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Isolating root cause: March 13th Facebook outage
March 18, 2019 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

The Facebook outage that impacted the company’s globally-popular suite of social media apps last week certainly caused lots of headaches. But reports that the interruptions were due to issues on the network level proved premature. Facebook operates its own collection of 15 data centers globally, which serve as a redundant, internal backbone network. As a
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The World Wide Web turns 30: A look back at the good, bad and the ugly
March 13, 2019 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights, Networking Technology

The World Wide Web turned 30 years old this month, and like any Millennial entering their third decade, there were plenty of cringeworthy moments along the way. While the growth of widespread connectivity has undoubtedly helped change our day-to-day reality since it was invented in 1989, even the Web’s “parents” are uneasy about some of
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As tech transforms the hotel business, network performance is critical
March 7, 2019 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

The rate of change in the hospitality sector over the past decade has been staggering. While booking apps, AirBnB, and ratings websites have certainly been disruptors, it’s really the changing demands of travelers that have put technology at the center of the lodging experience. And hoteliers are taking note. A recent study from Forrester Research
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Gartner Critical Capabilities Report for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics NPMD

AppNeta Consistently Ranks in the Top 3 for 2019 Gartner NPMD Critical Capabilities Report
February 21, 2019 by

Industry Insights

Hot on the heels of the 2019 Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) comes Gartner’s Critical Capabilities Report for NPMD, and more great news for AppNeta! Not only did we advance to a Visionary placement in the MQ — even as the field of qualified competitors narrowed to 16 vendors from
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DNS This Week — DNS Hijacking Campaign, DNS Flag Day
January 29, 2019 by

Industry Insights, Performance Monitoring

This week there are two pieces of news in the DNS world which remind us that DNS is not simply “it just works” technology that can be forgotten about. Like many things, DNS requires a little ongoing care and attention! First is the US-CERT DNS Infrastructure Hijacking Campaign bulletin. It warns of an organized campaign
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DNS monitoring global network domain name system

Why DNS Monitoring is essential for end-user experience
January 4, 2019 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

DNS is designed to be reliable and speedy. That’s why network architects and users themselves often take it for granted, not realizing the importance of DNS monitoring.

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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Scenes from the Show: 2018 Gartner IOCS in Las Vegas
December 10, 2018 by

Company News, Industry Insights

It was a busy week for the AppNeta team at the 2018 Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies Conference, where we chatted with dozens of IT pros on the show floor. This is a new combination for Gartner, bringing IT Operations and Data Center disciplines together, which made for some very interesting discussions around
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AppNeta was also able to identify general periods of inhibited call quality for the firm’s IT team, identified through dips in MOS value and related spikes in packet loss.

In Brief: Investigating Skype performance
October 2, 2018 by

Industry Insights, 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. Problem A civil engineering firm uses Skype for Business heavily in their day-to-day operations, for both internal and external calls. Since migrating to the cloud last year, it has
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