August 25, 2016
Eric Senunas

Despite organizations pursuing multi-cloud strategies to ensure business continuity, resilience and performance, research conducted by Turbonomic and Verizon found that cloud purchasing decisions are still almost entirely focused on pricing ...

August 23, 2016
Dr. Stefan Dietrich

What is needed to create a next-generation network management tool? Nothing less than the development of a sophisticated network-aware orchestration engine that is able to detect any interdependencies, resolve them and deploy network policies automatically over the network ...

August 22, 2016
Dr. Stefan Dietrich

The challenge today for network operations (NetOps) is how to maintain and evolve the network while demand for network services continues to grow. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) promises to make the network more agile and adaptable. Various solutions exist, yet most are missing a layer to orchestrate new features and policies in a standardized, automated and replicable manner while providing sufficient customization to meet enterprise-level requirements ...

August 19, 2016
Michelle McLean

ScaleArc's Summer Blockbuster Survey found that 62 percent of Americans said they would be upset if they were purchasing movie tickets and the site or app went down, and 90 percent agreed that movie ticketing websites and apps should have no downtime this summer ...

August 18, 2016
Reinhard Travnicek

This blog talks about end-user expectations in terms of felt or experienced performance of applications or desktops delivered by technology which is called VDI, Desktop Virtualization, Remote Desktop, App Virtualization …

August 17, 2016
Ted Wilson

Monitoring your middleware platforms with a consolidated monitoring application has been shown over and over to reduce the frequency and duration of severity 1 and 2 incidents and prevent losses of revenue attributed to downtime. However, making a strong business care for end-end monitoring and middleware monitoring can be challenging and can present unique learning opportunities. Here are some recommendations to help you make a better business case ...

August 16, 2016
John L Myers

Organizations are embracing IoT as part of their strategic initiatives, with over 70% of respondents indicating that IoT is “essential” or “important” to their organization’s business and technical strategies, according to new research by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), titled The Rise of the Internet of Things: Connecting Our World One Device at a Time ...

August 12, 2016
Mehdi Daoudi

One way top-tier e-commerce companies maintain their prestige and keep customers coming back is by delivering an exceptional customer experience. Users can depend on these sites for fast, reliable web interactions, and speedy and convenient transactions. Catchpoint just analyzed and ranked the top performing e-commerce companies and one thing is clear – they all make performance optimization a priority. The top three performers – Target, Apple and Walgreens – shared best practices that have allowed them to achieve their competitive edge ...

August 11, 2016
Sven Hammar

Web application load times can make the difference between your e-business thriving or dying. Speedy load times are so essential to a web application’s success that they should be considered a key performance indicator ...

August 10, 2016
David Hickman

I’ve heard people say that they are super busy with production deployments and fast-moving projects. They haven’t had much time to think about a performance monitoring strategy for their new applications. But waiting until your applications are already in production is a mistake. However, it’s one that you can avoid. Develop, test and deploy your applications with monitoring already in place and save yourself a lot of headaches. Let me count the ways ...

August 09, 2016
Robin Lyon

How many of us IT professionals have been in a meeting similar to this: The chairs of various departments throughout the company are sitting around a long table and are giving a monthly summary. IT presents that the applications, network and servers were some amount of 9’s available and may explain an outage. The meeting goes on and then one of the heads explains a failure to meet department goals by stating some application was "slow" ...

August 08, 2016
Ann Ruckstuhl

Americans are increasingly turning to their computers and mobile devices to stock up on back to school essentials. With this increase in mobile traffic comes a heightened expectation. Consumers will only give an online or mobile store two seconds to work — if a site or app jams or is slow, then it's hasta la vista ...

August 05, 2016
Mike Sargent

The vast majority of companies surveyed, 85%, are likely to more closely monitor the performance of their applications and networks, including Wi-Fi, specifically because of potential strain due to employees accessing Olympic content, with 42% of these same companies being very likely to monitor more closely, according to The Riverbed Global Network Strain 2016 Snapshot Survey ...

August 03, 2016
Payal Chakravarty

In July 2016, the world of gaming was taken over by a new phenomenon – Pokémon Go. With popularity comes scale, and with scale comes an overload of requests to the gaming servers. Here is my list of probable solutions Pokémon Go could employ to improve the experience for their users and avid fans ...

August 02, 2016
Gustavo Gómez

A recent study conducted by Bizagi revealed that 79 percent of businesses with high levels of digital change cite changing customer expectations as the key driver for transformation. But that transformation is no easy task. Only 25 percent of businesses globally are highly agile, revealing that there is room for improvement across regions when it comes to incorporating fresh strategies and processes ...

July 29, 2016
Kong Yang

System Administrators (SysAdmins) are every organization’s unsung heroes. Whether it’s diagnosing performance bottlenecks or preventing data loss, application downtime, service outages and more, SysAdmins keep data centers running and work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep all the technology modern businesses have come to rely so heavily upon running smoothly. SolarWinds has developed these e-cards as a fun way to say “thank you” ...

July 28, 2016
Robin Lyon

IT has access to an amazing amount of data. Often we collect hundreds of data points on one server such as individual processor load, thread state, disk throughput both in and out etc. We then store this in a bin and use this to create a metric called something similar to server performance ...

July 27, 2016
Dave Page

Today's IT managers and engineers have an incredible arsenal of powerful tactical tools; APM, NPM, BSM, EUEM and the list goes on. The strength of these tools, their narrow, bottom-up focus, is also the cause of a real problem for businesses. These narrow tools miss issues that stem from the hand-off from one node or application to the next. The monitoring tools can't see the data falling into the gaps ...

July 25, 2016

After many science fiction plots and decades of research, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being applied across industries for a wide variety of purposes. AI, Big Data and human domain knowledge are converging to create possibilities formerly only dreamed of. The time is ripe for IT operations to incorporate AI into its processes ...

July 21, 2016
Dirk Paessler

One of the most common problems network monitoring tools are employed to solve are problems with bandwidth. Availability is critical for IT departments of all sizes, and slow bandwidth creates productivity problems and even outages that have a real effect on businesses. Identifying the problems behind bandwidth drains can be difficult, so to help, I’ve put together a list of the five most common causes of sudden traffic spikes ...

The BSM Blog

August 26, 2016
Pete Goldin
APMdigest
August 16, 2016
John Myers
EMA
August 04, 2016
Pete Goldin
APMdigest
June 16, 2016
Dennis Drogseth
EMA
June 14, 2016
Pete Goldin
APMdigest
June 07, 2016
Pete Goldin
APMdigest
June 02, 2016
Pete Goldin
APMdigest
May 27, 2016
Jean Tunis
RootPerformance
May 25, 2016
Jean Tunis
RootPerformance

Vendor Forum

August 25, 2016
Eric Senunas
Turbonomic
August 23, 2016
Stefan Dietrich
Glue Networks
August 22, 2016
Stefan Dietrich
Glue Networks
August 19, 2016
Michelle McLean
ScaleArc
August 17, 2016
Ted Wilson
SL Corporation
August 12, 2016
Mehdi Daoudi
Catchpoint Systems
August 11, 2016
Sven Hammar
Apica
August 10, 2016
David Hickman
SL Corporation
August 09, 2016
Robin Lyon
AppEnsure
August 05, 2016
Mike Sargent
Riverbed