Three Ways to Prevent Poor Network Performance

Don't get the network performance blues.

When it comes to network performance, the 5 “Ps” rule helps guarantee uptime and speed: Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance. In today’s non-stop world, IT pros are tasked with the increasingly difficult job of keeping their organization’s network running effectively and efficiently. In support, we’ve identified three critical focus areas and solutions to ensure poor network performance doesn’t derail business continuity in your organization.

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A Free Toolkit to Make Network Managers’ Workdays Easier

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Today we announced the release of our Network Manager’s Free Toolkit that provides three tools to make IT pros’ workdays a little easier. I get the pressure IT pros are under to keep applications, servers and networks performing well, which is why we created this new toolkit as a free and helpful resource.

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Noble Truth #6: You Must Find and Fix Problems Before Users are Impacted

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Continuing our blog series covering the 9 Noble Truths of Network, Server and Application Monitoring is Truth #6: you must find and fix problems before users are impacted. The helpdesk is like a newsroom for many IT pros (and not in a good way). It’s where they often learn what problems are impacting users and to what degree. This is far from ideal—the last thing an IT team wants is to find out about problems associated with network performance and availability from the help desk, after the fact. Ideally, they’d want to know about them before they caused too much trouble.

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Top Three Trends at Cisco Live 2015

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It takes two to make a company. Sounds like a cliché, you say? Or is it a bold prediction by the retiring Cisco CEO? In his last keynote as CEO, John Chambers envisioned that many large companies of the future will only have two employees – a CEO and a CIO. All other functions will be outsourced. Did Cisco Live exhibit trends that could support this type of a structure? Let’s take a look at three trends that I observed

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Cisco Live Conversations: Total Network Visibility Shouldn’t Be Impossible to Afford

Our presentation theater here at Cisco Live US. Getting real about total network visibility.

We’re halfway through the second day here at Cisco Live in San Diego and in our theater presentations we ask: “Who here is monitoring their entire network?” Several people asked for clarification, not really believing we were talking about every last device, every port on a 48-port switch, every last interface on a server. Out of the 800 people who have passed through so far, only 5 of them said that, yes, they were monitoring their entire network. That’s less than one percent.

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