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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 […]

Cyber investigators reveal how harvesting the right data can help solve network security issues and provide legal peace of mind. While much of the world is harvesting crops in preparation for the coming winter, network teams are, as usual, harvesting network data. As anyone who captures packets knows, sometimes these payloads contain surprises. As you […]

Packet Pioneer Chris Greer reveals his own Wireshark nightmare while dealing with trace files in the popular analyzer. “I’m a big user of Wireshark,” says Chris Greer, network and application analyst and founder of Packet Pioneer. “I own and operate an independent consulting company. What I do is I sit on the beach in Costa […]

A shift to cloud computing may appear to offer great relief but it also delivers a host of new network challenges. Through cloud computing, organizations perform tasks or use applications that harness massive third-party computing and processing power via the internet cloud. This allows enterprises to quickly scale services and avoid purchasing network assets for […]

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