July 29, 2014

Bill Berutti, President, Performance & Availability, BMC Software, talks about the strategic direction of BMC's Performance & Availability product line group and the Application Performance Management (APM) market today ...

July 23, 2014

At the Interop conference in April 2014, Riverbed conducted a short survey to determine whether and how application performance problems might affect an organization’s business. 80% of respondents indicated that slow business-critical applications negatively affect business performance ...

July 22, 2014

We live in a time when applications reign supreme. More and more of our interactions with business are done digitally via an app. Your software is now the face of your business. But how does your current software reflect on your brand and reputation? Does it give you competitive edge against more nimble, newer challengers? Recently, CA Technologies and Forrester conducted a survey to evaluate the impact of software modernization on a number of key business metrics.The findings were fascinating, and require us to rethink the way we develop, deploy, and refresh enterprise software ...

July 21, 2014

In my previous blog, Two APM Takeaways from Velocity Santa Clara 2014, I talked about fragmentation of solutions as a major trend in the APM space. Most vendors are providing a singular solution for some part of performance management, but yet, very few are able to provide a unified solution. In this post I want to extend this discussion to focus on what this means for DevOps ...

July 16, 2014

Nearly 90 percent surveyed stopped using an app due to poor performance, according to The App Attention Span study, conducted by AppDynamics in partnership with the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) at Goldsmiths, University of London. The App Attention Span investigated the impact of the increasing importance and use of mobile devices on aspects of people’s behavior, and the corresponding business implications. It reveals that, as people’s attention spans for poor-performing apps shorten, the stakes are high for any business that depends on its website or mobile app ...

July 10, 2014

Monitoring application performance on the surface and the currents below is a great way to build a performance baseline and provide application fluency. Ironically, the deep dive tools sets in place today still may not provide all the insight you need to quickly resolve anomalous behavior ...

July 07, 2014

Last week my team and I spent several days at the Velocity conference for web application and performance. As we spent time talking to customers, attending sessions and visiting vendors I was struck by a couple of interesting trends that seemed to stand out ...

June 30, 2014

The concept — or perhaps the allure — of a “single pane of glass” or a unified dashboard by which IT departments can see the health of and control their IT environment has been around for at least 30 years ...

June 30, 2014

Michael Azoff, Principal Analyst at Ovum, discusses his discoveries while researching the Ovum Decision Matrix on APM 2014-15 ...

June 27, 2014

Almost three-fourths of organizations surveyed have a service availability goal of over 99.91% for mission critical systems, yet more than half of the companies had an outage in the past 3 months, according to Continuity Software's 3rd annual Service Availability Benchmark Survey ...

June 24, 2014

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 23, 2014

APMdigest rounds out the list with some final thoughts on the many valuable tools available – beyond what is technically categorized as APM – to support the goals of improving application performance and business service ...

June 20, 2014

APMdigest continues the list, cataloging the many valuable tools available – beyond what is technically categorized as APM – to support the goals of improving application performance and business service. Entries 11-15 are all about the network ...

June 19, 2014

APMdigest continues the list, cataloging the many valuable tools available – beyond APM – to support the goals of improving application performance and business service. Entries 6-10 involve monitoring, testing and logging ...

June 18, 2014

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 17, 2014

While Application Performance Management is the focus of APMdigest, we have always maintained a very broad coverage of technologies that relate to application performance and business service. Rather than only discuss APM tools, we feature articles, blogs, news and other content on a variety of related tools, most of which you will see on the list. With this list, APMdigest is cataloging the many valuable tools available – beyond what is technically categorized as APM – to support goals of improving application performance and business service ...

June 13, 2014

Performance analytics in cloud platforms is becoming table stakes amid intensifying price competition for increasingly commoditized services. The ability to effectively manage application performance is a key component of every infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider’s cloud monitoring strategy. As a result, cloud platform providers must continue to add functionality due to fewer opportunities to differentiate on raw compute or storage resources ...

June 12, 2014

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 05, 2014

Tools enabling Real User Monitoring, or RUM, have proliferated hugely over the last 10 years, to the point there are now countless hopeful vendors jostling for contention. Here are 10 points to consider about your potential RUM tool ...

June 04, 2014

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 ...

June 03, 2014

As enterprises embrace the DevOps philosophy, and the coalescence of the Development and Operations continues, I foresee the conditions ripening to foster innovative methods of making application performance better and code deployments smoother. To me, the argument that system monitoring is just a “nice to have” and not really a core requirement for operational readiness dissipates quickly when a critical application goes down with no warning ...

May 31, 2014

Aruna Ravichandran, CA Technologies Vice President, Product and Solution Marketing, Application Performance Management & DevOps, discusses the key must-have capabilities of an APM solution, and the challenges and future direction of the APM market ...

May 30, 2014

Aruna Ravichandran, CA Technologies Vice President, Product and Solution Marketing, Application Performance Management & DevOps, discusses the benefits of APM and APM SaaS, and the differences between standard APM and APM for the cloud ...

May 29, 2014

Aruna Ravichandran, CA Technologies Vice President, Product and Solution Marketing, Application Performance Management & DevOps, discusses the company's new APM Business Unit and and Application Performance Management product portfolio ...

May 27, 2014

The lack of innovation in traditional data centers has given way to developments in the cloud. It offers flexible user models such as Pay As You Go (PAYG) and Multi Tenancy services for e.g. Amazon Web Services (AWS). The downside is that as the cloud’s capacity increases it is prone to more blackouts, security and compliance risks than we are led to believe ...

May 22, 2014

Nearly half of survey respondents are plagued by regular IT performance and availability issues, according to IT Growth and Transformation, a survey of UK CIOs and IT leaders ...

May 20, 2014

Logs have moved beyond a basic tool for debugging during development. A recent survey shows that the most common use case is using log data for production monitoring, which has traditionally been the stronghold of APM and server monitoring tools. When using your logs for performance monitoring, here are some useful steps you can follow to dig a little deeper into any issues that you identify ...

May 16, 2014

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 13, 2014

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 09, 2014

Agile infrastructures demand that infrastructure and operations (I&O) managers acquire the performance management skills present only in Web-scale IT, according to Gartner ...

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