Dear reader, 

this has been an interesting week with exciting news and interesting articles being posted in SNMPcenter.

The week's focus has clearly been Internet of Things (IoT), with articles published about IoT present and future, as well as about somehow unusual IoT applications involving pigeons, the environment and cats!

Additional content included network performance monitoring tips, as well as industry news.

Enjoy!

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IoT Smart Home

How IoT and technology are shaping homes of the future

Thanks to the Internet of Things, it is now common for homeowners to control different aspects of their home with apps, thus implementing the vision of the IoT Smart Home. An app to turn off the lights. An app to adjust the thermostat. Another app to turn on the house alarm. But in the home of the future, all these …

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Improve Network Performance

Three Ways to Improve Network Performance for NOC professionals

There is hardly a Network Operations Center (NOC) professional who has not witnessed degraded network performance. Performance degradation is critical as it creates unhappy subscribers and therefore unhappy NOC supervisors! So the question  is, what can a NOC professional do to improve network performance using the variety of tools at hand? As the network is at the heart of every Carrier Service Provider …

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Acquire AppDynamics

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Application Performance Monitoring Leader AppDynamics

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced at the end of January 2017 its intent to acquire AppDynamics, Inc., a privately held application intelligence software company based in San Francisco. AppDynamics's cloud application and business monitoring platform enables the world's largest companies to improve application and business performance. Cisco will acquire AppDynamics for approximately $3.7 billion in cash and assumed equity awards. "Applications …

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IoT pet tracking

IoT pet tracking - How Internet of Things can help pet owners monitor their pets

It is really amazing how broad the spectrum of IoT applications is.  IoT pet tracking is a good example of Internet of Things being employed to solve practical problems in the every-day life of humans and their best friends as reported by Cisco's bog "The Network". The Austrian firm Tractive, is just one of the growing number of IoT start-ups aiming to …

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Entuity SDN predictions

Entuity 2017 Predictions: SDN, SD-WAN and Right Sizing In The Cloud

Entuity CTO has recently published an interesting article presenting Entuity SDN predictions for 2017 and it is about SDN, SD-WAN and Right Sizing In The Cloud. The piece on predictions for 2017 was published on VMBlog by Entuity’s CTO, Jeff Roper. Interestingly, Entuity SDN predictions describe that the slow pace of SDN deployments will continue in 2017 with the exception …

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Entuity partners

CHM Vuwani and Entuity Announce A New Reseller Partnership

Entuity partners with CHM Vuhani. Leading Sub-Saharan Africa IT Reseller, CHM Vuwani, is now offering Entuity Network Management and will serve as a key reseller strengthening the availability of Entuity in the Sub-Saharan Africa marketplace. The Entuity announcement says that CHM Vuwani, a full service reseller, delivers market knowledge, training, professional services and contemporary technology products to a wide range of …

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Cisco Tetration Analytics

Cisco announces new release of Tetration Analytics to Help Secure Business Applications

Cisco announced recently that with a new release it's product Cisco Tetration Analytics now automates policy enforcement, enabling organizations to build secure environments for their business applications and also expands Tetration with new deployment options. According to Cisco, the latest software for Tetration Analytics provides the industry’s first consistent security policy enforcement applied holistically across each application. Policy is enforced regardless of where the …

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IoT-connected refrigerator

Internet of Things: today and tomorrow

Creating values, advantages, and why the future of IoT can be based on how much we wont talk about it. ...

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IOT-enabled pigeons

IoT-enabled pigeons helped fight pollution in London

The success of a pollution-fighting pilot program involving pigeons and the Internet of Things has taken flight in a big way. This month, it has expanded to involve humans. The Pigeon Air Patrol recruited about 100 volunteers in London to wear air quality sensors. But this newest phase never would have happened without the innovative thinking of Pigeon Air Patrol …

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