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Observer Infrastructure: Adding The Device Performance Perspective

In April 2010, Network Instruments® announced the availability of Observer Infrastructure (OI), an integral element of their Observer® performance management solution, which complements their primary packet-oriented network and application performance monitoring products with an infrastructure viewpoint. An evolutionary replacement for Network Instruments Link Analyst™, OI has been significantly expanded and includes network infrastructure device health monitoring, IP SLA active testing, NBAR an...
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Application Monitoring Is Not Application Performance Monitoring (APM)

There is a common issue I deal with when speaking to end users trying to monitor applications. This confusion is partially created by vendors who would like to position themselves in the hot APM market, yet they clearly don’t enable performance monitoring. These vendors are slowly starting to correct the messaging, but many have poor market understanding, and continue to confuse buyers. There are two types of monitoring technologies, one is availability monitoring and the other performance monit...
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Using Wireshark & Observer For Complete Visibility

 If you are like the average network professional, Wireshark is probably a part of your   regular troubleshooting arsenal. And, why not? It's the tool by which you learned       network analysis. Its flexibility in licensing, no-cost download, and familiarity, make it a logical choice to deploy to capture and analyze packets. But, what might your network team be missing, if it depends solely on Wireshark for network monitoring? We'll look at a two-solution appr...
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EMA Radar For Enterprise Network Availability Monitoring Systems - Q3 2014: Value Leader Infosim StableNet

The practice of network availability monitoring can range from simple standalone up/down monitoring of individual devices to complex, highly customized and automated approaches that fully integrate into broader management systems architectures. ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) analysts define the term "Enterprise Network Availability Monitoring System" (ENAMS) to include network-centric monitoring solutions that are used by enterprise network operations and engineering teams to discover,...
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4 Reasons To Use APM Tools

The following are four reasons why you should utilize Application Performance Management (APM) tools: 1. INCREASED REVENUE AND PROFITABILITY APM products ensure that bottom line costs are controlled through monitoring and discovery. APM technology also allows business to maximize the efficiency per employee by reducing downtime and increasing productivity per employee, which translates into retaining customers, better quality of service and improved brand positioning amongst potential customers....
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Surviving the Supersize

Top convenience store chain triumphs over network overhaul – saves thousands per day in lost sales. Last year alone, total global convenience store sales topped off at $199 billion, not including fuel. Besides all the soda pop, pizza and aspirin, today’s chains provide a host of other products and services, including ATM, money order, and wire transfers. Behind this 24/7 commitment is a lot of infrastructure, not to mention IT teams working to ensure reliable network and application delivery to ...
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GigaStor More: 2 Times the Storage, Same Form Factor

Now capable of storing 96 TB of network and application traffic for analysis in a single 5U chassis, the GigaStor Expandable scales to over a petabyte and beyond with additional units. It is the highest-capacity retrospective network analysis solution on the market today. Other popular GigaStor models offering enhanced storage capacity include the GigaStor Portable and GigaStor 10 Gb Wire Speed. The self-contained mobile troubleshooting system GigaStor Portable now stores 4 TB and 8 TB of date. ...
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NeXt-Hop-Performance (NHP): Now A Cost Effective Reality With Infosim® StableNet®

David Poulton, COO, Infosim® UK, discusses the introduction of Infosim®’s newest advances in Agent Technology using the cost effective Raspberry Pi hardware It has always been the vision for most telecommunications operators, managed service providers (MSPs) and enterprise corporations to have a cost effective solution for implementing a performance measurement and simulation capability that spans every hop within a network or service delivery path. Imagine being able to orchestrate performance ...
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GigaStor Eclipses The Competition

Now capable of storing 96 TB of network and application traffic for analysis in a single chassis, the GigaStor Expandable scales to over a petabyte and beyond with additional units. It is the highest-capacity retrospective network analysis solution on the market today.* To further put the size of a petabyte into perspective - if the average smartphone camera photo is 3MB in size and the average printed photo is 8.5 inches wide, then the assembled petabyte of photos placed side by side would be o...
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State Of The Network: Analyst Jim Frey's View/ Q&A

JDSU’s Network Instruments business released its seventh annual “State of the Network Global Study.” Of the findings – after polling 241 network professionals – a provoking theme emerged: 80 percent of respondents viewed software defined networks (SDN) as unimportant or were just going to “ride out the hype” – saying it is “Like a Road Trip Without a Map.” A leading authority in the enterprise network management space with a lot of experience covering this sector is Jim Frey, vice president at E...
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Network 'Security Cameras' Offer Insight after Attacks

Security is a top concern for anyone running a network today. The recent Heartbleed bug and other high-profile hacks have shined a new light on the fact that security strategies in the enterprise must constantly evolve to meet the challenges of new and ever-changing attacks. In the spring of 2014 news of the Heartbleed bug hit the wire sending the tech world scrambling to patch the now notorious OpenSSL vulnerability that allowed individuals to steal private information like certificate keys, pa...
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Getting Ahead of the Videoconferencing Wave

The future of all communications is undoubtedly IP-based. VoIP has been deployed by most companies, and a growing number are embracing IP-based video communications. IP videoconferencing has strong appeal to businesses through its promise of significant cost and time savings. But how simple is the transition to video? For end users, video communications are expected to be smooth, seamless, and simple. For the network team, there is an expectation that video will be similar to VoIP. But teams nee...
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Cloudy With a Chance of Dropped Packets

The topic of network visibility is still hot due in part to increasing data bandwidth requirements and network processing speeds. For instance, in a recent survey by Enterprise Management Associates (Network Visibility Controllers – Best Practices for Mainstreaming Monitoring Fabrics), 67% of respondents have or will convert to 10GE for their data centers within a year, 52% have or plan to migrate to 40GE within the year, and 40% have or plan to migrate to 100GE within the year. One of the negat...
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Unified Cloud Application Performance Monitoring

Solution Strengths Comprehensive solution for Configuration, Performance and Fault Management Unified code base eliminates need for fault prone module / product integration Ultra scalable architecture. Nothing gets added that could impact scalability End to end awareness delivers automated dependencies, root cause and Delivers massive automation benefits ROI in months, not years A focus on Cloud Apps/Services 2016 - over 50% of Global 1000 companies will have stored customer sensitive data in th...
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ROI for Network Performance Management

Introduction Besides being technically savvy, today’s network professionals must be aware of the business factors surrounding their department’s activities and responsibilities. This means two things – becoming aware of the way in which the networking team supports the business directly, and understanding how to characterize your infrastructure equipment and management technology investments in terms of business value. Commonly, that means building a business case for any technology investment. ...
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SDN: Configuration & Monitoring With StableNet®

Join Marc Scheib, Consultant at Infosim® and Thomas Hoehn, Developer at Infosim® for a Webinar and Live Demo featuring:1. Cons of traditional networks & pros of SDN2. OpenDaylight SDN Controller (Live Demo) Showing SDN Testbed Controller configuration via CLI Backup of controller configuration Using Device Info Commands 3. SDN Measurements with StableNet® (Live Demo) Flow & Switch count Port Traffic & Error measurements
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StableNet Telco: Transformation to a Unified OSS Management

Peter Moessbauer, Strategic Alliances Manager, Infosim, discusses cost effective network management Service provider networks have grown into highly complex islands of infrastructure from multiple vendors, covering multiple technologies - each with its own management system. Complexity is making it harder and more costly for service providers to create, deploy, provision, monitor, control, troubleshoot and bill services effectively and quickly enough to stay ahead in today's intensely competitiv...
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Five Things That Keep NCCM/Network Engineers Awake At Night, How To Solve Them With Infosim®StableNet® And Enjoy Your Life

Solution Strengths comprehensive solution for Configuration, Performance and Fault Management unified code base eliminates need for fault prone module/product integration ultra scalable architecture, nothing gets added that could impact scalability End-to-End awareness delivers automated dependencies, Root-Cause and delivers massive automation benefits ROI in months, not years Issue #1 “What do I have on my network?” large networks are constantly changing, keeping up with that change manually is...
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Tracking User Experience

Anyone who has tracked the network and application performance monitoring space over the past few years knows that User Experience is a hot topic. But what does it really mean? Understanding, click-for-click, what the users are doing, how long they have to wait, whether they are experiencing error messages, web pages that fail to load properly, or other connectivity issues are some of the elements that can positively and negatively impact User Experience. With mission-critical corporate applicat...
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SDN Is Like “A Road Trip Without A Map”

Software-defined networking, Unified Communications assessed in Network Instruments’ seventh annual survey A good map is essential whenever you want to travel uncharted territory. But many network professionals compare their foray into software-defined networking (SDN) to going on a trip with no map at all. And their uncertainty shows. The 241 network professionals surveyed for Network Instruments’ seventh annual “State of the Network” delivered an earful about SDN, Unified Communications, organ...
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