Stirring Apache Kafka into the Middleware Mix (Part 1)

Stirring Apache Kafka into the Middleware Mix (First of a six-part blog series that describes how a team of IT pros and managers at one of the world’s largest global banks accommodated a bank acquisition and mastered a complex hybrid messaging environment spanning mainframes, distributed systems, and clouds.) About the Author Charley Rich has decades [...]

3 Ways to Solve App Performance Problems with Transaction Tracking – Part 2

In part 1, I discussed the important of tracking applications and how that is similar to tracking packages.   However, there is one significant difference between the two, applications don’t have bar codes.  The collecting of the tracking events as the data moves through the application requires additional processing.   There are many techniques for doing this.   [...]

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The Best Ways to Solve DataPower Issues that Impact Applications – Part 4 of 4

[This is Part 4 in a 4 part series. Catch-up with part 1, here.] Converting DataPower metrics and events into actionable intelligence   DataPower appliances have several management API’s and interfaces providing detailed information about system operations and performance. By using these interfaces, we can capture a very broad range of configuration and status data. [...]

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The Best Ways to Solve DataPower Issues that Impact Applications – Part 3 of 4

[This is Part 3 of a 4 part series. Catch-up with part 1, here.] Common DataPower problems … Like any piece of sophisticated middleware, the DataPower Gateway appliance has to be carefully managed and closely monitored.  Even though it is a robust, purpose-built device, any company that is using DataPower appliances to run serious production [...]

The Best Ways to Solve Datapower Issues that Impact Applications – Part 1 of 4

What are DataPower Appliances? DataPower SOA Appliances are a family of network devices, designed to make XML and Web Services deployments simpler, faster, and more secure. Watch our on demand webinar on Deep-Dive Monitoring of DataPower Appliances in Application Context.   Among the appliances that are most commonly used in enterprise deployments are: The XG45 [...]

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The ABCs of Multiple Messaging Infrastructures – Part 2

In the first installment of this two-part blog series I discussed a number of issues IT pros face when managing the tech aftermath of a corporate acquisition: merging different IT infrastructures. (Reminds me off an old sci-fi movie, When Worlds Collide.) Let’s recap the frequently encountered issues I mentioned last time: […]

5 Rules For Avoiding Datacenter Disruption

Vendors want to sell you the "new." But ripping-and-replacing the "old" can lead to catastrophe.  Hardly a day goes by without receiving a message from a vendor that demeans systems, applications, storage or networking gear ... Read the source article at Home -- Virtualization Review

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5 database monitoring issues that need your attention now

As the old management adage goes, “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” In the fast-paced world of IT, this more accurately translates to, “You can’t improve what you don’t measure.” When it comes to your database, a continuous database monitoring system provides the foundation for progress: metrics. Without a monitoring system, it’s impossible to [...]

The changing face of Application Performance Management – Computerworld

Nastel Comments: The ability to support new application environments is brought out as an import element in selecting the the APM vendor that is most appropriate for your environment. Often, this includes monitoring and analysis across silos as Clabby says, both off and on-premises. When I first started writing about Application Performance Management (APM), the [...]