White Papers

As IT applications have been increasingly used to support online businesses, there is an increasing realization that application performance is as, if not more, important than that of the infrastructure. Ensuring that a server’s CPU utilization is normal is not a guarantee that users are happy with the performance of the application. Converging application and infrastructure performance monitoring into one single pane of glass covers the reach, depth and speed needed to effectively monitor all of the different platforms required, the level of visibility to drill down into application code issues and the automation required into supporting infrastructures for quick diagnosis and resolution. Download this white paper to discover how converged application and infrastructure performance monitoring can help you proactively discover, diagnose and resolve performance issues and applications to consistently deliver great user experience.

Because it hosts the core business logic, the performance of the Java middleware tier has a significant impact on the performance of the business services that it supports. Since all Java applications (whether client-server or web-based) run on a Java Virtual Machine (JVM), monitoring of the JVM can provide key insights into performance issues that could have a significant impact on the supported business services. For example, a single run-away thread in the JVM could take up significant CPU resources, slowing down performance for the entire service. Alternatively, a deadlock between two key threads could bring the business service to a grinding halt. This white paper focuses on monitoring at the JVM layer and provides use cases to highlight how JVM monitoring can help pinpoint and resolve the cause of complex performance issues.

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.

This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap. It discusses the challenges that must be recognized and questions that must be considered in order to succeed in this new cloud era. The paper will cover:
- Performance: It’s Still Your Problem
- Cost: “Cloud Scale” Still Gets Expensive
- Agility: Easily Talked About, Not Easily Done
- Cloudy with a Good Chance of Vendor Lock-In
- Choosing the Right Cloud

This paper explores some of the common challenges facing VDI planning, deployment, operations, and Turbonomic’s unique approach for addressing them. The whitepaper will explore how you can assure performance of virtual desktops with autonomic intelligent workload placement, sizing and provisioning to minimize latency, drive efficiency and control I/O intensive tasks. Download this whitepaper and learn:
- The challenges of virtual desktop infrastructure
- How to assure performance of virtual desktops with autonomic intelligence
- How to leverage existing storage investments for VDI
- How to plan for VDI and deliver an exceptional end-user experience 24/7
- How to quickly place new desktop workloads factoring in real-time resource allocation and continuous changes in the underlying infrastructure
- Prevent I/O intensive tasks (e.g. patch updates, antivirus updates, reboots) from overtaxing your storage footprint

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

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.

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.

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.

This eBook looks at how APM is evolving to handle new challenges in IT. These include breaking monolithic applications into microservices, containers, the transition to mobility and the increased use of APIs to connect systems, data analytics, visualizations and the cloud. While traditional systems have trouble keeping up with these updated capabilities, today’s APM solutions have to be able to adapt and execute on these expectations to track and optimize an end user’s experience.

When operating distributed systems and distributed applications, you need access to as much information as possible. This paper provides developers, operators, and IT professionals with a dozen proven recipes for Monitoring Docker Containers.

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