Vendor Forum

March 30, 2016
Clay Smith
New Relic

For any website, including the ones for the next president of the United States, here are some best practices informed by the performance data that we’ve collected ...

March 29, 2016
Sridhar Iyengar

From an IT team's point of view, understanding the user experience of their applications is becoming challenging as technology evolves. Newer and more complex applications are being written using an assortment of languages. These applications are being deployed on a wide variety of infrastructure components. Fortunately, there are a few means available through which businesses can determine the user experience of their Web applications. Let's take a look at three common approaches ...

March 28, 2016
Priyanka Tiwari
SmartBear Software

When it comes to developing, deploying, and maintaining a truly powerful application, performance needs to be a top priority. But that performance isn't only limited to the software your team builds and maintains. Moreover, the performance of an application depends on the performance of the APIs that power it. SmartBear Software recently released the results of a global API survey ...

March 24, 2016
Ramy Hassanein
CA Technologies

In a perfect world, deployments would always go as planned – however in the world of IT we all know that is not the case. There's a long list of reasons why Application Performance Management (APM) deployments might fail. Some reasons can be aligned to people, others to process and finally some to product ...

March 23, 2016
Dirk Paessler
Paessler AG

Paessler conducted a survey of 229 of our customers and found that 86 percent of respondents believe that a high number of users streaming NCAA Tournament games could have a severe impact on their network, and that 94 percent expected network traffic/utilization levels to be higher during tournament games that take place during the work day. In response to this, 87 percent said that their company will block access to live streaming on the network ...

March 16, 2016
Jeremy Rossbach

Building a network fit for the application economy means transformation, optimization and virtualization. Today’s networks and processes will not be sufficient to meet digital consumers’ expectations for agility and availability. Services will suffer downtime. Applications will be slow to respond. And digital consumers will be quick to find an alternative. Embracing new technologies, such as SDN and NFV will be key to safeguarding application performance and service continuity in a digital age ...

March 11, 2016
Kong Yang

Although the new role of IT professionals in the hybrid world will vary based on individual business needs, all will need to become polymaths in order to be successful. In fact, SolarWinds recently conducted a survey among nearly 100 global IT professionals in its thwack community that revealed the top six skills they say are needed to manage hybrid IT environments ...

March 09, 2016
Donna Parent

The biggest cause of frustration when addressing workforce productivity issues is determining the source of a performance issue, according to Aternity's 2016 Business Transformation & User Experience Trends Survey ...

March 04, 2016
Antonio Piraino

Despite the explosive growth of the public cloud, there are still major gaps surrounding public cloud adoption and understanding, according to ScienceLogic's Trends in Global Cloud Adoption survey ...

March 03, 2016
Ananda Rajagopal

Enterprise networks are as complicated as they have ever been. A host of factors are coming together that are creating previously unimaginable complexity, which in turn is the underlying cause of performance issues and cybersecurity flaws. Network administrators are bombarded with change at a rapid pace, with enterprise mobility, machine-to-machine traffic, virtualized infrastructure, encrypted traffic and more turning their infrastructure upside down. These trends put network performance and security at risk by creating blind spots ...

February 26, 2016
Kong Yang

At a time when IT success largely dictates business success, DBAs need efficient and effective processes for managing growing amounts of data across multiple database solutions. Of course, no one knows all this better than DBAs themselves – but we thinks it’s time they got a little recognition ...

February 24, 2016
Kalyan Ramanathan

A lack of integrated monitoring capabilities impacts companies’ ability to optimize application performance and influence business outcomes, according to the AppDynamics Business Impact of User Experience survey. The global survey also found that only 38 percent of respondents quantify the dollar cost to the business of poor user experience ...

February 23, 2016
Mandana Javaheri

The 40G and 100G market will generate tens of billions of dollars in revenue in the next few years. Growth in traffic enables new opportunities but also puts enormous pressure on networks and creates new challenges. Network forensics is one of these new challenges. Here are some of the ways you can prepare for successful network forensics as network speeds increase ...

February 19, 2016
Sven Hammar

The following are my predictions for three trends in e-commerce 2016 ...

February 17, 2016
Kent Alstad

This year, 2016 is set to host the "battle of the bots" as bot-generated attacks targeting web application infrastructure are increasing in both volume and scope, according to a recent survey conducted by Radware, which profiled the various cybersecurity threats that are expected to increase in the coming year. While some bots exist to support the infrastructure, IT managers do need to be aware of the bad bots out there, as they are numerous and can pose a serious threat to web application performance ...

February 12, 2016
Aaron Kelly

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for technology users across the globe to express their love and appreciation for that special someone(s) … their IT team. With the constant evolution of new technologies and innovative tools, it is more important than ever to show a little love on this day to the heart of your organization who keeps it all running efficiently ...

February 12, 2016
Kong Yang

On Valentine's Day it's important to show the love for the most important people – or networks – in our lives. In honor of the upcoming holiday, SolarWinds recently asked IT pros: "If you could say one thing to your network, what would it be?" ...

February 11, 2016
Sahil Khanna

Moogsoft conducted an IT monitoring survey with attendees at AppDynamics AppSphere. A variety of questions were asked, from the number of monitoring tools they use, to the time it takes to detect and resolve incidents, to what they hope to see from vendors in the future. While some responses were predictable, some were actually rather surprising ...

February 10, 2016
Umair Khan
CA Technologies

To optimize application performance, IT teams need to proactively ensure the optimized performance of every underlying infrastructure component, including physical and virtual servers, networks, storage devices, databases, end-user services and cloud and big data environments. It is imperative that they not only identify and resolve issues quickly, but also pre-empt potential issue before there's an adverse impact on the user experience. Below are six key requirements that can help you achieve these objectives ...

February 08, 2016
Matt Jacobs

Just seconds after her Super Bowl performance (and subsequent tour teaser), Beyonce found her website "slayed" by an onslaught of traffic and connection failures. This outage illustrates that even the biggest celebrities and brands can easily find their digital performance put to the test ...