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February 21, 2017
Michelle McLean
ScaleArc

Instapaper, a "read later" tool for saving web pages to read on other devices or offline, suffered an extensive outage 2 weeks ago. While Instapaper hit a unique problem — a file size limitation — its experience speaks to a much larger problem: scaling a database is difficult, and never quick. That basic fact explains why outages like this are surprisingly common ...

February 15, 2017
Dirk Paessler
Paessler AG

IT departments often try to protect against downtime by focusing on the web application. Monitoring web application's performance helps identify malfunctions and their cause on a code level, so that the DevOps team can solve the problem. But, monitoring application performance only protects against application errors and ignores external factors such as network traffic, hardware, connectivity issues or bandwidth usage, all of which can have an impact performance and availability of a website ...

February 14, 2017
Aruna Ravichandran
CA Technologies

Everybody loves DevOps. In fact, DevOps is the hottest date in IT. That's because DevOps promises to satisfy the deepest longings of digital business — including fast execution on innovative ideas, competitively differentiated customer experiences, and significantly improved operational efficiencies ...

February 08, 2017
Doron Pinhas
Continuity Software

Industrial and technological revolutions happen because new manufacturing systems or technologies make life easier, less expensive, more convenient, or more efficient. It's been that way in every epoch – but Continuity Software's new study indicates that in the cloud era, there's still work to be done ...

February 07, 2017
John Kim
HighBar Partners

APM tools allow developers to optimize their code and enhance user experience, however, these tools often fail to examine and optimize the core infrastructure responsible for application delivery. IPM solutions have emerged as a meaningful complement to APM for this very reason ...

February 02, 2017
Tammy Everts
SOASTA

Traffic surges can happen when you least expect them. Political events can have a huge impact on people’s online behavior, as the ACLU’s website outage clearly demonstrates. Here are 7 tips that organizations like the ACLU can borrow from the retail world ...

February 01, 2017
Michelle McLean
ScaleArc

This past weekend, in the wake of a controversial Executive Order from President Trump, the ACLU found its website crashing under the load of an enormous spike in online donations. When an organization like the ACLU finds itself unexpectedly caught in "the Trump effect" — to its benefit or detriment — the IT staff may be under instant pressure to reinforce its systems to accommodate significant traffic surges. The following steps may help as a fast response ...

January 30, 2017
Jerry Melnick
SIOS Technology

While VMware presents many opportunities for organizations of all sizes, it is not without its own challenges. As more companies begin to adopt this technology, IT pros are tasked to protect and ensure the efficiency of their business-critical applications that live in these virtual environments. A recent survey by SIOS Technology showed that IT teams are struggling to optimize VMware infrastructures, experiencing issues around managing multiple tools and resolving issues quickly and with accuracy ...

January 24, 2017
Vincent Geffray
Everbridge

It's an eye opener to see that while companies have implemented service management for the most part — more than 90 percent of companies reporting that they have an IT Service Management system (ITSM) — only 11 percent of companies stated that they have automated the process for organizing their response to IT outages and incidents, according to Everbridge's 2016 State of IT Incident Management report ...

January 20, 2017
Sri Chaganty
AppEnsure

Traditionally, Application Performance Management (APM) is usually associated with solutions that instrument application code. There are two fundamental limitations with such associations. If instrumenting the code is what APM is all about, then APM is applicable only to homegrown applications for which access to code is available ...

January 19, 2017
Andrew Levy
Apteligent

The correlation between mobile app crashes and increasing churn rates (or declining user retention) has long been suspected. In the report, titled Crash and Churn, Apteligent set out to understand the impact of per user crash rate on churn ...

January 18, 2017
Dirk Paessler
Paessler AG

In Fall 2016, Paessler AG surveyed 650 system administrators from 49 countries to get a "state of the SysAdmin" and find out how their jobs are changing, how they spend their time, and what their priorities are. The survey responses led to some interesting findings – namely, that when it comes to today's SysAdmins, things are not as they seem. Here are some of the key findings that illustrate the gap between perception and reality ...

January 17, 2017
Chris Bloom
Savvius

Choosing an application performance monitoring (APM) solution can be a daunting task. A quick Google search will show popular products, but there's also a long list of less-well-known open source products available, too. So how do you choose the right solution? ...

January 13, 2017
Ryan Goldman
SignalFx

Digital transformation is a key initiative for enterprises that want to reach new customers and offer greater value via technology. Changing user expectations, new modes of engagement and the need to improve responsiveness are the main factors driving companies to update outdated processes and develop new applications as part of a digital transformation strategy. But in order to deliver on the promise of digital transformation, organizations must also modernize their IT infrastructure to support speed, scale and change ...

January 12, 2017
Jeff Kalberg
IGEL Technology

Digital transformation is evolving the enterprise to one in which high performance applications are now the norm as organizations use video, graphics and other information intensive multimedia to populate these new channels of engagement. Digital technologies, and high performance applications, create further pressure on IT staffs which are grappling with PCs that are past their optimum performance. As a result, IT is looking at alternatives to swapping out PCs and investing in more costly equipment that will inevitably have an expiration date. One solution is to build on virtualization solutions that incorporate high-performance thin clients ...

January 11, 2017
Sri Chaganty
AppEnsure

If your business depends on mission-critical web or legacy applications, then monitoring how your end users interact with your applications is critical. Most monitoring solutions try to infer the end-user experience based on resource utilization. However, resource utilization cannot provide meaningful results on how the end-user is experiencing an interaction with an application. The true measurement of end-user experience is availability and response time of the application, end-to-end and hop-by-hop ...

January 10, 2017
Scott Klein
Atlassian

There's nothing like a major web outage to remind us how much our applications rely on other web services and technologies to function. In late October of last year, a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, one of the largest Domain Name Service (DNS) providers on the internet, disrupted service for consumer and business applications across the web. This attack shed light on the delicate interdependent nature of the web as productivity and uptime across the world was effected ...

January 09, 2017
Leon Adato
SolarWinds

As an IT professional, I'm used to words that mean different things to different people. For example, "log monitoring" could mean anything from simple text files to logfile aggregation systems. "Uptime" is also notoriously hard to nail down. Heck, even the word "monitoring" itself can be obscure. This is why I'm not surprised that application performance monitoring (APM) can mean so many different things depending on the context ...

January 05, 2017
Sven Hammar
Apica

Apica highlights the following trends and predictions for 2017, covering the API Economy, ecommerce, analytics and more ...

January 03, 2017
Sean Applegate
Riverbed

Riverbed highlights the following trends and predictions for 2017, covering digital transformation, software-defined everything and more ...

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