Vendor Forum

October 19, 2018
Keith Bromley
Ixia

APM is becoming more complex as the days go by. Server virtualization and cloud-based systems with containers and orchestration layers are part of this growing complexity, especially as the number of data sources increases and continues to change dynamically. To keep up with this changing environment, you will need to automate as many of your systems as possible. Open APIs can be an effective way to combat this scenario ...

October 18, 2018
Archana Kesavan
ThousandEyes

Two years ago, Amazon, Comcast, Twitter and Netflix were effectively taken off the Internet for multiple hours by a DDoS attack because they all relied on a single DNS provider. Can it happen again? ...

October 17, 2018
Phil Tee
Moogsoft

We're seeing artificial intelligence for IT operations or "AIOps" take center stage in the IT industry. If AIOps hasn't been on your horizon yet, look closely and expect it soon. So what can we expect from automation and AIOps as it becomes more commonplace? ...

October 09, 2018
Don Boxley
DH2i

Although Windows and Linux were historically viewed as competitors, modern IT advancements have ensured much needed network availability between these ecosystems for redundancy, fault tolerance, and competitive advantage. Software that offers intelligent availability enables the dynamic transfer of data and its processing to the best execution environment for any given purpose. That may be on-premises, in the cloud, in containers, in Windows, or in Linux ...

October 01, 2018
Michael Segal
NetScout

As businesses look to capitalize on the benefits offered by the cloud, we've seen the rise of the DevOps practice which, in common with the cloud, offers businesses the advantages of greater agility, speed, quality and efficiency. However, achieving this agility requires end-to-end visibility based on continuous monitoring of the developed applications as part of the software development life cycle ...

September 24, 2018
Keith Bromley
Ixia

The financial industry is experiencing a massive wave of change over the last several years. Digital disruption has been truly disruptive to this industry. For instance, a mobile-centric world demands optimization of mobile applications and content delivery to provide the best possible customer experience. To this end, there are several ways to go about monitoring the network and its applications to collect the necessary performance data and deliver the requisite customer quality of experience ...

September 19, 2018
Patricia Diaz-Hymes
Lakeside Software

This summer marked three years since Microsoft announced Windows 10, its first "Windows as a service" Operating System (OS). Windows 10 brought with it a new Software-as-a-Service-like approach to updates, moving Microsoft and the millions of environments that depend on it, more frequent, bundled updates. Whether you believe the shift was for better or worse, one thing is certain, this "as a service" model is a natural progression for today's operating systems. That is why Windows 10 is changing not only how frequently updates are pushed out, but inherently how technology is purchased, how people consume it, and perhaps most importantly, how IT is run. Let's take a look at how Windows 10 has impacted these three key areas over the past three years ...

September 18, 2018
Leon Adato
SolarWinds

To celebrate IT Professionals Day 2018 (this year on September 18), the SolarWinds IT Pro Day 2018: A World Powered by Tech Pros survey explores a "Tech PROactive" world where technology professionals have the time, resources, and ability to use their technology prowess to do absolutely anything ...

September 17, 2018
Vincent Geffray
Everbridge

Are digital war rooms obsolete because they're just a place for managers of siloed business units to find someone else to blame for a critical IT event such as a security breach? Far from it. Enterprises find these emergency response teams just as important, if not more important, than ever ...

September 06, 2018
Moria Frederickson
Blue Medora

In a survey within the VMware User Group community, Blue Medora took a closer look at how various metric collection strategies and access to Dimensional Data impacts IT success. We started with one question: How important is your monitoring integration strategy? ...

September 04, 2018
Rex McMillan
Ivanti

While digital transformation may be the initiative du jour, newly released research shows IT pros are far more concerned about day-to-day performance and maintaining critical infrastructure than they are about shifting focus to IT innovation ...

August 28, 2018
Jim Frey
Kentik

The hardest part of managing and resolving an incident on the network is that users or customers know about incidents before they do, according to 30.1% of survey respondents participating in The 2018 State of Network Management report from Kentik ...

August 24, 2018
Apurva Davé
Sysdig

For DevOps professionals, the advent of cloud-native systems and X-as-a-service has exposed the limitations of traditional APM tools. Most APM tools were designed to instrument and visualize simpler, static monoliths, and focused on the application layer to visualize traces of individual transactions. The fact is, APM is still sorely needed for developers, but it is not a panacea when it comes to understanding the overall performance of your application ...

August 21, 2018
Don Boxley
DH2i

High availability's (HA) primary objective has historically been focused on ensuring continuous operations and performance. HA was built on a foundation of redundancy and failover technologies and methodologies to ensure business continuity in the event of workload spikes, planned maintenance, and unplanned downtime. Today, HA methodologies have been superseded by intelligent workload routing automation (i.e., intelligent availability), in that data and their processing are consistently directed to the proper place at the right time ...

August 20, 2018
Heidi Gabrielson
Riverbed

You need insight to maximize performance — not inefficient troubleshooting, longer time to resolution, and an overall lack of application intelligence. Steps 5 through 10 will help you maximize the performance of your applications and underlying network infrastructure ...

August 17, 2018
Heidi Gabrielson
Riverbed

As a Network Operations professional, you know how hard it is to ensure optimal network performance when you’re unsure of how end-user devices, application code, and infrastructure affect performance. Identifying your important applications and prioritizing their performance is more difficult than ever, especially when much of an organization’s web-based traffic appears the same to the network. You need insight to maximize performance — not inefficient troubleshooting, longer time to resolution, and an overall lack of application intelligence. But you can stay ahead. Follow these 10 steps to maximize the performance of your applications and underlying network infrastructure ...

August 16, 2018
Keith Bromley
Ixia

IT organizations are constantly trying to optimize operations and troubleshooting activities and for good reason. Let's look at one example for the medical industry. Networked applications, such as electronic medical records (EMR), are vital for hospitals to provide outstanding service to their patients and physicians. However, a networking team can often not be aware of slow response times on the remotely hosted EMR application until a physician or someone else calls in to complain ...

August 15, 2018
Tal Rom
Alcide

In 2014, AWS Lambda introduced serverless architecture. Since then, many other cloud providers have developed serverless options. What’s behind this rapid growth? ...

August 13, 2018
Lori MacVittie
F5 Networks

Consumers will now trade app convenience for security, according to a study commissioned by F5 Networks, The Curve of Convenience – The Trade-Off between Security and Convenience ...

August 09, 2018
Mo Rosen
CA Technologies

Nearly half (48 percent) of consumers report that they currently use, or have used in the past, services of organizations that were involved in a publicly disclosed data breach and, of those, 48 percent have stopped using the services of an organization because of a breach, according to Global State of Digital Trust Survey and Index 2018, a new report from CA Technologies ...

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