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An Introduction to Jitter for Unified Communications
March 28, 2014 by
Jitter is a term used to describe variation in the arrival times of packets over a network. In packet switched networks, it is sometimes referred to as packet delay variation. Generally caused by congestion in the IP network, jitter can be a serious issue for interactive real-time traffic, e.g. VoIP. This article discusses how jitter…Continue reading
Monitoring the Performance to SaaS & Cloud Services
March 11, 2014 by
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.
Our Systems Engineering team regularly helps customers deploy PathView Cloud to measure end user experience at remote offices. One of PathView’s unique features is the ability to measure actual achievable network capacity. T1 class WAN services are a popular way to connect branch offices to corporate data centers and the Internet. I say ‘T1’ class because businesses…Continue reading
The Network Engineer’s Cheat Sheet for 2012
January 11, 2012 by
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…Continue reading
Show Me the Bandwidth
January 6, 2012 by
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…Continue reading
4G Wireless Performance: Will You Support Me?
November 29, 2011 by
Every major wireless carrier is racing to deploy 4G branded mobile data services. Although the mobile data user has been trained to lower his or her performance expectations, the wireless carriers are working hard to change that perception. Can 4G wireless services support real time applications like voice and video for the mobile office of…Continue reading
Path Comparison for the Win!
March 18, 2011 by
“Can you give me a use case where you created some value for a customer?” As a systems engineer at Apparent Networks, we get this question a lot. A few months ago, I was working with a managed service provider (MSP) attempting to provide virtualization as a service for a housing association with 6 locations.…Continue reading
Who’s Managing the Performance of Your Cloud Applications?
February 8, 2011 by
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,…Continue reading
Check your RPMs before you jump into Cloud Services
November 18, 2010 by
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…Continue reading