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This recent research on cloud computing from the Register delves a little deeper than many of the "We're all adopting cloud!" surveys we've seen. They found that meaningful cloud adoption and the idea of the cloud-first enterprise are still not reality for many businesses. The Register...
Google’s Cloud team this week discussed multicloud integration with their own platform and AWS using Google Cloud Endpoints and AWS’ Lambda. The Cloud Endpoints let you develop open APIs, and you can then call those APIs up from Lambda. This may be the way forward for businesses eager ...
It’s shaping up to be a pleasant Friday afternoon around the office, with no user complaints coming in and the weekend beckoning. Then you get a call from the office manager at one of your company’s remote offices, several hours’ drive from where you are. Their weekly site backup, whic...
IT leaders have always had their hands full with ghost issues on-premises. But for businesses that rely on remote and branch offices, monitoring a sprawling network of on-premises equipment introduces even more challenges. That’s why we move to the cloud, right? To help us eliminate tr...
Talk of IT disasters can spark equal amounts of fear of them happening to us, and gratitude that the big one hasn’t happened to us yet. Network World offers some tips on what not to do when migrating to the cloud to avoid disasters—or, at the very least, grumbling users. They recommend...
In this brave new world of running businesses with cloud and SaaS technology, who's buying hardware anymore? Well, cloud providers, that's who. Financial filings from AWS, Microsoft and Google show they spent a combined $31.54 billion on capital expenditures and capital leases in 2016....
The first step to solving a problem is recognizing that it actually exists. And whether you’ve realized it or not, cloud services are a problem for your IT department. Even if you feel like you have a solid grasp of cloud technology and the nuances of making a cloud purchase, business ...
As your business grows, your technology requirements-and likely your physical footprint-will grow along with it. Improving infrastructure often means increased expenses due to additional physical data centers, expanded network capacity and improved server efficiency. Many organizations...
In this modern world of IT, you’ve probably got some new colleagues in your life—namely, the cloud and SaaS providers who now hold your infrastructure in their hands. These business relationships—yes, they’re technology-based, but cloud and SaaS are business models—will become as impor...
We launched AppNeta Performance Manager recently, and after all our excitement over letting the world know about it, we’re getting down to business here with some more details. The best part about our product (yes, we’re biased) is that it truly does cloud application monitoring. It’s ...
I was glad to hear that Equal Pay Day is gaining some real attention this year. At AppNeta, we’ve held up the value of gender pay equity since our founding. Equal pay is a fight women have been engaged in for a long time, and we’ve worked hard to make sure AppNeta is a place...Continue...
The IT industry is undergoing a significant evolution to keep up with cloud application demand. We see this happening as a mindset shift, from traditional IT teams to more well-rounded, cloud-focused job roles. The IT industry has become so cloud-minded that Gartner predicts that by 20...
What’s your bandwidth-consuming vice these days? Maybe March Madness? You’re certainly not alone. Even employees in the very important Pentagon are hooked. The Pentagon’s ISP asked employees to reconsider streaming basketball games in light of the important work their bandwidth is supp...
Your business leaders are in search of a cloud expert to help them navigate the increasingly complicated world of cloud applications. But if you read our recent post defining cloud brokers, you might still be wondering why you can’t be the in-house cloud expert your company needs. Ther...
We've all had that feeling before: The feeling that you're missing something that everyone else is in on. For today's IT leaders, that feeling might come up when you hear talk about cloud brokers. Meanwhile, you head back into your office and deal with your ever-growing shadow IT prob...
These days, organizations of all sizes are struggling to balance the constant demands of a hyper-connected, increasingly mobile end-user with the ever-pressing need to keep technology and business operations running smoothly. In an effort to avoid the potentially disastrous costs of do...
In an environment powered primarily by SaaS applications and cloud services, the devil is in the details. Cloud and SaaS licensing is one detail that often torments IT teams. Here’s how it works and how to make managing licenses easier. How Do SaaS and Cloud Licenses Work? In the old d...
So you've decided to take the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) approach to cloud migration. That's great-you're on your way to realizing the cost savings and flexibility of cloud computing. But the decisions don't stop when you choose between SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. Choosing your pu...
So, were any of you looking for yet another business SaaS app to support? No? Well, your users might have other ideas. Google announced at its industry event this week that it’s splitting the Hangouts app into two: one application for video, and one for chat. That’s aimed at competing ...
For those of us who’ve worked in IT for a long time, we know disruptive change when we see it. And cloud and SaaS have brought about the biggest change for IT teams we’ve seen in many years. These trends have turned traditional IT on its head, and that includes the way IT researches, c...
We were pretty excited here at AppNeta when we got the good news that we got high marks from users in Gartner’s Network Performance Monitoring-Diagnostics category. Gartner’s Critical Capabilities research examines how tech users actually choose and interact with the products they need...
So, what did we all take away from this week’s AWS outage? Depends who you ask. Plenty of us in IT think it was a good reminder to consider multicloud and hybrid cloud environments—basically, do not put all your cloud workload eggs in one AWS basket. The S3 storage outage affected abou...
There are plenty of technology details that have gone through major changes in the cloud era. One networking detail in particular—tracking and managing quality of service (QoS) is an essential one to master for modern IT. QoS is a way of marking traffic prioritization over networks in ...
This week's news brings us further reminders that if you're betting on cloud, you're headed in the right direction. The cloud is growing seven times faster than the rest of IT, according to IDC, with a 25% spending increase just from 2016 to 2017. SaaS still leads the pack, with an est...
SaaS use is growing in enterprises all the time, with the ease of consumer apps meeting the full-featured nature of typical business software. Google added new tools earlier this week to G Suite that are designed for enterprise IT. The announced features include additions to security a...
On the topic of cloud finances, we’ve got some good news and bad news for you. First, the good news: IT teams are poised to become in-house cloud brokers and experts, with a stake in big business decisions. The bad news, however, is that you, as an IT team member, have to learn more ab...
Spending time and resources monitoring your end-user experience can have a massive impact on your enterprise’s operational efficiency, customer retention and employee productivity—all quantifiable metrics that are proven to increase your company’s profits. Still, the data behind the en...
It wasn't too long ago that cloud computing had more detractors than supporters. Companies (especially in the enterprise world) just weren't ready to relinquish control of applications and business processes. And yet, the light of cloud benefits has slowly drawn the business world in ...
SaaS has become the way of the world for enterprise application delivery. The vast majority of enterprises now trust the software-as-a-service model for everything from niche applications to mission-critical tools. However, SaaS applications are a bit of a double-edged sword. The cloud...
In just the past ten or so years, consumer devices have swamped enterprises. Along with those devices have come apps and services and the expectation of ease and convenience from technology. The consumerization of IT is more than just the need to support and monitor personal devices on...
When choosing a cloud provider, you can look at brand recognition, security and storage features and other items. But cloud providers depend on networks just like the rest of us, and they’re not all created or configured equal. In general, for those considering the cloud, it’s importan...
Whether you’re part of a large enterprise expanding your footprint, a retailer with multiple brick-and-mortar stores, or a bank with many locations, you likely know all about remote office/branch office (ROBO) problems. Much of the pressure of managing remote offices falls on IT if the...
For your weekly dose of industry numbers, let’s start with this: Just 1% of cloud survey respondents will use no cloud services at all in the next two years. That’s according to the Interop ITX/InformationWeek survey on the state of cloud computing. We’re curious how even that 1% is ma...
Just when you thought you’d heard every cloud-related term out there, here’s a new(ish) one: multicloud. This one, at least, is pretty straightforward. It refers to businesses using more than one public cloud provider at a time. Now that there’s more than one mature public cloud option...
No, that’s not a question for superstitious IT leaders. We’re talking about application performance ghost issues—the bane of IT’s existence. Ghost issues are the ones that come up intermittently to degrade end-user experience, but are often impossible to reproduce, identify and fix. Yo...
This week, Packet Pushers has some excellent guidance around avoiding short-term networking fixes for application issues—or, as they call them, “stupid network tricks.” The way to avoid those tricks, they say, is to get ahead of the problem by involving IT at the outset of every projec...
Download PathTest, our network capacity testing tool, for free! What is PathTest? PathTest is a free IP-based network capacity testing tool designed with flexibility and accuracy in mind. It allows you to determine the maximum capacity between any two IP-addressable network endpoints u...
Contrary to popular belief (and the exciting buzz of CES), it’s business technology, not consumer, that really drives innovation, says the Aberdeen Group. They name the PC, IoT and early BlackBerry business use as innovative tools that started in data centers and IT departments before ...
Even though mass-market VoIP technology has been available since 2004, adoption rates have proved underwhelming for the last decade. VoIP adoption rates have picked up in recent years, but business-critical use cases such as the call center still seem to lag behind cloud services adopt...
It's the holiday season, and one IT wish list item may be cloud control and confidence. There's a whole new crop of companies offering cloud management and governance services to ease the adoption and maintenance of cloud. There are a lot of challenges to getting the best value out of ...