Vendor Forum

March 22, 2022
Rob Mason
Applause

For businesses of every size and industry, customer experience should be of the highest priority. In today's "new normal," the majority of customer experiences are now happening digitally. This means everything from signing up for an account to checking out online needs to be perfected for a smooth, easy user experience. If potential customers are frustrated by your sign-up process, or things don't work as they'd expect, it's all too easy for them to turn to your competitors for similar offerings and easier user experiences ...

March 21, 2022
Sergio Bea
Accedian

Communications Service Providers (CSPs) have reached a clear inflection point in their industry. Behind them are the days of providing commoditized network services, and ahead lies a future where they become strategic partners to their customers and help deploy a new generation of ground-breaking applications and services. One of the main drivers for this change is technology evolution ...

March 17, 2022
Stela Udovicic
Era Software

Modern IT and security organizations often need to manage petabytes of observability (logs, metrics, traces) data in real time. The adoption of cloud, modern application architectures, Kubernetes, and edge is behind this massive growth in observability data volumes. And for some organizations, log data volumes are approaching the exabyte range ...

March 10, 2022
Andreas Grabner
Dynatrace

As the Great Resignation continues and turnover rates climb, organizations across industries are struggling to keep top talent — especially in the developer, delivery, platform and security realms. Ongoing digital transformation efforts have put additional pressure on organizations to keep up with the accelerating pace of innovation; multi-cloud environments are becoming the new norm — bringing with them novel IT complexity concerns; and cybersecurity threats continue to proliferate across the enterprise ...

March 07, 2022
Tucker Callaway
LogDNA

Enterprises wrestle with true observability because most observability data remains dark or unexploited. The scale, complexity, variety of data consumers, and runaway costs make it difficult for enterprises to get value from their machine data. There are other technical and organizational challenges, such as data and department silos, the complexity of managing data in cloud-native and hybrid cloud environments, and the inefficiency of single-pane-of-glass approaches to route data to appropriate destinations. Let's take a look at three of the most pervasive pain points, according to the survey, holding enterprises back from observability nirvana ...

March 02, 2022
Rebecca Dilthey
Rocket Software

We all love new, shiny objects. When a legacy system starts to fail, our eyes tend to widen as we evaluate all the fancy toys on the market. Absolutely everything in hardware and software is about novelty — yesterday's innovation is tomorrow's doorstop ...

February 28, 2022
Shashi Kiran
Aryaka Networks

While the pandemic forced enterprises to uproot their traditional network infrastructures to better accommodate masses of people working from home or alternate locations, they are coming to grips with a new reality including many issuing decrees that many employees may never return to the office ...

February 23, 2022
Jay Botelho
LiveAction

What are the cons or challenges of Flow and Packet data? While Flow data offers a high level of traffic visibility, it has little detail about what's actually flowing ...

February 22, 2022
Jay Botelho
LiveAction

Designing and maintaining a network that delivers uninterrupted performance is a crucial function of most NetOps teams. But with new technology challenges around cloud and software defined architectures, many struggle to optimize and troubleshoot the high-performance networks of today ...

February 17, 2022
Gary Ogasawara
Cloudian

Organizations require a modern storage foundation that can fully support cloud-native environments and emerging technologies, such as Kubernetes, serverless computing and microservices which are significant components of these environments. The following is an easy-to-follow checklist for building the ideal modern storage foundation ...

February 16, 2022
Dotan Horovits
Logz.io

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) practice was established by Google nearly 20 years ago and was popularized with Google's monumental SRE Book. Everyone's been attempting to follow that iconic path ever since ...

February 10, 2022
Phil Tee
Moogsoft

Still not convinced on the value an AIOps platform offers? Consider this: one minute of downtime at Amazon costs the company roughly $220,000 in revenue. With that kind of money on the line, SRE and DevOps teams forced to manage availability by writing rules and querying logs manually are set up to fail — and failure is costly. AIOps is the necessary lift your monitoring tools need to improve performance and cut out the toil for DevOps and IT teams. Here are five ways AIOps does exactly that ...

February 08, 2022
Raman Sharma
DigitalOcean

Digital acceleration took off during the pandemic, and companies are still prioritizing adapting to the digital-first world. However, even with an increase in investment, not all organizations are on the same page of this transition. In this blog, we'll examine the findings from the latest DigitalOcean Currents report and what it reveals about the ways companies are leveraging the cloud to adapt to the digital future ...

February 07, 2022
Stela Udovicic
Era Software

Logs produced by your IT infrastructure contain hidden gems — information about performance, user behavior, and other data waiting to be discovered. Unlocking the value of the array of log data aggregated by organizations every day can be a gateway to uncovering all manner of efficiencies. Yet, the challenge of analyzing and managing the mountains of log data organizations have is growing more complex by the day ...

February 02, 2022
Jordy Dekker
ValueBlue

Enterprise IT teams are burdened with the task of managing the steady stream of requests from every department for new and innovative applications to carry out their work. As an enterprise expands through new acquisitions, mergers, and evolving initiatives, the burden grows. Over time, this can lead to clutter and a poorly visualized application landscape that eats up IT resources and fails to meet business goals. It is essential to clearly understand what applications and systems are present throughout the enterprise and how they deliver on core initiatives ...

February 01, 2022
Mehdi Daoudi
Catchpoint

Our growing dependence on the cloud and Internet for business means we must take time to prepare for downtime and latency issues. There are valuable lessons found in most failures, and the Internet outages of 2021 certainly provide ample motivation to revamp processes for mitigating system disruptions. Here are six take-aways from 2021's Internet fails that can be used to increase efficiencies in managing the system infrastructure of any enterprise, no matter its size or sector ...

January 27, 2022
Rex McMillan
Ivanti

Too much to do. Not enough people to do it. That's the challenge facing a wide range of departments across nearly every conceivable industry. The tight labor market is enough of a headache on its own, but right now it's happening at the same time as an unprecedented digital transformation ...

January 26, 2022
James Isaacs
Cyara

A recent survey posed this question to a total of 1,000 executives and IT leaders around the world to find out how they perceived the success and importance of digital transformation — i.e. replacing non-digital or manual processes with automation and digital technology to support or execute those processes. The findings may surprise you …

January 25, 2022
Rich Martin
Itential

Most enterprise IT organizations struggle with network and cloud infrastructure configuration management and worry that their networks will fail configuration compliance audits. This issue is amplified as enterprise network engineers continue to take the "if it's not broke, don't fix it" approach to network infrastructure management ...

January 24, 2022
Phil Tee
Moogsoft

The shift to containers and microservices is a key component of the digital transformation and shift to an all encompassing digital experience that modern customers have grown to expect. But these seismic shifts have also presented a nearly impossible task for IT teams: achieve ceaseless innovation whilst maintaining an ever more complex infrastructure environment, one that tends to produce vast volumes of data. Oh and can you also ensure that these systems are continuously available? ...

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