Howard Marks is Chief Scientist at Networks Are Our Lives, Inc. a Hoboken, NJ, network and storage consulting and education firm. The firm specializes In bringing mid-market firms infrastructure and processes up to enterprise standards in the areas of systems, network and storage management with a special focus on data protection and business continuity planning. Marks is the author of three books and over 200 articles on network and storage topics since 1987. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences including Comdex, Networks Expo and Interop.
There are lots of technical approaches to sifting applications out of the sand pile of network traffic, but when you get down to the details, the best solutions all do it the same way: with deep packet inspection, writes Patrick Hubbard.
Cloud monitoring can collect a range of performance data, but a crucial piece of the puzzle, networking, often falls short. A third-party network monitoring tool is essential to keep your cloud running up to par.