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Hopefully we have seen some of you at Enterprise Connect in Orlando, FL this week! If you’re not familiar with this event, it is the industry’s premier enterprise communication conference. Enterprise Connect focuses on exploring the latest technology and ROI scenarios to support the ongoing convergence of all forms of business communication onto IP-based networks.

But what about “the down side” of the anticipated cost reductions that are driving this convergence, particularly the business risks associated with poor or fluctuating network performance? The word “performance” surprisingly does not appear in the title of a single session in Enterprise Connect’s curriculum – yet network performance can make or break the success of IP-based enterprise communication deployments.

Consider that enterprise communication initiatives are similar to conventional IT deployments in that they are often characterized by:

  • The need to build out and test networks prior to deployment (i.e., through pilot programs)
  • A mix of current and new technology investments
  • Multiple third-party service providers in the mix
  • Challenges associated with multiple, geographically distributed sites

Consider also that enterprise-level communication solutions like Unified Communications (UC), VoIP, and SIP trunking, as well as cloud-based applications, SaaS, virtual desktops, remote data storage and other web-based services, all rely entirely on high-bandwidth, low-latency networks. As more and more traffic converges on the network, the probability of service degradation and outright failure escalates. The physical distance packets must travel over IP networks also directly impacts performance. Dropped calls, failed video sessions and crashing business-critical applications impact not just user experience but also the bottom line.

Remote Performance Management tools like PathView Cloud service enable today’s distributed enterprises to monitor the service quality of their UC and other IP-based services from the perspective of remote sites. What’s more, Remote Performance Management capabilities can support enterprise communication deployments at all phases from pilot through production.

With the ability to see detailed performance metrics on latency, jitter and packet loss across all the private and public networks that enterprise IP-based services traverse, network engineers can ensure the success of enterprise communication implementations. It enables you to pre-assess networks prior to deploying new services, continuously monitor the entire distributed network infrastructure, and pinpoint performance glitches across any and all distributed, network-dependent applications.

If you’re attending Enterprise Connect please come visit us at Booth 1413! Or schedule a live, web-based demo of PathView Cloud anytime at 800-508-5233 or




Today, Apparent Networks will join thought leaders, vendors and providers at Enterprise Connect 2011 in Orlando. Formerly named VoiceCon, Enterprise Connect is the industry’s top enterprise communication event. It’s all about helping enterprises make the best-informed decisions regarding their IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications (UC) strategies.

New technologies and architectural options like Cloud and virtualization, which offer both unprecedented opportunities and a potential maze of migration and integration paths, are going to make this year’s show particularly interesting. Times are changing, and so is enterprise communications technology! 

Nowhere is the value of Remote Performance Management more evident and relevant than in the context of unified, distributed and cloud-based enterprise communications, from VoIP to Video Conferencing to Collaboration and Virtualization. As enterprises strive to plan, build, unify and leverage their global communications infrastructures, amid the many possibilities one factor is constant — the ability to pre-assess and continuously monitor, troubleshoot and manage application performance and user experience from the perspective of remote sites will determine whether deployments are successful.

Today’s enterprise is increasingly dependent on distributed IT infrastructure. Predictable delivery of web-based applications like VoIP, video conferencing and cloud-based services is mission-critical. But the performance of these services depends entirely on the bandwidth and reliability of the networks that deliver them to remote sites.

Typical datacenter-centric performance monitoring tools aren’t capable of analyzing network-dependent, site-specific service levels. How can an enterprise monitor the health and quality of its UC services and other web-based applications? The solution is Remote Performance Management.

The PathView Cloud service uniquely provides detailed performance metrics like latency, loss and jitter across all the public networks, WANs, LANs and/or VPNs that enterprise services may traverse, end-to-end, hop-by-hop, from the provider to the user and back. These capabilities enable enterprise customers to detect and potentially address network degradations before they impact users.

We’re very excited about this week at Enterprise Connect and hope you will stop by to visit us at Booth 1413. If you’re not attending, save yourself a trip, and schedule a live, web-based demo with us — call 800-508-5233 or email

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