Network News

Recapping Cisco Live 2016: Top 10 favorite moments

By DAVID VARNUM, CCIE, VCP, MCSE+ on July 22, 2016

Cisco Live is an annual event for IT professionals to connect with peers, develop solutions, widen skill-sets, lab scenarios, drink beer and celebrate!  Seven years later and I’m still enthralled by the experience and value this event provides for Networking professionals.  Whether your focus is with routing/switching, wireless, security, computing, storage, automation, IoT, you name it, Cisco Live […]

SevOne Announces Performance Log Appliance

By Aaron Leskiw, CCDA, CCNA, MCSE, ITILv3, MCSA, A+ on June 16, 2014

SevOne, the provider of a highly scalable performance monitoring platform, announced it has leveraged the technology from its recent acquisition of RapidEngines to deliver the first solution that integrates real-time log analytics with an enterprise-class performance monitoring platform (view press release). This is welcome news, as we’ve been waiting to see log analytics take center […]

SevOne Launches New Application Performance Appliance

By Aaron Leskiw, CCDA, CCNA, MCSE, ITILv3, MCSA, A+ on October 1, 2013

SevOne, the world’s most scalable performance monitoring platform, today announced the release of its Application Performance Appliance (APA) (Download Here) to supports its goal of improving network troubleshooting for the world’s most connected companies. The APA converts packets into NetFlow records that SevOne uses to gain insight into network traffic and application content.  By linking […]

New Software Release: dopplerVUE 2.1 from Kratos Networks

By Aaron Leskiw, CCDA, CCNA, MCSE, ITILv3, MCSA, A+ on July 27, 2010

A new version of the dopplerVUE network management system was released last week by Kratos Networks. Aimed at “business-class” users, dopplerVUE 2.1 includes features like automated discovery and mapping, fault and performance monitoring, and more.

Ipswitch Releasing WhatsVirtual 2.0 in July

By Aaron Leskiw, CCDA, CCNA, MCSE, ITILv3, MCSA, A+ on June 29, 2010

One tool that has unified virtual and traditional server managment is a plugin for the WhatsUp Gold monitoring platform, called WhatsVirtual.  And Ipswitch, makers of WhatsUp Gold, announced this week that an update to their WhatsVirtual plugin for WhatsUp Gold would be released on July 13, 2010.  The update adds a large number of powerful features to the plugin, making it easier to monitor virtual machines more effectively.

New Engineer’s Toolkit from the Makers of WhatsUp Gold

By Aaron Leskiw, CCDA, CCNA, MCSE, ITILv3, MCSA, A+ on June 11, 2010

Ipswitch recently announced the launch of a new “Engineer’s Toolkit” for later this month. The toolkit promises to make network design, discovery, day-to-day management and troubleshooting easier by combining a wide range of common functions into a single application.

SolarWinds Releases Orion Network Performance Monitor 10

By Aaron Leskiw, CCDA, CCNA, MCSE, ITILv3, MCSA, A+ on May 19, 2010

Orion NPM 10 from Solarwinds has just dropped and its packed with new goodies including a cool mapping feature previously only available in their LANsurveyor product.

New Free Tool from SolarWinds: SAN Monitor

By Aaron Leskiw, CCDA, CCNA, MCSE, ITILv3, MCSA, A+ on May 8, 2010

Solarwinds has just released a new free tool: SAN Monitor. The new utility tracks storage asset information, including array name, model, manufacturer, serial number, firmware version, number of controllers, number of disks (allocated and spare), and total raw capacity.

Microsoft Releases System Center Essentials & Data Protection Manager 2010

By Aaron Leskiw, CCDA, CCNA, MCSE, ITILv3, MCSA, A+ on April 20, 2010

If you run a mid-sized business, you may have found it hard to find good systems management software that will monitor and patch your servers, generate reports, and deploy software to workstations. Microsoft believes they have the fix for that with System Center Essentials 2010…

New Free Network Device Monitor From SolarWinds

By Aaron Leskiw, CCDA, CCNA, MCSE, ITILv3, MCSA, A+ on April 6, 2010

Solarwinds has just announced the release of their free new network device monitor download. Designed to monitor specific devices on the network from switches to pretty much any SNMP device…

Cisco CRS-3: The Fast-Food of the Internet

By Aaron Leskiw, CCDA, CCNA, MCSE, ITILv3, MCSA, A+ on March 11, 2010

Aaron hauls out the McDonald’s analogy to mark the significance (or lack thereof) regarding Cisco’s CRS-3 announcement.

Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 Release Candidate

By NMS Admin on February 5, 2010

A sneak preview at the Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 Release Candidate. A video features preview and more…

SolarWinds Rounds Out Orion With Tek-Tools Acquisition

By NMS Admin on February 3, 2010

SolarWinds is continuing its acquisitions streak with the $42m (cash and stock) purchase of storage and virtualization resource management provider Tek-Tools…