Vendor Forum

January 09, 2018
Jonah Kowall
AppDynamics

Planning for a new year often includes predicting what’s going to happen. However, we don't often enough look back at the prior year’s predictions to see if they actually came to fruition. That is the purpose of this analysis. I have picked out a few key areas in APMdigest's 2017 Application Performance Management Predictions, and analyzed which predictions actually came true ...

December 08, 2017
Jonah Kowall
AppDynamics

Metrics-oriented thinking is key to continuous improvement – and a core tenant of any agile or DevOps philosophy. Metrics are factual and once agreed upon, these facts are used to drive discussions and methods. They also allow for a collaborative effort to execute decisions that contribute towards business outcomes ...

December 06, 2017
Archana Kesavan
ThousandEyes

The recent outage of the University of Cambridge website hosting Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis is a prime example of what happens when niche websites become exposed to mainstream levels of traffic ...

December 01, 2017
Keith Bromley
Ixia

A recent blog on APMdigest — Protecting Network Performance is as Essential as Securing the Network — mentions that performance issues and outages are possible when security tools (like an IPS, WAF, etc.) are inserted inline. However, one easy way to mitigate this concern is to deploy a bypass switch before the inline tool ...

November 30, 2017
Rex McMillan
Ivanti

While self-service and self-help IT are in common practice, about half of organizations surveyed are still struggling with full deployment and realizing its value, according to a new report by Ivanti and the Service Desk Institute ...

November 27, 2017
Marc Goroff
Quorum

If you've got a backup and disaster recovery system (BDR), you're likely facing some challenges with it. Maybe it's speed. Maybe it's security. Maybe your system isn't growing along with your organization. If you've looked into solving these challenges, you've probably considered cloud backup to protect your data, servers and applications. However, CIOs and IT managers question whether moving your BDR to the cloud really delivers the same benefits ...

November 22, 2017
Stephen Gates
Zenedge

As the 2017 holiday shopping season gets under way, with sales expected to hit $682 billion, this year could be the first that consumers spend more online than in stores. As more people flock to e-commerce sites than ever before, the potential threat to retailers from hackers increases exponentially ...

November 14, 2017
Keith Bromley
Ixia

More than 90 percent of respondents are concerned about data and application security in public clouds while nearly 60 percent of respondents reported that public cloud environments make it more difficult to obtain visibility into data traffic, according to a new Cloud Security survey ...

November 13, 2017
Tim Flower
Nexthink

Today's technology advances have enabled end-users to operate more efficiently, and for businesses to more easily interact with customers and gather and store huge amounts of data that previously would be impossible to collect. In kind, IT departments can also collect valuable telemetry from their distributed enterprise devices to allow for many of the same benefits. But now that all this data is within reach, how can organizations make sense of it all? ...

November 08, 2017
Eric Sigler
PagerDuty

While the majority of IT practitioners in the UK believe their organization is equipped to support digital services, over half of them also say they face consumer-impacting incidents at least one or more times a week, sometimes costing their organizations millions in lost revenue for every hour that an application is down, according to PagerDuty's State of Digital Operations Report: United Kingdom ...

November 07, 2017
Gray Salladay
Veristor

Today's IT is under considerable pressure to remain agile, responsive and scalable to meet the changing needs of business. IT infrastructure can't become a bottleneck, it must be the enabler. But as new paradigms, such as DevOps, are adopted, data center complexity increases and infrastructure constraints can block the ability to achieve these goals ...

November 03, 2017
Vincent Geffray
Everbridge

With the increased complexity of IT environments, the rising cyber threats and the growing number of IT alerts, IT organizations have come to the realization that throwing more people at IT issues doesn't solve the problem ...

October 26, 2017
Keith Bromley
Ixia

Most everyone in IT has heard about network performance monitoring (NPM) and application performance monitoring (APM) tools. But what are the real benefits? For instance, what kind of information do I really get and is it worth the investment? Also, what about the complexity involved with these types of solutions? The answer boils down to implementation ...

October 24, 2017
Sven Hammar
Apica

On average, 83 percent of consumers in all markets are affected negatively by poor website or app performance. These alarming statistics are often born out of great web functionality expectations gone wrong. With APIs driving much of the new functionality on today's e-commerce driven sites, thorough testing has become more important than ever before ...

October 23, 2017
Sven Hammar
Apica

Internet users are growing more demanding and less forgiving, according to the results of a consumer survey from Apica. In a clear call to action for organizations around the world, Apica’s survey found that three quarters of respondents expect websites and apps to perform faster than they did three years ago ...

October 20, 2017
Clayton Dukes
LogZilla

You've heard of DevOps and SecOps, but NetOps? NetOps is a natural progression of legacy Network Operations to foster more efficient and resilient infrastructures through automation and intelligence. The efficacy of NetOps personnel is reliant upon understanding five key elements of a NetOps Platform and how to best utilize and implement each ...

October 18, 2017
Vinod Mohan
eG Innovations

Most application performance monitoring (APM) tools offer user experience monitoring and transaction tracing capabilities. But, when there is infrastructure slowness affecting the application, these APM tools cannot always pinpoint the root cause of problems. This is where unified infrastructure monitoring comes in ...

October 17, 2017
Vinod Mohan
eG Innovations

Business transaction monitoring is the approach commonly used to identify and diagnose server-side processing slowness for web applications. While it is an important component of an application performance monitoring strategy, a key question is whether business transaction tracing is sufficient for ensuring peak application performance ...

October 06, 2017
Milind Bhise
Riverbed Technology

In the Riverbed Future of Networking Global Survey, more than half of the respondents acknowledged that achieving operational agility is critical to the success of a modern enterprise, and next-generation networks as well as the technology to support them are key to reaching this goal ...

October 05, 2017
Milind Bhise
Riverbed Technology

Legacy infrastructures are holding back their cloud and digital strategies, according to the Riverbed Future of Networking Global Survey 2017. Nearly all survey respondents agree that legacy network infrastructure will have difficulty keeping pace with the changing demands of the cloud and hybrid networks ...

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