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Archive of posts with tag 'network metrics'

3 Network Problems That Affect the Cloud App End-User Experience
by Christine Cignoli on

When you're using the cloud, the network is a crucial part of every application. There isn't anything local; all access is over either the public internet or a direct connection to the cloud. While the cloud provider can ensure adequate resources for performance on their backend, they have no control over the rest of the application delivery path, let alone...

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Tags: cloud performance, network metrics, performance monitoring

Put Metrics Into the User's Context to Make Them Meaningful
by Christine Cignoli on

Metrics are meaningless. Well, that's not quite true. Raw metrics, when it comes to IT monitoring, are just numbers that don't tell you anything. A number may seem high, but not result in any problem visible to end users. Another number may seem low, but not be as low as SLAs require. The only way to make metrics meaningful is...

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Tags: end user experience, network metrics, network performance monitoring

There are plenty of varieties of network monitoring these days, and various ways it’s used. The reason for using it, however, is fairly singular: to see and improve end-user experience. Network monitoring can ensure that the network has been running well, is running well currently and will continue to run well in the future, regardless of corporate circumstance. Capacity monitoring...

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Tags: capacity, end user experience, network metrics

Do You Have Empathy for Remote Employees?
by Joe Michalowski on

The last thing an IT leader needs is more to worry about. Networks are more complicated than ever, and you already have your hands full with new configurations, infrastructure troubleshooting, resource allocation and new tech deployments. But there’s a problem. The business problems you used to let other leaders solve are starting to bleed into IT territory. You aren’t just...

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Tags: network metrics, remote location monitoring, remote performance management

At Gartner, It's About IT Relevance
by Damian Roskill on

For the next few days, AppNeta has set up camp here at the Gartner IOSS show. This summit is a place for us to hear about others’ visions for the IT future. We’re surrounded by analysts, speakers and the attendees who are taking on IT challenges every day at work. We know what our AppNeta vision is: Giving IT back...

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Tags: application performance, gartner, network metrics

Why Managing QoS Matters More Than Ever
by Christine Cignoli on

There are plenty of technology details that have gone through major changes in the cloud era. One networking detail in particular—tracking and managing quality of service (QoS)—is an essential one to master for modern IT. QoS metrics offer a way to mark traffic prioritization over networks in an attempt to guarantee a certain level of performance. So, QoS priority levels...

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Tags: network metrics, network performance monitoring

Download PathTest, our network capacity testing tool, for free! What is PathTest? PathTest is a free IP-based network capacity testing tool designed with flexibility and accuracy in mind. It allows you to determine the maximum capacity between any two IP-addressable network endpoints using precision packet-flooding techniques to fill up the network delivery path to its absolute maximum capacity. PathTest is...

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Tags: Free tools, network capacity, network metrics, network monitoring, PathView

5 Network Metrics for a Cloud World
by Christine Cignoli on

As the network has moved from a physical entity to a more abstract one, IT has valiantly kept pace by researching and deploying new network devices and functionality. IT teams have had to shift workloads and mindsets to the cloud and to SaaS providers, while remaining responsible for end-user experience—which is ever more important. But which network metrics can convey...

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Tags: cloud providers, network metrics

How Do You Measure Network Abstraction?
by Christine Cignoli on

Back in the old days of networking, the parts of the whole were pretty easy to see. Network devices like routers and switches were in-house hardware, and the users accessing the network were probably in the same building as the network. In the same way, network performance was easy to see. The scope of troubleshooting didn’t extend much past the...

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Tags: network metrics, network performance monitoring

Quiz: Do You Know Your Network Acronyms?
by Christine Cignoli on

Acronyms rule the IT world, and the networking field is no exception to this. We've collected a few of the acronyms that we come across often in our performance monitoring world. Do you know what they all mean? If you tweet us or leave a comment with your score, our CMO promises to do a pushup for every correct answer.  ...

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Tags: IT acronyms, network metrics, network technology

All About the Metrics: Part 2, Network Metrics
by Christine Cignoli on

The modern IT network encounters a lot of twists and turns on its way to high performance and user satisfaction. The humble network, which for a long time was fairly straightforward, is now a complicated infrastructure component that requires careful management and monitoring. Private and public network topologies are much more diverse these days, so that app delivery takes many...

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Tags: monitoring technology, network metrics, NPM

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