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SDN and Network Management: Infosim® StableNet® Current State of Affairs and Roadmap

Dr. David Hock, Senior Consultant R&D, Infosim®, discusses how Infosim® StableNet® is integrating SDN and Network Management to increase the benefits for their customers. Recently, Software Defined Networking (SDN) has become a very popular term in the area of communication networks. The paradigm shift introduced by SDN is a promising enabler for many use cases. However, it also opens up a lot of new challenges for Network Management Software Providers. Infosim® is working together with cust...
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Big Data Monitoring

Robust Monitoring to Meet Big Data Challenges Unstructured data accounts for as much as 80 percent of most companies' total data volume. This “Big Data” has customarily taken too long and cost too much to process and analyze. Now, however, emerging Big Data initiatives stand to transform these vast, untapped resources from a costly storage challenge into vital business intelligence for marketing, product development, stock trading, genetic research, and more. Big Data promises quantum gains in p...
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Aligning IT with Business via Performance Management

Much of the discussion around the Observer Platform 17 release has focused on how the designs of the new user interface (UI) and other enhancements will assist network and operations teams to more easily manage service and application performance. This performance data and analysis isn’t just of value to IT but to the overall business. The challenge for performance management solutions has been providing this intelligence in a way that can be easily accessed and understood by other IT and busine...
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Ixia's new Ebook- The Network Through a New Lens: How a Visibility Architecture Sharpens the View

"Enter the Visibility Architecture" "Buying more tools to deal with spiraling demands is counter-productive – it’s like trying to simplify a problem by increasing complexity. Visibility merits its own architecture, capable of addressing packet access and packet stream management. A visibility architecture that collects, manages, and distributes packet streams for monitoring and analysis is ideal for cost-savings, reliability, and resilience. The economic advantages of such end to-end visibility ...
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3 Gotchas That Will Kill Your Virtualization Visibility Plans

A virtual architecture is one of the fastest growing aspects of the data center these days. There has been considerable adoption over the last several years. According to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 server virtualization, virtualized x86 server workloads passed the 70% mark in 2014. This is a big surge from the approximately 50% mark held in 2012. While the market is surging with increased adoption, best practices need to be implemented to prevent rework and aggravation down the road. As ...
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3 Top Features of Observer Platform 17

Network Instruments has announced the newest edition of the Observer Performance Management Platform. With redesigned, easy-to-use interfaces and workflows, expanded web user visibility, increased transactional intelligence, and enhanced integration with third-party tools and applications, Observer Platform 17 offers the network team a comprehensive, intuitive approach. What’s New Several components of the Observer Platform have changed significantly with this release. Observer Reporting Server ...
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27 Best Practices for Network Configuration and Change Management (NCCM) including Vulnerability and Lifecycle Management (VLM)

Corporation’s networks today are expanding exponentially but, more importantly, today’s networks are the backbone and heart of a companies’ ability to perform its day-to-day business. When network failures occur, businesses cannot operate, revenues are affected, and loss of credibility/customer experience can be catastrophic. Maintaining a consistent high level of service availability drives greater customer satisfaction, it builds greater credibility, that in turn creates greater revenues by ma...
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Network Managers Lead the Charge with Observer Platform 17

The following blog post is by Steve Brown, the director of product marketing for Network Instruments, a business unit of JDSU. The management of IT resources has changed significantly over the past several years. With the implementation of cloud, unified communications (UC), and Big Data initiatives, locating the source of application or service delivery issues has become increasingly complex. As a result, the network team often functions as a first responder, ensuring the continued and uninterr...
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JDSU’s Network Instruments Unveils Observer Platform 17 for Simplified Performance Management and Application Troubleshooting

Network Instruments, a business unit of JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU), has announced the latest edition of its cornerstone Observer® Performance Management Platform. Observer Platform 17 provides network managers and engineers a comprehensive, intuitive approach to: Proactively pinpoint performance problems and optimize services. Integrate monitoring into the deployment of IT initiatives, including cloud, service orchestration and security. Easily manage access and share performance data with IT teams and...
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Third Generation OSS: StableNet

Q: What is StableNet’s unique selling point?A: StableNet is a network management product, covering service assurance as well as service fulfilment. There are two main unique sales points from this: The first point is the automation of the setup process, based on a flexible auto discovery process and the second one is the full integration of fault, performance and configuration management in one framework. If you look at classical solutions, these products are not working well together and thus y...
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2013 Network Trends: Top Four Predictions

  The primary challenges of ensuring reliable cloud performance revolve around the lack of metrics for monitoring SLAs and performance. Understanding these issues is critical for developing successful monitoring strategies. Death of the PC is Greatly Exaggerated While everyone is focused on BYOD and the latest tablets as the largest generator of end-user traffic, PCs aren’t going anywhere. According to Deloitte, more than 80 percent of Internet traffic measured in bits will be driven by tra...
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Troubleshooting 10 Gb: Are You Storing Enough?

If you rely on long-term packet capture appliances like GigaStor™ for troubleshooting, it’s essential to consider upgrading the appliance’s storage capacity whenever network bandwidth is increased. This is an often over-looked issue that you’ll want to consider and budget for, before rolling out 10 Gb. The following graph illustrates how increases in network bandwidth and utilization impact the amount of time that you can capture and store. ConnectionPercent UtilizationStorageCapture Time1 Gb25%...
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Year-End Network Monitoring Assessment

Planning for the Future As we approach the New Year, many organizations’ data centers and network configurations are in lockdown mode. Whether this is due to assuming a defensive posture against the onslaught of holiday ecommerce traffic, or an accommodation to vacationing staff, the situation provides network managers an opportunity to perform a year-end network monitoring assessment Establish Future Goals, Identify Current Weaknesses and Make Sure Core Tasks and Goals Are Achieved   Q. Ho...
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Managing Your Application Performance

Are you are planning to implement new IT projects such as data center consolidation, server virtualization, cloud computing, or perhaps adding new applications on the network?  Do you understand exactly how these upgrades will affect the existing applications and the user experience?  What strategy are you going to use to ensure application performance is not compromised?  It is imperative that you understand how each of the components can affect overall application performance. A...
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Measuring IPTV Quality

If you’re implementing IPTV, it’s important to know what metrics to monitor to ensure the transmission of high quality video. Managing performance entails more than tracking response time. Let’s look at the key metrics for managing IPTV in the following table: Performance AreaMetricDescriptionIPTV Service MetricsQoEVideo quality of experience measured via Media Delivery Index (MDI), most often displayed as two numbers separated by a colon: delay factor (DF) and the media loss rate (MLR)Packet lo...
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5 IPTV Monitoring Best Practices

Chances are you’ve seen Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) but didn’t know it. Different types of IPTV are popping up in our daily lives ranging from Video-On-Demand to being greeted by pre-recorded video messages at the gas pump or ATM. And many businesses are adopting IPTV to broadcast live or on-demand video content to employees, partners, customers, and investors. But what does this mean for the network team? In this article we’ll outline IPTV basics and focus on primary management challenges and b...
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Expanding Visibility with NBAR and IP SLA

IP SLA and NBAR are important monitoring technologies that should be utilized for cost-effectively improving visibility and understanding of network and application performance. What are NBAR and IP SLA Technologies? Cisco offers enhanced monitoring functionality on select routers via NBAR and IP SLA technologies that examine, analyze and classify network traffic. Each operates independently and enables more effective management and improved performance, especially where the ability to install p...
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