Browsing posts tagged with: WAN

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Avoid Cloud Disasters, Embrace the SLA
April 21, 2017 by

Network Performance Management

Talk of IT disasters can spark equal amounts of fear of them happening to us, and gratitude that the big one hasn’t happened to us yet. Network World offers some tips on what not to do when migrating to the cloud to avoid disasters—or, at the very least, grumbling users. They recommend splitting apps into
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An IT Nightmare – A true story from the IT trenches
December 11, 2013 by

Industry Insights

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.

A T1 Isn’t What It Used To Be: Why Remote Site Bandwidth Affects Application Performance
February 4, 2013 by

Network Performance Management, Performance Management Tech

This past summer, I wrote about T1s and three best practices for WAN Performance. As I mentioned in that post, T1-class WAN services are a popular way to connect branch offices to corporate data centers and the Internet for voice and other application services. While the 1.54Mbps definition of a T1 hasn’t changed over time, it’s now
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How was yesterday’s Olympics video content streaming on your WAN?
July 29, 2012 by

Case Studies

We averaged 3Mbps throughout the day from YouTube, for a total of 14GB. It would have maxed out our 3Mbps bonded T1 service at the old office, but our Comcast business connection held up well, even as traffic peaked at over 12Mbps in the early morning hours.

A T1 Isn’t What It Used to Be: 3 Best Practices for WAN Performance
July 9, 2012 by

Network Performance Management, Performance Management Tech

Our Systems Engineering team regularly helps customers deploy PathView Cloud to measure end user experience at remote offices. One of PathView’s unique features is the ability to measure actual achievable network capacity.  T1 class WAN services are a popular way to connect branch offices to corporate data centers and the Internet. I say ‘T1’ class because businesses
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PathTest on the Road – Testing Network Capacity in Frankfurt
June 1, 2012 by

Case Studies

Wi-Fi connections have become a traveling must-have. But it is very frustrating when the connections don’t work! While on a vacation in Europe, an AppNeta developer used PathTest, AppNeta’s free network capacity testing tool, to check the WiFi performance from common travel locations such as airports and hotels.  Follow this blog series as we track this
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We Have WAN Optimization – Why Do We Need Network Performance Management?
May 23, 2012 by

Network Performance Management, Performance Management Tech

WAN optimization techniques help data flow more efficiently across the WAN with a variety of approaches: optimizing bandwidth utilization, reducing data volumes through deduplication, accelerating applications, reducing latency and more. The goal of WAN optimization is not just to increase effective bandwidth, but also to help ensure sufficient and predictable operation of QoS under the
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Where in the WAN: A Case Study with VMware
March 27, 2012 by

Case Studies

Although virtualization is a cost-effective move for many organizations, it can also be a network management nightmare if the right steps aren’t taken before and during the deployment process. Even if network performance appears healthy, the strain of supporting a VDI deployment might prove otherwise. In these cases, it is not uncommon for companies to
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It’s not my WAN, I have an OC3
March 23, 2012 by

Case Studies

If I had a nickel for every time I heard “We have enough bandwidth,” I would have enough money to buy the new iPad.  While this has not gotten me the iPad, it has given me some great insight into how important knowing your available and utilized bandwidth is to assuring network performance and delivering
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Verifying Network Performance SLAs
March 8, 2012 by

Application Performance Management, Performance Management Tech

Service-level agreements (SLAs) are an interesting concept because unless  there is a major disruption, it is difficult to guarantee they are being met daily. How do you know your carrier is meeting the requirements you are paying for? And if you  are a carrier, how can you prove to your clients that you are delivering
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