Vendor Forum

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? ...

January 11, 2022
Buddy Brewer
New Relic

Having a variety of tools to choose from creates challenges in telemetry data collection. Organizations find themselves managing multiple libraries for logging, metrics, and traces, with each vendor having its own APIs, SDKs, agents, and collectors. An open source, community-driven approach to observability will gain steam in 2022 to remove unnecessary complications by tapping into the latest advancements in observability practice ...

January 10, 2022
Buddy Brewer
New Relic

These are the trends that will set up your engineers and developers to deliver amazing software that powers amazing digital experiences that fuel your organization's growth in 2022 — and beyond ...

January 06, 2022
Gregg Ostrowski
AppDynamics

In a world where digital services have become a critical part of how we go about our daily lives, the risk of undergoing an outage has become even more significant. Outages can range in severity and impact companies of every size — while outages from larger companies in the social media space or a cloud provider tend to receive a lot of coverage, application downtime from even the most targeted companies can disrupt users' personal and business operations ...

January 05, 2022
Adam Frank
Moogsoft

Move fast and break things: A phrase that has been a rallying cry for many SREs and DevOps practitioners. After all, these teams are charged with delivering rapid and unceasing innovation to wow customers and keep pace with competitors. But today's society doesn't tolerate broken things (aka downtime). So, what if you can move fast and not break things? Or at least, move fast and rapidly identify or even predict broken things? It's high time to rethink the old rallying cry, and with AI and observability working in tandem, it's possible ...

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