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It should come as no surprise that more and more organizations are focused on meeting customer service expectations, guaranteeing end-to-end business process delivery and modernizing their IT infrastructures.  But what does this mean for IT operations teams? If we approach this question using an iceburg analogy, the tip would probably be an easy observation, such as “IT operations needs to adopt a business-centric way of thinking.” But dealing with all the change that needs to occur beneath the surface of this statement is what can sink or float an organization. IT operations teams need to start breaking down the internal silos, and learn to paddle their canoe in the same direction.  They need to figure out a whole new approach to IT management with challenges that range from how best to work with emerging IT teams responsible for virtual or Cloud-based environment... (more)

Compuware Unveils 2013 APM Best Practices and Trends

Compuware Corporation on Tuesday announced the publication of the first volume of its new Application Performance Management (APM) Best Practices collection titled: "2013 APM State-of-the-Art and Trends." Written by Compuware's APM Center of Excellence thought leaders and experts, the collection features 10 articles on the technology topics shaping APM in 2013. For organizations that depend on high-performance applications, the collection provides an easy-to-absorb overview of the evolution of APM technology, best practices, methodology and techniques to help manage and optimiz... (more)

Easing Up on Application Integration

Data and apps integration provider Jitterbit this week released a new version of its solution, Jitterbit 5, designed to be the glue between on-premise, cloud, social, and mobile data, Jitterbit focuses on simple yet powerful integration technologies that can be quickly and easily deployed to create integrated processes and data views. We've seen a lot of interest in light-weight, low-coding integration capabilities as more SaaS and cloud services need to be coordinated. This is now becoming even more pertinent to bringing data together from a variety of sources. Jitterbit 5 aim... (more)

10gen Strokes the Enterprise

10gen wheeled out an enterprise edition of MongoDB this week as part of a new subscription level, certified for deployment on several operating systems and making good on why the company raised $42 million last year. The widgetry includes Kerberos authentication for security, reportedly the top user request, on-premise monitoring so the data doesn't have to leave the house, and role-based privileges. The monitoring is supposed to alert users on some 100+ operational metrics in real-time. The role-based privileges provide separate responsibilities for the server, database and clus... (more)

Why DevOps Needs a Friend

As enterprises embrace the DevOps philosophy, and the coalescence of the Development and Operations continues, I foresee the conditions ripening to foster innovative methods of making application performance better and code deployments smoother.  To me, the argument that system monitoring is just a “nice to have” and not really a core requirement for operational readiness dissipates quickly when a critical application goes down with no warning. Application Performance Management (APM) has been bred with all the right elements to give us the insights we need to see the health of ... (more)

Protecting Your Company’s Future

Ultimately, CIOs decide how best to manage their IT infrastructures to guarantee a quality of service to end users while staying within the allocated budget. Using a shared services approach for APM fits best in line with these goals. This approach can provide quality of service to all of the application owners and drastically reduce the cost. As a general rule, corporations have multiple groups of application owners. The common practice is for each application owner to decide the APM solution required for their particular need at the time. To research the solution, one or more ... (more)