GSX Blog

5 Reasons to Switch to Hybrid Office 365 

Posted by Clementine Crozier on Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Making the switch from an on-premises deployment to Office 365 is easier said than done. Large organizations in particular have complex infrastructures, with users requiring different applications and services from varying locations. Furthermore, regulations and technical roadblocks make it challenging to move applications without disruption.

That’s why hybrid deployment is often the best answer for those looking to transition to the cloud without interruptions. Here are a few other reasons why.

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Tags: hybrid cloud, Cloud, application performance monitoring, Hybrid cloud monitoring, Office 365, APM, Office 365 monitoring, End user Experience, office 365 performance, DEM, Office 365 Hybrid

How IT Pros and Business Leaders Can Work Together for a Better Office 365 End-User Experience

Posted by Clementine Crozier on Tue, Feb 27, 2018

It was not long ago that IT departments were relatively secluded from the rest of business operations. They went about their business fixing outages, installing new software, and generally maintaining services on their own.

Today, a major shift in how organizations use and adopt new technologies has created a need for better interoperability and communications between IT departments and the organizations they service.

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Tags: Cloud, application performance management, Office365, APM, Office 365 monitoring, End user Experience, performance monitoring, office 365 performance, DEM

End-User Experience to the test: How does ‘MAPI/ HTTP’ really compare with ‘RPC/ HTTP’

Posted by Jean-Francois Piot on Tue, Feb 06, 2018

Since Microsoft announced the end of the support for the RPC protocol in Fall of 2017, this has been a vital question.

At GSX, we reveal the ‘facts behind emotions’ with our Robot Users. GSX Robot Users compare real performance in different environments (Outlook 2016 with Windows 10, Outlook 2013 with Windows 7) and typical network issues (packet loss, latency, etc.).

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Tags: Exchange Online, Office 365 monitoring, performance monitoring, skype for business issue, SysAdmin Top Issues, office 365 health, office 365 performance, DEM, MAPI, RoboTech, Outlook

Digital Experience Monitoring and the New Governance of the Cloud

Posted by Antoine Leboyer on Thu, Jan 04, 2018

The painting on the wall is clear: the growth of the cloud is a new driver of innovation and projects worldwide. Cloud computing started as a way to improve servers, initially used for development purposes and startups wanting to avoid unnecessary expenses. When IT departments realized the ability for cloud deployments to scale, the cloud became an attractive value proposition. This has allowed IT departments to refocus on value-added tasks, rather than spending days patching servers at data centers.

Much like Google once accelerated learning by popularizing search technology, cloud computing is now accelerating the adoption of new innovations. For example, Artificial Intelligence APIs are now ready for integration into cloud-based platforms.

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Tags: Cloud, Hybrid Monitoring, Hybrid cloud monitoring, Governance, Exchange, APM, Office 365 monitoring, End user Experience, office 365 performance, DEM, Digital experience monitoring

ExpressRoute & Office 365 performance - GSX Puts Rumors to the Test

Posted by Clementine Crozier on Fri, Dec 15, 2017

There are many contradictory rumors surrounding ExpressRoute.
Many believe that ExpressRoute can make mailboxes move significantly faster, while others think that ExpressRoute can make Microsoft Exchange Online slower since it was designed to improve security. Still others believe that ExpressRoute improves overall Office 365 performance.

So what really is ExpressRoute and what are its limitations?

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Tags: Hybrid Monitoring, Hybrid, Hybrid cloud monitoring, Office 365 monitoring, End user Experience, office 365 performance, DEM, ExpressRoute, Azure ExpressRoute

How GSX measures the end-user experience in Office 365 hybrid deployment

Posted by Jean-Francois Piot on Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Office 365 provides the best collaborative SaaS solution on the market. Keep in mind that a Microsoft SLA is only valid within a Microsoft datacenter. Once outside it, and without the GSX Robot User User, you have no data and hence no visibility into the quality of the service delivered to the end-user.

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Tags: GSX Robot User, Hybrid Monitoring, Hybrid, Hybrid cloud monitoring, Office 365 monitoring, cloud migration, End user Experience, office 365 performance, DEM

Public Sector is accelerating transition to Hybrid Cloud

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Tue, Oct 17, 2017

The United States government is starting to take its own technology infrastructure more seriously, increasing its focus on security and efficiency by moving away from outdated IT systems. Next year, the federal technology budget could increase by up to $1.6 billion, to a total of $95.7 billion a year. The U.S. government plans to move agencies off of legacy IT systems that are eating up budgets, and onto more secure, cloud-based systems.

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Tags: Hybrid Monitoring, Hybrid, public cloud, Hybrid cloud monitoring, Office 365 monitoring, cloud migration, End user Experience, office 365 performance, DEM

The Truth Remains- User Experience is Everything

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Tue, Oct 03, 2017

Hybrid scenarios are complex, involving both on-premises and cloud components. How many people truly know about what it takes to integrate platforms, what exchange migration is, or how to even really define the cloud?

Whether or not businesses are educated in these everyday solutions, complexities will always show up and come second to improving the product sets ease of use.

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Tags: APM, Office 365 monitoring, End user Experience, office 365 performance, DEM, Office 365 Experience

Navigating User Expectations in a New Office 365 Hybrid World

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Tue, Sep 26, 2017


As technology changes, so does user experiences and expectations. The technology shift from computer mainframes to cloud computing brought about a host of new challenges for IT administrators to manage; and how we handle end users’ complaints must be carefully considered within the scope of how the technology has changed.

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Tags: application performance management, application performance monitoring, APM, Office 365 monitoring, End user Experience, office 365 performance, outlook slow, DEM, Office 365 Hybrid

As APM shifts to DEM, the time is now to focus on end-user experience

Posted by Clementine Crozier on Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The increased complexity of today’s IT infrastructure has made old methods of application performance management insufficient. Previously, simple back-end metrics were enough to measure whether service was being provided to end-users quickly and securely. Today, more sophisticated analytics and measuring tools are required to stay ahead of performance issues to ensure end-user satisfaction.

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Tags: Application Performance, Office 365, APM, End user Experience, Office 365 Administration, DEM, Digital experience monitoring