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A Tale of Two Trading Sites Told by Network Monitoring

Posted by on February 22nd, 2018
February 22nd, 2018

How can network monitoring help understand online trading website performance? In the first days of February, 2018 the stock market went on a bit of wild ride, with high levels of volatility amidst heavy trading sessions. On February 5th, the Dow skidded almost 1600 points before recovering slightly to a loss of 1175 points for the day—its worst daily point drop ever. Asian markets soon experienced their own swoon. Then on February 6, U.S. markets bounced back—regaining nearly 570 points, while the FTSE experienced its biggest drop since Brexit. As of February 9, the volatility continued.… Read More »

Network Monitoring for the Cloud Era at Cisco Live Barcelona

Posted by on February 15th, 2018
February 15th, 2018

We had a great week recently at Cisco Live Barcelona speaking to a wide variety of IT organizations from Dublin to Qatar (and Moscow to Kenya) about what they see in their networks and what challenges they have around network monitoring as more of their IT assets move into the cloud. Here are some takeaways from dozens of conversations I observed and participated in over the week.… Read More »

Network Performance Monitoring for Cisco Hybrid WAN

Posted by on February 12th, 2018
February 15th, 2018

Enterprise networks are rapidly transforming, disrupting classic network boundaries and giving way to WAN architectures that are hybrid in nature. With SaaS applications mainstreaming, cloud migrations inflight and SD-WAN deployments on the rise, the enterprise branch is becoming intelligent now more than ever. The benefits of these new trends are undeniable, however, it comes with its own challenges, especially in the area of network performance monitoring and cloud visibility.… Read More »

Monitoring Zscaler Web Secure Gateways

Posted by on February 1st, 2018
February 1st, 2018

Due to the shift to direct internet access (DIA) from branch offices to SaaS and IaaS, centralized firewalls are giving way to distributed, cloud-based secure web gateways. These security proxy services include URL filtering, advanced threat defense, malware and antivirus protection, and application control. However, this deployment model creates major blind spots for IT and Network Administrators, since network paths to reach the cloud security nodes include the Internet.… Read More »

Nerding Out at Networking Field Day 17

Posted by on January 30th, 2018
January 30th, 2018

On January 24th, 2018 ThousandEyes took center stage at Networking Field Day 17 (NFD17). ThousandEyes is no stranger to NFD and as before, we had a great session filled with in-depth conversations and geeky humor. For those of you less familiar with NFD, it is a multi-day event organized as a part of Tech Field Day by Gestalt IT, that brings together product vendors and independent IT leaders.… Read More »

How United Airlines Manages Visibility for a Global Network

Posted by on January 24th, 2018
January 24th, 2018

This October, we took ThousandEyes Connect to Chicago for the first time and were thrilled to host customer speakers from United Airlines and JLL. In this post, we will summarize the presentation by Brandon Mangold, Principal Operations Engineer at United Airlines. In his talk at ThousandEyes Connect, Brandon walked through the United Airlines and ThousandEyes journey while highlighting the importance of correlating visibility across multiple networks and applications to manage a global network. … Read More »

Top Internet and Cloud Outages of 2017

Posted by on January 17th, 2018
January 17th, 2018

Now that we have rung in the new year and settled into our daily routine, let’s take a few minutes to reflect on the state of the Internet and key outages that shook the world in 2017. Over the past few years, as we analyze many such outage events, we’ve noticed an undeniable trend that governs today’s cloud era: The Internet is the backbone of human communication. We start and end our day with it. Be it calling a ride to work or ordering dinner on the way back, the Internet has a part to play in our quality of life. Which is why when it breaks, it causes havoc.… Read More »

How Much Data is Enough? Tips on Selecting a Test Interval

Posted by on January 10th, 2018
January 10th, 2018

Given the huge amount of data that traverses a network, all network monitoring boils down to choosing which samples of data you should pay attention to. And active monitoring, sending and receiving diagnostic traffic or device info is no different. More samples can increase fidelity, but can also cost more in network overhead and analysis. So choosing the right sample size is important.… Read More »

How JLL Ensures Performance of Business Critical Applications

Posted by on January 4th, 2018
January 8th, 2018

In this update from ThousandEyes Connect in Chicago, we’ll summarize the presentation made by Jim McKinstry, Global Project Manager at JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle). McKinstry explained how ThousandEyes helps his team to maintain the performance of business critical applications that are at the heart of their worldwide $6B real-estate management and professional services business.… Read More »