White Papers

One of the biggest challenges in virtualized infrastructure impacting application performance is the ability to manage resource contention in the underlying storage infrastructure. A common approach to reduce the impact of this challenge is to over-provision storage platforms with IO and disk capacity and manage mission-critical applications in silos. The adoption of SSD all-flash arrays tends to eliminate the IO bottleneck, as all-flash offer 10x+ the IOPS capacity. However, the challenge of workload alignment, heterogeneous storage management, and efficient capacity planning remain when introducing SSD arrays into virtual & cloud environments. So, how can we overcome all of these tough challenges? This paper answers these questions and explores storage virtualization in-depth.

How do you manage effective implementation in the hybrid cloud? The hybrid cloud has been heralded as a promising IT operational model enabling enterprises to maintain security and control over the infrastructure on which their applications run. At the same time, it promises to maximize ROI from their local data center and leverage public cloud infrastructure for an occasional demand spike. Public Clouds are relatively new in the IT landscape and their adoption has accelerated over the last few years with multiple vendors now offering solutions as well as improved on-ramps for workloads to ease the adoption of hybrid cloud model. With these advances and the ability to choose between a local data center and multiple public cloud offerings, one fundamental question must still be answered: What, When and Where do you run workloads to guarantee performance while maximizing the efficiency. In this whitepaper you will learn:
- A brief history of hybrid cloud
- The different public cloud offerings on the market
- Why public cloud adoption is skyrocketing
- The challenges that come with adopting public cloud
- The “what, when and where” to run your workloads
- How Turbonomic’s solution can help accelerate cloud adoption with Autonomic IT

The APM portfolio from IBM offers a premier monitoring solution for applications that leverage the full IBM middleware stack, including IBM MQ, IBM Integration Bus, IBM DataPower, IBM WebSphere Application Server and products that leverage WebSphere Application Server, such as IBM Business Process Manager and IBM Operational Decision Manager. Through a web-based user interface, IBM offers a more simple way to view your IBM middleware components and to more quickly pinpoint bottlenecks and diagnose problems. This paper shares some of the benefits IBM APM solutions can bring to these environments.

How do you think about your applications today? In this paper, Turbonomics examines the evolution of enterprise applications, the data centers in which these applications reside and the increasing expectations of businesses and end-users on the Quality of Service their applications deliver. The paper also discusses Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and why this approach is no longer sufficient to meet today’s complex data center and application design, nor meet end-user and business expectations.

In today’s application economy, customers expect a seamless digital experience and nothing less. Now more than ever it is imperative that organizations differentiate themselves to stand out from countless competitors. As a result, investments in Digital Transformation initiatives are growing and although the benefits are clear, the road to success may not be. This study conducted by Vason Bourne on behalf of CA Technologies, highlights the importance of improving digital experience along with the challenges and benefits of Digital Transformation.

This Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) white paper profiiles IBM's hybrid APM offerings and their value proposition to business and IT. It discusses the benefits and challenges of utilizing leading-edge APM tooling in SaaS and/or on-premises form factors to manage hybrid and non-hybrid applications. It also provides guidelines to help IT and LOB determine which APM form factor — on-premises hosted, cloud hosted, or a mix of both — best fits their specific development, testing, and monitoring requirements. Finally, it profiles the key differentiators that make IBM a compelling product choice for companies developing and delivering complex enterprise applications via cloud-based, on-premises, or hybrid deployment models.

IT operations teams and DevOps organizations require real-time visibility and analysis across these complex environments to maintain application service levels, anticipate and avoid outages, identify root cause of problems, and scale and reclaim resources as appropriate. Cloud-based application performance management (APM) and IT operations analytics (ITOA) services, such as those offered by IBM in the IBM Cloud Marketplace, fulfill this need.

Download a complimentary copy of the full Gartner Magic Quadrant report.

In this new report, The State of Multi-Cloud Architecture, Part 2, Turbonomic addresses the question: What can go wrong, and what does go wrong when implementing Multi-Cloud? The report highlights:
- Implementation Challenges
- Vendor Selection
- Technical and business requirements facing multi-cloud adoption
Download the second in the series of four reports to learn how your organization stacks up: What challenges will you face? Which vendor is right for your organization? What challenges lie ahead when you adopt Multi-Cloud?

As organizations scale, planning for greater application workload demand is critical. IT cannot afford to be seen as a bottleneck to successful business growth. Moreover, the larger the organization and the faster the growth the higher the stakes. Planning ahead is key, but as this eBook will discuss, equally important is the foundation you use to make projections. The reality is that smarter capacity planning starts with a better understanding of the virtual environments and the interdependencies of data center entities. In this ebook, you will learn:
- The foundation for making intelligent capacity projections
- Resource consumption and how to think about their allocation
- Ways to assure application QoS as you provision
- How to manage fast growing physical and virtual environments
- A solution to managing the complex environment using economic abstractions and “what-if” scenarios

Download a complementary copy of The Forrester Wave: Application Performance Management, Q3 2016, from CA Technologies or AppDynamics.

Still wondering what all the application monitoring hype is about? Read more to find out all the reasons why you still don't need to monitor your apps, no matter what everyone else says! You already know your application is doing great and everyone loves it. You can't even remember your last outage; It was probably before you were born. All those nasty messages on Twitter about your app are just people being silly on the Internet. APM provides no real value to you or your business: it's about as informative as tabloid magazines.

Digitally Remastered, written by CA EVP and CTTO Otto Berkes, will give you proven strategies and actionable insights to help you successfully transform your existing models and mindsets — and quickly become a digitally-driven organization ready to profit from the new reality.

Research also shows the correlation between better business performance and advanced use of technologies and practices such as agile methodologies, DevOps, API management, and identity-centric security. This paper provides an actionable checklist of seven critical steps you should be taking now to increase the business impact of your digital transformation initiatives.

What are real users saying about APM? The discipline and technology of Application Performance Management (APM) are not new. However, they are new enough in the IT field that best practices are only now starting to coalesce as organizations embrace APM as part of their regular duties. This paper offers a brief overview of APM and then describes 10 emerging best practices drawn from real APM user experiences as reported on IT Central Station, the leading product review site for APM and other enterprise IT solutions.

Download this New eBook to Learn:
- Why Microsoft Exchange specifically needs to run on virtualized infrastructure that is in a healthy and “Desired State”
- How Exchange can benefit from running on virtualized infrastructure
- How traditional approaches to virtualization and cloud management exacerbate performance issues for Microsoft Exchange
- How economic abstractions of the data center achieve and maintain a healthy, “Desired State” in virtual and cloud environments

As DevOps becomes more than just a nice-to-have component of digital transformation, it’s critical to know the aspects that bring the best ROI from its adoption. As it brings together cross-functional teams to collaborate and streamline results into business outcomes, it requires tools that manage business, performance, and user data in one platform; it requires Application Intelligence. This eBook delves into the best practices in implementing DevOps toward your digital transformation.

DevOps has already taken the IT world by storm, and it’s continuing to transform the way organizations develop, deploy, monitor, and maintain applications, along with underlying infrastructure. It’s quickly transitioning from a niche scope to a critical business outcome that all teams hoping to scale to digital transformation. We collected the top 10 practices around DevOps your CIO and team need to know about to adopt the best model for success.

RTView Enterprise Monitor aggregates health and performance data of individual components to interpret the impact on your top-level business applications and middleware platforms so that you can instantly grasp the bigger picture in context.

This e-book breaks down the various foundational components that build up the transition to DevOps within an enterprise. It also introduces the continuous life cycle that maintains the integration and collaboration needed to deliver an exceptional end user experience with your applications.

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