IT Operations News: The Butterfly Effect Within IT

IT operations professionals can relate to the butterfly effect, where one seemingly insignificant event can cause massive effects. Consider the possibility that a small innocuous code change could go undetected, promoted through Development & QA, and then have catastrophic effects on performance once it reaches production. How does IT stop this from happening? Larry Dragich has some answers

Depending on transaction volume and performance characteristics there will be a certain level of noise that will need to be squelched to a volume level that can be analyzed. This is the precipice where APM intersects Capacity Management and advanced analytics opens the door to predictive modeling. The ability to ascertain how the physical and virtual environments will react to a “what if” scenario is why optimizing the application life cycle is so important

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