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Cloud adoption just keeps increasing, with more to come, according to this recent IDG cloud survey. They found that the average company has 45% of their IT environment in the cloud, and that by the end of 2017, the average company expects it’ll be closer to 59%. With all those numbers ...
SaaS has some great benefits, such as hands-off management, user self-service and reduced dependence on hardware. It also brings some business considerations that are different from the ones of the past, when IT was run very differently. For example, off-premises apps command monthly s...
This week brought a few great stories about IT gaining more respect as a critical part of business success. First, this Forbes story takes a detailed look at IT jobs and the cloud to delve into how IT’s role is becoming more clear. It’s a reminder that we’re moving past the initial “cl...
It’s Halloween weekend! Do you have any ghost issues in your IT infrastructure? Those are the ones that are hard or impossible to reproduce, and usually take the most time to find and fix. Performance monitoring will help you sweep those lurkers right out the door, so you won’t be scar...
Artificial intelligence has dominated many IT headlines this year. One theory on why AI is taking off now is that its predictive capabilities are becoming popular in this data-driven world. It’s getting better and more business-worthy, too. Salesforce recently announced Einstein, an AI...
The internet crashed today. It wasn’t the normal WiFi reset, network congestion, single-site outage or even the obscure mouse-ate-the-cable. The east-coast internet was under attack due to a DDoS attack that took down Dyn, a leader in DNS services for much of the east coast of the Unit...
We’re nearing late October, which means it’s time for… IT conferences and industry predictions! During Gartner’s ITExpo and Symposium this week, analysts forecasted a nearly 3% rise in global IT spending for 2017. That will bring spending to $3.5 trillion, with software and IT services...
Fall often has a New Year’s feel to it, as kids head back to school and squirrels start stocking acorns for winter. It’s a good time to reassess 2016 priorities and budgets and decide which projects can get done (or mostly done) by the end of the year, and see what prioriti...
Building from scratch is never easy. A good plan, like anyone who has ever built Legos will know, can make it much simpler. Setting up a new remote office can be an exciting time for a business. New environments can breed creativity and bolster productivity if set up correctly. But wha...
It was a rough week for Samsung and its combusting phones. This piece breaks down the supply chain issues facing global manufacturers like Samsung. It comes down to visibility—there are so many moving parts in building a product like a smartphone that it can seem nearly impossible to s...
Salesforce uptime and performance have driven plenty of business success. What today’s users like about Salesforce is that it has a lot of customization capabilities and can integrate with other popular, business-critical apps. It’s possible for a company to connect Salesforce with any...
This week, we came across some nice hard numbers on cloud infrastructure spending, based on IDC research. They expect that spending on cloud infrastructure will pull even with spending on traditional IT infrastructure within five years. That’s a pretty amazing shift when we look back o...
It happened gradually, but at some point WiFi networks moved from a nice-to-have bonus feature in the office to become a standard part of a business’s IT infrastructure. Now that mobile devices are such a critical part of work, WiFi is essential. It needs care and attention as other ne...
This week brought Elon Musk’s announcement about his plans to build a sustainable city on Mars. Specifics are scarce, but we’re hoping Musk has considered the quality of WiFi service on Mars, or those travelers might be quite disappointed when they arrive after a six-month flight. Mayb...
We came across a new IT buzzword this week: immutable infrastructure. The concept is that infrastructure components get replaced wholesale—essentially a new build or deployment whenever a change or fix is needed. So, no patching needed! It’s a way to move toward easier infrastructure a...
What happened with TraceView? On September 1st, 2016, SolarWinds acquired AppNeta’s TraceView product & technology along with the core development and support teams who joined SolarWinds as full-time employees. SolarWinds provides powerful and affordable IT management software to c...
Welcome to Friday, and may yours be pleasant and relaxed, even in light of this piece of news: IT may need to add User Awareness and Adoption as something to consider along with the rest of its big to-do list, according to a recent Nemertes Research webinar based on its research. The “...
The latest in mobile operating systems from Apple—iOS 10—hit virtual update shelves today. What it means for consumers is clear: new features as well as updated core apps like Maps and Messaging. What it means for wireless networks in your office is a different story. The Lowdown on th...
Welcome to Friday, everyone. It’s back-to-school time, and we’re doing our homework on the latest in application and networking news. This week, we came across this really strong argument in favor of putting user experience at the top of enterprise and website priority lists. This Harv...
As many of our customers have discovered, constant firefighting of performance issues is not a sustainable plan for growth. It’s a common predicament, though. In many data centers now, older legacy applications are running some business functions, while newer SaaS and web-based apps ar...
It’s the Friday before Labor Day weekend in the U.S., which is a day to specifically not labor at all. But here’s a fun fact: Labor Day was created not as a day of rest for workers but actually as a day to honor the contributions workers have made to the well-being of the U.S.... Read ...
A company’s network is its transportation system, essential to daily work getting done.  It’s gotten more complex through the years, but the underlying technology used to move packets of data from place to place hasn’t evolved much. In that time, though, applications have moved from on...
Happy Friday! Today we’re thinking about teamwork, after watching all those soccer players and relay teams kicking butt in the Olympics. I came across a recent IT trends survey, sponsored by Dell, that breaks out the views of IT decision makers vs. business decision makers. The survey ...
Modern IT metrics encompass a lot of measurements, from throughput and latency to capacity and error rates. In a complicated technology world, the question of which metrics to track has gotten more complicated too. It’s just one more challenge in a challenging IT environment. And busin...
When we talk about today's technology environments, we're mostly talking about complexity. In the past decade or so, there have been some big changes in the way IT manages its resources and responsibilities. Along with the changes in technology (virtualization, cloud computing and othe...
When we say that networks are congested, we usually mean that a combination of too much data and not enough available capacity to support the applications are involved. We’ll conjure up metaphors of traffic jams, inner-city lane closures and other practical analogies to simplify the co...
This was a big one in the Wide World of Outages this week: Delta Airlines couldn’t get more than 1,500 planes off the ground because of a power outage in Atlanta. Well, that’s what initial reports said, but the Wall Street Journal went into the details about how some critical systems a...
4 Steps to Networking (and Productivity) Gold The Olympics in Rio are in full swing which means the world’s best athletes competing in nail-biting competitions… what’s not to love? For most corporate IT Ops teams it introduces new challenges at work… like your colleagues fo...
Happy Friday, all, and thanks for voting on the name of this weekly roundup blog post. The big winner was “Weekly Packet,” so let’s get started on volume two. AWS and other cloud adoption could rise in the wake of the Brexit decision over in Europe, as a Forbes contributor reports. I f...
The idea of eliminating silos in IT has been a hot topic in the past few years, as virtualization has removed the traditional separations between technologies and teams in the data center. This intersection of people and technology comes with some struggle, as IT teams adapt their jobs...
A service-level agreement sounds suspiciously like paperwork, which, to me anyway, sounds either boring or easy to ignore, or both. But service-level agreements (SLAs) can’t be ignored. This particular form of paperwork comes in many flavors, and affects IT in some important ways. Gene...
Happy Friday! Here’s a roundup of some of the intriguing IT events and news we came across this week. We’ll be posting this every Friday, and could use some help choosing a name. Another week, and Pokemon Go is still going strong around the world (except now there are landmines i...
For someone who writes a lot about technology, I am still a Luddite of sorts (Pokemon Go? No thank you. I’ve lost enough of my actual possessions inside my house without adding imaginary floating orb things). So when I read that hybrid cloud spending is on the rise this year, I was sur...
As the cloud takes over, enterprise IT Ops teams are losing visibility into the infrastructure and business-critical applications their employees rely on. Here at AppNeta, we are continually seeking to make our platform more flexible because we know how hard it can be for IT Ops teams ...
Sometime in the past ten or so years, we’ve come to treat the Internet as a revered state of mind, rather than a repository of information. I say “we” knowing I’m not alone here. When I first started using the web, I remember happily tolerating near-daily Hotmail outages and being real...
Many of our enterprise clients are growing and expanding to more remote locations around the world, especially in areas of high economic growth such as China and India. Accelerated business growth can be exciting and full of potential, but it comes with lots of strategic and tactical c...
Several members of the TraceView team just got back from PyCon 2016.  We saw a lot of great talks there and we wanted to highlight some of the especially awesome and notable ones.   To start with, we can’t help but mention the two great talks given by AppNeta folks: Geoff Gerriet...
We are excited to announce beta availability of Go Support for AppNeta TraceView.   Are you migrating Python or Ruby services to the Go language? If so, you’ll want performance visibility in production to assess your new components. At AppNeta, we were in the same boat as we moved part...
We are excited to announce the availability of AppNeta Java artifacts on Maven! It’s now easier and faster than ever to add performance monitoring to Java apps. Maven is designed to make building and managing Java projects easier and with this update, we now enable users to add our Jav...
I’m excited to share some recent updates to TraceView’s AppMap, as it’s one of our customer’s favorite ways to visualize their app performance data (check out your AppMap here!). Because the AppMap allows you to quickly see what’s upstream and downstream of each compo...