Archive of posts: 'QoS' tag

Total Eclipse of Network Performance
by Christine Cignoli on

It’s always fun to stop and take a look at network traffic during specific events when the web is especially in demand—during the Olympics, World Cup, March Madness or whatever your office’s preference is. Here’s a look at how this week’s solar eclipse affected the internet—specifically carrier networks. Lots of good eclipse viewing areas were in rural areas, so the...

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Tags: network traffic, QoS, SD WAN

In a World of Mobile and BYOD, Is QoS Enforcement Possible?
by Joe Michalowski on

There was a time when the consumerization of IT struck fear in the hearts of any network manager. It was easier to push back and deny or ignore iPhones in the workplace than to actually revamp the network to support them—not to mention prepare for the onslaught of cyber threats that came along with them. But that was years ago....

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Tags: bandwidth, byod, capacity, QoS

For every new technology, there’s that initial excitement that makes you think “this is the innovation that will break the Gartner Hype Cycle.” But time and time again, there’s a gap between innovation hype and practical implementation. There’s no better example of this gap than the case of software-defined networking (SDN). The concept has been around since the mid-1990s, but...

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Tags: QoS, remote locations, remote office monitoring, SDN

Modern Users Need Modern Metrics
by Christine Cignoli on

Sometime in the past ten or so years, we’ve come to treat the Internet as a revered state of mind, rather than a repository of information. I say “we” knowing I’m not alone here. When I first started using the web, I remember happily tolerating near-daily Hotmail outages and being really delighted when a coworker (the IT guy, of course)...

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Tags: metrics, QoE, QoS, SaaS


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