Brian Promes

“EMA Value Leader” Has a Nice Ring to It

All of us here on the SevOne product team were excited but not surprised when Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) recognized SevOne as a “Value Leader” in its latest Radar Report on Network Performance Management (NPM). With the amount of network infrastructure change taking place these days, and the complexity those changes involve, many organizations are …

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The New Dynamic of Thresholds and Alerts

In network performance management (NPM) today, flexibility and responsiveness are high up on the list of characteristics required for success. This is especially true in the area of threshold setting and performance alerting. Next-generation network environments are all about dynamically changing – making fast adjustments to respond to new events or capitalize on changes in …

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Network Troubleshooting in Next-Gen Environments

Like most everything having to do with networks these days, network troubleshooting has changed dramatically. Part art and part science, the task of network troubleshooting has always been complicated and challenging. But now that so many organizations have embraced software-defined networking and shifted various IT and network operations to the cloud, the troubleshooting task now …

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Are Performance Monitoring Scaling Issues Putting a Damper on Your Network Visibility?

There was a time not too long ago when the industry standard for monitoring the performance of networks was to collect metrics via SNMP from key points of the network every 5 minutes. Why was 5 minutes picked? Well, that was basically the low limit, minimum amount of time required for legacy network performance monitoring …

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Anomaly Detection – A Challenging Task in Today’s Dynamic Networks

Using anomaly detection to help maintain network performance seems like it should be a fairly straightforward activity. Track enough performance data to determine what’s normal. Compare current activity to your ‘normal’ baseline. Look for things that are odd, things that deviate from normal. Those are your anomalies. Zoom in on them, figure out what’s going …

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Network Availability? Check. Now the Focus Is On Continuous Network Performance Monitoring.

Not that long ago, network availability was what kept IT managers and NetOps team members up at night. They hoped that the operational status of their network environments stayed good. They feared that 3 AM issue escalation call informing them that the network was down – or worse yet, that there was an outage during …

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