Vendor Forum

June 20, 2012
Stacy Gorkoff

Application Developers are responsible for the design, configuration, implementation, integration, and tuning of all the applications running on the network - from the interface, to the underlying components, to the various services behind them. These are all factors which inevitably affect the end user experience and the customer's impression of the business ...

June 19, 2012
Srinivas Ramanathan
eG Innovations

Performance management FOR the cloud helps you, the cloud provider, deliver better cloud performance, maximum service availability, and superior customer satisfaction. The performance management system also helps you right-size your infrastructure, so that you can achieve the necessary returns for your investment in the cloud infrastructure ...

June 14, 2012
Charley Rich
Nastel Technologies

Much has been said about both the challenges and opportunities of Big Data. As in most things, it is really nothing new. The idea of an overwhelming amount of data and no way to make rapid sense of it has been around since the early days of IT ...

June 12, 2012
Mike Thompson
SolarWinds

Managing virtualization and storage in context is becoming critical and is helping to break down the strong silos between virtualization and storage that have persisted from the physical server and storage days. The new landscape that has developed around the virtual environment is driving convergence and helping bring virtualization and storage closer together ...

June 06, 2012
Stacy Gorkoff

The IT Operations team is the closest to the metal when it comes to supporting end-to-end application performance. They are the ones everyone depends on to keep up with the rapidly shifting landscape of the latest technologies and solutions, developing capabilities that support automated discovery, configuration, and systems-wide performance management ...

June 05, 2012
Srinivas Ramanathan
eG Innovations

Performance management OF the cloud refers to the management of business services that are partly or wholly hosted in the cloud. Monitoring, diagnosis, and reporting OF the cloud is integral to managing the user experience for cloud-hosted business services so that cloud consumers can proactively identify QoS performance bottlenecks, pinpoint the root-cause of problems, and take corrective action to ensure that the cloud service performance and end user experience does not degrade ...

May 25, 2012
Stacy Gorkoff

Of all the stakeholders in the business, Applications Support is truly the team in the trenches. They have to hold the line against the toughest, most challenging and important members of the whole IT ecosystem - application users ...

May 23, 2012
Denise Dubie
CA Technologies

Attendees at the Interop conference in Las Vegas proved what the majority already assumed to be true: there are numerous benefits to adopting cloud computing and cloud services. Yet a survey of 102 network engineers on the show floor revealed another fact: cloud causes some problems when trying to troubleshoot application performance ...

May 18, 2012
Srinivas Ramanathan
eG Innovations

Today, as an IT manager, you have the option to not deploy performance management on-premise but to get this as a service delivered from the cloud ...

May 15, 2012
Stacy Gorkoff

Transaction-level monitoring matters more and more within enterprise operations environments - if for no other reason than so many different teams within the IT operations and application support ecosystems can benefit ... So who exactly are the team members that need transaction-level monitoring? These are some of the most critical members of the business. Their roles are inter-related and yet their responsibilities are sufficiently distinct ...

May 09, 2012
Denise Dubie
CA Technologies

New applications bring the promise of increased productivity, happier end users and better business benefits. But if the new app stalls on the network, IT managers will only be hearing about the problems the technology causes. Here are a few fixes for often overlooked issues that can crop up when IT is rolling out a new application ...

May 08, 2012
Steve Tack
Dynatrace

In the never-ending mission to do more with less, IT teams often lose sight of the need for careful, end-user-focused APM. After all, the delivery of fast, reliable, high-quality applications to end users must be the ultimate measure of success for any of these projects. If these projects aren't managed with explicit user-experience objectives, IT can introduce risks that can reduce or even eliminate the potential business benefits ...

May 07, 2012
Lawrence Garvin
SolarWinds

I think there's a fallacy in the idea that there is any such thing as a ‘traditional’ SysAdmin. I've functioned in the SysAdmin role in many organizations, and many types of IT structures and industries – in every single instance my job description was notably different from the previous and subsequent employer. Different organizations have different needs – sometimes completely irrelevant to the local vs cloud question – sometimes it's just a function of the technological maturity of the organization itself ...

May 02, 2012
Linh Ho

2012 will undoubtedly see big data remain high on the agenda of big businesses. Organizations believe that with the skyrocketing data volumes, big data holds the key to getting ahead of the competition, and most importantly could help to improve the experience of the life-blood of their organization, their customers ...

April 30, 2012
Srinivas Ramanathan
eG Innovations

Although easier to provision and operate, cloud computing does not reduce the complexity of the infrastructure that you, the IT manager, have to manage. The following are some of the main application performance challenges you will face in the cloud ...

April 19, 2012
Aruna Ravichandran
CA Technologies

Cloud is one way to respond to business needs faster. But unless you’ve prepped the underlying infrastructure launching services will still require manual work from your staff. Whether you’re just setting up your first private cloud or expanding your hybrid model, follow these steps to ensure your cloud initiative is primed for success ...

April 18, 2012
Jennifer Kuvlesky
SolarWinds

Do a Google search on mobile management, and you will get a lot of material to comb through. The two main topics you will encounter include mobile device management and management from your mobile device ...

March 26, 2012
Antonio Piraino
ScienceLogic

In Part One and Part Two of this series on choosing the right service provider, I covered the different types of service providers and how the size and consumer type of the business should impact the types of provider services needed. In this blog, I cover some of the other factors that are critical to consider when looking for a service provider to fulfill your needs and benefit your business ...

March 20, 2012
Linh Ho

It's no secret that we live in a siloed enterprise IT world. Many attempts have been made to better connect functional departments before but it seems like very little progress has been made. Not only are the different applications that underpin common business processes run as fiefdoms, but the distributed tiered nature of modern application architecture creates walls around functions and tiers. When you add operations to the mix you have multiple stakeholders with conflicting agendas, delegating application performance to the firefighting exercise that ensures once business is severely impacted ...

March 15, 2012
Steve Tack
Dynatrace

The thought of adding yet more performance testing cycles into an already overstretched delivery team often elicits the same reaction as the five stages of grief – denial, anger, bargaining, depression then acceptance ...

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