February 23, 2017

Somehow the job of evaluating API gateways landed in my lap. I did a careful job of writing requirements. We issued an RFP. All the biggest vendors in the space responded. But when it was all over, I was still nervous ...

February 21, 2017

You ever feel like you got everything in order and you're all up to date on your "To Do" list just to find out there is a whole new workload coming your way that you can't even begin to wrap your head around? That's what I feel software-defined networking (SDN) is to some network operations teams out there ...

February 17, 2017

Docker monitoring requires a different approach – one that treats dockerized apps as the future of a modern digital business and works to, well - future proof them. There are four important considerations ...

February 14, 2017

SaaS adoption is on the rise and at a rapid pace. There are a variety of benefits that come with using SaaS applications; lower cost, easy deployment, painless upgrades, the list goes on. But one of the largest benefits for IT is knowing that SaaS vendors are responsible for the health and uptime of their applications ...

February 09, 2017

Infrastructure management is sometimes divided into categories of server management, network management, event management, and storage management. With so many different substructures to manage it becomes difficult for an IT Operations professional to find answers in one place. APM Academy is launching a new, content-rich section for Infrastructure Management sponsored by CA Technologies. The new IM blog section will feature new content each week from the experts at CA Technologies spanning a wide range of topics but focused on helping you better understand the market, technology and trends ...

February 09, 2017

From wasted time spent on manual tasks to a lessened customer experience, the negative side effects of your outdated software aren't beneficial to your company's continued success. However, upgrading your current infrastructure management software could mean thousands of dollars for one license. That number can quickly multiply to tens of thousands of dollars when dealing with multiple users. Question: Would you rather spend a lump sum of money in one shot or eventually spend the same amount over time coupled with lost productivity? ...

February 07, 2017

The Application Performance Management (APM) market is littered with products focused on more data, more data, more data. When I visit customers I am shocked at what APM Experts have done with these tools ...

February 03, 2017

Businesses in every vertical are in race to gain a competitive edge, understanding that anything in a digital world has a limited shelf-life. To do this they're turning to big data and analytics; gleaning valuable information and then pivoting quickly before the pack catches up — essentially they win because their insights are actionable ...

January 30, 2017

The role of IT Operations is changing and that shouldn't come as a surprise. IT budgets are flat and at first glance, this may seem like a very bad omen. With the increased complexity of applications and infrastructure, how is IT Ops expected to do more with less and maintain high availability for more apps than ever before? ...

January 24, 2017

Microservices and containers are set to transform how organizations develop and deliver new customer offerings and applications. To realize their full potential, IT departments will also have to transform their approach to performance monitoring. This paper looks at how one human capital management company has been able to achieve end-to-end visibility of the application stack and the user experience ...