Cloud

March 14, 2012

Network Instruments, a provider of network and application performance monitoring, released its Fifth Annual State of the Network Global Study. The results suggest a potential management storm as IT teams face significant monitoring challenges from multiple forms of cloud computing, as well as substantially increased bandwidth demands.

March 12, 2012

Infrastructure Management is so 1990s. Everyone has it. Could there be anything interesting left to say? Yes -- that it is more critical than ever. It may still be just the plumbing but the demands on it are only growing and yesterday’s point solutions won't do the job ...

March 12, 2012

Today's Cloud services are enabling organizations of all sizes across a rapidly expanding array of industries to capture data, analyze its implications and disseminate timely insight so end-users and executives can act more effectively ...

February 28, 2012

Jean-Pierre Garbani, Vice President, Principal Analyst at Forrester, provides valuable insight into the present state and future of APM ...

February 22, 2012

On the one hand, many in the industry have begun to dismiss the CMDB as well past its prime, at least in terms of industry hype and attention. For this rather significant population, the CMDB has evolved into a complex and demanding data store with tangible but difficult-to-justify benefits, with questionable relationships to cloud computing and other more dynamic technologies and trends. On the other hand, there have been some significant improvements over the last three to four years ...

February 21, 2012

It’s no secret that the cloud has forever changed IT. IT is evolving into more distributed, modular, complex architectures. Moving services to the cloud to take advantage of increased agility at a lower cost means taking some risks as there are greater complexities to manage and applications may or may not be in your control. Cloud has essentially changed the game for what’s needed in an enterprise APM solution for today’s modern businesses ...

February 21, 2012

Public Cloud customers are finding that, while Cloud services are easy to consume, they are not as easy to govern and manage. This abstraction layer means that traditional APM solutions may not be as useful as they once were. As a result, many CIOs are finding it necessary to reevaluate management portfolios for Cloud-readiness ...

February 06, 2012

At a recent trade show, there was an interesting question from the audience about how to hold their Cloud provider responsible for slow performance of their applications. How to avoid the next catastrophic outage and ensure they had SLAs to penalize the cloud provider for sloppy application performance ...

February 06, 2012

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, released its latest research report entitled: Optimizing Cloud for Service Delivery.

February 01, 2012

Within banking and retail environments, APM is changing. This is because more and more service and payment transactions are originating from alternative payment applications based in Cloud, mobile or virtual environments. Monitoring the performance of these new services and payment applications is just as critical as traditional services that have been integrated within POS terminals, or ATMs. But gaining real-time visibility into the performance of these off-premise applications can be tricky for a number of reasons ....

January 30, 2012

At the beginning of this month, EMA analysts were asked for their predictions about what 2012 might bring. Responses spanned management solutions across applications, systems, network, security, services, assets, desktops, and mobile devices, as well as business intelligence and content management ...

January 30, 2012

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, released its newest Radar Report titled, EMA Radar Report: Application Performance Management (APM) for Cloud Services: 18 Cloud-Ready APM Solutions Available TODAY.

Created to assist IT professionals in selecting the right APM solutions to manage their public, private, and hybrid Cloud applications and services, EMA has identified the leading vendors in this space based on key criteria identified by related EMA APM research.

January 26, 2012

Matthew Ellis, IBM VP of Service Availability and Performance, discusses APM including cost concerns, APM in the cloud, and Gartner's 5 dimensions of APM ...

January 14, 2012

I believe today's leading Cloud vendors and solutions are redefining business intelligence (BI) and analytics at three levels. These three tiers of BI/analytic service are having a significant impact on organizations of all sizes across nearly every industry who are taking advantage of a widening array of Cloud solutions, and becoming a key differentiator for leading Cloud vendors ...

January 09, 2012

Today's businesses increasingly use software applications that run in a wide variety of environments, everything from physical to virtual to cloud. As organizations look for ways to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and increase scalability, cloud computing and virtualization are playing a vital part in their IT strategies. However, these new technologies also present new challenges for organizations in the areas of application monitoring and application performance ...

January 08, 2012

I thought I’d present a few highlights that reflect a definite progression to show how and why cloud IS in fact becoming assimilated by IT. You, by the way, are the very first to see some of these results thanks to the way APMdigest deadlines fell in the process of preparing the analysis ...

January 08, 2012

Recession, viewed positively, boosted innovation and increased the pace of new process development and its adoption. The IT customer is increasingly global, the realm of the IT services grows larger every day and the sprawling, distributed IT components demand intelligent ways to manage and monitor this infrastructure ...

January 04, 2012

As a continuation of the APMdigest list of predictions for 2012, industry experts offer a range of predictions specifically on cloud management, and Application Performance Management in the cloud ...

December 20, 2011

Industry experts from analyst and consulting firms and all the top vendors offer thoughtful, insightful, and sometimes controversial predictions on how Application Performance Management and related BSM and ITSM technologies will change and impact business in 2012 ...

December 07, 2011

50 percent of respondents to a recent Unisys Corporation online poll said that cloud computing is their top IT investment priority for 2012.

December 05, 2011

If you’ve been thinking that your application is a candidate for the cloud then you need to obtain a real understanding of the performance capabilities and discuss with your cloud suppliers just what they can do to maintain or increase your current performance ...

December 05, 2011

Having just attended one of IBM’s analyst events in which fairly predictable themes like "cloud", "mobility", "analytics" and "dev /ops" were mixed with less industry-wide themes—such as "Smart Cities", and IBM’s distinctive initiative in the verticals area, it occurred to me once again that IT organizations are going through not one but multiple revolutions. And these revolutions don’t often align in either convenient or even logical ways ...

December 03, 2011

If you’re an enterprise not executing on your cloud plans today, you’re in trouble. It’s the way in which much business is getting done today, and the way in which it will be done tomorrow; with greater operational efficiency across the board. So what considerations should you be taking before moving to a cloud platform?

October 17, 2011

Does Amazon Silk have the potential to dramatically improve the mobile Web? Amazon is leveraging their cloud infrastructure and have put the majority of the work and processing power in the cloud to drastically reduce the amount of communication to and from the mobile device. They have potentially eliminated a huge chunk of the issues that makes mobile web browsing less than ideal.

October 17, 2011

Alistair Croll, Principal Analyst at Bitcurrent and Content Chair of Cloud Connect, talks about the cloud market and the Cloud Connect event.

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