Browsing posts tagged with: WAN

PathTest on the Road – Testing Network Capacity in Frankfurt
June 1, 2012 by

Performance Monitoring

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

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

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

Performance Monitoring

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

Performance Monitoring

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

Performance Monitoring

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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Hey, How Much Bandwidth!? I’m Paying For Twice the Bandwidth I’m Getting!
March 3, 2012 by

Performance Monitoring

As a network engineer for a global financial services organization, I know I am not alone in my daily concerns about network connection speed and performance.  Our concerns are all underscored by questions such as: ‘How much bandwidth are we getting?’ ‘What are we paying our ISP monthly again?’ ‘How are my end users using
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VDI: Where, Why and WAN
September 20, 2011 by

Industry Insights

The benefits of virtualization are clear cut – massive financial savings in the long run. Virtualization enables organizations to use inexpensive hardware as terminals for multiple desktops which lowers costs in energy, hardware, maintenance and licensing. From a daily user’s standpoint, the convenience of accessing their personal desktops from any device effectively accelerates their time-to-value.
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Best Practices for Pre Deployment Network Assessment
July 19, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Many organizations underestimate the operational and business risk associated with deploying performance sensitive applications like VoIP, video conferencing, IP storage or virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to remote locations. Other projects such as transitioning to a multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network or integrating company networks due to a merger or acquisition can present significant performance problems
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The Myths Of Bandwidth
April 19, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Santa Claus.  The Easter Bunny.  Good tasting, fat-free snack foods.  Myths?  Maybe so. But one absolute myth that is 100% untrue, and that 99% of the vendors of network performance solutions have been perpetrating for years (and whose users have been gobbling up like zero calorie french fries…) is the myth of bandwidth; more specifically,
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AppNeta offers modern performance monitoring for cloud.

Dog Food, WAN Performance, and Hosted VoIP
February 17, 2011 by

Performance Monitoring

My field engineering team works with customers and partners in many regions and time zones, and we often host working sessions from remote locations.  This provides great opportunities to employ our own solutions and “eat our own dog food” to monitor and troubleshoot common services we use between sites. I hosted a virtual technology workshop
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