Browsing posts tagged with: monitoring technology

Top Three Impacts of SaaS on IT Departments
June 30, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

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
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How Do You Monitor a SaaS Application like Salesforce?
June 24, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

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
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How to Easily Capture TCP Conversation Streams
June 4, 2014 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

When verifying that FlowView is identifying flows with the correct application, we use tcpreplay to send traffic from packet capture files into an appliance capture interface. The packet captures can be homemade by us or from our customers. These packet captures are typically recorded without filtering, so naturally they will contain extraneous protocols and many
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The Hidden Cost of Multiple Tools
May 22, 2014 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

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
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The Many Faces of eCommerce: A Comparison
April 10, 2014 by

Performance Monitoring

As software continues to eat the world, ecommerce is starting to reflect the diversity of, well, commerce. But this growing market is also growing more competitive, so there’s a lot of interest in technologies that can help push businesses past razor-thin margins and into profitability. It’s great that “faster sites convert better” has become common
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Telecoms: The Impact of Over-the-Top Content

Industry Insights

It’s Chinese New Year – Year of Horse. This used to be one of the best business time of the year for Telecom operators, in China for example. Traditionally, Chinese people took this time for family gathering, friendship bonding, just like westerners at Christmas. Being a “connection-oriented” society – meaning whom you know and what
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An Introduction to Jitter for Unified Communications
March 28, 2014 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

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
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Build Your Own 10GigE Wire-Rate NetFlow Traffic Generator Using Tcpreplay 4.0
March 12, 2014 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Want to build a packet generator using free software and commodity hardware? Wouldn’t it be nice if that packet generator was just as fast as expensive hardware-based packet generators? What if it was more powerful, flexible and easier to use than commercial alternatives?

Monitoring the Performance to SaaS & Cloud Services
March 11, 2014 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

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.

Rate Limiting Detection: Bandwidth and Latency
February 19, 2014 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Ever wonder if your ISP is giving you the bandwidth you are paying for?  Do you think your download speeds are different at different times of day?  If so, you might want to detect and measure the rate limiting on your network.

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