Convergence Can Be Cruel

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There’s no doubt that VoIP is ready for prime time, but are you ready for VoIP? Most network management tools have yet to catch up with the reality of converged networks. Call management solutions offer no insight into the network cause of call degradation, while traditional network management tools do not accurately monitor voice user experience. Neither of these can effectively show the impact of network conditions and standard application traffic on VoIP traffic, or vice-versa. As a result, managing a VoIP implementation is a guessing game, with network managers, in particular, on the losing side. The situation is that you always get blamed, but you can’t prove it’s not the network, or if it is, you can’t see how best to fix it. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Download this paper to get answers to your VoIP implementation and management.

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Demystifying Optimization
Best Practices in Application Performance Management and Acceleration

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A critical application is slow. Users are complaining. Perhaps WAN optimization or application acceleration is the answer. But how do you know for sure? What metrics are important? How do you evaluate, choose, justify, and manage an optimization or acceleration solution?

Enterprise network managers trying to improve application performance are faced with many different application acceleration and WAN optimization technologies, but their tools, techniques, and training often aren’t sufficient to let them make a choice with the confidence that it’s the right one. In such a fast-changing market, it’s no surprise that there’s a lot of confusion about the various technologies available, what situations each is best at addressing, how to evaluate them, how to justify a purchase, and how to manage the chosen solution on an ongoing basis. To find answers to these questions download this white paper.

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Best Practices in Application Performance Management and Acceleration

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Increasing Networked Application Performance

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Dave TrowbridgeTo deliver high performance applications and increase user productivity, IT and network management groups would like to identify the source of application performance problems in real time. But to be truly effective, the identification of problems needs to be in terms all parties can understand and act upon. A view of all major applications flowing across a network being discovered in real time which multiple groups can use to collaborate andScott Safe troubleshoot performance degradation issues is discussed with Scott Safe and Dave Trowbridge, both of Network Physics. Network Physics´ recently released NetSensory 6.0 and its Business Reporter delivers on the above. Listen and learn how.

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Frontier Airlines: A Case Study in Application Performance

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Frontier Airlines is a low fare airline that provides service from its Denver hub to 47 destinations in 29 states, spanning the nation from coast to coast as well as in seven cities in Mexico and one in Canada. Frontier´s MPLS WAN is a critical resource for the airline. It connects the company´s data center in Denver to offices and airports throughout North America. It supports both important customer-facing applications, such as seat assignment, electronic ticketing, curbside and online check-in, as well as all the logistical and management applications necessary for running a major airline. But even as the network was rapidly expanding to support Frontier´s business objectives, performance was slowly degrading, and the company´s traditional SNMP device-based management system couldn´t give the IT staff the visibility they needed to meet their Service Level Objectives (SLOs). See how they did it by downloading this white paper.

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Network Physics Lowers Barrier of Entry and Expands Product Portfolio

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Nick Lippis interviews Kenny Frerichs, President & CEO, Scott Safe, VP of Marketing and Dwight Barker, VP Product Management and talks with them about their network application performance and optimization products. They discuss the NP-2000 NetSensory Professional appliance available for $9,995 with built-in best practices learned from their 200 customers and the NetSensory Solution Insights, and spend some time on channels as their new pricing model expands their addressable market to the mid-enterprise market. The NetSensory baseline, troubleshoot, secure and optimize graphical representations of network applications are some of the best Nick has seen in the industry. Enjoy.

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