White Papers

TCP/IP Network Route Performance Analysis
Including a detailed look at how CLEVER eRoute 3.0 from AES analyzes network routes and identifies the root-causes of performance problems.
Internet performance can cover a wide variety of components, each of which can affect overall network performance. Applications, Web servers, Intranets, Local Area Networks (LANs), protocols, operating systems, and Wide Area Networks (WANs) can have an impact on overall Internet performance. This paper discusses only the network-related performance concerns, such as TCP/IP routing analysis. More...

The Making of a Professional cTrace Packet Analyzer
Including a detailed look at the benefits of cTrace analysis and how AES CleverView for cTrace Analysis can accelerate and simplify TCP/IP network problem solving.
Many large IT organizations managing SNA-TCP/IP transitions are finding that their ability to adequately support TCP/IP is challenging, since most of their technical expertise is still SNA-centric. As TCP/IP networks become increasingly complex Component Trace Analysis is vital, but is often difficult to handle in-house. Some companies no longer have the expertise needed to undertake component trace analysis. Others may choose to outsource component trace analysis - a costly and time-consuming option. This paper will first look at the history of cTrace Analysis and the urgent need for an analysis tool. It will then discuss the functionality needed in a professional Component Trace Analysis Tool. More...

Network Performance and Availability Reporting: Someone Has to Start It
Including a detailed look at innovative ways to proactively measure network service level goals using various TCP/IP Utilities.

The measurement of network service levels has long been a neglected practice by the performance industry. This is most likely due to a lack of network skills training and standard measurement and reporting definitions, as well as the fast pace of emerging technologies. There are, however, some TCP/IP utilities that present a practical opportunity to measure network service level goals proactively. With some development effort, nominal coding and collaboration with other network tools, these TCP/IP utilities are very useful. This paper shows how such utilities may be used to gather network service level statistics. Sample reports are also provided. More...