Zynga runs a hybrid cloud, but had the luxury of starting off using Amazon EC2, then building a compatible data center. Would a reverse strategy at a more mature company work as well?
Figuring how fast is fast enough for your website could be tricky business because it depends on a lot of factors including how your users feel and how you compare to similar sites — data that’s not always easy to find.
When we think about how to drive traffic to our web sites, we usually think of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), but studies are showing that Web Site Optimization can be just important in terms of driving traffic, page rank and stickiness.
You’re under increasing pressure from IT trends you’ve heard before: BYOD, cloud and mobile (and even social) — and it’s becoming a huge challenge to keep your systems running optimally. APM could help.
Netflix has announced its open sourcing its set of “Monkey” web site fault testing tools and you would be foolish to not at least check them out. These tools let you test your site under worst-case scenario conditions.
As the enterprise makes the shift to cloud and mobile apps, the key to a smooth transition could be how well your application monitoring tools can handle newer technologies.
Giving IT Pros remote access to the data center for monitoring means they are freed up to live their lives off hours, but you have balance the convenience with security concerns.
One recently established government agency had the luxury of building its IT infrastructure from the ground up, and it chose open source software whenever possible. It also is open sourcing its custom code as a way of giving back to the community.
Last week featured two major web site updates. In one, the site handled it smoothly. The other crashed within minutes, proving you should always assume more traffic and line up virtual servers. They’re cheap enough.
In spite of signs of an improving US economy, a new Gartner CIO survey that IT budgets will remain flat or even decline in the US this year, yet CIOs will still be expected to rev up enterprise operations. What else is new?