Cloud

July 14, 2017

Cloud adoption is still the most vexing factor in increased network complexity, ahead of the internet of things (IoT), software-defined networking (SDN), and network functions virtualization (NFV), according to a new survey conducted by Kentik ...

July 11, 2017

It's not especially surprising that a new IT survey shows that cloud use for business and government poses challenges. In significant numbers across the board, respondents cited cloud complexity, compliance and security, cost control, speed of delivery, and domain expertise as the cloud problems their organizations were working to overcome this year ...

June 20, 2017

Cloud is quickly becoming the new normal. The challenge for organizations is that increased cloud usage means increased complexity, often leading to a kind of infrastructure "blind spot." So how do companies break the blind spot and get back on track? ...

June 19, 2017

Hybrid IT is becoming a standard enterprise model, but there’s no single playbook to get there, according to a new report by Dimension Data entitled The Success Factors for Managing Hybrid IT ...

June 02, 2017

Three-fourths (73 percent) of IT decision makers believe businesses that do not embrace IT automation to achieve the larger digital business strategy within the next five years will cease to exist in 10 years, according to a new study by BMC Software ...

June 01, 2017

For IT professionals to succeed as the hybrid IT era continues to evolve, they must arm themselves with a new set of skills, tools, and resources. Consider the following recommendations ...

May 31, 2017

To more closely examine the variety of ways in which IT departments and professionals around the world are evolving with the integration of cloud services, and the overall effect hybrid IT is having on their organizations and IT job roles, SolarWinds recently released the SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2017: Portrait of a Hybrid Organization. The results help illustrate what a modern hybrid IT organization looks like — notably, they are realizing the cost benefits of the cloud, but continue to struggle with shifting job and skill dynamics ...

April 28, 2017

Today 96 percent of organizations have Digital Transformation initiatives on their roadmap and more than half of those initiatives are in process now. However, there is a major disconnect between user expectations and what IT can deliver, and it is hindering innovation, according to a new survey by Veeam ...

April 20, 2017

Almost One-Third (28 percent) of IT workers surveyed fear that cloud adoption is putting their job at risk, according to a survey conducted by ScienceLogic ...

April 18, 2017

The move to cloud-based solutions like Office 365, Google Apps and others is one of the biggest fundamental changes IT professionals will undertake in the history of computing. The cost savings and productivity enhancements available to organizations are huge. But these savings and benefits can't be reaped without careful planning, network assessment, change management and continuous monitoring. Read on for things that you shouldn't do with your network in preparation for a move to one of these cloud providers ...

March 28, 2017

The amount of data, research and case studies on the benefits and effectiveness of hybrid cloud keeps growing. Yet some people are still skeptical, thinking that it’s just a play to keep data centers relevant in a public cloud age. Some recent outages of cloud-based systems may be just the thing to bring hybrid cloud skeptics around ...

March 21, 2017

The majority of IT executives believe investment in IT Service Management (ITSM) is important to gain the agility needed to compete in an era of global, cross-industry disruption and digital transformation, according to Delivering Value to Today’s Digital Enterprise: The State of IT Service Management 2017, a report by BMC, conducted in association with Forbes ...

March 17, 2017

Let’s say your company has examined all the potential pros and cons, and moved your critical business applications to the cloud. The advertised benefits of the cloud seem like they’ll work out great. And in many ways, life is easier for you now. But as often happens when things seem too good to be true, reality has a way of kicking in to reveal just exactly how many things can go wrong with your cloud setup – things that can directly impact your business ...

March 07, 2017

So, your site is down because AWS S3 went away. We have some real insight into what design for cloud resiliency really means thanks to a chat that I had recently ...

March 06, 2017

Last week, SmartBear observed a sudden and protracted 5X increase in web page timeout errors associated with the failure of Amazon's S3 cloud-based storage service. Looking a bit more closely at our data, we dug up a few more interesting angles on the impact of the failure ...

February 23, 2017

The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 18 percent in 2017 to total $246.8 billion, up from $209.2 billion in 2016, according to Gartner, Inc.

February 08, 2017

Industrial and technological revolutions happen because new manufacturing systems or technologies make life easier, less expensive, more convenient, or more efficient. It's been that way in every epoch – but Continuity Software's new study indicates that in the cloud era, there's still work to be done ...

January 03, 2017

Riverbed highlights the following trends and predictions for 2017, covering digital transformation, software-defined everything and more ...

December 16, 2016

APMdigest's 2017 Application Performance Management Predictions is a forecast by the top minds in APM today. Industry experts — from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how APM and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2017. Part 4 covers cloud, containers and microservices ...

October 12, 2016

In 2013, APMdigest published a list called 15 Top Factors That Impact Application Performance. Even today, this is one of the most popular pieces of content on the site. And for good reason – the whole concept of Application Performance Management (APM) starts with identifying the factors that impact application performance, and then doing something about it. However, in the fast moving world of IT, many aspects of application performance have changed in the 3 years since the list was published. And many new experts have come on the scene. So APMdigest is updating the list for 2016, and you will be surprised how much it has changed ...

September 22, 2016

Network performance monitoring (NPM) has been around a long time. Unlike APM, NPM is still in the process of catching up to cloud realities. In May of this year, Gartner published a research note entitled Network Performance Monitoring Tools Leave Gaps in Cloud Monitoring. It's a fairly biting critique of the NPM space that says, essentially, that the vast majority of current NPM approaches were largely built for a pre-cloud era. As a result, network managers are left in the lurch when trying to adapt to the realities of digital operations ...

September 16, 2016

The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.2 percent in 2016 to total $208.6 billion, up from $178 billion in 2015, according to Gartner. IT modernization is currently the top driver of public cloud adoption, followed by cost savings, innovation, agility and other benefits ...

September 15, 2016

A recent survey sponsored by Unisys Corporation shows a strong commitment among executives to adopting a digital business model, with the cloud as the key enabler ...

August 25, 2016

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 ...

July 22, 2016

More than $1 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by the shift to cloud during the next five years, according to Gartner, Inc. This will make cloud computing one of the most disruptive forces of IT spending since the early days of the digital age ...

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