DevOps

December 15, 2016

APMdigest's 2017 Application Performance Management Predictions is a forecast by the top minds in APM today. Industry experts — from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how APM and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2017. Part 3 covers the many aspects of IT services, including monitoring, incident management, end user experience and DevOps ...

June 30, 2016

APMdigest asked the top minds in the industry what they feel is the most important way APM tools must evolve. The recommendations on this list provide a rare look into the long-term future of APM technology. Part 6, the final installment of the list, covers development and DevOps ...

June 15, 2016

Network communications are a top priority for DevOps teams working in support of modern globally-distributed systems and microservices. But basic network interface statistics like received and sent traffic aren't as useful as they once were because multiple microservices may share the same network interface. For meaningful analysis, you need to dig deeper and correlate network-traffic metrics with individual processes. This is however just the beginning ...

May 13, 2016

"Tell me what to expect with APM of the future." I'm sure this is a question on the minds of many people who manage the performance of critical business applications. APM is fundamentally changing. Traditional rules and requirements don't apply anymore. Adapting to changes in the industry, APM needs to focus on 3 distinct areas ...

April 26, 2016

At a time when software is becoming increasingly business relevant, IT teams are, in too many cases, retreating to the silo monitoring techniques of the past to track and troubleshoot application performance ...

April 25, 2016

DevOps is hot. This sizzling buzzword is on the tip of every tongue in the IT world, from Development, Testing and QA through IT Operations. At DEVOPSdigest, we have talked a lot about what DevOps is, and how you get there – but what's the point? Why go through all this trouble? What advantages can be gained from adopting a DevOps strategy? To explore the answers to these questions, DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry – including consultants, analysts and the leading vendors – for their opinions on the most significant advantages of DevOps ...

March 29, 2016

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 18, 2016

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry for their recommendation on a key technology required for DevOps. According to the many experts who have contributed their opinions to this massive 5-part list, the DevOps toolkit includes a wide range of both traditional and cutting edge technologies. The purpose of this list is not to finalize a technology checklist for DevOps, but rather to explore how many different types of tools can impact, and enable, your DevOps initiative ...

March 16, 2016

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 ...

January 19, 2016

I thought I’d begin the year by making some predictions about what to look for in 2016 in the area of IT service management (ITSM). In addition, I thought I’d add a little color by placing some personal bets about the likelihood of real progress in each area in 2016. Feel free to share your own thoughts on these. If you’re more accurate than I am (which could easily transpire), I promise to celebrate your insights in December 2016 ...

January 06, 2016

It's a new year and the fight for market share amongst all enterprises has never been fiercer. Organizations compete for customers on multiple fronts — in person, on the web, and via mobile applications. Today, it's not enough to churn out applications, products, and services faster than the competition. Anything that fails to meet a high performance standard could cause a serious loss of brand value, revenue, and the ability to attract and maintain customers and competitive advantage. Here are three predictions for what we can expect in 2016 ...

December 23, 2015

In the tradition of APMdigest's predictions list, DEVOPSdigest is hosting its first annual list of DevOps Predictions. DevOps experts — analysts and consultants, and the top vendors — offer predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2016 ...

December 22, 2015

Industry experts — from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors — offer predictions on how APM and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2016. Part 5, the final installment, highlights the evolving IT environment, and offers a few predictions on the Application Performance Management market ...

November 20, 2015

What is DevOps? It is one of the hottest buzzwords in IT, but many have difficulty finding a specific definition. The truth is that DevOps means different things to different people. DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry to define what DevOps means to them. The purpose of this list is not to come up with a one-sentence definition of DevOps to appeal to all. The goal is to show just how many varied ideas are connected with the concept of DevOps, and in the process learn a little more what DevOps is all about ...

October 14, 2015

As the pace of business and technology innovation accelerates, IT organizations are under pressure to deliver software faster and at higher levels of quality. Automation is a key enabler for this process. We are conducting a new Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) study to uncover the key process and automation-driven competencies contributing to accelerated software delivery. A secondary goal is to uncover the relationships, if any, between these competencies and revenue growth ...

October 08, 2015

A new global survey reveals the top traits of companies who are disrupting their competitors and transforming into successful software-driven, digital businesses. Here's what you can learn from them ...

September 30, 2015

The software-defined data center (SDDC) is crucial to the long-term evolution of an agile digital business according to Gartner, Inc. It is not, however, the right choice for all IT organizations currently ...

September 23, 2015

APMdigest has launched a new partner site, DEVOPSdigest. The new website will focus on technologies and processes related to DevOps, agile development, continuous delivery (CD), testing and more ...

September 16, 2015

Testing has often been the low priority on the totem pole in the world of software development. That's not because it isn't important and there isn't value placed on it, but rather because it is difficult, the tools and platforms available are time-consuming to implement and it is the area that most often gets the compressed end of the schedule. Talk to large enterprises and see how many of them have outsourced much of their QA to the lowest cost offshore firm they can find ...

September 15, 2015

Developers need the right tools and processes to move forward with their mobile app development efforts, as indicated by the latest Telerik State of Mobile Development survey. The most poignant finding of the survey is that 57% of developers have never built a mobile app, indicating that mobile app development remains highly specialized ...

September 02, 2015

In Part 3 of a three-part series on change management, I’ll look at how the technologies for service modeling, automation, visualization, and self-service are evolving to address the more dynamic demands of trends such as cloud, agile, and mobile ...

September 01, 2015

With the inevitable zombie apocalypse, having the right strategies to combat the plague will be essential. Turns out that trouble-shooting application performance isn’t much different. As any good zombie fighter will tell you, in a pandemic that threatens to consume all humanity, it’ll be important to find the first person infected – called “patient zero”. Knowing that sucker's history can help determine how and when the infection started, and with a bit of luck, a way to stop it. You might scoff, but there are many parallels between this and the way we manage application performance. Ok, perhaps not on a World War Z scale, but still troublesome enough to bite your business where it hurts most ...

August 20, 2015

Circonus conducted a survey at the recent ChefConf show. Some of the results were what we expected, especially of such a DevOps-oriented audience. Other results were surprising, as we tried to gauge, for example, how far along people were on their DevOps journey and, in particular, what the new DevOps requirements were for monitoring tools ...

August 12, 2015

DevOps practices enable organizations to move faster without sacrificing reliability and stability, according to the Puppet Labs 2015 State of DevOps Report. The report shows that high-performing IT organizations are more agile: They deploy 30 times more frequently and 200 times faster than their lower-performing peers. They are also more reliable: They have 60 percent fewer service disruptions due to change failures, and recover 168 times faster when they do experience failure ...

July 31, 2015

John Jeremiah, Technology Evangelist for HP's Software Research Group, outlines the future of application development ...

July 30, 2015

John Jeremiah, Technology Evangelist for HP's Software Research Group, talks about DevOps ...

July 29, 2015

John Jeremiah, Technology Evangelist for HP's Software Research Group, talks about how to succeed in the current app development environment ...

July 20, 2015

Mobile apps are serious business. Every year mobile apps are becoming more critical to the way consumers buy, organizations do business, and the world communicates. And if mobile apps are becoming vital to business, then mobile app performance is key. With this in mind, APMdigest asked industry experts – from analysts and consultants to the top vendors – to recommend the best ways to ensure mobile app performance. The full list of 18 Ways to Ensure Mobile App Performance will be posted over the next 4 days. With Part 1, we start at the beginning, at the development and testing stages ...

July 10, 2015

Demand for new enterprise mobile applications is expected to rapidly increase, according to a new 451 Research global survey, sponsored by Kony.

July 09, 2015

As companies transform into software-driven enterprises, bringing high-quality applications to market faster becomes one of the most critical differentiators. According to a global study — The Battle for Competitive Advantage in the App Economy — commissioned by CA Technologies 43 percent of those surveyed believe that becoming a software-driven enterprise is a critical driver of competitive advantage today, rising to 78 percent in three years. Based on key insights from the data and interviews with respondents, the following seven points represent rules of engagement that companies should follow as they seek competitive advantage ...

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