Vendor Forum

September 09, 2015
Brian Morin
Condusiv Technologies

When organizations virtualize, they typically overrun the I/O capabilities of the underlying storage infrastructure and aren't able to scale the virtual infrastructure as far as they would like. Instead of asking "why" and getting to the root of the problem of performance bottlenecks, they typically run blindly into an expensive rip-and-replace of the SAN architecture to create more I/O overhead and try to "flash" their way out of performance issues. More recently, administrators have begun to discover you can't "flash" your way out of virtual machine (VM) performance issues without overspending on hardware if you ignore the two big I/O taxes in a virtual environment that inflates IOPS requirements and steals bandwidth from server to storage ...

September 08, 2015
Erik Giesa
ExtraHop

Organizations are thinking more strategically about big data analysis for IT (ITOA), with 65 percent already combining data sources or planning to do so within the next year, according to a survey of nearly 100 CTOs and other IT decision makers at Fortune-1000 organizations by TechValidate for ExtraHop ...

September 04, 2015
Patrick Hubbard
SolarWinds

Most end users (63 percent) agree that IT has a greater impact on their daily work lives than the C-suite, according to SolarWinds’ IT Pro Value Surveys ...

September 03, 2015
John Lucania
SmartBear

Let's say you are providing a marketing automation system to an enterprise that will run its global web activities over your system. You have promised them 95% availability and suitable performance from the USA east and west coasts, UK, Germany and India. What can you, the service provider, do to get most out of SLAs? These three steps will help you look at SLAs as an opportunity than a restriction ...

September 01, 2015
Pete Waterhouse
CA Technologies

With the inevitable zombie apocalypse, having the right strategies to combat the plague will be essential. Turns out that trouble-shooting application performance isn’t much different. As any good zombie fighter will tell you, in a pandemic that threatens to consume all humanity, it’ll be important to find the first person infected – called “patient zero”. Knowing that sucker's history can help determine how and when the infection started, and with a bit of luck, a way to stop it. You might scoff, but there are many parallels between this and the way we manage application performance. Ok, perhaps not on a World War Z scale, but still troublesome enough to bite your business where it hurts most ...

August 26, 2015
Nicolas Robbe
Dynatrace

For the business, application performance is only relevant if it correlates to meaningful user experiences and conversion metrics. The most common challenge hindering companies from realizing the full promise of application performance solutions has been the lack of a common language, and business-relevant metrics to measure monitor and set targets for customer experiences. The organizational divisions that separate development, IT operations and business teams have led to varied and disparate perspectives on end-user experience, how performance impacts business, and the level of investments needed to consistently excel. To really move beyond the traditional APM mindset, where performance is seen as a technical problem, marketing and business leaders across global industries are in need of new approach to monitoring. An approach that starts and end with the user experience ...

August 24, 2015
Jonathan Burg
Apperian

Sixty percent of those surveyed had apps created internally, while 35 percent had custom apps created by a third party, according to the 2015 Enterprise Mobility Report, from Apperian with the help of CITO Research ...

August 20, 2015
Julia Lim
Circonus

Circonus conducted a survey at the recent ChefConf show. Some of the results were what we expected, especially of such a DevOps-oriented audience. Other results were surprising, as we tried to gauge, for example, how far along people were on their DevOps journey and, in particular, what the new DevOps requirements were for monitoring tools ...

August 18, 2015
Gary Kaiser
Dynatrace

Application-Aware Network Performance Management (AA NPM) solutions tout benefits from capabilities embedded in such themes as "User Experience," "Application Performance," or "Business Impact" – with enticing dashboards and lots of metrics and graphs to grab attention. In this blog, I'll outline four of the more significant broken AA NPM promises ...

August 17, 2015
Dennis Rietvink
Savision

ITSM is a modern approach to planning, implementing and managing IT services of an agile, service-oriented organization. The practice is business, rather than technology-centered. IT services add the most value when they are in complete alignment with the needs of an organization. Otherwise, they impede a company's ability to react to market changes, put a strain on the budget, and, ultimately, result in dissatisfied customers and lost business opportunities. Four key solutions that help deliver ITSM benefits include the following ...

August 14, 2015
Dave Gibson
Reveille Software

The “What’s Your ECM Action Plan?” infographic shows the how modern, ECM-aware application management solutions (with pre-configured ECM tests, notifications, dashboards and reports) can provide a measurable and positive production impact for a business, its IT team and its end-users ...

August 13, 2015
Kent Alstad
Radware

Since HTTP 1.1 was introduced 17 years ago, the Internet has evolved. This evolution introduced many changes, among them the development and delivery of rich content to users. These improvements enhanced the online experience, but did come at a cost, and the currency was performance – performance challenges that HTTP 1.1 was never designed to handle. In February 2015 the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), who develops and promotes voluntary Internet standards, released a new HTTP/2 version to cope with those challenges and to adapt to the evolution that internet content has undergone. Here's what you need to know about the challenges HTTP 1.1 faced and the improvements that HTTP/2 has introduced ...

August 12, 2015
Tim Zonca
Puppet Labs

DevOps practices enable organizations to move faster without sacrificing reliability and stability, according to the Puppet Labs 2015 State of DevOps Report. The report shows that high-performing IT organizations are more agile: They deploy 30 times more frequently and 200 times faster than their lower-performing peers. They are also more reliable: They have 60 percent fewer service disruptions due to change failures, and recover 168 times faster when they do experience failure ...

August 11, 2015
Peter Kacandes
AppDynamics

There were no fatal gaffes or significant surprises in the first Republican debate of the 2016 presidential race, and while it will take new polling to know how the candidates actually fared, there is a clear winner in the campaign website speed race. The Donald Trump site was the fastest of the ten candidates in the debate both leading up to and during the debate, as measured by AppDynamics. The site was among the lowest in total page weight — the amount of data being pushed through to users — which is likely a contributing factor to its consistent speedy performance ...

August 07, 2015
Joel Dolisy
SolarWinds

Shadow IT and mobile device use continues to expand within federal IT environments, while some IT pros lack control and confidence in their ability to manage the accompanying security risks, according to a SolarWinds survey on the current state of government IT management and monitoring ...

August 06, 2015
Kalyan Ramanathan
AppDynamics

In a recent interview, an IT operations director told us, “We frankly have too many tools, and many of them weren’t performing to our expectations.” If you are an enterprise ops leader managing complex applications, you can probably relate to that statement. At AppDynamics, we call this “Franken-monitoring,” a situation characterized by many, usually too many, siloed tools — for application, server, database, end-user client, etc. — that provide varying levels of disparate visibility into IT applications. We commissioned analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) to get to the bottom of this. In the 2015 APM Tools Survey, EMA found that a majority of surveyed enterprises have 11 or more commercial tools in their arsenal to manage application performance ...

August 04, 2015
Dirk Paessler
Paessler AG

Monitoring comes in many, many forms today: application, networking, infrastructure, data center, performance, virtual and now cloud. These terms pop up, often without distinction or acknowledgement that this new type of monitoring is not really new at all, but is rather a rehash of a much older “flavor” of monitoring. The explosion of terms to describe monitoring has more to do with the number of monitoring vendors, and more to the point, those vendors’ marketing departments, than it does with new forms of monitoring emerging ...

July 28, 2015
Kent Alstad
Radware

We live in a world where we expect instant gratification, especially when it comes to the quality of our internet experience. From the ability to have 24/7 access to our financial accounts, “one-click” shopping on eCommerce sites, and of course, searching for answers to the boundless array of questions we have on a daily basis. However, as quickly as we can access this information right at our fingertips, there is a slight speed bump in doing so. Believe it or not – you aren’t being impatient. The Internet is getting slower and just about everyone is noticing ...

July 16, 2015
John Rakowski
AppDynamics

Mobile apps and websites must be key to success? An app is critical to help you "play" in today’s digital retail market, but having an app alone will not guarantee success. So here are three reasons highlighted in the AppDynamics report An App Is Not Enough which are key for mobile app success ...

July 15, 2015
John Rakowski
AppDynamics

For today’s always-on consumers, the performance of retail websites and mobile applications is strongly linked to customer satisfaction, loyalty and spend, according to a new study by AppDynamics. The AppDynamics report An App Is Not Enough indicates that consumer expectations of retail websites and mobile apps are evolving in response to the growth of mobile and emerging technologies, with 70 percent of consumers stating that the performance of a mobile app impacts their perception of the retailer ...

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