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“Is the WiFi Down?” Why This Question Matters More Than Ever
October 4, 2016 by

Networking Technology

It happened gradually, but at some point WiFi networks moved from a nice-to-have bonus feature in the office to become a standard part of a business’s IT infrastructure. Now that mobile devices are such a critical part of work, WiFi is essential. It needs care and attention as other networks do. Strong WiFi performance is
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Weekly commentary on networking performance and cloud

Weekly Packet: Nothing Lasts Forever (Especially in Tech)
September 30, 2016 by

Industry Insights

This week brought Elon Musk’s announcement about his plans to build a sustainable city on Mars. Specifics are scarce, but we’re hoping Musk has considered the quality of WiFi service on Mars, or those travelers might be quite disappointed when they arrive after a six-month flight. Maybe Google’s new Station tools will help. The details
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Weekly commentary on networking performance and cloud

Weekly Packet: IT Daydreams and Cloud Buzzkills
September 23, 2016 by

Industry Insights

We came across a new IT buzzword this week: immutable infrastructure. The concept is that infrastructure components get replaced wholesale—essentially a new build or deployment whenever a change or fix is needed. So, no patching needed! It’s a way to move toward easier infrastructure automation, and cloud computing can allow it room to really develop.
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Testing the new public #SFWiFi with PathTest
October 20, 2014 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

The City of San Francisco recently launched free #SFWiFi service in 32 of the city’s public spaces thanks to a grant from Google. Coincidentally, the day it launched, I made a move from Boston to San Francisco and found a handful of these spaces to be close to my new neighborhood. I set out with
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Sight Beyond Site: FlowView Cross Location Reporting
July 24, 2014 by

Industry Insights

One of the main use cases for customers of AppNeta is understanding and ensuring that their critical web applications, including SaaS applications, are working well and users are happy with the performance. There are many challenges in making sure business critical SaaS applications are working well: accurately measuring the user experience, understanding how the local
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The REAL Reason Airplane Wifi is Slow
May 27, 2014 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Depending on your travel agenda, a cross-country flight can be an opportunity to work offline without the usual real-time distractions or catch up on the latest episode of Silicon Valley. With in-flight wireless like Gogo becoming widely available, you may be tempted to keep in touch with colleagues from 35,000 feet, or post to facebook
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How to Troubleshoot Video Conferencing Drops
March 26, 2014 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

A video conferencing partner of ours asked for help with a high profile technology customer recently. The vendor’s gear was being blamed for frequent video conferencing session drops. This was causing friction between vendor and the customer’s network team, and pressure on the IT manager was mounting to fix the issue at all costs. The
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Why Test NetFlow with Tcpreplay 4.0
February 13, 2014 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

In my blog “NetFlow Performance Testing with Tcpreplay 4.0” I introduced new IP Flow / NetFlow features that I recently added to Tcpreplay, with the claim that this is the best solution for testing Layer 7 flow collectors. Today we discover how Layer 7 collectors differ from traditional flow collectors, and why they need to be tested
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NetFlow Performance Testing with Tcpreplay 4.0
February 6, 2014 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

When we set out to make a super fast and super accurate application-aware flow collector, we found ourselves with a dilemma. How do we test it? How do you generate complex combinations of business and recreational application traffic and at 10GigE speeds? How do we generate Candy Crush, YouTube and SalesForce plus hundreds of other
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Introducing Tcpreplay 4.0
January 24, 2014 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Today, we’re excited to annouce another major milestone in open-sourcing our technology: Fred Klassen has officially accepted maintainership of Tcpreplay. After a major overhaul of the internals, we’re excited to release version 4.0.0, to which Fred has contributed extensively.

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