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Browsing posts tagged with: MPLS

usage of streaming applications

In Brief: Investigating MPLS Overutilization
November 6, 2018 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring, Use Case

IN PRACTICE | This article is part of a series of posts sharing examples of how AppNeta users have leveraged the service to solve performance problems. Since business class networks are expensive, it’s important for the organizations that use them to have visibility into how they are used so they can make informed decisions. If
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AppNeta Performance Manager finds MPLS issues

Proving MPLS Issues With AppNeta’s Monitoring Technology
February 22, 2018 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

As part of the sales engineering team here at AppNeta, I see a lot of enterprise networks in action. We solved one interesting mystery recently. I was working with a customer on a proof of concept for our monitoring solution (AppNeta Performance Manager). On February 6, they were unable to attend a call we had
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SD-WAN and MPLS can work together with monitoring

Switching to SD-WAN Doesn’t Mean Ripping Out Your MPLS Network
January 2, 2018 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

SD-WAN was originally designed to be the successor technology to MPLS networks, but it doesn’t appear to have worked out that way. Research from Nemertes has shown that nearly 80% of companies with a pre-existing MPLS deployment retain the technology after SD-WAN adoption. Clearly there is some synergy between SD-WAN and MPLS. How does an
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SD-WAN monitoring needs application context

SD-WAN Monitoring: The Context Conundrum
December 26, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Software-defined architecture is the next big thing for networks, allowing companies to shift away from costly, inflexible hardware to more agile and adaptable solutions. Consider software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN), which some experts see as the natural replacement of multi-protocol label-switching (MPLS) solutions currently in use. There’s some justification for this position, since SD-WAN offers
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Choosing Network Infrastructure for Modern Apps and Users
October 13, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

With ONUG Fall 2017 coming up next week, we’re taking a moment to reflect on some of the big network changes and trends of the year. So many parts of IT infrastructure are now overlapping, and networking technology is the glue that holds it all together. New demands on the network, with SaaS, cloud and
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Users Need Better Network Performance, Whatever Their Location
September 22, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Which approach is your company taking with MPLS? This breakdown covers the various use cases that might drive the SD-WAN vs. MPLS decision. Remote locations with a lot of streaming business-critical applications (VoIP call centers, maybe) will still likely need MPLS to keep performance strong. But for cloud-driven companies, SD-WAN products that are cloud-enabled can
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

The Road to Better Performance Is Paved With Networking Technology
September 8, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

We always like to hear the stories of those IT early adopters for a new technology. In this story, it’s several heads of IT who’ve adopted SD-WAN. For both, their companies needed a better way to provision and manage branch office infrastructure. For one, the Bay Club Company, using SD-WAN is actually helping IT drive
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

SD-WAN Won’t Push MPLS Out
June 30, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

It may have seemed for a moment there that MPLS was on its way out as SD-WAN came onto the scene and businesses with remote locations used more public internet. That’s probably not the case, though. A recent Nemertes Research survey found that about 21% of organizations are deploying some kind of SD-WAN technology. Notably,
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