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Finally! APM vendors design tools with networking pros in mind
Whenever users complain about an application being slow, the network is always first to be blamed. And yet network engineers often have limited visibility into any issues because application performance management (APM) tools have traditionally been designed for developers who better understand application architectures. But a new wave of network-based APM tools is opening up a whole new level of visibility for networking teams. In this issue of Network Evolution, we look at how new approaches to APM are empowering networking pros to become part of the resolution process.
Also in this issue, we talk to some early adopters of 802.11ac and discuss how Gigabit Wi-Fi may affect their wired networks. And lastly, we take a hard look at what makes a video conferencing deployment succeed. Although travel reduction is often considered a leading driver, enterprises say it's not the biggest benefit in the end.
Features in this issue
As more networking pros get pulled into application performance management, they need tools that speak their language. Meet network-based APM.
As adoption of the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard picks up, wired networks must be ready to support faster speeds and greater capacities it brings.
Reduced travel has long been the top reason to deploy video, but enterprises find the soft benefits of video conferencing reap greater rewards.
Columns in this issue
Application performance management has been designed for developers. But as apps get more complex, networking pros need an APM tool they understand.
It's not enough for Microsoft to just make Skype work with Lync, says one IT pro. The platforms must marry B2B with B2C in a seamless way.