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

Transaction Management–The Importance of Understanding the Transaction Behavior Model

One of my chores at home as a husband is doing the food shopping (I also take out the trash, play with the kids, and even cook Saturday evening dinner – truly husband of the year!). Food shopping should actually … Continue reading

The Top 3 Reasons an Application Hangs

Do you experience application hang problems? If so, read this article to discover the top 3 reasons applications hang and cause slow performance. If you have been in the IT industry long enough, you probably know this story well. The … Continue reading

Cloud Performance Management Driven by Continuous Change

There are several trends affecting the way companies deal with monitoring infrastructure and applications for availability and performance: Agile development – drives frequent application rollouts and code pushes into production, without proper tools to enable agile rollouts Virtualization – demands new tools … Continue reading

The Evolution of Transaction Management – Part 2

Transaction management tools monitor the entire system, not just singular components. This article discusses how transaction management enables true availability. Transaction management is a natural continuation of the past 15 year evolution of IT systems management. In the last few … Continue reading

The Evolution of Transaction Management – Part 1

Transaction management has evolved to a fourth generation. Based on a podcast by Doug McClure, this article covers the end-to-end transaction management evolution. Information technology contributes to business efficiency like nothing else. Managing complex IT systems requires constant innovation; systems … Continue reading

Java Bytecode Instrumentation Limitations

A real transaction management product needs to follow through the transaction between different types of application-related components such as proxies, Web servers, app servers (Java and non-Java), message brokers, queues, databases and so forth. In order to do that, you … Continue reading