NPM

March 30, 2013

Whether it’s March Madness basketball in the US or Champions League soccer in Europe, wherever there’s a live game or highlight video being streamed over an enterprise network, there’s a network manager trying to understand why there’s not enough bandwidth for the company’s critical Internet applications ...

March 22, 2013

The writing on the wall is bold: The role of the network team is changing ...

March 20, 2013

Assessing real-world, end-user network conditions and understanding inefficient use of network resources are the top two issues facing application performance engineers in 2013, according to a new survey by Shunra Software ...

March 08, 2013

The 2013 network priorities for typical midsized organizations are an exercise in pragmatic intelligence, as CIOs and senior network managers wrestle to simplify, streamline and consolidate in order to embrace the next phase of network innovation, according to Exinda ...

February 14, 2013

As I dig out from the recent Blizzard of 2013 here in New England, the thought of being somewhere warm in the South Pacific sounds pretty good to me. But if I was a business located somewhere in the South Pacific, and I had to communicate and connect with my many global locations in a fast and reliable way, that remote location can easily become a liability ...

January 23, 2013

Without the capability to manage the performance lifecycle between the Cloud – whether public, private or hybrid – and the consumers of business critical applications and services, it is not possible to understand (let alone guarantee) necessary application service levels from the user’s perspective. This presents many challenges ...

January 11, 2013

One of the most pressing questions enterprises face is how to deal with the continued rise in both strategic and recreational Internet traffic as more and more high-bandwidth applications and P2P traffic cross the network, according to a report from Exinda which highlights the top five Internet challenges for enterprises in 2013 ...

December 21, 2012

Administrators see that employees are using non-business applications like Facebook or YouTube and that these are sometimes impacting network performance and bandwidth availability. Often, the classic response in some businesses is to block these services outright ...

December 19, 2012

Industry experts - from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors - offer thoughtful, insightful, and sometimes controversial and contradictory predictions on how APM will change and impact business in 2013 ...

November 14, 2012

Large organizations have estimated the cost of network downtime ranges from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars per hour, according to Endace's 2012 Network Visibility Survey.

November 12, 2012

Separate application and network monitoring approaches simply won’t cut it anymore. To be truly successful, your organization must bring these two solutions together ...

November 05, 2012

I recently had a conversation with Marc Borbas, INETCO's VP of Marketing. He had a big sense of déjà vu reading about the Riverbed/OPNET acquisition. Having lived through an eerily similar acquisition, he had a pretty good idea what the teams at Riverbed and OPNET are about to encounter ...

October 31, 2012

Jim Rapoza, Aberdeen Senior Research Analyst on IT Infrastructure, talks about APM hot topics including Cloud, analytics and NPM ...

September 27, 2012

Michael Azoff, Principal Analyst at Ovum, talks about his Solution Guide for Application Performance Management, the APM market, and the definition of APM ...

September 25, 2012

Enterprise IT is facing mounting challenges in tracking and delivering network performance, according to a new survey conducted by SevOne.

September 14, 2012

In many organizations, security operations work in siloes to IT Operations. As a result, security vulnerabilities have to be handled twice: once by the SOC groups or security teams, and secondly by the IT Operations team who could not initially identify the issue. Consequently, you cannot establish any automation for information sharing or event correlation between security vulnerabilities and performance issues. Here are 10 tips for efficient SOC/NOC collaborate ...

August 24, 2012

Application performance monitoring has become the focal point of IT operations and management. However, managing application performance is no longer the exclusive responsibility of the application team. Today we see network administration teams – that need to prove “it’s not the network” – also stepping up to participate in diagnosing application performance problems. To accomplish this, there are a number of network-based APM solutions on the market that target network engineers and operations teams. If you’re one of those team members, consider the following as you evaluate new solutions ...

April 03, 2012

With new technologies presenting a broader range of methods for network access and use, the complexities of supporting services across the enterprise are becoming even more challenging. With these challenges in mind, the following three key factors are certain to play significant roles in next-generation network management capabilities and solutions in the years to come ...

November 22, 2010

BSM is all about managing services. Services are made up of hardware and software. Let’s trace the service backward from the human.

Kathy is the human, she interacts with her computer and the software she is using. For this example, let us use a browser based application. Browser talks to the application server over a network and that server typically talks to a backend, like a database, over a network.

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