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Vendors and service providers frequently tout their products as “carrier-grade.” But what does this label actually entail, and is there a specific criteria a tool must meet to earn the title? For starters, there is no official designation or industry standard (ala MEF) for what makes a product or service “carrier-grade.” There is, however, a general consensus among leaders in...

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Tags: network performance monitoring, network performance, network management, network, carrier grade, carrier, ISP, internet service provider, internet, cloud computing

Jealous that you’re missing out on the watercooler chatter surrounding Season 3 of Stranger Things? A new Chrome extension aims to have you covered. Netflix Hangouts is the latest in a long line of programs designed to help workers leverage their office networks for less-than-business-critical activities. The program creates what looks like a standard four-person video conference -- a communication...

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Tags: enterprise network monitoring, Netflix, netflix hangouts, network monitoring, network performance, network performance monitoring, network speed, office culture, remote office monitoring, streaming video

The financial sector has been notoriously averse to embracing the scale of digital transformation that has transformed other industries from the top-down (think Industry 4.0, IoT in Healthcare, virtual dressing rooms, etc.). While banks of all sizes have adopted cloud computing for non-core functions, many still rely on legacy, hardware-defined workflows when it comes to business-critical operations and customer transactions....

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Tags: cloud adoption, cloud migration, digital transformation, finance, finance tech, financial sector, financial technology, fintech, network performance, network performance monitoring, regtech, regulatory technology

Last week, the AppNeta team traveled down to Dallas for ONUG Spring 2019, where we met with other leaders in the enterprise networking space to discuss the challenges and solutions organizations face as they put connected technologies front-and-center. The agenda for the event zeroed in on Digital Transformation in particular, which, as a concept, can be loaded. As we’ve discussed...

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Tags: cloud, cloud computing, cloud migration, digital transformation, network performance, network performance monitoring, network performance monitoring and diagnostics, ONUG, ONUG Spring 2019

Remote work is by no means a new concept, but recent high-profile announcements suggest that this model is fast graduating from “a novel approach” to an operational standard across industries. At Facebook’s recent F8 2019 developer conference, for instance, Stripe, a tech platform that builds economic infrastructure for web companies, announced that the company would be opening up a fifth...

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Tags: branch office, cloud, cloud computing, cloud monitoring, digital transformation, network performance, network performance monitoring, remote office, remote work

While consensus over what digital transformation actually means still appears to elude many members of the C-Suite, enterprise investment into the concept has never been higher, according to a recent report from IDC. Across virtually every industry and sector, total spending on digital transformation will jump roughly 18 percent in 2019 to a new high-water mark of $1.18 trillion. Gearing...

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Tags: cloud, cloud computing, digital transformation, finance, industrial IoT, industry 4.0, IoT, manufacturing, network monitoring, network performance, network performance monitoring, tech industry

The 2019 State of IT Report from Spiceworks is out, and, as we could’ve predicted, upgrading outdated network infrastructure is the leading enterprise IT investment for the next year among leaders surveyed. Eighty-nine percent of those polled (which included IT execs across North America and Europe) expect their IT budgets to grow over the next 12 months. Stateside, many leaders...

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Tags: cloud migration, digital transformation, IT, IT budget, network architecture, network infrastructure, network performance, network performance monitoring, Spiceworks

Cloud-based call centers have gone from risky experiments to a business standard over the course of the last decade. According to research from IDG, 62.4 percent of global enterprises now use cloud (or virtual) contact centers to facilitate their customer service and outreach operations, and for good reason. For starters, this reflects an overall trend of enterprise decentralization, where companies...

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Tags: call center, cloud call center, cloud computing, cloud contact center, contact center, network performance, network performance monitoring, virtual call center, virtual contact center

In an age when “appointment television” is a nearly-dead concept (outside of Game of Thrones at least), people still go out of their way to make sure they catch their favorite team or player live. We’ve seen it firsthand here at AppNeta. Take the latest Masters Tournament: Ahead of Tiger Woods taking home his first title trophy in over a...

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Tags: cloud, cloud computing, cloud monitoring, Network, network capacity, network monitoring, network performance, network performance monitoring, sports streaming, streaming, streaming services

Last week, the AppNeta team took to the Great White North to host an industry luncheon and panel in Toronto, looking at the challenges of network management as cloud takes on a bigger role in the enterprise space. Moderated by our own Chief Customer Officer Adam Edwards, the panel also included John Menezes, President & CEO of Stratejm, Alfred Ng,...

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Tags: cloud, cloud computing, cloud visibility, enterprise, enterprise network, finance, finance tech, industry commentary, network performance, network performance monitoring, tech industry, toronto

For years, the center of gravity within the tech sector has been squarely located in Silicon Valley, the storied West Coast home of Apple, Alphabet, and pretty much every other tech behemoth you can imagine (with a few notable exceptions like Amazon). As a result, tech workers have notoriously fled competing job markets in the hopes of landing gigs in...

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Tags: branch office, network performance, network performance monitoring, network technology, remote employee, remote office, remote workers, tech company

When monitoring an enterprise network, teams often think that they need to focus squarely on the apps that are deemed “business critical,” and little else. While the logic here isn’t flawed, per se, this approach robs IT of the holistic picture of network conditions they need to truly understand where their network capacity is being spent. Without this full picture...

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Tags: app performance, applications, apps, business and IT goals, business applications, network performance, network performance monitoring, social media, streaming

A new report from EMA, a leading IT and data management research group, found that roughly 75 percent of network managers polled think their network performance monitoring (NPM) tools are “insufficient” when it comes to the public cloud. Barely a quarter of those polled believe the tools they currently use fully address their monitoring needs where cloud monitoring is concerned,...

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Tags: cloud computing, hybrid cloud, network management, network monitoring, network performance, network performance monitoring, public cloud, saas, SaaS monitoring

IPv4, the previous and still prevalent generation of the Internet Protocol, was designed to support roughly 4.3 billion devices. While this was plenty of capacity for the connected world of 1980, it’s tiny by 2019 standards. While it’s not yet true that every one of the planet’s 7 billion people is armed with their own connected devices, it’s increasingly true...

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Tags: cloud, cloud computing, internet protocol, IP, ipv4, IPv6, network performance, network performance monitoring

The Facebook outage that impacted the company’s globally-popular suite of social media apps last week certainly caused lots of headaches. But reports that the interruptions were due to issues on the network level proved premature. Facebook operates its own collection of 15 data centers globally, which serve as a redundant, internal backbone network. As a result, the public doesn’t readily...

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Tags: application performance, Application Performance Monitoring, facebook, facebook outage, network performance, network performance monitoring

Enterprise IT and network ops teams may not appear to have much in common with the names on your NCAA March Madness bracket. But in both arenas, teams need to be masters of strategy, cooperation, and fast thinking in order to succeed. That’s because just like college basketball, network monitoring and management requires having both a strong offense and defense....

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Tags: cloud, DIA, march madness, network monitoring, network performance, network performance monitoring, SD WAN

The World Wide Web turned 30 years old this month, and like any Millennial entering their third decade, there were plenty of cringeworthy moments along the way. While the growth of widespread connectivity has undoubtedly helped change our day-to-day reality since it was invented in 1989, even the Web’s “parents” are uneasy about some of the changes. In an open...

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Tags: direct internet access, happy birthday www, Internet, Network, network monitoring, network performance, web, world wide web

The rate of change in the hospitality sector over the past decade has been staggering. While booking apps, AirBnB, and ratings websites have certainly been disruptors, it’s really the changing demands of travelers that have put technology at the center of the lodging experience. And hoteliers are taking note. A recent study from Forrester Research found that of all the...

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Tags: hospitality, hotel, hotel technology, hotels, network performance, network performance monitoring

Hot on the heels of our recently introduced DNS monitoring capabilities, we’re excited to announce that we’ve enhanced AppNeta Performance Manager’s Route Visualization capabilities with BGP data, adding greater context to the insights within the platform’s Delivery dashboard. Our new Route Visualization brings you the big picture. You can see how DNS, content delivery networks, and BGP work together to...

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Tags: bgp, BGP monitoring, cloud computing, DNS, network performance, network performance monitoring, SD WAN, WAN

It’s not just enterprise networks that are feeling the impact of digital transformation. From government agencies to higher education, cloud migration and SaaS adoption are changing networking from the top-down, and putting unprecedented strain on IT departments as a result. One recent incident at Amherst College in Massachusetts illustrated perfectly what can happen when IT gets buried under an avalanche...

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Tags: campus network, cloud migration, connectivity, network performance, network performance monitoring, network performance monitoring and diagnostics, networking, wifi, WiFi monitoring

AppNeta Performance Manager provides several ways for customers to integrate monitoring data with other systems, including the RESTful API Observer endpoint that allows you to send event notifications to your own receiver. With this ability, the opportunity for flexible integration abounds. In a past post, I looked at how to integrate AppNeta Performance Manager events into Slack channels. Justin previously...

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Tags: API, application performance, application performance interface, cloud applications, cloud apps, network performance, network performance monitoring, salesforce, UCaaS, unified communications

It’s a foregone conclusion that the future of enterprise business rests in the cloud. This is especially true when considering what a huge role cloud migration has played within the enterprise space over just the past few years: Spending on cloud computing has grown at 4.5 times the rate of IT spending since 2009, and is expected to grow at...

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Tags: cloud adoption, cloud computing, cloud infrastructure, cloud migration, enterprise IT, IT, network monitoring, network performance, network performance monitoring, saas, SaaS applications

This week there are two pieces of news in the DNS world which remind us that DNS is not simply “it just works” technology that can be forgotten about. Like many things, DNS requires a little ongoing care and attention! First is the US-CERT DNS Infrastructure Hijacking Campaign bulletin. It warns of an organized campaign to use compromised credentials to...

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Tags: DNS, DNS hijacking, DNS performance, encryption, network performance, network performance monitoring, networking hardware

AppNeta Performance Manager now supports DNS monitoring for Experience web paths!  Recent blog posts have covered some DNS background and the importance of monitoring DNS performance in a global enterprise environment, particularly the importance of monitoring from the perspective of your end users -- internal and external.  This post introduces AppNeta’s new DNS Monitoring capabilities and gets you started. To...

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Tags: DNS, DNS monitoring, DNS performance, network performance, network performance monitoring, performance monitoring

Enterprise IT and end users alike tend to take the Domain Name System (DNS) for granted. While those who don’t work in network operations might not even know what DNS is -- let alone the central role it plays in making the Internet a space humans can navigate -- even IT often just expects the system to always perform. DNS...

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Tags: cloud, cloud applications, DNS, DNS monitoring, end user experience, end user experience monitoring, network performance, network performance monitoring

5 Ways Enterprise IT Is Solving Public Cloud Access
by Andrew Sanders on

Public internet access has little appeal when it comes to mission-critical cloud connections. High latency, low bandwidth and patchy speeds depending on location are just a few hurdles that companies must endure. Here are a few ways you can troubleshoot your public cloud connections and improve cloud access for business applications: 1. Just Build a WAN! Most enterprises don’t connect...

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Tags: cloud networking, ISP, network performance

Legacy Networks Have Some Catching Up to Do
by Christine Cignoli on

Are you using multicloud in your enterprise? No? Are you sure about that? This look at multicloud notes that many businesses are actually using multicloud without knowing it, citing an IDC study that 95% of businesses are using multiple public and private clouds. This unknown use of multicloud is a sort of outgrowth of shadow IT, which isn’t so harmless...

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Tags: end user experience, IT infrastructure, legacy network, network performance

Weekly Packet: Predictions, Patriots and Phone Addiction
by Christine Cignoli on

We’re nearing late October, which means it’s time for… IT conferences and industry predictions! During Gartner’s ITExpo and Symposium this week, analysts forecasted a nearly 3% rise in global IT spending for 2017. That will bring spending to $3.5 trillion, with software and IT services expected to grow the most. That makes sense, as IT organizations grow more distributed and...

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Tags: IT predictions, network performance

The job of a network engineer or network administrator is to solve problems, everything from backups and cables to firewalls and viruses. All of these tasks are related to moving data across the network in an optimal and efficient manner so that users can do the work that drives the business. Every network engineer’s job is different, but one thing...

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Streaming Impacts of Rio 2016 on Enterprise Business
by Team AppNeta on

4 Steps to Networking (and Productivity) Gold The Olympics in Rio are in full swing which means the world’s best athletes competing in nail-biting competitions... what’s not to love? For most corporate IT Ops teams it introduces new challenges at work... like your colleagues following their favorite athletes by streaming their favorite events to their corporate laptops over corporate WiFi....

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Tags: application performance, Network, network performance, olympics, Rio 2016, saas, Synthetics

Technology Lurches Forward
by Christine Cignoli on

Happy Friday! Here’s a roundup of some of the intriguing IT events and news we came across this week. We'll be posting this every Friday, and could use some help choosing a name. [poll id="4"] Another week, and Pokemon Go is still going strong around the world (except now there are landmines involved? Yikes!). Around here, we wondered how this super-popular new...

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Tags: network performance, outages

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