The True Constants of Cloud-Based Application Performance Management

We are seeing more and more awareness of application performance management these days in less mature IT organizations who until recently were solely focused on infrastructure performance. New sites that are dedicated to helping those less familiar with the art … Continue reading

Business Transaction Management – the Next Generation of Business Service Management

Why a New Generation? What’s Wrong with the Old One? Traditional systems management tools focused on monitoring the health of individual components. Tools like IBM Tivoli, BMC patrol, CA Unicenter, and HP Openview, initially focused on management of servers, services, … Continue reading

Business Transaction Management – A New Generation

Traditional systems management tools focused on monitoring the health of individual components. Tools like IBM Tivoli, BMC patrol, CA Unicenter, and HP Openview initially focused on management of servers, services, and resources. In those days, the equation was relatively simple–100% … Continue reading

Why IT Operations is Like an Action TV Series

Nir Livni, Product Management Director at Correlsense, writes about IT operations, citing W. Edwards Deming who said “In God we trust; all others must bring data.” I like watching the series “24,” though I can’t really explain why. Every time … Continue reading

Transaction Management – Linking Business and IT

Transaction management is the IT process that links the business process with the IT infrastructure. By tracing transactions, you know where problems exist. Most businesses have IT–a complex infrastructure of hardware components that interact in order to provide a service … Continue reading

End-to-End Monitoring of Transactions

End-to-end monitoring solutions should monitor all of the infrastructure’s components, yet some solutions only monitor one part of the bigger picture. The term “end-to-end” relative to transaction monitoring is very over-used. End-to-end Website monitoring, end-to-end server performance monitoring, end-to-end database … Continue reading

Reducing Risk During a Data Center Migration

Although data center migration projects are multifaceted—from construction to cooling to provisioning software and storage—the primary objective is to facilitate the delivery of IT services to end users in a cost-effective manner. If applications are not performing up to par … Continue reading

Transaction Monitoring -The Four Approaches

This article discusses transaction monitoring and the 4 approaches of network appliances, Java/.NET deep dive, end-user measurements, and agent based monitoring. You know that your enterprise is in dire need of a transaction monitoring solution. Transaction latencies are in the sky, some … Continue reading

Transaction Monitoring: Traditional vs. BTM

Transaction monitoring includes both traditional and new approaches. Before making a purchase, read this article to learn the differences and make the right choice. Even experienced IT professionals can confuse traditional monitoring tools and the newer generation of business transaction … Continue reading

Transaction Monitoring Software: Jargon Proliferation

This article on the jargon proliferation within the transaction monitoring discipline reviews common phrases used today to describe how to link business and IT. There are several ways to trace a transaction. Although different approaches to transaction tracing may yield different outcomes, … Continue reading