News of the Week in Application Performance Management and IT Operations – May 21, 2012

Although Facebook’s IPO garnished mass attention across the airwaves here are the week’s highlights which touch both Application Performance Management (APM) and IT operations:

1) Dennis Drogseth from EMA research announced the merging of their Business Service Management and Application Management practices. This will allow a more determined focus on the increasingly related research areas:
http://www.apmdigest.com/emas-application-and-business-services-a-bsm-perspective

2) Ron Miller at Real User Monitoring discussed the challenges and complexities of updating legacy environments:
http://www.real-user-monitoring.com/the-legacy-environment-challenge/

3) David Linthicum discussed recent winners and losers in the move to big data. A trend the continues to dominate discussion in the IT media:
http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/3-winners-3-losers-in-the-move-big-data-193154?source=rss_

4) Texiwill of The Virtualization Practice raised two intriguing points on multi-tenancy: Is there a need for a product is designed for private infrastructure as a service to be multi-tenant? Is there a need for multi-tenancy when there is a single data owner?
http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/multi-tenancy-who-is-the-tenant-16083/

5) Techrepublic compiled a list of the top 10 apps being blacklisted in the enterprise, for both performance and security risk:
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10things/the-top-10-apps-being-blacklisted-in-the-enterprise/3228