Application Performance Management

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There is no escaping cloud computing. Every software package, service and even hardware is described as cloud-enabled. Seemingly, we are all headed into the clouds never to return. However, while the atmosphere is everywhere, the cloud decidedly is not. It is by definition remote - so if your applications require the highest in performance, cloud may not be the answer. Not all applications will completely move to the cloud. In some cases this will be by design and the type of application, while others won't be able to avoid migration pitfalls. For the percentage of business-critical applications that require the highest performance and have the most sensitive information and complexity of process, a hybrid model of cloud services to bridge the datacenter, branch offices and trading partners is best. In these instances, the transport time or latency between local appl... (more)

Nothin’ But .NET?

There aren’t many businesses today that don’t have a .NET Framework stack somewhere in the background. The interoperability .NET is supposed to provide, its Common Language Runtime (CLR) engine, language independence, simplified deployment, security and portability have all made .NET a logical choice for Window’s based systems. With all the applications .NET allows you to create—from customer relationship management and product inventory applications to websites and cloud partnerships, to name just a few, you can’t afford for your .NET applications to go down. It could cost mill... (more)

Sorting Through the APM Clutter

Alexander Podelko, a performance expert working with Oracle, recently wrote a blog post in which he takes a look at the current state of the APM market and what he thinks needs to change in order for companies to get the most out of their solutions. In his post, Alex discusses the vagueness around the term APM – is it Application Performance Monitoring or Application Performance Management? The APM market is fairly crowded and not well defined – every solution claims to be the best at monitoring all of your application performance needs; however, that just isn’t the reality. And... (more)

Need to run multiple installations of WebSphere MQ?

Do you need to run multiple versions of WebSphere MQ, 7.1 and 7.5? You can.  We have a TechTalk by our VP of Engineering, Richard Nikula scheduled that will help you out with this topic. Here are 3 Reasons to attend: Learn how to install multiple implementations Find out about some of the challenges of running 7.01.x and 7.5 Hear about the difference between coexistent and multiple installation support Check it out here.     ... (more)

Life in the Slow Lane and Buried Under Event Big Data

Sitting in traffic the other day reminded me of a stock trading company that gets millions of system alerts a day.  Millions!!!  Do they all need attention?  Only some?  How can you know without viewing them all?  There is no way to personally handle such an enormous amount of alerts.  To have someone sit and look through millions of messages a day and determine how critical the alert is or the validity of the alert is just impossible. Then, a car went by in the Carpool Lane. It occurred to me, that a business system is much like the carpool lane.  The carpool lane allows vehicle... (more)