A Thousand Points of Light: Critical Performance Insights from Wire Data

Modernizing and optimizing. Transforming. If you’re in IT, you hear these terms frequently. They likely mean different things to different organizations, but there are a couple of recurring themes. Increasing agility to respond in real time to shifts in business demands. Managing the costs associated with increased complexity, through automation and intelligence as well as rationalization and consolidation. Cloud – private, hybrid, public – is not the result; rather, cloud… read more

Part 2: APM Challenges of Operating in a Virtualized Environment

In my previous post, I focused on the APM challenges when implementing and running a VMware ESX server environment. In this post, I’ll discuss how to solve the APM challenges in a VMware environment. As I covered in the first post, when applications are virtualized and collapsed inside a single piece of hardware, the “one-to-one” relationship between applications and hardware becomes a “many-to-one” relationship, and legacy monitoring solutions lose… read more

APM Challenges of Operating in a Virtualized Environment

Today’s dynamic IT environments are experiencing constant changes. Virtualization and agile development driven by ever-changing business requirements are driving frequent application and infrastructure changes. This persistent change presents challenges to those charged with ensuring end-user experience. One of the downsides to virtualization is the impact it has on [application performance management (APM) solutions. As new hardware and software technology is introduced into the IT environment, IT needs to… read more