NetFlix announced last week, its first original series, House of Cards. According to a recent NYTimes article, the first 13 episodes of House of Cards are already available on NetFlix. This upfront investment – much different than the way standard TV shows are produced - is a foreshadowing of what’s to come for streaming Internet television. The reality is DVD and BluRay relevance is changing, the way the relevance of physical books changed with the Kindle, Nook and tablets. And now it seems traditional television broadcasting is also being challenged by online video from companies like NetFlix, Amazon Prime, HBO Go and Hulu.
As a prequel to Cisco Live London, SevOne hosts the annual Partner Summit the Monday before the show. This is an opportunity for our EMEA Partners and a couple of customers to meet members of the SevOne team, hear a few presentations and celebrate the previously successful year. Most importantly, the EMEA Partner Summit is held to make sure that our partners know, everyone at SevOne is grateful for our partnerships because we knowthat SevOne would not be nearly as successful without them across the pond.
Speed, scale and simplicity were the three underlying words at the SevOne Partner Summit, held yesterday in London. Over 25 partners attended the event at St Paul's Cathedral where several SevOne customers outlined how their organizations currently benefit in each of the three areas.
If you’re from my generation, perhaps you remember the very first music video that was aired on MTV – Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles. It was prophetic at the time, but more than three decades later it seems that video may have set its sights on a new target – your enterprise network.
Every day, IT staffs are challenged to do more with less. SevOne has responded to the call. This week, SevOne announced another breakthrough in scalability with the ability to monitor more than 200,000 network elements from a single appliance! This represents more than a three-fold increase in monitoring capacity over the existing SevOne appliance.
We thought it would be a good time to give you a refresher on our whitepaper that discusses the 10 Key Factors for Selecting a Network Performance Management Solution. As a blogger, I know it is not likely that our newest subscribers are going back and reading all of our posts from previous months so we wanted to bring it directly to you.
SevOne’s vision is to remove all limits to data collection, reporting, and affordability. The perception of limits is always changing. The way enterprises and service providers define affordability limits have changed dramatically because of market uncertainty.
Discussing a particular web technology may seem like a far-off topic from network performance management. However, to ensure that a team is capable of constructing anything, from a football stadium to a rocket ship, you must have the right tools. Choosing the wrong tools leaves you with limited functionality, sluggish performance, and no hope for scalability. The right tools for the job are the ones that you shouldn't have to think about. These are the tools that let you focus on innovating and creating, rather than working within a set of boundaries. Finding and adopting these tools is part of my job, and it makes me smile when I say that.
This is my first blog post ever and I'm sure I have exactly one reader (Hi Mom!). I recently joined SevOne as Vice President of Product Engineering, and I thought for my first post it would be appropriate to share a little about myself and my vision for the team.
In a recent IT World blog, titled, Cloud CIO: How Cloud Computing Changes IT staffs, author Bernard Golden predicts that the cloud computing future is scale: “Our prediction is scale: big data, more (virtual) servers, more applications, much larger applications, and many more highly elastic applications.” Golden then shares how: “In the past, growth in computing capacity was mirrored by a linear growth in headcount. It's clear that this phenomenon, if it ever made sense, is unsustainable at the scale IT will have to operate in the future. Companies can't--and won't--support the scale growth with headcount as in the past. The solution is quite clear: the substitution of software automation for what was manual interaction.”
Maintaining optimal network performance is critical in today’s business climate, with the convergence of all business applications and communications on the same network infrastructure, for both enterprises and service providers. Network managers are facing increasingly dynamic, convoluted, and multi-tenant environments, with end points going mobile, server and application infrastructure being virtualized and distributed, and the introduction of cloud-based applications. This demands that ever-closer attention be paid to network performance in order to cost effectively and proactively deliver and ensure service levels and application delivery.
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