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Managing Branch Office Network Performance in the Cloud Era
February 22, 2012 by
An increase in cloud services means more remote office-based users than ever. According to studies by Gartner and others, 85% to 90% of the average company’s employees now work away from the main corporate office taking full advantage of our cloud era. Those remote workers still need the same high-quality experience of application access and performance…Continue reading
Network Performance Management: A Look Back to 2006
February 13, 2012 by
Remember when data, video and voice networks were separate? Before cloud was a buzz word, cellphones were only for calls, virtualization was in its infancy and what’s an iPad? Considering all of these changes, it seems an impossible job for network teams to maintain high functioning networks and applications with the flood of changes we…Continue reading
OpenFlow: Your Remote Control to Network Management?
October 11, 2011 by
It is a long accepted practice to build three-tier data center LANs based on access, distribution and core switches. But now data center LANs are being re-architected to meet the demands of virtualization, SaaS and cloud computing. The question now is, what architectures and technologies are appropriate for this new purpose? For example, what is…Continue reading
The Growing Need for Network Performance Management in Higher Education
July 7, 2011 by
The education industry is embracing cloud computing more rapidly than any other sector excluding large enterprises. According to recent studies by IDC and CDW, today more than one-third of higher education IT departments are either implementing or maintaining cloud-based systems. Among the most compelling benefits that cloud-based services offer educational institutions are: Low-cost, anytime/anywhere accessibility…Continue reading
5 Myths About Network Performance Management
June 1, 2011 by
With the meteoric rise in enterprise deployments of IP-based services, network performance management has joined security at the top of every CTO’s list of concerns. It has become imperative to monitor end-to-end network performance from the point of delivery to the point of consumption from the user’s perspective, in order to know whether service levels…Continue reading
How Are You Monitoring Network Performance for Your Unified Communications?
May 25, 2011 by
The cost reduction and infrastructure consolidation benefits of unified communications and collaboration are so compelling that many organizations are rolling out these services without a solution to manage the user experience. Unified communications monitoring may not be the top priority for businesses. Unified communications aims to converge telephony, messaging, mobile communications, video conferencing and presence-enabled applications onto…Continue reading
Putting the “Value” in Time-to-Value
May 10, 2011 by
In today’s business climate, organizations are risk averse and looking for rapid payback on their IT investments. These are key reasons why cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deployments have become so popular so quickly – and why time-to-value is now a focal criteria in evaluating IT solutions. Time-to-value is fundamentally a measure of customer experience.…Continue reading
Rolling out a video conferencing system? Are you sure your network can handle it?
March 22, 2011 by
High-definition video conferencing from your computer or mobile device out to anyone, anywhere has arrived. While all tiers of the video conferencing and telepresence marketplace are experiencing strong growth, the biggest leaps are happening with low-cost, desktop- and browser-based “single-codec” systems.
The Next Generation in Web Services Demands the Next Generation in Network Performance Management Solutions
February 16, 2011 by
Web-based service delivery models like cloud computing, SaaS and VoIP are revolutionizing IT. These distributed deployments offer cost, scalability and manageability advantages too compelling to pass up. But the performance of web-based applications is heavily dependent on the networks that deliver them to remote sites. A host of variable, intermittent factors can crash business-critical services.…Continue reading
Remote Performance Management – the Missing Link in SaaS Deployments
January 27, 2011 by
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deployments are irresistibly appealing to organizations of all sizes, especially those with multiple sites. From browser-based access, to painless installations and upgrades, to minimal IT overhead, seamless scalability, and lower TCO, SaaS is a smart, cost-effective option. SaaS differs from “cloud” in that SaaS applications can be hosted inside a company’s firewall, as…Continue reading