This week in network management was relatively quiet, but there were a handful of noteworthy events, including two pieces of ManageEngine (News - Alert) news.
First up, WAN optimization and network control solutions provider Exinda and Aberdeen (News - Alert) Group released new research suggesting that most businesses aren't prepared to meet next generation application challenges. Apparently, more than 60 percent of businesses can't control recreational traffic or segment traffic based on application type, meaning apps important to the business are given the same priority as non-critical ones.
Since traditional approaches to network performance issues aren't as effective with the number of high-bandwidth applications used today, businesses will run into issues without proper network visibility and control.
Next, TMNG Global introduced its new line of Network Lifecycle Management Services, which enables service providers to launch new services, transition to new network services and increase customer satisfaction — all seamlessly. Specifically, the new portfolio provides a set of tools that allow operators to handle higher network demand, while still introducing new services, through network planning and management, customer migration, legacy network decommissioning, and architecture, design and operation optimization.
In other news, ManageEngine demonstrated new products this week at Interop (News - Alert) 2013. Specifically, the company offered a look at the latest versions of its software and services, including ADSelfService Plus, Applications Manager, OpManager and Site24x7. Aside from product demonstrations, ManageEngine also conducted a number of speaking sessions at the event, focusing on issues in IT, how to leverage innovation, best practices of real-time IT organizations and affecting change with network management.
ManageEngine also extended its Site24x7 cloud infrastructure monitoring service this week with the launch of On-Premise Monitor, a feature that adds availability and performance monitoring of websites, Web servers, custom portals and other IT resources in a private network. Put simply, the new feature brings the convenience and cost effectiveness of Site24x7's cloud-based monitoring behind the company firewall.
“Today’s workforce uses both Internet and intranet applications to get work done. Traditional approaches to monitoring these apps, however, just gives companies more work to do, investing in more hardware and software as well as more IT staff to manage it all,” said Gibu Mathew, director of product management, Site24x7.
That's all for this week, but check out the Network Management Channel for more news in this space.