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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

The REAL Reason Airplane Wifi is Slow
by Christine Cignoli on

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 because you can. While connectivity...

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Tags: features, network speed, NPM, packets, PathView

Today we are really pleased to announce the launch of the AppNeta Identity Manager, the unified user and account management system which is the foundation of the AppNeta Performance Management services. Control Freaks Rejoice As a great movie superhero once said “With great power comes great responsibility” (apparently different phrasing was used in the comic books, and with this capability...

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Tags: APM, AppView, features, FlowView, full stack, NPM, PathView

An Introduction to Jitter for Unified Communications
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Jitter is a term used to describe variation in the arrival times of packets over a network. In packet switched networks, it is sometimes referred to as packet delay variation. Generally caused by congestion in the IP network, jitter can be a serious issue for interactive real-time traffic, e.g. VoIP. This article discusses how jitter is measured in PathView, and...

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Tags: jitter, monitoring technology, NPM, PathView, voip

How to Troubleshoot Video Conferencing Drops
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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 symptom: Otherwise healthy video conference sessions...

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Tags: AppNeta Performance Manager, features, FlowView, network speed, PathView

What is a Path? A Path is the network connection from a source to a target, specifically measuring the maximum end to end performance achievable. For example a Path from our office here in Boston to the Salesforce.com instance we use (NA2) located outside of Chicago consists of 12 layer 3 network hops. We have a 100Mbps symmetric internet connection...

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Tags: cloud, jitter, latency, monitoring technology, PathView

Rate Limiting Detection: Bandwidth and Latency
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Ever wonder if your ISP is giving you the bandwidth you are paying for? Do you think your download speeds are different at different times of day? If so, you might want to detect and measure the rate limiting on your network. What is Rate Limiting? Network rate limiting is used to limit the amount of traffic on a network....

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Tags: bandwidth, latency, monitoring technology, NPM, PathView

Packet Loss
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This article will be part of a series of articles describing how various network issues are presented by AppNeta Performance Manager. We begin with packet loss. Packet loss occurs when one or more packets failed to reach its intended destination. This article shows how high packet loss is presented on AppNeta. Packet loss also manifests itself by degrading other network metrics...

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Tags: features, NPM, packets, PathView, PathView Cloud

An IT Nightmare – A true story from the IT trenches
by Jason Hislop on

Eight-alarm fire guts South Boston building Firefighters battled an early morning blaze on Summer Street in Boston, just two doors down from AppNeta’s Office.  The blaze was discovered around 4:29 a.m., according to the Boston Fire department’s official Twitter account. Wow… that was a little too close to home!  While we didn’t receive any physical damage to our building, we...

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Tags: NPM, PathView, PathView Cloud, tech industry, WAN

A Different View of Hadoop Performance
by Alan Leung on

A question that many developers often ask is, “Can I make it run faster?” In particular, how can we discover the maximum performance of an individual MapReduce job?  Let’s set up a test run, and see how fast we can make it. We’ll base this analysis on native Hadoop components, however, the solution should extend to any Hadoop vendors. But first,...

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Tags: application performance, network speed, PathView, technology

IP SLA is a network monitoring capability deployed by Cisco-powered enterprises to measure several network health metrics between locations, but it’s far from a complete network performance monitoring tool. One of our financial service industry customers recently shared how they used PathView Cloud to pinpoint an unexpected WAN provider issue that was missed by IP SLA and PRTG. To review,...

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Tags: Cisco, monitoring technology, PathView, PathView Cloud, SLA

PathView Partner Go-To-Market Success
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My name is Robb Corduck, I’m Vice President of AppNeta’s Regional Partner Business Unit. I wanted to take a few minutes to discuss an interesting and emerging go-to-market strategy that we are seeing with many of our PathView Cloud Partners.  As our Partners have quickly realized, PathView Cloud is particularly well suited to conduct pre-deployment or troubleshooting assessments for VoIP,...

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Tags: FlowView, network assessment, partners, PathView

There is a lot of good material in the blog-o-sphere about HTML5 vs. Flash and the impending doom of the latter. I’m here to say that HTML5, while still a work in progress, is absolutely ready for prime time and if anyone says you have to wait for it to be ready, they’re either ill-informed or just plain misleading. You’ve probably...

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Tags: FlowView, html5, PathView

Feeling busy? Check This Out
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I speak with IT Outsourcers and Managed Service Providers every day, and I am always amazed at how busy they are, but I’m realizing that I shouldn’t be. According to AMR Research, 80% of companies are increasing or maintaining their current level of IT outsourcing in the current year. IT Outsourcing doesn’t just mean organizations shipping their coding jobs to...

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Tags: PathView, PathView Cloud, remote performance management

The Straight Goods – Part 2 of 3
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Our legacy blog entries tell the AppNeta story from the early days…Read on! Part of the support role is to reach out to new customers and provide some general product training – ‘onboarding’ as we like to call it.  It’s not every day that we uncover network issues when providing this training with a client setup but it happens often...

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Tags: legacy, microappliance, PathView, T1, WAN

The Straight Goods – Part 1 of 3
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Our legacy blog entries tell the AppNeta story from the early days…Read on! Isn’t it an awful feeling when you’re told something by someone who has a vested interest in you believing them?  Let’s face it, who has ever wholeheartedly believed what a salesman told them?  Yeah, there are cries of  ‘snake oil!’ in my head when I’m approached by...

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Tags: FlowView, legacy, MSP, PathView, voip

Hybrid Cloud: An Appliance for Every Garage
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The siren song of “The Cloud” draws the over-worked and under-appreciated I.T. leaders from around the globe thanks to the phenomenal, inherent benefits of scale (both up and down), cost and flexibility.  Yet, despite the obvious appeal, the practical realities of meshing internal, production-level networks and their related management systems with services offered from the public cloud are daunting to...

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Tags: cloud, microappliance, PathView, PathView Cloud

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. Around here, we compare SNMP to a car’s dashboard.  You are able to see how much gas is in the tank, what the engine RPMs...

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Tags: microappliance, NPM, packets, PathView, PathView Cloud, WAN

Our legacy blog entries tell the AppNeta story from the early days…Read on! Last week I headed out to Las Vegas to join CRN at the Everything Channel Xchange Tech Innovators Conference.This was a typical trip that involved the usual nonsense of Las Vegas, but the highlight for me was CRN awarding Apparent Networks with the Tech Innovator of the Year Award from CRN in the category of ”Managed Services.” This...

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Tags: legacy, PathView

Arming the “Voice” Guy
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We get it, traditional telephony is perfect. Nobody ever dropped a call, nobody ever heard echo, and it only cost about as much as a small island in the south pacific per month to run. “I’m just an old phone guy; I don’t get these network issues.” This is a common line I hear when working through a VoIP deployment issue...

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Tags: NPM, PathView, voip

A Problem Averted with PathView Cloud
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Our legacy blog entries tell the AppNeta story from the early days…Read on! On September 29th, we experienced a large amount of poor call quality here at the Apparent Networks Boston headquarters.  Our sales team was unable to engage in communications and was quickly losing productivity.  With the VoIP server hosted at our remote office in Vancouver, there could have...

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Tags: legacy, PathView, PathView Cloud, voip

Why Apparent Networks Uses a SaaS model
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We like to celebrate our history! Our legacy blog entries tell the AppNeta story from its inception as Apparent Networks. According to Gartner, 95 percent of surveyed organizations plan to increase or maintain SaaS deployments, stating that cost savings are the biggest benefit for the appeal SaaS products. Unlike traditional applications that require a lump-sum investment and time to deploy...

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Tags: cloud, PathView, PathView Cloud, saas

Why a microAppliance?
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When talking to prospective PathView customers, a common question we receive is why we utilize a hardware microAppliance when most remote performance management firms offer a pure software offering.  The move from a software sequencer to a hardware microAppliance for the PathView Remote Performance Management Service is to promote the highest quality service to our customers. An inherent problem with...

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‘Democratizing’ Enterprise Software
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Our legacy blog entries tell the AppNeta story from the early days…Read on! Software industry has changed; free PathView Cloud tool shows how Not long ago, lots of software companies were focused on developing big solutions and selling them to the biggest customers they could. Board members and senior management wanted deal sizes that were high and trending higher. So...

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Tags: cloud, legacy, PathView, PathView Cloud

Virtual Network Performance
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When companies were using virtualization technology to consolidate IT infrastructure that wasn’t truly real-time in nature, the network performance of these virtual machines was not a major concern. Generally, all they had to do was put a Gig E card into the host and everything would work itself out fine. All of the VM monitoring and management tools focused on...

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Tags: NPM, PathView, virtualization, VM technology

Most Basic Questions Can Be the Hardest
by Team AppNeta on

This week we are releasing PathView 2.0, a major step forward in many areas of the product. There are two new capabilities that we are particularly excited about and I want to focus on today. The two new features of PathView 2.0  are so basic, so fundamental that I wonder why they haven’t been introduced in the 30+ years that network management tools...

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Announcing PathView 2.0
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As you may have seen from a press release earlier today PathView 2.0 is very near to release, and I wanted to give you a glimpse into what’s new in this major release. This is just a brief overview and there will be more detail on key features in this blog and on the ApparentTools.com site in the coming days...

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Tags: NPM, PathView, virtualization, voip

Apparent Networks Joins the VMware Technology Alliance
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Our legacy blog entries tell the AppNeta story from the early days…Read on! As the IT climate accelerates toward more cost-effective, on demand services and cloud-based applications, managing your network performance and virtual service delivery is becoming more and more challenging. As Loki noted in a previous blog post, “The problems of network growth and complexity forecast some serious challenges...

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Tags: legacy, NPM, PathView, virtualization

UK Provider Joins Reseller Program
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We are pleased to announce our newest strategic partner – Full Control Networks has just signed on as an authorized PathView reseller. Full Control Networks will be adding PathView to its portfolio of network management and troubleshooting tools. Martin Fuller, FullControl Network’s Managing Director, said “With the move to distributed applications and cloud computing, our customers need better ways to...

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PathView Technology Worldwide…
by Team AppNeta on

We are excited to announce Apparent Networks’ first European partnership! The PathView Reseller Program has officially expanded to the UK where we will be working with Kenson Network Engineering.  Kenson Network Engineering, Ltd, is a global provider of voice and data network solutions ranging from individual point solutions to enterprise-wide systems. Kenson is widely recognized for its expertise in delivering...

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Tags: legacy, partners, PathView

Fix it Now Profile: Network Problem #1
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    Name and Job title: Jack Turek,  IT Network manager Company: Fletcher-Thompson, Inc. Architecture and Engineering design firm http://www.fletcherthompson.com Network Problem: As the network manager for a fast paced architecture and engineering firm, Jack is managing a system with five locations stretching the east coast from Florida to Connecticut. Unfortunately Jack didn’t have the capability to continuously monitor or truly...

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Roll Out the Easy Button
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We’re announcing today the general availability of PathView, and in the process we are rolling out the “easy button” for IT pros, network managers and others who want to deploy a simple solution for managing their network performance. PathView is easy to buy. All you need is a credit card and an Internet browser. You can download and configure a...

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