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July 28, 2014
Vess Bakalov
SevOne

Historically, log data has been viewed by IT professionals as a valuable asset in the areas of security information and event management. And while there is no denying the benefits of log data for security teams, I suggest that organizations also consider logs as an important source for managing the performance of their infrastructures ...

July 23, 2014
Steve Riley
Riverbed Technology

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 21, 2014
Denis Goodwin
SmartBear

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 18, 2014
Trevor Parsons
Logentries

Logentries identified the top five most common ways that log data is used for monitoring and analyzing system performance ...

July 15, 2014
Scott Hollis
Zenoss

As organizations look for ways to bring their costs down, increase efficiencies and drive agility, they are increasingly looking to Converged Infrastructure as the preferred consumption model for their IT infrastructure. Zenoss recently released the findings of their second annual The State of Converged Infrastructure conducted during Q2 of 2014. Here are some key highlights from the Zenoss study ...

July 11, 2014
Jim Swepson
Itrinegy

My wife loves to shop - and she likes to try before she buys. It got me thinking about my work and how often I come across companies who look at spending a lot of money to move their IT to a different environment such as Cloud or to a new datacenter, maybe virtualize their environment, without ever realizing that they could "try before they buy" ...

July 07, 2014
Denis Goodwin
SmartBear

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 ...

July 02, 2014
William Vuong
CDNetworks

Let's face it, people hate waiting in lines. And guess what? People hate waiting for slow loading websites as much they hate waiting in line. They will not hesitate to abandon a site, if it isn't performing up to their speed standards. For this reason, B2C and B2B web entities alike must not underestimate the importance of website speed. Let's take a look at some of the impacts that website load-times can have on business and take into consideration some possible options to accelerate website speed ...

July 01, 2014
Ennio Carboni
Ipswitch

To help confirm our suspicions of what would take place during the month-long World Cup tournament we commissioned a survey of more than 200 IT professionals in the US to find out more about how the event is affecting corporate network performance and overall business operations. While the results were not necessarily surprising to us, they did highlight an issue within organizations that needs to be dealt with around large-scale events ...

June 30, 2014
Kevin McCartney
JumpSoft

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 27, 2014
Doron Pinhas
Continuity Software

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 25, 2014
Mehdi Daoudi
Catchpoint Systems

If you live in the United States, there’s a good chance you had no idea that the Internet turned into a wide-ranging traffic accident last week when Facebook went down for half an hour ...

June 24, 2014
Denis Goodwin
SmartBear

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 18, 2014
Steven Wastie
AppDynamics

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 16, 2014
Karthik Ramachandran
SolarWinds

IT environments, depending on the size of the organization, can have several hundred VMs down to a handful of VMs. For such virtual infrastructure deployments, it helps to monitor the performance of VM and VM usage. It's also equally important to ensure the health of your virtual appliances are always in check and to immediately know when something goes wrong ...

June 12, 2014
Kevin McCartney
JumpSoft

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 11, 2014
Alon Girmonsky
BlazeMeter

The 2010 FIFA World Cup fever tested the Internet’s limits more than ever before. News site traffic reached a blistering 12.1 million visitors per minute. DevOps will be conducting some pretty rigorous testing to ensure their channels can hold up under what could be another record-breaking moment of traffic in Internet history. But, will this be enough?

June 09, 2014
Mike Heumann
Emulex

The FIFA World Cup is the most popular sporting event in the world. Many of the matches will air during normal working hours throughout the US, and since many office workers don’t have access to a television at work, they will be using these other devices to stream the games instead. Streaming video can be an enormous bandwidth hog and can occupy much more network resources than almost any other application ...

June 06, 2014
Gal Berg
XpoLog

Although the exact role and responsibilities of DevOps may not be defined across the board, it has to be able to rapidly deal with issues rising from the code and from the connection between the code and production environment. These responsibilities may include release management, configuration management, and dealing with problems (bugs) that find their way to the production environment. In this blog, I will focus on the latter and examine the tools and methods that can help expedite this process in order to cope with these continuous changes ...

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