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Application Performance Management, or APM, refers to the discipline within systems management that focuses on monitoring and managing the performance and availability of software applications. APM can be defined as workflow and related IT tools deployed to detect, diagnose, remedy and report on application performance issues to ensure that application performance meets or exceeds end-users’ and businesses’ expectations.
Published By: AppNeta
Published Date: Oct 28, 2013
Performance for end users is the metric by which most businesses judge their web applications’ performance: is the responsiveness of the application an asset or a liability to the business? Studies show that users are growing more and more demanding, while average page-loads are getting bigger and bigger. Combine that with frequent releases and cross-business updates, and pretty soon the optimization job is never quite done.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 18, 2013
Three IT transformations can help IT get its own house in order to
become the proactive partner of the business. By applying these
concepts, IT departments at major enterprises are changing the
way they engage with their business peers.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 18, 2013
Certifying the accuracy of a CMDB with inconsistent, manual methods is unreliable. ServiceNow's built-in data certification gives you the ability to automate the process. Learn how data certification works with the ServiceNow CMDB to deliver a trustworthy single system of record you can rely on.
Business needs, market trends, and customer demands are forcing IT teams to deploy applications at a rapid rate. The frequency of the deployments can invoke human errors, failed deployments, and outages. This paper will guide you through seven best practices that will strengthen the way applications are released to production.
ROI: The Value of Deployment Automation explains how a deployment automation framework can streamline release operations and increase business agility. The document describes the benefits of Deployment Automation. In addition, the whitepaper contains a formula for calculating the ROI of a Deployment Automation solution.
Transform the way that your global and distributed teams work together to build software. Make software delivery more collaborative and productive using IBM Rational® software solutions for collaborative application lifecycle management (ALM), powered by IBM® Rational® Jazz. This interactive demonstration, presented by Carolyn Pampino, illustrates the five imperatives for effective collaborative application lifecycle management.
Find more information about Rational Application Lifecycle Management.
Have you heard about the DevOps revolution? What’s all the buzz about? Find out more in this report by Kurt Bittner, Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc. Even if full continuous delivery is not your goal, proceeding toward it can help increase reliability, reduce risks, and decrease costs. As Kurt shares, “The revolution is just beginning, but it’s real — and the time to act is now.”
How do I determine the potential return on investment for improving my application development capabilities? If you have ever asked that question, this study, "The Total Economic Impact of The IBM Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM)", can help. IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to interview IBM CLM clients and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) an organization may realize by deploying the solution for CLM in order to increase communication process efficiencies and time savings.
Managing UC means delivering streaming video fluidly, transmitting voice with clarity, moving IM's briskly, and send emails promptly. Easier said than done. To succeed from setup to show time, take these three tips to achieve the high performance end-users expect.
Mobility is now a business fact of life. Will your organization be one with mobile capabilities or a truly mobile enterprise? The new IBM white paper “Building the mobile enterprise: integrated, secure and productive” explains the difference and offers a checklist of eight key items to consider when planning your mobility initiatives.
Published By: Compuware
Published Date: Aug 30, 2013
Highly complex, modern applications are being brought to market faster than ever before. With DevOps accelerating release cycles, it’s harder than ever before to find and fix performance issues from reaching production.
This paper discusses the selection requirements and benefits for a common APM platform to be used for proactive lifecycle-based performance management across development, test and production.
Published By: Compuware
Published Date: Aug 30, 2013
Download the 2013 State of the Art and Trends and know the latest in application performance management (APM). This collection of best practice articles provides practical advice for managing the key application performance challenges you will face in 2013.
Virtualization helps you get the most from your investments, and is a flexible, powerful way to get things done. But what happens when you encounter problems with virtualization? Native tools aren’t powerful enough when you have questions about your virtual infrastructure and its capacity.
In this new technical brief, see how you can properly size your VMs, measure VM density, find virtual infrastructure waste, measure storage latency – and more! – with a free, powerful tool. Discover the top 10 ways Foglight for Virtualization, Free Edition, can help you with virtualization challenges. Read this technical brief today.
While the promises of reduced costs and greater flexibility are driving companies to the cloud, these benefits can be negated by new management and processes which are often manual and disconnected from existing systems. This white paper explores strategies that enables IT departments to embrace the shift to being a services-based organization without relinquishing the control necessary to ensure the security, performance, and reliable delivery of applications.
The application delivery controller has evolved into a key component of the data center architecture, and enterprises should evaluate ADCs based on how they integrate with this architecture and support more-advanced features, such as user and traffic control and monitoring.
Cisco's move limiting Application Control Engine development shows that the time for stand-alone load balancers has passed. IT leaders should focus on leveraging more advanced application delivery controller features to improve application deployments.
Isolating application problems can be challenging in highly virtualized or cloud environments. This paper offers a roadmap to optimize application performance management with a pragmatic, phased approach that goes beyond monitoring and focuses on support for composite applications, SOA, and ERP applications.
Mobile applications are radically altering the way businesses operate and how they interact with their employees and customers. Ensuring performance of these mobile apps is critical, yet performance is difficult to monitor.
Published By: Seamless
Published Date: Jun 18, 2013
Whether you have been with your company for 30 years or just completed your first week, chances are pretty high that you are endlessly busy and things never seem to slow down. With so much to wrap your head around and the mindset of not skipping a beat, you likely never had a moment to pause, reevaluate the way things were being done and think to yourself, “What is the real method to this madness here and is there a better, more productive and cost-effective way we could be doing it?
When it comes to application infrastructure, some of the burning questions that organizations are asking themselves include:
If I host some of my application functionality in the could, how do I integrate that with my existing on-premises applications?
How do I integrate my on-premises application with external business partners?
Everyone is talking about platform as a service (PaaS). Should I use it? If so, when and when not?
In this research, we address these questions by introducing the concept of iPaaS, a specific form of PaaS targeting integration and governance requirements, and how it can be used to address cloud-to-on-premises and other related requirements.
Integration may not be new, but its role has drastically changed. Once used simply for support, it is now an enabler – serving as an indispensable foundation critical to achieving agility, efficiency, and growth.
Done well, it can drive better business decisions, more cost-effective operations, and be the catalyst for competitive advantage. Architected without a clearly defined strategy, however, integration will fail to deliver on its promise.
What are some of the pitfalls you can avoid when augmenting an existing infrastructure to maximize performance, results, and success? Read on.
This paper will discuss the new IT landscape as it relates to the new integration, and argue that the need for a comprehensive integration strategy has never been more urgent. This strategy must not only take new data types into account, but also address the more fundamental issue of agility – because whatever the integration needs of an enterprise may be at the moment, they are certain to change rapidly.
This informative webinar focuses on the impact that mobile brings to your enterprise- to your enterprise architecture, changes in development, and how you can use mobile as a driver for change moving forward. Continue for an analysis of the challenges surrounding enterprise mobility.
According to Forrester, most organizations today are only using 12% of their available data and only 37% of organizations are planning some type of big data technology project. At a time when companies are seeing volume of information increase quickly, it’s time to take a step back and look at the impact of big data.
Join Mike Gualtieri, Principal Analyst at Forrester, for this webcast exploring the importance of integration in your big data initiatives. Discover how your ability to operate, make decisions, reduce risks and serve customers is inextricably linked to how well you’re able to handle your big data.
Continue on to gain insight into:
•3 key big data management activities you need to consider
•Technologies you need to create for your big data ecosystem
•A multi-dimensional view of the customer is the holy grail of individualization
•Overcoming key integration challenges