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June 15, 2021

In Part 1 of this series, we explored the top pain points associated with managing Internet-based WANs today. This second installment will focus on today's most prevalent SD-WAN deployment challenges specifically and what you can do to better manage modern WANs overall ...

June 14, 2021

Enterprise wide-area networks (WANs) have undergone an incredible transformation over the past several years. More often than not, they're hybrid, offering multiple connection paths between WANs. This provides many benefits but also makes them more challenging to manage than ever before. In Part 1 of this series, we'll explore the top pain points associated with Internet-based WANs ...

June 02, 2021

As the global telecommunications industry embraces SD-WAN, service providers are finding that corporate customers are increasingly favoring the technology as a managed service for specific applications at smaller sites ...

April 27, 2021

According to Revolutionizing Network Management with AIOps, a research report conducted by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), 91% of experts believe that AIOps-driven network management can lead to better business outcomes for their enterprises ...

April 14, 2021

As the Covid-19 pandemic forces a global reset of how we gather and work, 60% of organizations are looking forward to increased spending in 2021 to deploy new technologies, according to the 14th annual State of the Network global study of enterprise networking and security challenges released by VIAVI Solutions ...

April 06, 2021

A hybrid work environment will persist after the pandemic recedes, with over 80% stating that they expect over a quarter of workers to remain remote, and over two-thirds desiring flexibility between on-premises and remote deployments according to the 2021 State of the WAN report released by Aryaka ...

March 23, 2021

Virtualization (78%), automation (70%) and network slicing (70%) are the top technology trends increasing the need for test, monitoring and assurance stated by communications service providers (CSPs) and according to The 2021 Network Test Survey, released by VIAVI Solutions ...

March 10, 2021

Network management teams routinely perform several activities to plan, deploy, upgrade, troubleshoot, maintain, and monitor the network. So what can you do in the face of all this complexity to ensure network experiences and performance levels that satisfy the needs of the business? The truth is, there's not much you can do if you lack the fundamental capabilities today's digital enterprises require. Here are five key questions to ask that will serve as a starting point for ensuring your team is up to the task ...

February 17, 2021

The use of unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions has increased since the start of the pandemic, and this increased use has created challenges for IT teams, according to a survey commissioned by NETSCOUT SYSTEMS ...

February 02, 2021

A poll of over 1,000 IT decision makers in the US we conducted recently revealed that over 40% suffer network brownouts several times a week, while end user complaints about application performance soared by 60% due to performance degradations, excessive slowdowns and network congestion ...

January 27, 2021

Experiences with enterprise and web-based (SaaS) applications by internal and external end-users directly impact an organization's success. These experiences may be formally specified with measurable metrics in a Service Level Experience (SLE). Externally, experiences impact customer satisfaction, retention and lifetime value. Within the organization, experiences affect employee satisfaction and productivity, including IT efficiency. Experiences also matter to automated processes, especially when specific timing tolerances are critical. Therefore, assuring exceptional experiences for all stakeholders and use cases is a critical success factor ...

January 26, 2021

Network Performance Management and Diagnostics is an important aspect of Application Performance Management because application performance and experiences are intertwined with network performance. Networks connect end-users with applications; they also connect application components such as application servers and database servers, microservices, and IoT devices ...

January 13, 2021

Enterprise IT infrastructure never ceases to evolve, as companies continually re-examine and reimagine the network to incorporate new technology advancements and meet changing business requirements. But network change initiatives can be costly and time-consuming without a proactive approach to ensuring the right data is available to drive your initiatives ...

January 07, 2021

Following up the list of Application Performance Management Predictions, APMdigest also asked IT industry experts for their 2021 network performance predictions. The results span 5G, NPM, SD-WAN and more ...

November 02, 2020

Name virtually any technology trend — digital transformation, cloud-first operations, datacenter consolidation, mobility, streaming data, AI/ML, the application explosion, etc. — they all have one thing in common: an insatiable need for higher bandwidth (and often, low latency). The result is a steady push to move 10Gbps and 25Gbps network infrastructure toward the edge, and increasing adoption of 100Gbps in enterprise core, datacenter and service provider networks ...

October 22, 2020

IT teams critically require better visibility into the network driven by a number of factors, including tremendous disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, relentless technological advances, remote working reaching an all-time high and the expanding security threatscape, according to State of the Network 2020, a study conducted by VIAVI Solutions ...

October 19, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has compressed six years of modernization projects into 6 months. According to a recent report, IT leaders have accelerated projects aimed at increasing productivity and business agility, improving application performance and end-user experience, and driving additional revenue through existing channels ...

October 07, 2020

Gaming introduced the world to a whole new range of experiences through augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). And consumers are really catching on. To unlock the potential of these platforms, enterprises must ensure massive amounts of data can be transferred quickly and reliably to ensure an acceptable quality of experience. As such, this means that enterprises will need to turn to a 5G infrastructure powered by an adaptive network ...

September 22, 2020

All application traffic travels across the network. While application performance management tools can offer insight into how critical applications are functioning, they do not provide visibility into the broader network environment. In order to optimize application performance, you need a few key capabilities. Let's explore three steps that can help NetOps teams better support the critical applications upon which your business depends ...

August 27, 2020

With the adjustment to the new normal of remote work, IT Operations teams are struggling for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest problems is disrupted communications patterns. Organizations now face a lack of tools that can funnel information one place leaving an operator to view multiple IT operations tools on different systems. To deal with this situation, businesses should start by virtualizing your Network Operations Center (NOC). Here are five tools that can help ..

August 05, 2020

Application or network downtime is expensive, and given the growing numbers and types of high-availability and mission-critical applications, systems and networks — and our increasing reliance on them — ensuring consistent access to mission-critical applications is essential for ensuring customer loyalty and keeping employees productive. Businesses must recognize that applications availability depends on the network and implement a strategy to ensure network-aware application performance monitoring ...

July 23, 2020

The role of the IT department was once manageable — straightforward tasks such as computer desktop support, installing and configuring hardware and software, and monitoring and maintaining systems and servers were commonplace. But as a result of digital transformation and the adoption of new and emerging technologies, IT teams are now responsible for driving business strategy and cost savings. With all of the new responsibilities, it's not surprising that we've seen new disciplines emerge, such as NetOps, DevOps, SecOps and DevSecOps ...

May 27, 2020

Keeping networks operational is critical for businesses to run smoothly. The Ponemon Institute estimates that the average cost of an unplanned network outage is $8,850 per minute, a staggering number. In addition to cost, a network failure has a negative effect on application efficiency and user experience ...

May 04, 2020

In your organization, the wide area network (WAN) is probably the least of an application developer's concern, but one of the most vital in terms of delivering application performance over the internet or across your private corporate network. CIOs quickly realize that a good network can either be a great enabler for digital transformation initiatives or a bottleneck. The COVID-19 situation has further put a spotlight on the WAN as an agent of change ...

April 09, 2020

IT and network decision-makers are actively searching for leading solutions and tech partners in emerging areas such as 5G, SD-WAN and edge. The current demand to support remote workforce technologies dovetails with these key areas as companies aim to stay competitive and relevant in today’s environment ...

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