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ThousandEyes Hackday: Where Innovation Meets Fun

Posted by on June 26th, 2018
July 2nd, 2018

Last week, along with summer solstice, we celebrated ThousandEyes Hackday: an internal event that brings cross-functional teams together to build something creative, while keeping it fun and exciting. In true ThousandEyes style, the event was innovative, witty and packed with high energy. The talent and dedication showcased by the different teams was truly inspiring. … Read More »

Monitoring Multi-Cloud Network Performance

Posted by on June 21st, 2018
June 21st, 2018

Most enterprises began their cloud journey with a single infrastructure-as-a-service platform. Lately, compelling offerings from the likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud (GCP), IBM, Digital Ocean and others have created a plethora of options, with best-of-breed functionality designed for different workload types. Much as we saw with computing and server platforms in private data centers, enterprises are finding themselves consuming two of more of these cloud services.… Read More »

Cthulhu’s Mongo Aggregations and How To Tame Them

Posted by on June 15th, 2018
June 19th, 2018

Aggregation pipelines in MongoDB can get very complex very quickly. But they provide a much more flexible query interface than simple “find” queries and often allow you to leverage data locality by moving much of your data processing to Mongo itself. In this blog post, we will discuss the decision to move a particular data processing pipeline to Mongo, and how we managed to stay sane in the process.… Read More »

Does SD-WAN Leave You Exposed?

Posted by on June 7th, 2018
June 7th, 2018

Attending the Gartner CIO Conference in Toronto a few weeks back gave me the opportunity to talk to IT leaders about their top of mind concerns. A topic that repeatedly came up in conversations with enterprise attendees was SD-WAN adoption. The cost and manageability benefits are clearly compelling, and even though there’s always some trepidation around adopting any new technology, attendees were generally optimistic about the state of SD-WAN—with one exception.… Read More »

AWS US-East-2 Outage and Monitoring Microservices

Posted by on May 31st, 2018
May 31st, 2018

On the morning of May 31st, 2018, shortly after midnight Pacific Time, users reported an outage in Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) US-East-2 region. An issue with Internet connectivity caused this data center to lose reachability to the Internet, impacting the functioning of any apps with external dependencies such as API services and integration with 3rd party SaaS applications.… Read More »

Webex Monitoring

Posted by on May 17th, 2018
May 17th, 2018

The adoption of cloud-based audio and video conferencing has been on the rise over the past few years. Positioned as a market leader by Gartner in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions, Cisco Webex is the goto conferencing service for enterprises globally. Cisco Webex solutions are delivered as a service over the Internet, a best effort network that has no performance guarantees.… Read More »

Open-Sourcing Shoelaces: A Tool for Unmanned Server Bootstrapping

Posted by on May 14th, 2018
May 14th, 2018

Shoelaces is a tool that provides the glue for the unmanned bootstrapping of a server using a lightweight mechanism. That means you can boot a remote server either manually or automatically without local assistance. Here at ThousandEyes, we have been using Shoelaces for almost two years now as a key component of our infrastructure management environment.… Read More »

Understanding SD-WANs: Benefits and Limitations

Posted by on May 11th, 2018
May 11th, 2018

SD-WANs are a significant development in wide area networking, and the first SDN technology to gain widespread deployment. Yet, their usefulness is being muddled by over-hyped expectations that they can provide all-seeing and all-controlling power over every aspect of enterprise IT communications. … Read More »