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Show Me the Bandwidth
January 6, 2012 by
Security is a well-known risk with cloud applications, but…what about bandwidth? More and more businesses are looking to cut costs and improve end customer experience by moving customer-facing applications, storage/backup solutions, and many other applications to distributed data centers in the cloud. If users experience performance or latency problems due to insufficient network bandwidth, such…Continue reading
Slow File Transfer? My Network is Fine – It Has To Be My FTP Server
October 17, 2011 by
Raise your hand if an end user has complained of a slow file transfer? You can’t tell, but my hand is the highest. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) transfers have been around since the dawn of the civilization. Not really, but it has been around for the duration of the internet. Point being, the FTP is…Continue reading
Four Requirements for Excellence in Video Conferencing
August 8, 2011 by
The reach and popularity of video conferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration services is exploding, enabling business to happen 24×7 around the world. But, if you’re a consumer or provider of these increasingly business-critical applications, you know they depend entirely on one thing: network performance. IP-based videoconferencing requires high-performance WAN links. This class of applications operates…Continue reading
Wireshark and PathView Cloud: An Unbeatable Combination for Network Troubleshooting
June 14, 2011 by
Open source award winner Wireshark is probably the most widely deployed network protocol analyzer/packet sniffer out there. It lets you capture and interactively browse network traffic, and shows the packets to you in a human-readable form. Wireshark is the tool that first made the world of network and application troubleshooting accessible to IT staff. Thanks…Continue reading
Path Comparison for the Win!
March 18, 2011 by
“Can you give me a use case where you created some value for a customer?” As a systems engineer at Apparent Networks, we get this question a lot. A few months ago, I was working with a managed service provider (MSP) attempting to provide virtualization as a service for a housing association with 6 locations.…Continue reading
Who’s Managing the Performance of Your Cloud Applications?
February 8, 2011 by
Are you considering moving business-critical applications like e-mail, financial management, backup/recovery and CRM to the cloud? Or maybe you’re already on your way? It’s clear that cloud computing has arrived, and businesses of all sizes are taking advantage of it even faster than initially predicted. Gartner rates it as the top strategic technology for 2011,…Continue reading
Packet Capture for the Masses
January 14, 2011 by
I spend a good amount of time talking to people about computer networks, their company’s networks, their customers’ networks, telco providers, etc, and the most common question that comes up is “What is using up all my network capacity.” For such a fundamental question this is surprising difficult to answer for the vast majority of…Continue reading
Viewing the ‘Highway’ of Network Performance Management
November 29, 2010 by
We are often asked how our technologies very from traditional network management tools. While most other tools rely on simple network management protocol (SNMP), we utilize our own technology to perform ‘active’ network monitoring infrastructure.
Packets Packets Everywhere, but Which One Do I Seek?
November 8, 2010 by
Much like the ancient mariner in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poem, we often find ourselves awash in a sea of packets that tempt that tantalize us with their ability to quench our troubleshooting thirsts – but just like seawater to a thirsty sailor, they’re often too much of the wrong thing. Let’s face it –…Continue reading
LAG: The Network Application Killer
October 4, 2009 by
If you’re suffering from slow application performance, chances are you’re suffering from some degree of latency. As everyone knows, each computer has its own performance limits. With one too many applications, lag will result from the inability of the computer to process all of its inputs. If the application relies on connectivity with some type…Continue reading