Browsing posts tagged with: network performance monitoring

End-user metrics for network performance monitoring

Put Metrics Into the User’s Context to Make Them Meaningful
September 19, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

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
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Don’t Jump Off the SD-WAN Cliff Without a Parachute
August 29, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

SD-WAN is gaining traction quickly with a lot of businesses. If SD-WAN technology is on your radar, you likely want to improve the performance of networks and applications at remote offices. You may have jumped off the SD-WAN adoption cliff already, or are at least researching and considering it. With SD-WAN’s popularity, it has gained a
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Look for the causes of a network outage

Ten Questions to Ask After a Network Outage  
June 22, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

A network outage can be disruptive and expensive, so you want to eliminate the causes. This checklist of the top 10 questions to ask after a network outage can help you identify the reasons for an outage and expose any gaps in your monitoring. Ideally, you’ll learn from an outage to prevent others in the
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SD-WAN technology helps network performance

What You Need to Know About SD-WAN Technology
June 6, 2017 by

Networking Technology

As businesses continue to migrate from expensive and inflexible MPLS network architectures, software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) has emerged as a key technology for managing application and network load over the public internet. It’s particularly good for businesses with a large number of remote locations and an investment in MPLS circuits. What is SD-WAN? Organizations are deploying
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QoS metrics are essential to improving VoIP and video apps.

How AppNeta Battles Network Bottlenecks
May 30, 2017 by

Networking Technology

The age-old bottleneck has plagued IT since the first wired connections were made. Network bottlenecks happen when the communication between network endpoints doesn’t have enough capacity to transfer data without overflowing network constraints. The problem could lie on the internal network, internet WAN or in the destination network, but are no longer commonly in the
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AppNeta vs. Netflow Google APIs

AppNeta vs. NetFlow: App Identification Without the Overhead
May 24, 2017 by

Networking Technology

Getting a full picture of applications in use on the network is essential for IT teams today. In the past, NetFlow functionality has been used to see apps in use. NetFlow, and similar technologies like sFlow and jFlow, is typically a router feature that looks at the traffic that’s been sent and received, and then
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AppNeta does cloud application monitoring

Cloud Application Monitoring and You
April 5, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Networking Technology

We launched AppNeta Performance Manager recently, and after all our excitement over letting the world know about it, we’re getting down to business here with some more details. The best part about our product (yes, we’re biased) is that it truly does cloud application monitoring. It’s what you’ll need in the stage after the excitement
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Don’t Hog the Bandwidth, and Other Network Tips
March 31, 2017 by

Networking Technology

What’s your bandwidth-consuming vice these days? Maybe March Madness? You’re certainly not alone. Even employees in the very important Pentagon are hooked. The Pentagon’s ISP asked employees to reconsider streaming basketball games in light of the important work their bandwidth is supporting—defending the country and all that. We’re sure they have excellent network monitoring helping
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Solving ghost issues at remote locations is a networking challenge.

What Gartner Says About AppNeta
March 8, 2017 by

Networking Technology

We were pretty excited here at AppNeta when we got the good news that we got high marks from users in Gartner’s Network Performance Monitoring-Diagnostics category. Gartner’s Critical Capabilities research examines how tech users actually choose and interact with the products they need. The resulting Critical Capabilities document matches industry personas with features, functionality, customer
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QoS metrics are essential to improving VoIP and video apps.

Why Managing QoS Matters More Than Ever
March 2, 2017 by

Networking Technology

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
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