NPM

April 11, 2014

During the past several weeks we’ve had some fun debating what our experts viewed as 16 of the most damaging, costly and basically annoying issues network administrators deal with on a daily basis. We were inspired to put this together based on the infamous “bracket” that everyone is obsessed with this time of year for the NCAA Basketball Championships ...

March 28, 2014

According to a recent survey of networking personnel from midsized enterprises and education institutions, 65% of respondents expressed that current WAN optimization solutions are not sufficient to handle the growing complexity presented by networks which increasingly span multiple devices, geographies and cloud infrastructures ...

March 20, 2014

"Big Data" is among the hottest topics in business today. Executives want to know how to gain actionable insights and make decisions from the flood of data and metadata pouring out of their networks. That's good – it's their job to look for any way they can increase sales, reduce waste, and generally improve their business efficiency. But to get to those actionable insights, you first have to make some kind of sense of all this data ...

March 18, 2014

Are you sponsoring the NCAA basketball tournament in March? Well, maybe not directly. But you might be doing just that if your employees stream it on the company’s network through their desktops and, lately, their mobile devices as well. The result? Traffic spikes and strangled bandwidth. Here are eight things that IT teams can do to ensure that the network is well guarded and productivity remains untouched during March Madness ...

March 17, 2014

Even non-sports fans can get swept up in March Madness mania. However, when it comes to live streaming games on company-owned devices, on the company network and/or during office hours, end users can wreak havoc on the network. So how can IT pros prepare for March Madness (and other popular live streaming events)? We've compiled five tips to help keep networks running smoothly ...

February 19, 2014

From a market perspective, application-aware network performance management (AANPM) tools have often been lumped in with other NPM and APM solutions by analysts and media, despite the fact that they have somewhat (and occasionally very) different purposes ...

February 14, 2014

Very few of us actually have any idea what words like "latency", "bandwidth", and "internet speed" actually mean ...

February 10, 2014

The Sochi Winter Olympics are officially underway, and NBC will once again be providing viewers access to live streaming in a multitude of mediums. As NBC makes it easier and easier to bring the Olympics viewing experience to the office, are network operations staff prepared for the potential bandwidth onslaught?

January 28, 2014

Over the past few years, a number of new enterprise technologies have emerged that are critically reliant on network performance, but where this reliance is not necessarily obvious. These technologies include enterprise-class Voice over IP (VOIP) telephony solutions, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions, and enterprise collaboration tools ...

December 30, 2013

Experts at ExtraHop offer the following predictions for IT in 2014 ...