Cloud

November 11, 2013

Organizations gaining competitive advantage through high cloud adoption are reporting almost double the revenue growth and nearly 2.5 times higher gross profit growth than peer companies that are more cautious about cloud computing, according to a recent IBM survey conducted with more than 800 business decision makers and users worldwide.

October 04, 2013

Nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017, according to Gartner ...

September 06, 2013

Although the use of cloud services is growing faster than the overall enterprise IT market, it is still a small part of overall IT spending. Gartner highlights three key factors that will significantly impact enterprise cloud use in the near to midterm future ...

September 03, 2013

A survey by Research in Action determined cloud computing to be the top IT investment priority for 2013. No surprises there, as clearly these professionals are being driven by the promised benefits of greater agility, flexibility and time-to-value. What is surprising is the fact that 79 percent of these professionals expressed concern over the hidden costs of cloud computing, with poor end-user experience resonating as the biggest management worry ...

August 07, 2013

THINKstrategies conducted a recent survey to determine how Cloud Computing alternatives are affecting the IT Service and Client Management needs of organizations. While the vast majority of respondents are deploying on-premise Service and Client Management solutions, the tide is shifting to cloud-based implementations. And this raises big questions about the pros and cons of multi-tenant vs. single tenant cloud architectures that are increasingly relied upon to deliver Service and Client Management solutions ranging from running help desks and change management requests, to incident response processes, service catalogs and, in some cases, ITIL best practices ...

August 06, 2013

It is only with the advent of the cloud and the leveraging of hypervisor that a truly revolutionary approach to monitoring is enabled, to provide a much simpler and more elegant solution ...

July 12, 2013

The allure of public clouds springs from advantages like improved service scalability, reduced operational costs, and an increased focus on business goals and strategies instead of the technology needed to pursue them. However, there is a cost to that flexibility and economy, in reduced visibility of application and infrastructure health ...

July 09, 2013

The EMA report Ecosystem Cloud: Managing and Optimizing IT Services Across the Full Cloud Mosaic is complete. In mid May I wrote a column making predictions about the results, which were just then beginning to come in. I made eleven bets about the results. Here is the list as I assessed it ...

June 07, 2013

Cloud computing is exceeding expectations, according to The TechInsights Report 2013: Cloud Succeeds. Now What? commissioned by CA Technologies ...

June 06, 2013

Cloud solutions accelerate business results, according to Collaborating in the Cloud, a Forbes Insights, Cisco-sponsored study examining the ways business leaders increasingly look at cloud collaboration as a way to increase productivity, accelerate business results and enhance innovation and collaboration across borders and functions ...

June 04, 2013

I recently spoke with Rachel Chalmers, Research Vice President - Infrastructure Management at 451 Research, about being cost-conscious while managing Amazon Web Services (AWS). Chalmers said you can save a ton of money by introducing cloud resources, and then you can spend it by having to rebuild or go back to fix mistakes ...

May 20, 2013

A growing number of IT organizations are seeking a new generation of IT Service Management applications to help them monitor and manage their IT services from within a hybrid environment of on-premise and cloud services ...

May 16, 2013

With its just-launched “Ecosystem Cloud” research, EMA is trying to understand how different sized IT organizations are managing applications and other services with options for internal cloud, external cloud, hybrid, and traditional infrastructure ...

May 15, 2013

Operational silos are often preventing organizations from realizing the promise of improved business performance and highlighted the need for a broad set of integrated cloud applications, according to Oracle's Cloud for Business Managers: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly report ...

May 08, 2013

Companies are reporting more benefits and fewer challenges with expanded adoption of cloud computing, according to RightScale's second annual State of the Cloud survey ...

April 24, 2013

What if your mission-critical app is not designed to last? What if your app is perishable with a shelf life of only a few hours or days? With these apps, traditional monitoring and remediation become irrelevant. The app will expire before it can be fixed. But, that doesn't mean that perishable apps are fated to be poor performing and unsatisfying. Proper planning, testing, and additional resources can keep your perishable apps from going bad ...

April 22, 2013

EMA VP Dennis Drogseth and EMA Director Torsten Volk discuss recent EMA research such as The Service Desk in the Age of Cloud and Agile and Demystifying Cloud as well as prior EMA research on cloud adoptions as they impact strategic management requirements ...

April 16, 2013

Innovative business models and services such as cloud and big data analytics aren’t possible without a strategic Service Assurance portfolio underpinned by infrastructure management, according to a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of CA Technologies ...

April 01, 2013

Delivering services through cloud computing is a high priority objective for many IT departments, even though nearly 4 of 10 IT managers say they’ve experienced a cloud outage, according to a survey from Kelton Research, commissioned by TeamQuest Corporation ...

March 27, 2013

Bojan Simic, President and Principal Analyst at TRAC Research, talks about the APM Spectrum report, APM in the cloud, mobility, APM/NPM convergence and more ...

March 19, 2013

Average downtime per outage across clouds, private data centers and traditional hosting providers is 7.5 hours, according to a new infographic created by RightScale ...

February 28, 2013

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) announced the release of its newest EMA Radar Report titled: EMA Radar Report for Private Cloud Management Platforms.

February 21, 2013

In my last blog, I discussed strategies for dealing with the complexities of monitoring performance in the various stacks that make up a cloud implementation. Here, we will look at ways to detect trends, analyze your data, and act on it ...

February 20, 2013

In cloud environments, where volatility is the norm, it becomes ever more difficult to predict application behavior and measure performance. Now, we are chasing a moving target, and hence the added difficulties. Are you up for the challenge?

February 19, 2013

To begin a column, blog, or presentation with the idea that IT is undergoing a unique state of transformation may verge on cliché. And yet it’s still the truth. Moreover, this is a transformation that I would argue is more significant than the move to client/server off the mainframe, or even more significant than the advent of the Internet, itself. At least in terms of changing the role of IT and how IT needs to operate ...

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