Vendor Forum

July 24, 2023
Brian DeWyer
Reveille Software

To accomplish application integrations, IT developers will increasingly have a choice between GraphQL and REST APIs for web client interfaces ... But which one is better? Spoiler alert: it's GraphQL, and here's why ...

July 18, 2023
Franco Messori

As the world becomes increasingly connected, the demand for faster and more reliable mobile networks continues to grow. 5G is the latest mobile network technology that promises faster speeds, lower latency, and higher reliability. However, implementing 5G requires mobile network operators to transform their organizations and adopt a DevOps mindset ...

July 17, 2023
Ben Elms

We heard from over 650 CIOs across the world on how they are spearheading the transformation of their organizations equipped with future-ready networks to anticipate change, scale and adapt swiftly in today's hyperconnected world ...

July 13, 2023
Jeff Tao

In today's digital world, cloud migration is essential for organizations looking to modernize their data infrastructure ... Let's discuss some practical solutions for a seamless cloud migration experience. Whether you're a small business or a large enterprise, these tips can help organizations overcome the hurdles of cloud migration to modernize their data infrastructure ...

July 12, 2023
Grant Duxbury

Despite the overwhelming enthusiasm around hybrid cloud infrastructures, hurdles remain around cloud optimization, according to the 2023 Cloud Impact Study, commissioned by Aptum. The study also reveals the untapped potential IT leaders should implement. A few notable highlights include ...

June 27, 2023
Michael Cade
Kasten by Veeam

Prior to undertaking a Kubernetes deployment, IT leaders need to be aware of the potential pitfalls and how to address them, and optimizing costs might be the most important consideration ... It's important for IT leaders to look at three ways to keep surprise costs low and optimize their spend, all without having to scale back on deployments ...

June 26, 2023
Song Pang
NetBrain Technologies

Nearly all CIOs have seen IT automation projects get derailed, often because they try to do too much. But the IT skills gaps, layoffs or flat budgets and the increasing complexity of networks, automation is often the only way to scale up network management processes ... Any repetitive network management tasks can, and arguably should, be automated. Here are four examples of tasks that can be automated successfully with today's technology ...

June 21, 2023
Shawn Herring

A recent survey sponsored by airSlate took a deeper look into what's happening across IT and Ops departments and how embracing automation can get everyone back on track ...

June 01, 2023
Dotan Horovits

The journey of maturing observability practices for users entails navigating peaks and valleys. Users have clearly witnessed the maturation of their monitoring capabilities, embraced DevOps practices, and adopted cloud and cloud-native technologies. Notwithstanding that, we witness the gradual increase of the Mean Time To Recovery (MTTR) for production issues year over year ...

May 25, 2023
Michael Olechna

Developers need a tool that can be portable and vendor agnostic, given the advent of microservices. It may be clear an issue is occurring; what may not be clear is if it's part of a distributed system or the app itself. Enter OpenTelemetry, commonly referred to as OTel, an open-source framework that provides a standardized way of collecting and exporting telemetry data (logs, metrics, and traces) from cloud-native software ...

May 22, 2023
Rich Martin

Before network engineers even begin the automation process, they tend to start with preconceived notions that oftentimes, if acted upon, can hinder the process. To prevent that from happening, it's important to identify and dispel a few common misconceptions currently out there and how networking teams can overcome them. So, let's address the three most common network automation myths ...

May 17, 2023
Haroon Ahmed
BMC Software

When it comes to system outages, AIOps solutions with the right foundation can help reduce the blame game so the right teams can spend valuable time restoring the impacted services rather than improving their MTTI score (mean time to innocence). In fact, much of today's innovation around ChatGPT-style algorithms can be used to significantly improve the triage process and user experience ...

May 15, 2023
Rafael Umann

The only way for companies to stay competitive is to modernize applications, yet there's no denying that bringing apps into the modern era can be challenging ... Let's look at a few ways to modernize applications and consider what new obstacles and opportunities 2023 presents ...

May 09, 2023
Jay Botelho

According to EMA's Network Management Megatrends 2022 report, the percentage of NetOps teams that can successfully monitor their network performance is in steep decline, dropping from 49% in 2016 to just 27% in 2022. Clearly these teams need to do a better job evaluating the ROI of the tools they're using. To help do that, let's explore the challenges NetOps teams face today, and dive into the quantifiable benefits they should be considering when calculating ROI of NPM tools ...

May 08, 2023
Kannan Kothandaraman

Embarking on a new tech startup can be difficult, and is like constructing an aircraft while in flight. During the initial phases, the primary focus is on sales and marketing, while the essential individuals responsible for maintaining operations — the customer success engineers (CSEs) — are frequently overlooked ...

April 19, 2023
Alisha Marfatia

As businesses continue to rely heavily on technology to drive growth and innovation, the importance of modernizing outdated applications has become a top priority for CIOs and IT teams. With this in mind, EvolveWare commissioned an independent survey to gain current insights into IT teams' strategies and preparedness for modernization initiatives, revealing some surprising contradictions to common assumptions around modernization priorities and goals ...

April 13, 2023
Ishan Mukherjee
New Relic

Logs are one of the most useful tools for observability and application performance monitoring. However, getting the most mileage from logs requires paying careful attention to planning what data to collect, the best way to display it, and the proper context for log entries ...

April 05, 2023
Howard Beader

Consumers have increasingly higher expectations about online experience. The consequences of poor experience are significant for e-commerce retailers, affecting sales, revenue, and stock price. New research conducted by Forrester Research on behalf of Catchpoint shows that one cause of poor experiences are disruptions across the "Internet stack," including routers, firewalls, ISPs, DNS, CDNs, cloud services, website payment providers, and video hosting services — is particularly costly for e-commerce retailers ...

March 27, 2023
Phil Tee

To achieve maximum availability, IT leaders must employ domain-agnostic solutions that identify and escalate issues across all telemetry points. These technologies, which we refer to as Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations, create convergence — in other words, they provide IT and DevOps teams with the full picture of event management and downtime ...

March 21, 2023
Hannes Lenke

Synthetic monitoring is crucial to deploy code with confidence as catching bugs with E2E tests on staging is becoming increasingly difficult. It isn't trivial to provide realistic staging systems, especially because today's apps are intertwined with many third-party APIs ...