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3 Good Things About NetPod; a Combined AANPM Effort

So what’s going on? Dynatrace and Emulex have announced NetPod™, a fully integrated solution that combines Dynatrace’s Data Center Real-User Monitoring and Emulex’s EndaceProbe™ Intelligent Network Recorder. It is no small thing when two independent companies agree to take their market-leading products and create a new branded offering, so you have to figure there is something valuable going on here. In this blog, we want to go beyond the solution’s … read more

How Workstation Hardware Problems Can Affect SAP Performance Perception

Introducing SAP is a cost that makes everyone very cautious about the return of this investment. Performance problems with SAP delivery can quickly propagate to seriously affect business operations and lead to tedious war room scenarios. End user complaints will usually point towards the SAP team, the SAP team will blame the network, and IT operations team will fight back. But what if the root cause of the problem is something altogether … read more

Filling Citrix Visibility Gap with Application-Aware Network Performance Monitoring: Part 2 – End-User Experience Monitoring

Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop are a perfect fit for lowering the costs of desktop management and simplifying access to the hosted applications from any device. Last week we discussed some challenges to application performance monitoring (APM) introduced by Citrix. Apart from getting yet another component in the data center to take care of, the virtualized application delivery becomes “black boxed” from the APM perspective. It gets harder to isolate the fault domain to the network, the infrastructure, or the applications themselves. Today, we will look into monitoring end-user experience of applications delivered through Citrix. … read more

Filling Citrix Visibility Gap with Application-Aware Network Performance Monitoring – Part 1: Load Balancing

There are many reasons why companies choose Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop. Citrix can lower the costs of desktop management and simplify access to hosted applications from any device. Citrix seems like an ideal solution but it introduces certain challenges to application performance monitoring (APM). With Citrix we get yet another component in the data center to take care of. In addition, the virtualized application delivery becomes “black boxed” from the APM perspective. It gets harder to isolate the fault domain to either the network, infrastructure or applications themselves. In this two-part series we will analyze how to discover and handle some performance issues which can happen in the Citrix enabled environment. We start by looking at how to monitor network performance to discover potential problems with load balancing. In the second part we will look into managing experience of Citrix users from the perspective of network monitoring. … read more