White Papers

Download a complimentary copy of the Gartner MQ for APM 2018 from CA Technologies.

Cloud computing as a concept isn’t nearly as new as you might think. Previous approaches have been called "outsourcing" and "server hosting," but insufficient processor performance, enormous hardware costs and slow Internet connections made everyday use difficult. In this paper you will discover:
- which opportunities private cloud monitoring holds.
- why consistent network monitoring gains importance in the cloud.
- why you always need to consider the user and server perspective.

According to Forrester, the right engagement model can help companies achieve double-digit growth. Simply put, establishing trust through differentiated and secure digital experiences is key to competing in today’s marketplace. Achieve the necessary balance and your company wins. This handbook is designed to start you on the road to achieving this equilibrium by creating a virtuous circle of interaction with your customers.

This report contains findings and recommendations from a study by Forrester Research about what sets top digital businesses apart on their path to Digital Maturity.

Want to get a better idea of the devices in your network, their addresses and which components they directly communicate with? There are a lot of Network Mapping Tools out there that do just that, but which one is right for your network? We analyzed nine Network Mapping Tools in collaboration with an independent institute to help you compare and decide. Find out:
- The features they offer
- The individual range of functions for each tool
- Which are simple, free drawing programs and which are powerful asset scanners for enterprise environments

eG Enterprise delivers the first converged application and infrastructure performance monitoring solution, providing unified visibility of application performance, end-user experience, and infrastructure health — all from a single pane of glass. Read this white paper to find out how eG Enterprise’s converged application and infrastructure monitoring capabilities help you:
- Proactively detect user experience issues before your customers are impacted
- Trace business transactions and isolate the cause of application slowness
- Get code-level visibility to identify inefficient application code and slow database queries
- Automatically map application dependencies within the infrastructure to pinpoint the root cause of the problem

You may have the latest virus protection, and a rock solid firewall, but none of that matters if one of those things stops working. By installing a level of 'meta-security' you protect your security with an early warning system. Learn:
- What the biggest IT security threats are
- What is meta-security
- How to keep your IT infrastructure safe

Today, simply having a website for your business is not enough. To attract and keep customers, you need one that delivers an excellent user experience. Achieving this goal can be challenging. In addition to demanding well-designed, intuitive websites, modern users set an exceedingly high bar for site performance and a number of shortcomings might cause a site to fail to meet those expectations.

A high performance network is a ‘must-have’ for a functioning IT infrastructure in any company and network monitoring is essential in order to keep track of everything. In this paper you will discover:
- Why network monitoring is critical for every IT infrastructure.
- How network monitoring solutions can be classified and which one is right for you.
- Which selection criteria you need to consider in order to get the monitoring solution that is right for you.

Has your boss asked your opinion on working with a cloud application, or whether you should move some of your infrastructure into the cloud? Is one of the company departments demanding a cloud solution? Is it time you leave the old ways behind and start using the cloud? In this e-Book you will learn:
- What arguments support cloud migration
- How to successfully introduce cloud
- How to minimize stress and mitigate risk

Get all the facts about server virtualization and network management. In this paper you will discover:
- Why server virtualization?
- How does server virtualization work?
- How virtualization helps your resource management by providing dynamic reallocation of resources.

Success in the mobile market is not the result of luck, despite appearance. It is the fruit of careful, deliberate attention to customer needs and an application development and management strategy that enables those needs to be met. This white paper explains how companies can create five-star mobile apps and avoid making usability, functionality and performance mistakes in mobile application delivery. It outlines the obstacles that hamper the development of successful mobile apps and provides tips and strategies for implementing an analytical approach to mobile app delivery.

This eBook explains how to leverage DevOps tools and practices in a customer-centric way in order to build business value. It discusses the current challenges that most organizations face in extending DevOps innovations beyond the technical realm, identifies the gaps that companies must plug within continuous delivery chains in order to address those challenges, and explains how to make user engagement and the customer experience a prime consideration at all stages of the delivery pipeline.

IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct this Total Economic Impact (TEI) study that examines the potential return on investment (ROI) for IBM Cloud Application Performance Management (APM). The study determined that, on average, organizations using APM could realize an Net Present Value (NPV) benefit of $6.5 million, with an ROI of 139% over a 3 year period.

Success in the mobile market is not the result of luck, despite appearance. It is the fruit of careful, deliberate attention to customer needs and an application development and management strategy that enables those needs to be met. This white paper explains how companies can create five-star mobile apps and avoid making usability, functionality and performance mistakes in mobile application delivery. It outlines the obstacles that hamper the development of successful mobile apps and provides tips and strategies for implementing an analytical approach to mobile app delivery.

Download a complimentary copy of 2018 Gartner MQ for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics from Riverbed.

Read this survey analysis report and understand how the industry is gearing up for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x adoption:
- The expectations from Citrix admins about the migration to XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x
- Key factors driving adoption of 7.x
- Challenges expected before, during and after migration
- Citrix Cloud adoption trends
- Performance management needs and concerns

The trend speaks volumes. By 2020, more than 50% of global enterprises will be running containerized applications in production, up from less than 20% today, according to Gartner1. And IDC says that by 2021, more than 95% of new microservices will be deployed in containers. At the same time, containerized application environments have created exponential complexity in cloud-based application management and monitoring. Among the challenges:
- Increases in components, dependencies and communication flows that necessitate the need for automatic mapping and maintaining telemetry data when containers move.
- Microservice and container proliferation that mean intelligent visualization and analytics are needed to surface KPIs as well as avert alert storms.
- Microservice performance impacted by application metrics and individual container attributes that must be tracked by correlating across hosts, containers and applications.
- Dynamic changes to containers that require DevOps teams to have more reliable ways to determine what, when and how application performance is impacted.
Not easy tasks on their own – and why container monitoring has become an essential APM tool for DevOps to rapidly develop and deploy innovative, cloud-based applications by incorporating new approaches in metric capture, correlation, analytics, transaction tracing, and visualization. Yes, it’s complex. And yes, there is much to consider. Start here for a quick overview of the essentials of container monitoring.

This eBook lays out the monitoring challenges confronting todays DevOps engineers, describing approaches to metric collection and visualization, the classes of modern monitoring, and importantly - how what methods work to tame complexity and ensure these dynamic application environments deliver on their promise.

By incorporating a shift–left monitoring approach into their DevOps practices, companies can maximize agility in software delivery without assuming undue risks. This eBook explains how you can achieve both agility and stability by shifting monitoring to the left in software delivery and DevOps workflows and building the feedback loops that typify high performing IT organizations and teams.

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