Testing

November 06, 2012

Continuous delivery, continuous deployment and continuous integration — what do these all mean and are they the same thing, or even related? There is a lot of confusion around continuous delivery, but what isn't a mystery is that this topic and manner of releasing applications into production is a hot button issue in the industry right now ...

October 31, 2012

Jim Rapoza, Aberdeen Senior Research Analyst on IT Infrastructure, talks about what he sees as the greatest challenge to APM today: mobile application performance management ...

October 30, 2012

Jim Rapoza, Aberdeen Senior Research Analyst on IT Infrastructure, talks about the need for end-to-end APM, and the organizational changes required to make it happen ...

August 29, 2012

Software development teams face increasing pressure to deliver high-quality apps on-time and within budget. Unfortunately, according to recent study results, those teams aren’t often equipped with the right tools and appropriate technology to adequately meet the demands of customer needs at low costs and in short timeframes. This reality often translates into applications that reflect poorly on the business ...

August 23, 2012

A study conducted by Shunra revealed a stark difference between what application testers believe is important to achieve optimal application performance and what they are actually doing to achieve peak 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 ...

June 20, 2012

Application Developers are responsible for the design, configuration, implementation, integration, and tuning of all the applications running on the network - from the interface, to the underlying components, to the various services behind them. These are all factors which inevitably affect the end user experience and the customer's impression of the business ...

June 20, 2012

Application Developers are responsible for the design, configuration, implementation, integration, and tuning of all the applications running on the network - from the interface, to the underlying components, to the various services behind them. These are all factors which inevitably affect the end user experience and the customer's impression of the business ...

May 09, 2012

New applications bring the promise of increased productivity, happier end users and better business benefits. But if the new app stalls on the network, IT managers will only be hearing about the problems the technology causes. Here are a few fixes for often overlooked issues that can crop up when IT is rolling out a new application ...

March 22, 2012

Application Performance Management (APM) is currently going through a revitalization following cloud and DevOps technology evolutions (possibly revolutions), as well as innovation in areas such as analytics and real-time monitoring, so it is timely to define exactly what is meant by the term ...

March 15, 2012

The thought of adding yet more performance testing cycles into an already overstretched delivery team often elicits the same reaction as the five stages of grief – denial, anger, bargaining, depression then acceptance ...

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 ...

January 20, 2012

For your organization to grow its market share, your mobile apps must run faster and better than those of your competitors. That means Ops has a major role to play in the mobile revolution. But if you want to be successful, get involved long before it’s time to start monitoring ...

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 ...

November 18, 2011

The consumer IT movement means that expectations for performance have changed dramatically. Developers and IT managers need to understand the requirements for “instant-on” apps. If an application stops working, the user will ditch it and go download something else. So what can you do to avoid mobile application meltdown and failed ROI ...

November 11, 2011

Many things can, and will, go wrong during the development of an enterprise application. These issues underscore the importance of using test cycles to detect potential performance-robbing defects before the application is moved into production ...

October 18, 2011

The difficulty of APM is that applications have many faces – kind of like multiple personalities ... The challenge is that each application has unique performance characteristics and user expectations that must be taken into account when managing performance ...

September 22, 2011

Today’s market environment demands businesses to change and adapt rapidly according to market dynamics, while still remaining in control. For business, these dynamics can mean sifting through what can amount to petabytes of data to act tactically and strategically ...

March 18, 2011

Kalyan Ramanathan, Director of BSM for HP, talks about BSM and performance management in hybrid environments.

September 29, 2010

Zenoss CEO Bill Karpovich discusses Business Service Management in the cloud.

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