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 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.

February 01, 2012

Within banking and retail environments, APM is changing. This is because more and more service and payment transactions are originating from alternative payment applications based in Cloud, mobile or virtual environments. Monitoring the performance of these new services and payment applications is just as critical as traditional services that have been integrated within POS terminals, or ATMs. But gaining real-time visibility into the performance of these off-premise applications can be tricky for a number of reasons ....

January 30, 2012

Last month I attended the Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas. This year, the hot topic was not only cloud computing but seems there were a lot of discussions around DevOps and analytics. Other topics of interest included Application Performance Monitoring (APM), End-user Experience (EUE), Business Transaction Management (BTM), Big Data and many more around IT operations. Take a peek at the few bits and bites I picked up ...

January 09, 2012

Today's businesses increasingly use software applications that run in a wide variety of environments, everything from physical to virtual to cloud. As organizations look for ways to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and increase scalability, cloud computing and virtualization are playing a vital part in their IT strategies. However, these new technologies also present new challenges for organizations in the areas of application monitoring and application performance ...

January 05, 2012

Once a decision to try out VDI is made, the primary focus is to benchmark the performance of physical desktops, model their usage, predict the virtualized user experience and based on the results, determine which desktops can be virtualized and which can't ...

December 20, 2011

Industry experts from analyst and consulting firms and all the top vendors offer thoughtful, insightful, and sometimes controversial predictions on how Application Performance Management and related BSM and ITSM technologies will change and impact business in 2012 ...

September 22, 2011

Chris Neal, CEO of BlueStripe, talks about the next generation of Application Performance Management tools.

August 23, 2011

It seems that everyone in IT has caught “Cloud-fever” ... However, lost within the technology is the reality that someone is responsible for keeping the Cloud up and running. That someone is usually Operations personnel along with their fellow Systems, Network, Storage, and Security Engineers. The lifeline of these dedicated individuals is a unified monitoring and eventing system with a goal of providing relevant, functional, and timely alerts ...

June 21, 2011

If it is your job to translate overhyped demands to take your business ‘To The Cloud!’ you know there is not enough reality in cloud computing. You cannot start from scratch, nor can you simply deploy dynamic virtualization and call it done. You must accommodate legacy investments, architectural spaghetti, ‘technical debt’, manual processes and more. So where do you start?

May 20, 2011

Cloud computing requires a sophisticated approach to Business Service Management that enables you to track services from the data center and into the cloud. This post looks at 5 key capabilities that organizations must have in order to maintain visibility and control in the cloud ...

March 18, 2011

Kalyan Ramanathan, Director of BSM for HP, talks about BSM and performance management in hybrid environments.

March 17, 2011

Kalyan Ramanathan, Director of BSM for HP, talks about BSM and performance management in the cloud.

September 08, 2010

VMware's Al Sargent outlines the 3 key capabilities needed to manage cloud applications today ...

August 31, 2010

Al Sargent, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at VMware, discusses the Business Service Management news coming out of VMworld, and the monitoring and management challenges of the cloud.

August 09, 2010

It is no longer good enough to know that application performance is degrading - enterprises also need to be able to make the infrastructure and application adjustments necessary to avoid performance issues in the first place ...

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