Category Archives: Manage

Can we really make Autonomic Network systems succeed?

The real world is uncertain. Thats a given. Our networks, at their most fundamental, carry the real world from one point to another and therefore by definition carry that uncertainty during every moment they operate. Any autonomic system which seeks … Continue reading

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Cisco Plays Catchup in DPI Test

If you’re a large enterprise with its own network, an ISP, or a company intent on claiming its own, online, the technology force of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) is with you. But it may surprise you who shows up on the … Continue reading

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Managed Security Services – Good or Bad?

The buzz word “Managed Security Services” sparks off a religious debate among the staunch believers and critics of this rapidly emerging phenomenon in the world of information security. The supporters vehemently profess that Managed Security Services should be considered as … Continue reading

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I.T. Consolidation, Maintenance & Monitoring

With a new calendar year comes a new set of goals and budget challenges for every department in your organization. While director level execs  are working together to maintain or improve vital business services, many of the executives focusing on … Continue reading

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Rustyice Pulse hits a reassuring rhythm.

As if monitoring and managing all of the devices on your company’s network isn’t complicated enough, new and more complex business applications are constantly being brought into the fold. You are expected to seamlessly integrate them into your monitoring and … Continue reading

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A quick lesson in network management

Why is that we can get the budget (albeit it after a struggle) to spend tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds on new network infrastructure, and can’t get that little bit extra to buy the software to manage it? … Continue reading

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Is Your New Application a Network Killer?

Whenever a new application is rolled out on the network, IT must be able to predict with confidence how it will perform for the business. Moreover, other mission-critical applications must not be negatively impacted. Solutions that provide network performance analysis … Continue reading

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How to set a network performance baseline for network monitoring

Why the need for a network performance baseline? In the simplest terms, a network performance baseline is a set of metrics used in network performance monitoring to define the normal working conditions of an enterprise network infrastructure. Engineers use network … Continue reading

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Why Incident Management is hard?

An Incident is defined as any event which is not part of the standard operation of a service and which causes, or may cause, an interruption to, or a reduction in, the quality of service. A simplified Incident Management work … Continue reading

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MRTG data storage

MRTG stores the following granularities of data: 600 5-minute samples:  covering  2   days and 2 hours 600 30-minute samples: covering 12.5 days 600 2-hour samples:   covering  50   days 732 1-day samples:   covering  732   days Because these ranges are appended,(collected linearly one after the other), … Continue reading

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