Application Performance Monitoring

Operational Data Provides a New Dimension to Security

Those who wish to harm your business are the proverbial needle in a haystack, and it’s been much easier to be the needle and hide than to be those hunting through the hay. Being small in a large environment makes it much easier to be sneaky. But there are some complex indicators of intrusion that [...]

Improving APM

We all know that when you add lanes to a highway, the improvement in journey time is short lived, as more vehicles start to use the new road, creating more traffic, there are then more chances for accidents and this results in slower journey times. The same seems to happen with technology, Moore's law is the [...]

How long will your users wait?

As businesses transition to embrace cloud services, application solutions are becoming significantly more complex and federated. Every additional component stitched to the core application can potentially introduce unforeseen nuances that can lead to unexpected events that cause issues. The basic relationship between any components you add to a process is geometric. Simply speaking, every component [...]

Solving the Monitoring Problems of This Decade and the Next

There is a difference between monitoring technology and understanding the impact of technology on your business. One of the most stressful times for any online business is dealing with performance and availability issues that were reported by your customers. If the customer saw an issue and reported it, things are bad, the clock is ticking, [...]

Solving the application performance growth gap.

Business applications continually become more complex as we have found ever more elegant ways to describe the logic behind process and automate the delivery of this logic. This seems obvious when you see (for example) the manual steps in business be replaced by web-based applications. Where we used to hand write sign credit card slips [...]

Is APM limiting your IT innovation?

The aspiration of APM has always been to describe IT as Business, but for many companies this has failed to materialize, because the complexity of describing the workflows, decisions and procedures that make up the business processes has proven to be too complex for the systems being employed to do it. When synthesized down to [...]

The history of technology is one of abstraction

In the 1970’s a CPU such as the Z80 held about 8500 transistors, and in the 1980’s an 8086 processor held around 29,000 transistors, Todays top end CPU’s hold close to 20 Billion transistors. Systems used to contain 1000 bytes of Ram, today’s desktops generally contain 16,000,000,000 or more of RAM. Secondary storage of 10 [...]

Why Classic Monitoring Is Not Enough

"Round up the usual suspects." Monitoring your IT systems continues to be a critical part of ensuring that your business runs. But is it enough? With the continually increasing complexity of IT systems, many businesses struggle to ensure that everything continues to operate at levels that the customers demand. Monitoring systems generally track some or [...]

The Evolution of Monitoring

It’s time for a better way to drive real improvement the MTBF and MTTR for business applications.

The seven words that everyone knows and loves

If there is one thing you can guarantee you will hear from the leadership of your company it’s these seven words: “Do more with what you already have”. And it is sound advice. Before you spend anything on new stuff, different stuff or in-fact anything, you need to make sure that you are doing everything [...]