Cloud

August 30, 2012

While “the cloud” may be the tech buzzword of the year, many Americans remain foggy about what the cloud really is and how it works.

August 28, 2012

Jeffrey Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies and Founder of the Cloud Computing Showplace, talks about Cloud management, APM and his upcoming Cloud Channel Summit ...

August 24, 2012

According to a new survey, 77 percent say they're concerned about the effect of the cloud’s self-provisioning model on existing virtualized application performance.

August 20, 2012

Ask any IT or business manager what type of information would make their lives easier and they'll usually say benchmark data which allows them to compare their performance to their peers ...

August 09, 2012

Four of today's hottest technologies represent the most powerful drivers for the evolution of Application Management software that we've seen in the last decade: Cloud, Integration, Mobile, and Big Data. Each of these topics is changing the game in terms of application delivery, and generating significant performance and availability risks along the way ...

July 23, 2012

For the public cloud service provider that is anticipating the demand from enterprises to prove performance of application delivery with Service Level Agreements, it's important to consider the following when leveraging a performance management solution ...

July 16, 2012

The recent outage of the Amazon EC2 cloud led to disruption of service for Netflix, Instagram and other major site and applications. Last year after the first major Amazon outage I posted on this site a blog post: After Amazon: 5 Ways BSM Can Protect You from the Next Cloud Outage. The points are worth repeating since we see that cloud computing is not a guarantee of better application performance ...

July 12, 2012

The recent cloud service outages at Amazon and Salesforce.com grabbed the industry’s attention because of the broad customer impact caused by the outages, and the high visibility of both cloud service providers ... The real value of unfortunate events like these is the opportunity they provide to learn from them ...

July 11, 2012

The real obstacle to application optimization isn't technological, it is organizational. Application performance depends on two fundamental elements: application design and network configuration. Unfortunately, in too many organizations these two elements are responsibility of two separate and sometimes competing groups -- the application development and network operations teams ...

July 05, 2012

For an enterprise IT organization that is building a private cloud and virtualizing applications, the following are 3 key challenges to evaluate when looking for an application performance management solution ...

June 19, 2012

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 13, 2012

RightScale announced results of a new market study of over 600 companies to uncover how businesses are approaching cloud computing and what priorities they set for implementing their cloud strategies, revealing multi-cloud is the strategy of choice for businesses.

June 11, 2012

According to a new survey of North American cloud service providers (CSPs) from CA Technologies, more than half reported that their customers are opting for the private cloud services model, while 32 percent are choosing public cloud services. Moreover, these CSPs expect to grow their businesses by 30 percent in 2012.

June 05, 2012

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 23, 2012

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 21, 2012

SaaS has received a lot of success and adoption in the past five years, unfortunately less in APM than other markets. With Cloud computing gaining momentum you're likely to see SaaS APM adoption increase significantly as more applications are deployed to the Cloud. Here's the top 5 advantages that SaaS-based APM can offer ...

May 18, 2012

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 10, 2012

Visibility in the cloud is essential, and you can't ensure a high level of user satisfaction unless you understand how users are experiencing access to cloud services. That requires monitoring performance from the user's perspective and following these six recommendations ...

May 08, 2012

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 ...

April 30, 2012

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 24, 2012

If you're an IT executive trying to take control of your environment and optimize it for business outcomes — you're likely to be getting a lot of advice from a wide range of glib sources, and very little actual support ...

April 19, 2012

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 10, 2012

A strong core alignment with the right vendor can potentially help to prepare you for both the cultural and the technical challenges inherent in cloud with some level of cohesiveness. So here are a few things — in a master check list – if you are seeking a Virgil to lead you through Dante's Cloudy Inferno ...

April 06, 2012

Moving to cloud computing does not have to be a leap of faith. Doing your homework can also prevent a bad decision, because moving an application into the cloud – while technically feasible and fairly easy – may not always reap the benefits you expect. Here are some items to consider before, during and after migrating an application to the cloud ...

April 05, 2012

"We've really graduated from the spreadsheet. Today's organizations need to respond much more quickly to market conditions. That means putting more information in the hands of more people in a organization. It's not just an issue of getting information to a few data analysts who are going to interact with the data warehouse." Sound familiar?

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