Gartner Says IT Operations and Management Software Market Grew 4.8 Percent in 2012 – APMDigest

In a recent study, Gartner concluded that the growth of the IT operations management market was assisted by investments in virtualization management and cloud computing technologies. These also underlie the growth in related segments, including configuration management, availability… Read More

What to Consider Before Virtualizing Mission-Critical Applications – Search Server Virtualization

Mission-critical applications need to be reviewed strategically before they are virtualized in order to ensure their success. In this post, Mark Vaughn also notes the importance of using monitoring tools to measure response times, performance metrics and other… Read More

Selecting Enterprise Software: Why Strategic and Tactical Decisions Require Alignment – Enterprise Tech Central

When choosing enterprise software, including an APM tool, it is important to keep in mind your organization’s overall strategic goals. For the software to succeed, both IT operations and business stakeholders must be aligned: Input from the IT… Read More

Strategic thinking in the datacenter

Like other great inventions–money, twelve-bar blues, baseball–it’s crucial to make “return on investment” (ROI) work for you, rather than the other way round. That principle applies quite concretely in the datacenter or in information technology (IT) operations. Dysfunctional… Read More

Five Networking Thoughts You Should Be Thinking

As Jordan Novet aptly styles it, “Yes, people really are still debating the definition of SDN” (software-defined networking). While “IT Ops” labeled SDN a “Trend to watch …” late last year, the industry as a whole still hasn’t… Read More

Freedom, responsibility, and testing: lessons for DevOps

Previous installments of “IT Ops” have argued we should borrow applicable tools or practices from development or data specialists. Publication a few weeks ago of “How to Adjust to the Changing Face of Software Testing” brings testing into position to make its contribution. Read more…

Gartner: Private PaaS is for Real

Private PaaS is not just a mere technological fad, especially to Gartner analyst Eric Knipp. He claims PaaS has the ability to reduce operational burden and increase developer productivity, both of which are worthwhile endeavors Read more…

IT Operations News: IT Doesn't Matter?

IT Doesn’t Matter, in the May 2003 issue of the Harvard Business Review predicted the rise of infrastructure as a utility (cloud based technologies) and the end of harnessing server power as a competitive advantage for organizations. Read more…

VMware redefines its DevOps strategy for availability monitoring; so should you

Application Performance Management (APM) is an utter waste of effort–or an absolute necessity, depending on how you go about it. As “‘Performance’ means something new in a rationalized cloud architecture” last week described, “APM” covers a too-broad range, and you owe it to yourself to analyze your own use of APM very carefully. Read more…

ESB Persists As Application Integration Tool

Large organizations still rely on ESBs (enterprise service buses) to successfully integrate their applications and become the foundation for service-oriented architectures (SOA). IBM’s Websphere is one example that continues to see solid growth potential. Read more…

Ecosystem Cloud: Predicting the Outcome Before the Data Is In

How are IT organizations of varying sizes planning to deal with the cloud ecosystem and software-as-a-service (SaaS)? According to Dennis Drogseth, attitudes to cloud adoption and managing SaaS applications is expected to be “all over the board.” Read more…

How to Talk Like a CIO

In today’s complicated IT world being a CIO may be harder than ever. How can managers effectively lead their IT departments successfully and conquer the myriad problems they face? Read more…

Internet of Things: Expectation of Privacy in Big Data Era

To what level has big data analytics compromised internet privacy? And to what end do the end consumers care about the data collected through their various devices: tablets, mobile phones, and laptops. Read more…

Operational Siloes Hinder Effectiveness of Cloud Applications, Survey Says

Operational siloes are impacting the effectiveness of cloud applications according to recent survey data. According to the report, the majority of businesses have not successfully their cloud applications across business functions.  Read more…

Mobile management morphs

What are the best tools and strategies for mobile management? According to recent survey data, there does not seem to be a clear agreement. Read more…

IT Performance News: Cisco Survey Explores IT's Impact on Business

A new survery reports that IT and business stakeholders may be aligned more than ever. This is great news for IT performance Read more…

Gartner Identifies Five Actions for Enterprise Architects to Harness the Disruption of Consumerization

The analyst firm Gartner has identified five actions enterprise architects should explore in order to better deal with challenges caused by IT consumerization Read more…

3 Ways To Help Application Performance Experts Solve Your Problem Faster

When diagnosing the root cause of application performance issues, oftentimes IT and business stakeholders may hurt the process more than help it. If they lack application monitoring devices for instance, a database administrator may blame a network admin… Read More

The Dark Side of the Cloud

Cloud Computing offers organizations the ability to increase scalability quickly and for a cheap price. However, there are certain downside associated with using outsourced off-premise resources. Read more…

Website Monitoring News: How Fast Are We Going?

When it comes to the web, how fast is fast? Website monitoring plays a roll in attempting to answer this question by providing an insight into the user experience of website visitors. Read more…