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June 14, 2013

Exponential growth in the use of smart devices has led to significant and increased demand for bandwidth across 84 per cent of organizations surveyed globally, according to new research commissioned by BT and Cisco ...

May 27, 2013

Every year when I attend the major networking and interoperability conference known as Interop, I attempt to figure out what the theme of the show is. Sometimes that can be a tough job, but not at the recent Interop Las Vegas. Clearly, Software Defined Networking (or SDN) was the king of this year’s Interop ...

May 24, 2013

One-third of respondents identified server virtualization as the top monitoring challenge within their datacenter, closely followed by managing mobile devices, according to a survey released by Network Instruments at Interop Las Vegas 2013 ...

May 17, 2013

We’re all way too technical and often a user reporting “The network is slow” is taken literally. Then an investigation of the network is performed to absolutely no avail, because the user(s) who reported it have no way on earth of telling if the network is slow or fast or anything else. They’re actually observing that their “Application is Slow” ...

May 03, 2013

IT managers from companies around the world are struggling with network and application performance issues as new technologies and high-bandwidth applications continue to consume network resources at an alarming rate, according to new research from Exinda and Aberdeen Group ...

May 02, 2013

If you’ve seen lots of wide area network diagrams you’ve probably noticed a familiar pattern emerge, one that bears a striking resemblance to the members of the arachnid family. Yep, quite a few WANs look an awful lot like a spider ,,, But in the modern world of cloud computing and distributed networks, is this really the smartest way to connect the many locations of a large and distributed enterprise? Isn’t there are smarter way to do this networking?

April 15, 2013

When you think about it, we’re not just focusing on application and network performance solely for the sake of performance. In today’s business environment, we’re focusing on performance because IT has become a service — and ultimately, we are the ones in charge of the delivery of that service. Given that reality, does it make any sense to treat IT operations management and IT service management as distinct and separate activities? I submit that it does not ...

April 02, 2013

It’s not just the network infrastructure that IT teams need to consider; it’s not even the increasingly complex application infrastructure that stands between the physical network infrastructure and the users. The challenge today involves the effective management of both these infrastructures as well the interplay between them — and it’s the interplay between them that poses the greatest challenge. Application-aware network performance management tools can help you overcome that challenge ...

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 ...

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