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April 03, 2018

Healthcare, in common with many other industries, is undergoing a significant digital transformation. As resources and purse strings become ever tighter, healthcare providers are becoming increasingly dependent on advancements in digital technology to enable them to do more with less ...

March 22, 2018

In a previous blog, I talked about how to get visibility into cloud networks and resolve the first part of the problem. This included why visibility was important and how to accomplish it. Once you have that information, the next thing you need to understand is the performance of your cloud network so that you can answer important questions. This includes ...

March 20, 2018

Most organizations understand that centralized network monitoring is vital to maintaining the health of critical infrastructure and applications. And while solutions using NetFlow undoubtedly help gain perspective into capacity planning, trend analysis, and utilization, they lack the important precision of packet-based analytics tools ...

March 13, 2018

Many network operations teams question if they need to TAP their networks; perhaps they aren't familiar with test access points (TAPs), or they think there isn't an application that makes sense for them. Over the past decade, industry best-practice revealed that all network infrastructure should utilize a network TAP as the foundation for complete visibility. The following are the seven most popular applications for TAPs ...

February 26, 2018

It wasn't so long ago that enterprises housed their critical business applications within their own network of servers and client computers. Monitoring and troubleshooting performance issues like latency was far easier. So, even though our network monitoring and diagnostics tools have improved greatly, the introduction of a myriad interconnected SaaS applications and cloud hosted services have greatly complicated our typical network landscape, causing knock-on effects like latency to appear ...

February 22, 2018

Everyone wants to talk about how analytics is the future of network engineering and operations. The phrase "network analytics" is used by vendors of various stripes to imply that a particular technology is smarter and better than the average solution. But what is it? What does the term network analytics mean to the enterprise network infrastructure professionals? ...

February 16, 2018

The enterprise WAN is unable to keep up with digital transformation demands, according to Foundation for Digital Transformation, a new research report, authored by Ensemble IQ and supported by InfoVista. This challenge was universal across all three vertical industries surveyed — retail, manufacturing, and banking/financial services ...

February 05, 2018

Today's network engineers have their work cut out for them. Bigger, more complex networks have created an environment where network engineers are forced to adapt and develop more effective ways to manage and troubleshoot their networks. This begins with better visibility, which has presented an issue traditionally as engineers struggle to create an accurate picture due to challenges with static maps ...

February 01, 2018

Visibility technology can help by giving you access to critical monitoring, when you need it and in the format you need it. But improved visibility isn’t usually enough. You are probably going to need a more proactive troubleshooting approach as well ...

January 29, 2018

Whether you're building a new data center or upgrading an existing one, make certain you ask, "Why are you clinging to a portable network TAP variation or make-shift solution? ...

January 17, 2018

With more than one-third of IT Professionals citing "moving faster" as their top goal for 2018, and an overwhelming 99 percent of IT and business decision makers noticing an increasing pace of change in today's connected world, it's clear that speed has become intrinsically linked to business success. For companies looking to compete in the digital economy, this pace of transformation is being driven by their customers and requires speedy software releases, agility through cloud services, and automation ...

January 16, 2018

Looking back on this year, we can see threads of what the future holds in enterprise networking. Specifically, taking a closer look at the biggest news and trends of this year, IT areas where businesses are investing and perspectives from the analyst community, as well as our own experiences, here are five network predictions for the coming year ...

January 05, 2018

Industry experts offer predictions on how Network Performance Management (NPM) and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2018 ...

December 01, 2017

A recent blog on APMdigest — Protecting Network Performance is as Essential as Securing the Network — mentions that performance issues and outages are possible when security tools (like an IPS, WAF, etc.) are inserted inline. However, one easy way to mitigate this concern is to deploy a bypass switch before the inline tool ...

November 14, 2017

More than 90 percent of respondents are concerned about data and application security in public clouds while nearly 60 percent of respondents reported that public cloud environments make it more difficult to obtain visibility into data traffic, according to a new Cloud Security survey ...

October 26, 2017

Most everyone in IT has heard about network performance monitoring (NPM) and application performance monitoring (APM) tools. But what are the real benefits? For instance, what kind of information do I really get and is it worth the investment? Also, what about the complexity involved with these types of solutions? The answer boils down to implementation ...

October 20, 2017

You've heard of DevOps and SecOps, but NetOps? NetOps is a natural progression of legacy Network Operations to foster more efficient and resilient infrastructures through automation and intelligence. The efficacy of NetOps personnel is reliant upon understanding five key elements of a NetOps Platform and how to best utilize and implement each ...

October 06, 2017

In the Riverbed Future of Networking Global Survey, more than half of the respondents acknowledged that achieving operational agility is critical to the success of a modern enterprise, and next-generation networks as well as the technology to support them are key to reaching this goal ...

October 05, 2017

Legacy infrastructures are holding back their cloud and digital strategies, according to the Riverbed Future of Networking Global Survey 2017. Nearly all survey respondents agree that legacy network infrastructure will have difficulty keeping pace with the changing demands of the cloud and hybrid networks ...

September 27, 2017

A recent global Gartner survey revealed that 75 percent of end-user organizations would be willing to pay more for 5G ...

September 26, 2017

Rapid 5G adoption is spreading across the globe, with 96 percent of large technology companies planning to leverage 5G and 83 percent planning to have 5G solutions deployed within the next 24 months, according to a new survey commissioned by Ixia ...

August 18, 2017
Network infrastructure is the key asset for organizations with geographically dispersed data centers and cloud computing for line-of-business applications, according to a new survey conducted by the SANS Institute ...
August 09, 2017

With today's distributed application architectures becoming more common, a technique called multi-segment analysis, can greatly help IT professionals pinpoint the location and cause of latency or other application performance issues ...

August 04, 2017
Network managers will need to upgrade, expand, and adapt their network monitoring and management tools and practices if they are going to support the Internet of Things (IoT), according to new research by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) ...

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