Virtualization

August 01, 2014

Because the typical IT environment is comprised of hundreds of applications leveraging hundreds of platforms and networks, a new generation of Application Management software that is application- and platform-agnostic will become increasingly valuable. Here is what we believe are the five requirements of this new breed of software ...

June 16, 2014

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 ...

March 12, 2014

You've probably seen a couple of statistics that support of service-centric mapping: 80% of unplanned business service downtime is due to change, and that more than 50% of unplanned downtime is the result of human error ...

February 25, 2014

Today, there is a convergence of factors coming together like a perfect storm, making Application Performance Management (APM) more important than ever. On Part Two of this list, industry experts - from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors - demonstrate just how many impending challenges make APM an absolute necessity in 2014 ...

January 20, 2014

eG Innovations predicts 2014 will see the following top-10 trends in IT performance management ...

December 17, 2013

In APMdigest's highly popular and well-respected annual list of APM predictions, industry experts - from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors - offer thoughtful, insightful, and sometimes controversial predictions on how Application Performance Management (APM) will evolve and impact business in 2014 ...

November 29, 2013

Scott Register, Sr. Director of Product Management, Ixia, talks about network visibility and its relation to APM ...

November 07, 2013

Virtualization is putting application performance to the fore. The following covers some important use cases of application performance in a virtualized environment, and what you need to monitor to avoid performance issues and application downtime ...

September 19, 2013

Improving application performance is the top business priority for virtualized environments, according to a Gridstore study ...

September 10, 2013

Virtualization has answered the call for controlling the rising tide of IT infrastructure costs, allowing IT to make changes and deploy new applications or updates more easily and quickly than ever before. Yet the benefits of pervasive virtualization and tiered virtual infrastructure come with some harsh realities ...

August 30, 2013

With the software defined data center transition an imminent reality, the following five management challenges should be on every IT pro’s radar in preparation ...

August 27, 2013

The goal of every software developer and tester is to produce applications that meet user expectations and achieve business objectives. Standing in their way is the need to understand and predict the production environment and how real-world end users will experience the application ...

August 16, 2013

One of the main bottom-line benefits gained from APM is a positive user experience ...

August 01, 2013

The data deluge has brought renewed focus on an old problem: the enormous performance gap that exists in input/output (I/O) between a server’s memory and its storage. I/O typically takes a mere 100 nanoseconds for information stored in the server’s memory, while I/O to a hard disk drive (HDD) takes about 10 milliseconds — a difference of five orders of magnitude that is having a profound adverse impact on application performance ...

July 12, 2013

The allure of public clouds springs from advantages like improved service scalability, reduced operational costs, and an increased focus on business goals and strategies instead of the technology needed to pursue them. However, there is a cost to that flexibility and economy, in reduced visibility of application and infrastructure health ...

May 24, 2013

One-third of respondents identified server virtualization as the top monitoring challenge within their datacenter, closely followed by managing mobile devices, according to a survey released by Network Instruments at Interop Las Vegas 2013 ...

April 05, 2013

30% of the survey respondents have adopted a converged infrastructure, according to the 2013 State of Converged Infrastructure survey conducted by Zenoss ...

March 26, 2013

Bojan Simic, President and Principal Analyst at TRAC Research, talks about the APM Spectrum report, APM analytics, virtualization, and different types of APM for different job roles ...

March 24, 2013

The adoption of virtualization technologies has allowed IT to become more supportive of business objectives and reduce the overall cost of their services, allowing the re-direction of those freed resources to more critical programs. C-Level managers that want more from their IT departments should understand the positive impact of virtualization technologies ...

February 26, 2013

eG Innovations is observing the following IT trends as well as the way these changes elevate the need for deep performance visibility, automated cross-silo performance correlation and diagnosis, pre-emptive problem alerting and predictive analytics so that companies can deliver on the ROI promise of transformational IT ...

February 06, 2013

It is clear that many companies are making a mistake when it comes to ensuring that their network and application infrastructure is ready to handle the impact that virtual desktops can have on network and application performance ...

December 19, 2012

Industry experts - from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors - offer thoughtful, insightful, and sometimes controversial and contradictory predictions on how APM will change and impact business in 2013 ...

October 18, 2012

Preventing a slow application caused by probable resource contention requires a rigorous methodological approach and an appropriate toolset. IT managers, working with business owners, should prioritize critical apps for multi-tenancy and maximum performance ...

September 11, 2012

A recent Aberdeen Group survey indicates that only 31% of SAP deployments have been virtualized so far. When SAP users were questioned about the reasons for not moving to a virtualized infrastructure for supporting SAP, four key areas of concern were mentioned ...

June 12, 2012

Managing virtualization and storage in context is becoming critical and is helping to break down the strong silos between virtualization and storage that have persisted from the physical server and storage days. The new landscape that has developed around the virtual environment is driving convergence and helping bring virtualization and storage closer together ...

May 08, 2012

In the never-ending mission to do more with less, IT teams often lose sight of the need for careful, end-user-focused APM. After all, the delivery of fast, reliable, high-quality applications to end users must be the ultimate measure of success for any of these projects. If these projects aren't managed with explicit user-experience objectives, IT can introduce risks that can reduce or even eliminate the potential business benefits ...

March 16, 2012

For all the benefits, virtualization often meant losing control and visibility of systems which ultimately hindered the ability to deliver business solutions. But much has changed with the advent of self-learning predictive analytics that can correlate IT and application data to deliver a coveted “composite view” of critical application “health” and performance ...

March 12, 2012

Infrastructure Management is so 1990s. Everyone has it. Could there be anything interesting left to say? Yes -- that it is more critical than ever. It may still be just the plumbing but the demands on it are only growing and yesterday’s point solutions won't do the job ...

February 17, 2012

eG Innovations asked over 150 IT operations professionals in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific about their performance management preferences and thoughts. The survey results show that companies are having a hard time keeping up with the performance management requirements of virtualized IT infrastructures ...

February 13, 2012

eG Innovations released the results of its annual worldwide survey of over 150 IT operations professionals in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific on managing service performance in transformational IT environments. The key finding of the survey shows that companies are having a hard time keeping up with the performance management requirements of virtualized IT infrastructures.

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