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 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
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
Jitterbit 5 aim... (more)
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)
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
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)
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)