Unusual for a company’s demise, OpTier quietly disappeared without press fanfare or news reports. According to Gartner Analyst Jonah Kowall, they ceased operations in May 2014. Over the years, we crossed paths with them many times, competing in large deals some of which we won and some we lost. We both had NY offices, traded employees [...]
You’ve probably noticed that stores are already putting out their Holiday displays. Wasn’t it just last month we were cleaning up from the Holidays? And just getting over the craziness of Black Friday? I shiver at the thought of doing all that again so soon. I can only imagine how these businesses feel. […]
Monitoring application performance is simple…as long as the application and the deployment architecture are also simple. The mystery appears as the complexity of the application architecture grows and begins to span from an isolated Java or .NET silo into a full-blooded composite application spanning web, middleware and mainframe tiers. […]
Many enterprises utilize middleware as the “glue” linking their application infrastructure together. This application fabric is usually comprised of bespoke and commercial applications, some of which are sourced within the company and others obtained through acquisition. For these enterprises, middleware lets it all work together. Unfortunately, the middleware solutions are often used on a department [...]
Routines—we all depend on them. When we don't, not much gets accomplished. The same can be said of IT. If we don't establish certain protocols, routines if you will, applications run amok. Business processes are interrupted and the business fails to accomplish its goals.
Application performance monitoring (APM) is a recognized solution for keeping the pain of growth to a minimum and for identifying problems before they impact end users. When your APM solution is elastic, it can fulfill these roles even more effectively.
Good news: Your company has just gone through a merger. But surprise, surprise: you have also acquired a whole new set of management tools, along with a whole new set of applications. Also included, at no charge is a fresh set of application problems. Oh boy.
Building puzzles requires identifying the location of each piece. One usually starts with the pieces whose location is most obvious, the corners, and then the process of building the puzzle proceeds by finding the pieces next to these corner pieces, and so on. Usually, people work on one puzzle at a time....This process is similar to how transactions are stitched together. Except instead of a manual, user-driven process this is done through automation....
Unfortunately for IT departments, there's nothing profitable in the ghouls and ghosts that haunt their systems. They aren't make-believe. They are very real fears.
On any given Sunday, football teaches a lesson on why monitoring your investment is critical to success
“Fourth down and inches from the goal line, I’m wondering what they’re going to do here?” asks the play-by-play announcer.