November 22, 2022

Most (85%) consumers shop online or via a mobile app, with 59% using these digital channels as their primary holiday shopping channel, according to the Black Friday Consumer Report from Perforce Software. As brands head into a highly profitable time of year, starting with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it's imperative development teams prepare for peak traffic, optimal channel performance, and seamless user experiences to retain and attract shoppers ...

November 21, 2022
Jay Botelho

From staffing issues to ineffective cloud strategies, NetOps teams are looking at how to streamline processes, consolidate tools, and improve network monitoring. What are some best practices that can help achieve this? Let's dive into five ...

November 18, 2022
Marcus Merrell

On November 1, Taylor Swift announced the Eras Tour ... the whole world is now standing in the same virtual queue, and even the most durable cloud architecture can't handle this level of deluge ...

November 17, 2022
Paul Stefanski

OpenTelemetry, a collaborative open source observability project, has introduced a new network protocol that addresses the infrastructure management headache, coupled with collector configuration options to filter and reduce data volume ...

November 16, 2022
Mike Marks

A unified view of digital infrastructure is essential for IT teams that must improve the digital user experience while boosting overall organizational productivity, according to a survey of IT managers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), from Riverbed and market research firm IDC ...

November 15, 2022
Nadeem Zahid

Building the visibility infrastructure to make cloud networks observable is a complex technical challenge. But with careful planning and a few strategic decisions, it's possible to appropriately design, set up and manage visibility solutions for the cloud ...

November 14, 2022
Rajesh Ganesan

According to a recent IT at Work: 2022 and Beyond study, there have been a few silver linings to the pandemic ... The study revealed some intriguing trends, which will be discussed in turn ...

November 09, 2022
Tejo Prayaga

The absence of topology can be a key inhibitor for AIOps tools, creating blind spots for AIOps as they only have access to event data. A topology, an IT service model, or a dependency map is a real-time picture of tools and services that are connected and dependent on each other to deliver an IT service ...

November 08, 2022

A modern data stack is a suite of technologies and apps built specifically to funnel data into an organization, transform it into actionable data, build a plan for acting on that data, and then implement that plan. The majority of modern data stacks are built on cloud-based services, composed of low- and no-code tools that enable a variety of groups within an organization to explore and use their data. Read on to learn how to optimize your data stack ...

November 07, 2022
Emily Arnott

Incidents should be your best friend. It sounds like a controversial statement. It sounds like a lot of unnecessary work. The truth is, for companies engaged in delivering any online or digital experience, taking this point of view is absolutely E-S-S-E-N-T-I-A-L ...

November 03, 2022
Pete Goldin

Gartner announced the list of 10 top strategic technology trends that organizations need to explore in 2023, and two technologies in particular will be of special interest to APMdigest readers: Applied Observability and Digital Immune System ...

November 02, 2022
Colin Fallwell

SRE is now an essential engineering practice for enterprises seeking to accelerate digital transformations to digital-first brands. So how can companies empower SREs and adopt the model across their entire IT organizations to improve digital experiences and ultimately the business? It first starts with addressing the workforce gap and then breaking down team silos ...

November 01, 2022
Hannes Lenke

Configuring application Monitoring as Code (MaC) is the next logical step in modern software development ... Let's look at some key reasons why monitoring as code is here to stay ...

October 31, 2022
Shamus McGillicuddy

If you work in an IT organization, you've likely heard the term "observability" lately. If you're a DevOps pro, you probably know exactly what vendors are talking about when they use the term. If you're a NetOps pro, you might be scratching your head ...

October 27, 2022
Pete Goldin

After reading the seven previous parts of APMdigest's A Guide to OpenTelemetry, you may be convinced that OTel is the right path your organization. It may be inevitable ... APMdigest asked several industry experts for their advice on getting started ...

October 26, 2022
Pete Goldin

Just as questions arise about how Application Performance Management (APM) and OpenTelemetry impact each other, we also want to talk about the relationship between AIOps and OpenTelemetry ...

October 25, 2022
Pete Goldin

Since Application Performance Management (APM) is a major focus of APMdigest, in Part 6 we investigate the relationship between OpenTelemetry and APM. This leads to some important questions: How is OpenTelemetry different from APM? Do you need both, or does OpenTelemetry replace APM? ...

October 24, 2022
Pete Goldin

While OpenTelemetry offers many advantages, the experts point out several challenges as well ...

October 20, 2022
Pete Goldin

In Part 4, APMdigest covers the results that users can expect to achieve when adopting OpenTelemetry ...

October 19, 2022
Pete Goldin

One of the reasons OpenTelemetry is becoming so popular is because of the many advantages. In A Guide to OpenTelemetry, APMdigest breaks these advantages down into two groups: the beneficial capabilities of OpenTelemetry and the results users can expect from OpenTelemetry. In Part 3, we cover the capabilities ...