Why the Cloud is Nothing New and What this Means for IT Performance in 2013

One of the major technology trends as perceived by the IT media this past year has been cloud computing. Amazon has had tremendous success with AWS (Amazon Web Services), although recent, high-profile outages may temper expectations somewhat. Other industry giants such as Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware continue to market their cloud services as vital parts of their overall business. But when you get past the buzz, what exactly is the cloud? What is new or different about it? I say, not as much as others would lead you to believe.

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Improve Your ROI by Monitoring User Experience and Reducing Data

ROI is becoming an increasingly important consideration for IT pros as the environment they work in become more complex and harder to manage.  This trend is gathering more attention and has recently been the focus of numerous discussions within the APM market. APMdigest published an article about 12 ways to gain faster ROI from APM which consolidates contributions from experts throughout the industry (Gartner, EMA, and Ovum). Tips include choosing the tool that will be most relevant for the job it must accomplish, considering the ease of deploying and managing the performance monitoring tool...

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BYOD, Cloud and Mobile Require New Monitoring Tools

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.

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Report: Good Monitoring Tools Could Be Key in Mobile-Cloud Shift

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.

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Why APM is Crucial for Cloud-Based Environments

For IT pros, the incessant chatter regarding cloud and distributed environments is nothing new. What we’ve been seeing lately (especially for those who read this blog regularly) is a transition from conceptual, nebulous, marketing driven cloud to cloud in action. Organizations are now ready to make the leap to distributed environments and are expecting their IT teams, as always, to handle the change without interruption. A recent report  discusses the framework top performers are using. Top performers in this area follow a PACE (Pressures, Actions, Capabilities, Enablers) framework.  They...

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