about all of them in one place. Survival of the fastest DNS is built around the fastest responses, but AppNeta allows you to monitor every server and every response to ensure that a single quick response is not masking deeper issues...

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