Nine Network Monitoring and Management Blogs to Follow in 2020

Nine Network Monitoring and Management Blogs to Follow in 2020

Some of the top resources for IT professionals in any field, including network monitoring and management, are blogs. Whether you’re looking for the latest news on network monitoring and management solutions or want a refresher on monitoring concepts, blogs provide readers with expert-verified information and advice for network engineers and administrators. In the spirit of sharing knowledge, we’ve listed the top nine network monitoring and management blogs you should follow in 2020.

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Gigamon

Gigamon’s blog focuses on network monitoring and security topics that align with the company’s vision on network visibility and analytics. In addition to information on Gigamon’s products, Gigamon publishes pieces that define network monitoring and management terms and concepts as well as best practices for network teams. Of highlight is their October 2019 series on the fictitious “Dave” — a character who represents employees who accidentally makes security mistakes.

You can read this blog here.


Kentik

Kentik operates a blog that covers a wide variety of networking and security categories, including performance management, AIOps, analytics, cloud visibility, and NetFlow analysis. Their coverage focuses on how specific terms and concepts are evolving (including AIOps and network automation) as technology improves and vendors change focus. They also publish best practices and how-to articles for network engineers using Kentik solutions.

You can read this blog here.


NetBeez

NetBeez is a network monitoring solution provider that also operates a blog designed for network engineers, reporting on the latest news and updates to NetBeez products. The blog delivers best practices for network operations and advice for network engineers and admins. Their recurring series “Linux for Network Engineers” offers tutorials on how to design a solid network monitoring system in a Linux environment.

You can read this blog here.


Network Computing

Network Computing’s blog delivers expert insights into networking, virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility. Specific areas of coverage include network security, cloud infrastructure, wireless networks, data centers, networking careers, and certifications. The website also publishes reports, whitepapers, and webinars, providing network professionals with “a forum for them to solve problems, exchange ideas, and build relationships.”

You can read this blog here.


The Network Monitor

The Network Monitor, operated by Progress and Ipswitch, publishes articles on monitoring, cloud computing, security, troubleshooting, virtualization, and general IT. They provide technical information on how to set up and maintain network monitoring systems as well as best practices and opinion pieces. In addition to the blog, Ipswitch also releases network monitoring insights through their podcast Defrag This.

You can read this blog here.

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Noction

Noction offers network intelligence solutions for intelligent routing and flow analysis. They also run a blog dedicated to technical expertise and tutorials on designing and operating network monitoring systems. Noction has recently covered subjects such as NetFlow, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation, Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), network traffic analysis (NTA), and software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs).

You can read this blog here.


Orange Matter

Orange Matter is an IT publication managed by IT solutions vendor SolarWinds. Specifically, the blog focuses on categories such as networks, systems, databases, security, applications, and IT service management (ITSM). Orange Matter is also the host site of SolarWinds’ podcast SolarWinds TechPod, which covers a wide breadth of technology topics and features a number of experts from SolarWinds and other companies.

You can read this blog here.


Plixer

Network monitoring provider Plixer runs a blog focused on a multitude of technology subjects and topics, including network monitoring. Their coverage includes the importance of monitoring and correlating wireless network data, flow protocols in real-world environments, virtualization monitoring, and the advantages of security orchestration. Plixer also publishes tips and how-to’s for using Plixer products through this blog.

You can read this blog here.


SDxCentral

SDxCentral is a blog focused around software-defined networks (SDNs) and a plethora of related topics, including network monitoring. The publication covers the latest news in networks and network monitoring, exclusive interviews with networking professionals, and sponsored content by monitoring vendors. In addition to network monitoring, SDxCentral also publishes work on containers, 5G, security, cloud, and open source technology,

You can read this blog here.


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Daniel Hein

Dan is a tech writer who writes about Enterprise Cloud Strategy and Network Monitoring for Solutions Review. He graduated from Fitchburg State University with a Bachelor's in Professional Writing. You can reach him at dhein@solutionsreview.com
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