January 18, 2017

IT leaders can get blindsided by the cloud's idiosyncrasies ― to such an extent that they miss some incredible opportunities. There are many possible explanations for this and some border on the absurd ― like cloud is always insecure or cloud models aren't right for our business. The real truth, however, is much more profound. We fail to maximize cloud opportunity because we engineer against it ...

January 09, 2017

We often underestimate the importance of application performance monitoring during cloud migrations. Basic before-after tests aside, a healthy monitoring culture within an organization helps to facilitate the migration ...

January 04, 2017

Dorothy and her friends were seeking the Wonderful Wizard, thinking he had answers to their desires. But, for the whole story, they were chasing after the wrong thing. It wasn't until the end they discovered the wizard was just a man from Nebraska. Don't we do the same thing when we are monitoring our application data flows? ...

December 22, 2016

CA Technologies’ Application Performance Management product innovation solidifies strong market position, ranking #2 out of 20 Global APM vendors in the Research In Action "Vendor Selection Matrix – Next Generation Application Performance Management SaaS And Software: The Top 20 Global Vendors 2017" ...

December 19, 2016

Behind the pretty face of a modern application can be a complex array of microservices, containers such as Docker, APIs, middleware and backend services, spanning mobile, cloud and on-premises. As it turns out, modern approaches to building these apps can make development more efficient but create monitoring challenges including blind spots, complexity, difficulty in answering the "what changed" question and alert storms – not to mention the increasing scale required to monitor them. How do you overcome the challenges of monitoring modern applications? ...

December 15, 2016

Enterprises are increasingly focusing on cloud management by leveraging cloud services to accelerate business agility that optimizes their total investments in running and operating IT assets. As enterprises look to move workloads to the cloud, there are a number of options to consider when focusing on infrastructure management ...

December 12, 2016

I'm no expert on wizard pastimes, but it strikes me that ensuring Microservices stay performant is like trying to catch the Golden Snitch in a game of Quidditch. Like the snitch, Microservices are small, fast and dart about at incredible speeds ...

December 08, 2016

Peer into any connected device: mobile, tablets, wearables, IoT, etc. and you will find APIs at work. As prevalent as APIs have become, it's surprising that monitoring these new frameworks is still an afterthought for many teams. Failure to build out a monitoring strategy can lead to blindspots that will make Node.js performance tuning and triage a huge challenge ...