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101: What is DNS — and why is it important?
December 20, 2018 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Before the days of personal computing — and well before the dawn of smart devices — it was easier for the relatively few users leveraging the Internet to recognize familiar IP addresses, like memorizing a home phone number in the pre-caller ID days. While we may type URLs into search bars and click “Send” on
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A pattern of significant spikes in round-trip time is detected on a network path. The recurring pattern indicates RTT increases during business hours.

IN PRACTICE: Detecting ‘problem device’ at SD-WAN provider’s PoP
December 4, 2018 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

IN PRACTICE | This article is part of a series of posts sharing examples of how AppNeta users have leveraged the service to solve performance problems. Continuous, real-time visibility into the condition of the core network is crucial to ensure consistent performance for end users. Without network visibility, problems may go undetected until they are
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New from AppNeta: DNS, BGP, SD-WAN support, and more!
September 18, 2018 by

Company News, Industry Insights, Product News

Today AppNeta announced a number of exciting product enhancements that we’ve been working on over the past few months. This includes some major milestones in the software that our development teams have been pushing towards over the past few bi-weekly releases and a whole new line of hardware and virtual monitoring points to enable AppNeta
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IN PRACTICE: Identifying the cause of SD-WAN degradation
June 19, 2018 by

Industry Insights, Performance Monitoring, Use Case

IN PRACTICE | This article is part of a series of posts sharing examples of how AppNeta users have leveraged the service to solve performance problems. Context A major US retail chain had been running the AppNeta Performance Manager for 10 months to monitor the retail store WAN services between their primary data center and
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SD-WAN and WAN optimization are coming together

SD-WAN and WAN Optimization Aren’t Destined to be a Dynamic Duo
March 13, 2018 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Just last summer, we published a post that discussed the differences between SD-WAN and WAN optimization. At the time, many people were simplifying the discussion and wondering if SD-WAN could replace aging WAN optimization solutions. When you break down the purposes of each technology, the two look more like a dynamic duo than a replacement
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SD-WAN and MPLS can work together with monitoring

Switching to SD-WAN Doesn’t Mean Ripping Out Your MPLS Network
January 2, 2018 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

SD-WAN was originally designed to be the successor technology to MPLS networks, but it doesn’t appear to have worked out that way. Research from Nemertes has shown that nearly 80% of companies with a pre-existing MPLS deployment retain the technology after SD-WAN adoption. Clearly there is some synergy between SD-WAN and MPLS. How does an
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Weekly commentary from AppNeta on network and application performance

Which Software-Defined Networking Trends Will Your IT Team Adopt?
October 20, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

You know what happens this time of year, as Halloween is approaching: It’s time for next year’s technology predictions to arrive. Here, there’s a look at some potential 2018 networking trends around SD-WAN in particular. One that caught our attention was the addition of security features like firewall functionality, and the expectation that antivirus and
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Choosing Network Infrastructure for Modern Apps and Users
October 13, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

With ONUG Fall 2017 coming up next week, we’re taking a moment to reflect on some of the big network changes and trends of the year. So many parts of IT infrastructure are now overlapping, and networking technology is the glue that holds it all together. New demands on the network, with SaaS, cloud and
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Make SD-WAN Choices With a Vision for the Future
September 29, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

Here’s a great recent look at the top challenges that IT teams are facing, courtesy of a survey done at VMworld. We’re not surprised to see that performance was named as the top challenge, with 38% of respondents choosing it. We hear daily about the pressures on IT to provide good performance, and the obstacles
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Users Need Better Network Performance, Whatever Their Location
September 22, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Which approach is your company taking with MPLS? This breakdown covers the various use cases that might drive the SD-WAN vs. MPLS decision. Remote locations with a lot of streaming business-critical applications (VoIP call centers, maybe) will still likely need MPLS to keep performance strong. But for cloud-driven companies, SD-WAN products that are cloud-enabled can
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