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Intent-based networking vs. SD-WAN: What’s the difference, and why it matters
April 5, 2019 by

Cloud Computing, Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Buckle up, IT pros, and move over SDN: Intent-based networking (IBN) is the latest approach to network management that’s buzzing in the enterprise space. While this acronym may not be as familiar as others that have come to define IT ops and digital transformation (think SD-WAN and SaaS), it’s not actually an entirely new approach.
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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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Modern Networking Technology Takes Center Stage for IT in 2018
February 9, 2018 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Here’s a helpful explainer on intent-based networking, which we’ve heard a lot about from Cisco in the past year or so. The idea of intent-based networking is essentially to bring a kind of automation to networking, but an automation that takes into account the complexity and rigged-together nature of many networks. Intent-based networking aims to
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Smart networks and SDx are changing corporate networks

How Smart Networks Are Changing Corporate Networks
January 29, 2018 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

The WAN used to be controlled by hardware switches and physical cabling. Although this is still the case in many companies, a number of businesses have set up something entirely new—a fully programmable WAN. This is an upheaval. It brings many changes to the discipline of information technology, such as: How architects design their networks
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Resolve to Declutter SaaS Sprawl With Multicloud Management
January 5, 2018 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

Happy New Year! Do you have a resolution to declutter this year? If you’re hoping to declutter the SaaS application sprawl in your organization, try to stay realistic on that front. Most companies, according to these cloud experts, know they’re spending too much on disparate SaaS and web apps, but don’t have the time or
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Software-Defined Network Elements Slowly Come to IT
November 17, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

On the road toward software-defined everything, WAN virtualization could play an important part. SDN is useful for a lot of data center networking tasks, like switching. But SDN across existing IP networks doesn’t necessarily bring a lot of value, and many businesses wouldn’t be able to afford to invest in entirely new software-defined networks. SD-WAN,
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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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Enforce QoS while you wait for SDN

Holding Out Hope for SDN? How to Enforce QoS in the Meantime
July 27, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

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
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