Analytics

May 03, 2016

APMdigest asked experts from across the industry – including consultants, analysts and the leading vendors – for recommendations on the best way to ensure application performance in the hybrid cloud. Part 2 covers BTM, NPM and ITOA ...

May 02, 2016

For years the IT industry debated about whether and when IT organizations would move everything to the cloud. Today's answer to this question is the hybrid cloud or hybrid IT – a combination of private and public clouds with traditional on-premise infrastructure, leveraging the best of all three worlds. It is clear that hybrid cloud offers many advantages. However, as more enterprises move to hybrid cloud, they face new challenges for managing the performance of applications, such as limited visibility and control. To address this new set of challenges, APMdigest asked experts from across the industry – including consultants, analysts and the leading vendors – for recommendations on the best way to ensure application performance in the hybrid cloud. The result is a detailed list of tools and approaches, and related insights, to guide enterprises as they migrate to hybrid cloud. Part 1 covers APM and End-User Experience Monitoring ...

April 27, 2016

The findings outlined in Part 1 of this blog point to a need for "smart" APM solutions supporting automation of change monitoring, performance and availability management, and production troubleshooting functions. With such capabilities in place, Dev and Ops resources could be freed up to deliver the new software products that have become the lifeblood of the agile business ...

April 11, 2016

There is a lot of confusion about what is Application Performance Monitoring, Application Performance Management (APM) and IT Operational Analytics (ITOA). To help clarify this rather muddy set of terms, we use two models which we find are much clearer and logical, and have less ambiguity than the APM and ITOA definitions ...

April 06, 2016

How can we use IT Operations Analytics to effectively improve IT operational excellence? How can it help us make better decisions? And most importantly, how can it help prevent downtime and service disruptions? Continuity Software recently conducted an infrastructure resiliency survey, with the goal of helping IT infrastructure and operations executives benchmark their organization’s performance and practices against their peers ...

March 22, 2016

When I talk with clients, deployments and even when I take time out to read the headlines, I still believe that the industry is confused about how Advanced IT Analytics (AIA) is evolving. Here are three big reasons why, as supported by our current data ...

March 21, 2016

New EMA research is just in on advanced IT analytics (AIA) and the results are telling. I'll be giving a webinar on April 13 with much more detail and insight than I can present here, but in this 2-part blog I wanted to share a few highlights — and a few opinions about the data — in advance ...

February 11, 2016

Moogsoft conducted an IT monitoring survey with attendees at AppDynamics AppSphere. A variety of questions were asked, from the number of monitoring tools they use, to the time it takes to detect and resolve incidents, to what they hope to see from vendors in the future. While some responses were predictable, some were actually rather surprising ...

February 10, 2016

To optimize application performance, IT teams need to proactively ensure the optimized performance of every underlying infrastructure component, including physical and virtual servers, networks, storage devices, databases, end-user services and cloud and big data environments. It is imperative that they not only identify and resolve issues quickly, but also pre-empt potential issue before there's an adverse impact on the user experience. Below are six key requirements that can help you achieve these objectives ...

January 27, 2016

While IoT is gaining traction with consumers, it's already having a transformative effect on the business world. Companies can analyze the volumes of data connected devices supply to improve decision-making processes and to help employees be more productive. However, as an enterprise brings more connected devices online, IT will struggle to maintain adequate application performance levels. Implementing application performance monitoring (APM) establishes the end-to-end visibility IT needs in order to immediately identify what's causing an application to perform poorly ...

January 15, 2016

According to Brocade, moving into 2016, more businesses are expected to leverage smart machines and transformative technologies to give them a clear competitive advantage. Brocade outlines the top transformative technology trends in networking to watch for in 2016 and beyond ...

January 05, 2016

In research done in 2015, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) looked at changing patterns of IT service management (ITSM) adoption across a population of 270 respondents in North America and Europe. One of the standout themes that emerged from our findings was the need for the service desk to become a more automated and analytically empowered center of authority across IT as a whole. Rather than casting the service desk as a reactive, low-tech bastion of ineffective customer interaction, the data outlined requirements for a much more dynamic ITSM team — a team that could govern decision making and automate actions in dialog with operations, development, and business stakeholders ...

December 18, 2015

Industry experts — from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors — offer predictions on how APM and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2016. Part 3 focuses on IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) ...

November 23, 2015

The Black Friday digital swarm is approaching. Are you prepared? Sure your infrastructure is ready to scale, you've issued a production code freeze, and you're actively monitoring your applications with Application Performance Management (APM), but many organizations are overlooking one major component that can have a direct impact on Black Friday revenue: the mobile app ...

November 03, 2015

Over the last few years I've tried to represent a clear and growing trend that I've come to call "Advanced IT Analytics" or AIA, in contrast with other industry terms such as "IT Operations Analytics" and "Big Data". My issue with the former is that AIA isn't restricted to operations, but can reach out across all of IT, including executives, service desk and ITSM teams, development and even non-IT business stakeholders. It is multi-use case and multi-stakeholder in value, as the same data mosaic may serve performance, security, change management, and DevOps requirements, while also supporting business stakeholders in areas such as customer experience and market planning ...

September 08, 2015

Organizations are thinking more strategically about big data analysis for IT (ITOA), with 65 percent already combining data sources or planning to do so within the next year, according to a survey of nearly 100 CTOs and other IT decision makers at Fortune-1000 organizations by TechValidate for ExtraHop ...

August 31, 2015

In Part 3 of a three-part interview, AppDynamics talks about Unified Monitoring, analytics and the AppDynamics Summer 15 release ...

August 26, 2015

For the business, application performance is only relevant if it correlates to meaningful user experiences and conversion metrics. The most common challenge hindering companies from realizing the full promise of application performance solutions has been the lack of a common language, and business-relevant metrics to measure monitor and set targets for customer experiences. The organizational divisions that separate development, IT operations and business teams have led to varied and disparate perspectives on end-user experience, how performance impacts business, and the level of investments needed to consistently excel. To really move beyond the traditional APM mindset, where performance is seen as a technical problem, marketing and business leaders across global industries are in need of new approach to monitoring. An approach that starts and end with the user experience ...

August 03, 2015

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has discovered that application performance data is extremely valuable when enterprises apply big data analytics to IT monitoring data, and it might be helping in the area where you least expect – Infrastructure capacity planning ...

July 31, 2015

John Jeremiah, Technology Evangelist for HP's Software Research Group, outlines the future of application development ...

July 24, 2015

Mobile apps are serious business, and mobile app performance is key. With this in mind, APMdigest asked industry experts – from analysts and consultants to the top vendors – to recommend the best ways to ensure mobile app performance. Part 4 of the list, the final installment, covers more production solutions such as NPM and ITOA ...

July 16, 2015

Mobile apps and websites must be key to success? An app is critical to help you "play" in today’s digital retail market, but having an app alone will not guarantee success. So here are three reasons highlighted in the AppDynamics report An App Is Not Enough which are key for mobile app success ...

June 30, 2015

European organizations with the strongest Operational Intelligence capability are most likely to conquer the complexity of the fastest growing IT concerns, according to a new report titled Masters of Machines II, from analyst firm Quocirca ...

June 09, 2015

The development of new and more complex business technologies happens so quickly now that they are starting to outpace the rate at which IT organizations can effectively monitor the entire IT infrastructure and react to problems. This is particularly true as more enterprises adopt a hybrid model with some resources managed in the data center and some in cloud or SaaS-based environments. Simultaneously, IT organizations have become increasingly siloed as different personnel develop skillsets specific to different pieces of the IT infrastructure, such as database management, the network, information security, etc. As a result, the “war room” – where IT personnel gather to diagnose and fix a problem – more often than not devolves into a session of finger pointing and delays. Remedying this situation demands a new approach to managing performance that enables IT to become more proactive instead of reactive, and more collaborative instead of siloed ...

May 22, 2015

Organizations large and small are struggling to meet their Key Performance Indicator (KPI) goals and prevent IT issues before they adversely impact the business — in fact, organizations detect and address an average of only 57% of critical IT issues before they impact the business — according to Continuity Software's 2015 IT Operations Analytics Survey ...

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