NPM

September 27, 2022

Users have high expectations around applications — quick loading times, look and feel visually advanced, with feature-rich content, video streaming, and multimedia capabilities — all of these devour network bandwidth. With millions of users accessing applications and mobile apps from multiple devices, most companies today generate seemingly unmanageable volumes of data and traffic on their networks ...

August 10, 2022

Legacy systems require a great deal of a prior knowledge, and then significant configuration, for anomaly detection to work effectively. ML and AI are beginning to change that, but it's important to really validate the claims of any NPM solution ...

August 09, 2022

Successful insight into the performance of a company's networks starts with effective network performance management (NPM) tools. However, with the plethora of options it can be overwhelming for IT teams to choose the right one. Here are 10 essential questions to ask before selecting an NPM tool ...

June 09, 2022

Networks need to be up and running for businesses to continue operating and sustaining customer-facing services. Streamlining and automating network administration tasks enable routine business processes to continue without disruption, eliminating any network downtime caused by human error or other system flaws ...

May 02, 2022

Network operations teams are trying to establish partnerships with DevOps teams, but the process isn't easy. The DevOps team tends to focus on the deployment and quality of applications while the network operations team focuses on network monitoring and management. While the two groups have different priorities, they see opportunities to help each other ...

March 21, 2022

Communications Service Providers (CSPs) have reached a clear inflection point in their industry. Behind them are the days of providing commoditized network services, and ahead lies a future where they become strategic partners to their customers and help deploy a new generation of ground-breaking applications and services. One of the main drivers for this change is technology evolution ...

March 01, 2022

Nearly 97% of DevOps teams are integrating their orchestration solutions with network automation tools, according to new research from Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). Integration between data center network automation tools and DevOps tools are nearly universal, but the depth of that integration varies. More than 50% of companies have or plan to have only loose integration between NetOps and DevOps automation, meaning that many NetOps teams are limiting the extent of network programmability that they offer to DevOps ...

February 28, 2022

While the pandemic forced enterprises to uproot their traditional network infrastructures to better accommodate masses of people working from home or alternate locations, they are coming to grips with a new reality including many issuing decrees that many employees may never return to the office ...

February 23, 2022

What are the cons or challenges of Flow and Packet data? While Flow data offers a high level of traffic visibility, it has little detail about what's actually flowing ...

February 22, 2022

Designing and maintaining a network that delivers uninterrupted performance is a crucial function of most NetOps teams. But with new technology challenges around cloud and software defined architectures, many struggle to optimize and troubleshoot the high-performance networks of today ...

February 01, 2022

Our growing dependence on the cloud and Internet for business means we must take time to prepare for downtime and latency issues. There are valuable lessons found in most failures, and the Internet outages of 2021 certainly provide ample motivation to revamp processes for mitigating system disruptions. Here are six take-aways from 2021's Internet fails that can be used to increase efficiencies in managing the system infrastructure of any enterprise, no matter its size or sector ...

January 25, 2022

Most enterprise IT organizations struggle with network and cloud infrastructure configuration management and worry that their networks will fail configuration compliance audits. This issue is amplified as enterprise network engineers continue to take the "if it's not broke, don't fix it" approach to network infrastructure management ...

January 18, 2022

As part of APMdigest's list of 2022 predictions, industry experts offer thoughtful and insightful predictions on how Network Performance Management (NPM) and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2022 ...

December 01, 2021

As global and emerging technology trends continue to drive the network to evolve at an accelerated pace, we wanted to better understand the current trends and challenges these teams face. As a result, LiveAction conducted a survey of networking professionals that on average manage more than 500 networking devices at organizations with more than 600 employees. Let's dive into four of the key insights revealed in this report ...

November 30, 2021

Thanks to pandemic-related work-from-home (WFH) and digital/mobile customer experience initiatives, employees and users are more distributed than ever. At the same time, organizations everywhere are adopting a cloud-first or cloud-smart architecture, distributing their business applications across private and public cloud infrastructures. Private data centers continue to be consolidated, while more and more branch offices are connecting to data centers and the public cloud simultaneously. Maintaining application performance for distributed users in this increasingly hybrid environment is a significant challenge for IT teams ...

October 27, 2021

APMdigest asked the top minds in the industry what they think AIOps can do for IT Operations. Part 3 covers abilities AIOps gives to IT Operations, such as speed and efficiency ...

October 14, 2021

Businesses are embracing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to improve network performance and security, according to a new State of AIOps Study, conducted by ZK Research and Masergy ...

September 30, 2021

As remote work persists, and organizations take advantage of hire-from-anywhere models — in addition to facing other challenges like extreme weather events — companies across industries are continuing to re-evaluate the effectiveness of their tech stack. Today's increasingly distributed workforce has put a much greater emphasis on network availability across more endpoints as well as increased the bandwidth required for voice and video. For many, this has posed the question of whether to switch to a new network monitoring system ...

September 28, 2021

Evaluating which products and vendors can meet today's modern and complex IT business requirements is a challenge. To help, I'd like to explore 10 key questions every IT admin should be asking when evaluating or working with network performance tools ...

September 23, 2021

The Internet played a greater role than ever in supporting enterprise productivity over the past year-plus, as newly remote workers logged onto the job via residential links that, it turns out, left much to be desired in terms of enabling work ...

September 02, 2021

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) announced the release of its newest research, titled EMA Radar Report: Network Performance Management ...

September 01, 2021

One thing is certain: The hybrid workplace, a term we helped define in early 2020, with its human-centric work design, is the future. However, this new hybrid work flexibility does not come without its costs. According to Microsoft ... weekly meeting times for MS Teams users increased 148%, between February 2020 and February 2021 they saw a 40 billion increase in the number of emails, weekly per person team chats is up 45% (and climbing), and people working on Office Docs increased by 66%. This speaks to the need to further optimize remote interactions to avoid burnout ...

August 31, 2021

Here's how it happens: You're deploying a new technology, thinking everything's going smoothly, when the alerts start coming in. Your rollout has hit a snag. Whole groups of users are complaining about poor performance on their devices. Some can't access applications at all. You've now blown your service-level agreement (SLA). You might have just introduced a new security vulnerability. In the worst case, your big expensive product launch has missed the mark altogether. "How did this happen?" you're asking yourself. "Didn't we test everything before we deployed?" ...

August 11, 2021

It's every network engineer's dream: a clear and concise dashboard that depicts the network topology from end to end. It sounds simple, but of course it's not ...

August 10, 2021

Despite careful planning and monitoring, users still experience stuttering video calls, slow downloads, and dropped calls — all symptoms of common network problems. That's why proactive monitoring and optimization of the network is critical to keeping business operations running optimally. To help, let's look at some network performance management tips that can keep your team ahead of the curve ...

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