In server and application monitoring, response time is one of the most critical attributes to track because it tends to have the biggest effect on end users. If a server response time is slow, then so are the applications or websites, regardless of how well-tuned your other resources are. It’s important to use ongoing server … Read more How to Check, Measure, and Improve Server and Application Response Time With Monitoring Tools
Virtualization technology is rapidly spreading, with many enterprises having infrastructure heavily comprised of virtual machines, servers, and storage. These kinds of virtualization are created with technology called a “virtual machine manager” or a “hypervisor,” and this technology can (and should) be monitored and managed with other software. Using monitoring software like SolarWinds® Virtualization Manager or … Read more What Is a Virtual Machine Manager Software for Administrators?
The advent of virtualization technology revolutionized the way hardware could be used in many different businesses. Virtualization of applications and desktops has allowed easier access to users and employees, making remote work increasingly possible, and the virtualization of networks, storage, and servers improved efficiency and performance metrics for organizations in need of powerful and reliable … Read more Virtualization Technology vs. Cloud Virtualization
Network intelligence might sound a little scary, like an artificial intelligence computer gone rogue, but the reality is less terrifying. As networks get more complex, organizations choose and deploy more complicated network technologies, products, and services. This allows people and businesses to perform more technical, high-power tasks, but it can also potentially open networks to … Read more What Is Network Intelligence (NI)?
The configuration, or topology, of a network is key to determining its performance. Network topology is the way a network is arranged, including the physical or logical description of how links and nodes are set up to relate to each other. There are numerous ways a network can be arranged, all with different pros and … Read more What Is Network Topology? Best Guide to Types and Diagrams
When you’re having problems with your network, nothing can feel like a bigger headache. You can’t figure out where the problem is or what’s causing it, and as soon as you solve a problem with one machine, another problem pops up somewhere else. But troubleshooting and identifying network problems can be straightforward. There are some … Read more How to Identify and Troubleshoot the Most Common Network Problems in 2020
Every federal agency has security compliance requirements that must be met on an annual or ongoing basis. Two of the most important requirements are FISMA (Federal Information Systems Management Act) and FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program). While these two federal requirements have a lot in common, they pertain to different types of systems. … Read more FedRAMP vs FISMA
Oracle performance tuning is a crucial step in ensuring speedy application function and data retrieval. Here’s what you need to know to improve database performance. All database administrators (DBAs) are familiar with the onerous task of increasing database performance. To accelerate application function, DBAs have to expedite query response time, which means DBAs must have … Read more How to Do Performance Tuning in Oracle
Not all IT professionals are clear on IDS vs. IPS, even though these concepts are important for overall network security. Think of it this way: security alerts and responses go together. A burglar alarm won’t do you much good if it doesn’t somehow deter crime in progress. On the other hand, having the cops show … Read more IDS vs. IPS: What’s the Difference?
Imagine this: an employee at the satellite office across the country is having computer trouble, but they use a Mac device. Or maybe you have dozens of Mac end-user devices to reach, update, troubleshoot, or otherwise manage, but you don’t have time to find each device and manually address the issues. Since many IT professionals … Read more Mac Remote Access Overview