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VIAVI Solutions has been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) for the fifth year in a row. In the 2018 report, VIAVI is again recognized as a leader in its category based on the company’s “ability to execute and completeness of vision.” The Gartner Magic Quadrant […]

Check out the Top 5 IT Exes and see if any of these once-great network tools ever found a place in your heart. Valentine’s Day can be a time for rekindling a forgotten romance, or reminiscing about the way things used to be – in IT. Over the years, there have been a handful of […]

VIAVI ObserverLIVE SaaS-based network monitoring for enterprises now available as a service globally. As enterprise IT teams strive to stay ahead of the evolution of their networks and services on premises and in the cloud, VIAVI has enhanced its Observer network  monitoring portfolio with the SaaS-based, active test monitoring of ObserverLIVE. This new cloud-enabled, subscription-based […]

OTDR Test

How can you improve event detection with your OTDR tests? Ever wondered why your OTDR isn’t reliably accurate in detecting all the events on your fiber under test? One reason is that there isn’t just one test configuration that is optimal to characterize a link with a single OTDR shot. If you use an OTDR […]

Networks are converging at an unprecedented pace – a fact which is widely known and accepted in today’s hyper-growth and incredibly competitive global business environments. On top of that, every network flavor (fixed, wireless, cloud, enterprise…) must manage according to insanely accelerated cycles for updates, improvements, and advancements in their networks to support that complexity. […]

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Simplify FTTH/PON Testing with “Smart” Fiber Features The rise in fiber adoption by service providers is fueling the demand for workers who can skillfully build and certify fiber plants, especially for deployment of Fiber to the Home (FTTH). This means that installers and contractors, who are traditionally trained in copper or coax network installation, must […]

Many network administrators still manage networks within their local data centers, but they’re increasingly troubleshooting in the cloud as businesses deploy more cloud workloads. According to RightScale’s latest “State of the Cloud” survey, 85 percent of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy. Businesses run an average of 41 percent of workloads in public clouds and 38 […]

With more organizations exploring or implementing Cisco ACI, some users question the need for packet capture. However, there are several use cases where it is critical to leverage packet data and packet-based analytics, especially for larger enterprise and data centers. Application centric infrastructure, or ACI is used to more efficiently and effectively roll out and […]

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