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What Caused My Web Server to Crash?

August 28, 2014 | By Anna Brown | Add a Comment

Welcome back to our Web Application Troubleshooting series, where we walk through how to diagnose common web application performance issues including network switch reboots and devices soaking up bandwidth. In this post, we’re going to solve another web application performance problem, an overloaded server, using wire data analytics. You might use some sort of basic [...]

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See Who’s Using (or Abusing) Your Network

August 1, 2014 | By Anna Brown | Add a Comment

In our previous post, we explored how network issues can impact web application performance, and how you can use the free ExtraHop Discovery Edition to see if the network caused a web application slowdown. What’s even more interesting is to know why the network is performing so poorly. In other words, if the network switch died, [...]

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Troubleshooting Network Issues for Your Web Application

July 18, 2014 | By Anna Brown | Add a Comment

Troubleshooting poor web application performance can be frustrating because you don’t know where to look first. That’s why we created the web application performance troubleshooting guide (no registration required!). It shows how to troubleshoot common web application performance issues using the free ExtraHop Discovery Edition. By analyzing your wire data—all L2-L7 communications on the wire—you [...]

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ExtraHop ♥ Visio Stencils

June 23, 2014 | By Jon Garrison | Add a Comment

Turning ideas into infrastructure means one thing to IT Architects, engineers, and technicians: diagrams. And usually the idea-to-infrastructure process begins with Visio. Before joining ExtraHop’s Solutions Architecture team, I was a network engineer. Every day revolved around those diagrams. Some days I was drawing the future (I hoped) and sometimes we would huddle nervously around [...]

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See Which World Cup Matches Are Popular in Your Office

June 18, 2014 | By Tyson Supasatit | Add a Comment

There’s some World Cup mania taking hold at ExtraHop HQ, as is likely in offices around the world. Our technical marketing engineering (TME) team expressed their enthusiasm in a unique way—by building a solution module for monitoring World Cup streaming with ExtraHop. The module works with the free ExtraHop Discovery Edition so you can try [...]

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How to Move Beyond “Mean-Time-to-Innocence”

June 10, 2014 | By Matt Weaver | 1 Comment

You may have heard of the tongue-in-cheek term mean-time-to-innocence (MTTI), or the time it takes to prove that the network, virtualization, database, storage, or the application is not to blame for an application performance issue. One of the primary reasons why IT organizations choose the ExtraHop platform is to abolish MTTI. If Everything’s Green, Why [...]

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Discovery Edition for Desktops: Easier Than Ever

June 9, 2014 | By Kerry Bosworth | Add a Comment

When you think about deploying enterprise technology, what comes to mind? In the past, it might have meant bringing in consultants and deployments that lasted months. That’s all changed today as enterprise technology has increasingly adopted freemium and pay-as-you-go/subscription models. At ExtraHop, we have embraced this trend to make our technology available to as many [...]

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Server Decommissioning: Wait, We Have How Many DNS Servers?!

May 29, 2014 | By Tyson Supasatit | Add a Comment

The Uptime Institute runs a contest each year in which data center managers compete to see who has decommissioned the most physical servers. Barclays, the multinational bank, ranked first last year by retiring 9,124 servers as part of its private cloud initiative. What did decommissioning those servers do for Barclays? Reclaimed rack space equivalent to [...]

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The Return of the Generalist in IT

May 20, 2014 | By John Smith | Add a Comment

I recently spoke at Citrix Synergy about the return of the generalist. It was a Geek Speak Live! session with several hundred Citrix engineers in attendance. It was an honor for me and something I’ve long looked forward to as a Citrix Technology Professional and author of the Edgesight Under the Hood blog. (You can [...]

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Run Your “Microsoft Shop” Better with Wire Data Visibility

May 13, 2014 | By Tyson Supasatit | Add a Comment

If you run a “Microsoft shop,” then this blog post is a must-read. ExtraHop can help you improve the performance, efficiency, and security of your Microsoft environment by delivering real-time visibility through wire data. Wire data is complete applications and infrastructure communications—not just who is talking to whom, but what they are saying. ExtraHop analyzes the [...]

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