Vendor Forum

June 24, 2014
Denis Goodwin

The ability to view things from the end user perspective and to drill down into the code level deep dive can be extremely powerful, and the information gathered from this ability provides DevOps teams with an instant view into the direct root cause of any user experience problem they may not otherwise have noticed ...

June 18, 2014
Steven Wastie

This is the age of multi-device mobility, the cloud, seamless computing from one device to another, a growing ecosystem of connected devices (watches, cars, thermostats), instant and ubiquitous communication, the blurring of the lines and hours between work and not-work. It’s a transformation that may have started with the smartphone, but has now engulfed everything about the way we use technology for, well everything ...

June 16, 2014
Karthik Ramachandran

IT environments, depending on the size of the organization, can have several hundred VMs down to a handful of VMs. For such virtual infrastructure deployments, it helps to monitor the performance of VM and VM usage. It's also equally important to ensure the health of your virtual appliances are always in check and to immediately know when something goes wrong ...

June 12, 2014
Kevin McCartney

This is Part II of our recounting of the most common approaches to application recovery since the mid-1990s, along with an overview of the limitations we’ve run across most frequently ...

June 11, 2014
Alon Girmonsky

The 2010 FIFA World Cup fever tested the Internet’s limits more than ever before. News site traffic reached a blistering 12.1 million visitors per minute. DevOps will be conducting some pretty rigorous testing to ensure their channels can hold up under what could be another record-breaking moment of traffic in Internet history. But, will this be enough?

June 09, 2014
Mike Heumann

The FIFA World Cup is the most popular sporting event in the world. Many of the matches will air during normal working hours throughout the US, and since many office workers don’t have access to a television at work, they will be using these other devices to stream the games instead. Streaming video can be an enormous bandwidth hog and can occupy much more network resources than almost any other application ...

June 06, 2014
Gal Berg

Although the exact role and responsibilities of DevOps may not be defined across the board, it has to be able to rapidly deal with issues rising from the code and from the connection between the code and production environment. These responsibilities may include release management, configuration management, and dealing with problems (bugs) that find their way to the production environment. In this blog, I will focus on the latter and examine the tools and methods that can help expedite this process in order to cope with these continuous changes ...

June 04, 2014
Michael Masterson

A recent study with 740 senior IT professionals conducted by independent research and consulting firm Research In Action revealed that the vast majority of CIOs are dissatisfied with their cloud SLAs, feeling they are too simplistic, provide poor visibility, and don’t account for true business risks ...

May 28, 2014
Sridhar Iyengar

Almost half of IT professionals describe the current capability of their departments to do their jobs as "stretched" or "overstretched" according to a new survey by ManageEngine ...

May 23, 2014
Ennio Carboni

To get a clearer picture of what the future holds for the network, Ipswitch conducted a survey on the impact of bring your own device (BYOD) on college campuses. Based on the poll of higher education students, the enterprise had better be prepared or it could be in trouble a few years down the line ...

May 21, 2014
Mike Heumann

The complexity of modern enterprise networks is increasing due to data center consolidation, server virtualization/private cloud, compute layer virtualization, new application architectures, and the shift to dense 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) or higher network speeds, and these factors necessitate deeper levels of network visibility to aid in the management and troubleshooting of these networks, according to an Emulex study ...

May 16, 2014
Kevin McCartney

Here is a brief summary of the most common approaches to application recovery since the mid-1990s, along with an overview of the limitations we’ve run across most frequently ...

May 15, 2014
Brad Reinboldt
Network Instruments

It is no surprise that in this year's State of the Network annual survey of network professionals, Software-Defined Networks (SDN) was the prevailing topic. Yet in 2009, it wasn't even on the radar ...

May 14, 2014
Mike Marks

The Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) market is undergoing rapid change, in response to enterprises focusing on mobile to increase customer satisfaction and workforce productivity. Mobility programs like Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) require the enterprise to develop policies that treat corporate mobile apps separately from the personal apps that employees run on their devices. In response, the lines have blurred between Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Mobile Application Management (MAM) vendors, as they evolve their product portfolios to provide more fine-grained control of mobile apps ...

May 13, 2014
Anand Akela

The customer-facing applications that we as consumers rely on every single day have grown very complex. APM software addresses these challenges in the complex, dynamic, and interconnected application environment. However, monitoring complex applications, business transactions and ensuring exceptional end user experience 24x7, generates a big pile of data ...

May 07, 2014
Eran Kinsbruner

The day has come where developers are required to create mobile applications guaranteed to work on multiple platforms. In the coming months, development and test teams will be facing a bigger mobile app testing challenge now that Windows Phone 8.1 will be making an appearance on all Windows devices within 30 days. Developers will now be required to ensure equally high quality experiences for iOS, Android and now Windows Phone ...

April 30, 2014
Mike Heumann

In February, the Supreme Court effectively killed “Net Neutrality” for most US households by ruling that cable companies, who are not “common carriers” within the scope of the FCC’s definition, do not have to provide equal treatment of all Internet traffic ...

April 29, 2014
Tom Molfetto

It is not uncommon that we hear from a prospect some variation of “We already have a tool that does discovery.” However, as of yet, we haven’t run into a situation where this wound up being true ...

April 25, 2014
Kevin McCartney

Application (App) Hugger: Someone who is obsessed with application availability, particularly from the end user perspective — in the same manner that the “server hugger” focuses on infrastructure monitoring ...

April 21, 2014
Anand Akela

Tolerance for application downtime is decreasing, the cost of service slowdowns and interruptions is increasing, and the resources dedicated to manage the entire, complex, heterogeneous environment are flat at best if not shrinking. You don’t need a crystal ball to see that this is a recipe for disaster ...