Network Field Day 17: Mark Your Calendars!

Drew Conry-Murray and Greg Ferro from Packet Pushers will be at Networking Field Day next week. They’ll get to drink from the firehouse of presenting companies over the three day event. Remember to follow along on our live stream and tweet out questions with #NFD17.


Brain dump: network visibility

In this post, Brandon Mangold puts his thoughts to paper on the state of network monitoring and visibility. For Brandon, this helps frame the overall point of network management, emphasizing user experience at the end of the day. To this point, monitoring applications need to look at network performance from the perspective of the endpoint and the application. Brandon looks at solutions from ThousandEyes and Cisco’s App Dynamics as examples of this focus.


Its time for Network Field Day 17

Greg Ferro is no stranger to Networking Field Day. We’re happy to have him along for our first event of the year. He’ll beheading out to Silicon Valley to hear presentations from the latest and greatest in networking. In this piece, Greg breaks down where each of the presenting companies are positioned at the start of 2018 and what he hopes to hear from them. Make sure to watch along with Greg on our live stream!


ThousandEyes – Mean Time to Innocence in minutes

Justin Cohen saw ThousandEyes present at Networking Field Day in August, but wanted to test out their solution before passing judgement. So after mulling on it for a while, what was his verdict? Essentially, it has to be seen to be believed. ThousandEyes differentiates in network monitoring by combining agents within your network with their SaaS model of sensors from all over the Internet. This allows engineers to not just trace a path forward to an endpoint, but also work backwards. Combined with great visualization, they’re able to pinpoint causes outside of an enterprise network, allowing users to save time chasing their tail. Add in flexible licensing, and Justin thinks it’s a great tool to let you drill down to root network slow down problems!


Learning “better SD-WAN” from a Non SD-WAN vendor!

After attending Networking Field Day in August, Faisal Khan came away impressed by ThousandEyes. He thought their network monitoring solution was more impressive when considered with SD-WAN, even though the company isn’t exactly pitching the solution that way. ThousandEyes can monitor a router to router span, as opposed to most SD-WAN vendors which only do end to end. Faisal runs down some of the use cases where this proves to be a superior solution. A really interesting take on what ThousandEyes is offering!


Container-based ThousandEyes Enterprise Agent…

Tim Miller tried out a Docker container install of a ThousandEyes image. While there were some issues with the actual Docker configuration, Tim was impressed with the service and support by Thousand Eyes, he had a customer service representative install Fedora over the phone just to try to replicate the issue. Tim got the ThousandEyes container up and running and is looking forward to trying it out in a longer trial.


APIs Alone Aren’t Enough

APIs Alone Aren’t Enough


Runt Post: Quality troubleshooting, what it looks like

Runt Post: Quality troubleshooting, what it looks like


Network Troubleshooting with ThousandEyes

Network Troubleshooting with ThousandEyes


All Eyes on voice…

All Eyes on voice…


ThousandEyes – NOC for the Internet?

ThousandEyes – NOC for the Internet?


ThousandEyes Network Monitoring Use Cases

ThousandEyes Network Monitoring Use Cases


NFD8 Is Coming!

NFD8 Is Coming!


Network Field Day 8 – I’m Going!

Network Field Day 8 – I’m Going!


Application Monitoring with ThousandEyes

Application Monitoring with ThousandEyes


998 Extra Eyes on Your Applications

998 Extra Eyes on Your Applications


Use ThousandEyes to Implement IP SLA on Steroids

Use ThousandEyes to Implement IP SLA on Steroids


Network Field Day 6 – Post Mortem

Network Field Day 6 – Post Mortem


ThousandEyes Peers Into Cloud Performance

ThousandEyes Peers Into Cloud Performance


Tightening the screws

Tightening the screws