Category Archives Network Insight

Unless you’re independently wealthy, you probably live on a budget. These days, there are all sorts of tools and resources to help you keep your financial house in order. Whether you have assistance from an accountant, use a software program or mobile app, or simply scribble numbers in a notebook, they all start the same […]

Packet-based monitoring with active test helps solve user experience and performance challenges in hybrid IT and cloud environments. Network operations teams tasked with monitoring cloud environments and highly distributed networks are finding that active test monitoring is an important complementary solution to traditional packet-based monitoring. Currently, packet-based network monitoring is a proven solution for managing […]

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When you look at this image, do you see a chalice? Do you see two men in profile? Now that I’ve mentioned both images, can you see both images at once? Fiber testing can be like this trick, you have to be able to see more than what is obviously in front of you. In […]

FTTH-PON Q and A

Our recent webinar with Light Reading, Lessons Learned: Efficient Deployment & Maintenance of FTTH/PON Networks, garnered several questions from the attendees. We thought that even those who may not have caught the live webinar might benefit from this Q&A. If you’d like to see the webinar recording, please visit the Light Reading Testapedia page.  Q. Is […]

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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