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An IT Nightmare – A true story from the IT trenches
December 11, 2013 by Jason Hislop
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 Christine Cignoli
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…Continue reading
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.
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
We Have WAN Optimization – Why Do We Need Network Performance Management?
May 23, 2012 by Team AppNeta
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…Continue reading
Where in the WAN: A Case Study with VMware
March 27, 2012 by Team AppNeta
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…Continue reading
It’s not my WAN, I have an OC3
March 23, 2012 by Team AppNeta
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…Continue reading
Verifying Network Performance SLAs
March 8, 2012 by Team AppNeta
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…Continue reading
Hey, How Much Bandwidth!? I’m Paying For Twice the Bandwidth I’m Getting!
March 3, 2012 by Team AppNeta
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…Continue reading