There are many ways to approach a problem. There’s the direct way, which involves seeing the immediate face of the situation and tackling the issue head-on. There’s merit to this, since often times a problem is simple enough that fixing the immediate symptom is more than enough to fix the entire issue. But not always.Read More
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I was talking to Phil West, the CIO of Gainsco Insurace yesterday and he said something that I have yet to hear an IT exec say so clearly; “Speed Solves a Lot of Problems”. Everyone talks about the fact that slow applications are a big issue in their organization and that it is important thatRead More
I noticed that a lot of the top hits on Google for “application performance management best practices” are out dated at best and irrelevant at worst. The top hit – “Improving weblogic application performance” – just had its eighth birthday (the iPhone wasn’t even out then), and the runner up – “Improving .net application performance”Read More
Zynga plans to transition from hosting mostly on Amazon to its own private cloud later this year, but will they up to the taks of monitoring a system and dealing with all of the problems inherent in that?
Within every system, you’ll find processes or machines that are bogging down the system. It’s your job to find those issues and take the necessary steps to fix them.
When Master Card’s web site experienced intermittent outages last week, the easy answer was to point to hackers, but it turned out it was a problem with an Internet service provider, proving more often than not the problem isn’t external.
The nuts and bolts of web site monitoring is a numbers game. You watch the numbers go up and down and if you’re within a certain range, you feel pretty good about yourself. Am I right? But there’s more to it than just pure numbers because behind those numbers are real people who are comingRead More
Compuware Buys Application Performance Management Company Dynatrace for $256M Big news today as Compuware acquires yet another competitor – Dynatrace for $256M in cash. I guess their mainframe business is quite the cash cow – especially after their acquisition of Gomez for $295M in cash – Yowza! – in late 2009. Gomez was a direct competitorRead More
Application Performance Management’s Priority in a Launch Project One of the major events in IT that can cause the layoff of an IT manager is an unsuccessful application launch. There are a lot of moving pieces involved with such a launch – but one of the activities which is not always given a high enoughRead More
When it comes to web site monitoring, seconds, even milliseconds count more than you can imagine, because with each lost tick of the clock comes increasingly unhappy visitors and even lost revenue.