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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
As we approach the end of the year, it might be a good time to assess your monitoring protocols and be certain that the monitoring tools you have in place still meet your current requirements.
An AlertSite study of leading retail sites found a huge range of load times from almost instantly to over 7 seconds. If you aren’t measuring this type of information, you could be missing crucial information about your web site visitor’s experience.
The US Government has a problem. It wants to move some services to the cloud, but it doesn’t have any idea how to count its vast inventory of IT assets to get a baseline against which it can measure how much money the cloud is saving it. Perhaps APM monitoring tools could help.
You might not realize it, but you can use APM tools not only to monitor your web site and applications, but as a testing tool to see how well a potential new tool will perform under the pressure of your company’s baseline requirements.
When you can’t find the nature of a problem because of monitoring software limitations, it can have a spiraling affect as users grow increasingly agitated. That’s why having APM software in place that lets you trace problems across your entire infrastructure is so critical.