Networking Perspectives

Trends, perspectives and insights on enterprise networking and automation.

Cyber attacks

Don’t Let Cyber-attacks Wreak Havoc on Your Network

By Jason BaudreauApril 3, 2019

Organizations across the globe — whether government, public, or private — are often challenged by the increasing pace, complexity, and sophistication of cyber-attacks. A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report found that only 35% of…

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Meeting SLAs and Improving the Bottom Line

By Terrilyn Mauro March 25, 2019

I had an interesting conversation the other day with a friend, discussing his concerns about meeting stringent SLAs put in place to meet business requirements and CIO expectations. My friend…

Pinning Down the Dreaded Intermittent Issue

By Paul Campbell March 14, 2019

How many of you have experienced, dealt with a support case, or had a customer call related to an intermittent issue? I would imagine a lot.  Most individuals in some…

Stop Reactive Troubleshooting

Validating “I Wouldn’t Do That if I Were You” Change Management

By Paul Campbell March 1, 2019

Did you know that 22% of data center outages (on-premises and cloud) occur due to human error? Outages at the data center, and arguably your remote offices and campuses, have a…

A View from the Trenches: Support Engineer

By Paul Campbell February 4, 2019

Sometimes we get lost in the ideation of lofty ideals and futuristic networking at a high level, especially in architecture and design conversations. However, no matter how advanced the technology…

Promises Kept: NetBrain’s Investment in Customer Success

By Paul Campbell February 1, 2019

Having used NetBrain for nearly ten years, it is fair to say that I’ve seen many changes occur in the solution. The most important factor I like to bring to…

Infrastructure as Code, Proprietary OEM Automation, and NetBrain

By Paul Campbell January 22, 2019

Automation, orchestration, DevOps, scripting, and more dominate my social media feeds. Automation is the act of doing manual tasks in a repeatable fashion with the push of a button for…

Qapps . . . Qwhat, Qhow, Qwhy?

By Paul Campbell January 11, 2019

It seems everyone has their own brand of naming things these days. I get it, you must stand out and you don’t want to seem like a copycat. So, Qwhat…

Change Management Made Visual

By Paul Campbell January 2, 2019

If you’ve been in the industry for a while, one of the best things in your work life is change management. But one of the worst is probably also change…

8-1 Network Assessments

Consultative Assessments That Go Beyond the Norm

By Paul Campbell December 26, 2018

Entering the consultative realm has allowed me to take a look at many customer environments over the years. What I’ve learned is a simple fact: we all excuse things like…

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