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Over the past several years, the impact of “the cloud” on traditional ISVs has been made abundantly clear. Blindsided by the runaway growth of hosted technologies which were simply glints in the eyes of the open source community in 2000, virtually all ISVs have scrambled to stay relevant. At this point, the move from on-premise...

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A recent Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) blog, Best Practices for Innovating Through Cloud Technologies discusses the results of EMA’s 2014 research on open cloud orchestration. It examines the pros and cons of a variety of cloud form factors and the business benefits of cloud computing in general. EMA has also done a great deal of research...

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As I write this piece, EMA’s survey team is in the final stages of launching my latest research, “Automating for Digital Transformation: Tools-Driven DevOps and Continuous Software Delivery.” Preliminary data should be in (and shared with survey sponsors) around the beginning of November 2015, with my research paper on the topic out by November 26...

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Every year, IBM hosts multiple customer conferences and technical events worldwide. In past years, IBM Pulse, Impact, and Innovate have attracted thousands of IT professionals as separate events focusing on application delivery, middleware, and Dev/Ops respectively. Over time, however, it has become increasingly difficult to divide the IT Pie into such neatly-delineated slices. Application delivery...

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In the past, technology evolution was quantified as generational. So the first generation of computing was based on the vacuum tube, followed by the transistor, integrated circuits, and microprocessors. Even today, multi-generational software and hardware systems are very much alive in many modern data centers. The interesting thing about the generational approach is that it...

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Dominique Vernier’s blog, “Leverage SaaS and PaaS to speed up application development,“ provides an excellent overview of IBM’s cloud-based approach to software development and delivery. IBM’s introduction of the Bluemix Platform as a Service (PaaS) to the marketplace earlier this year builds on the existing capabilities of Jazz (/jazz.net/) introduced in 2008. While Jazz addresses...

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The Rise of Cloud-based APM Solutions In my last blog, I called today’s enterprise application landscape “a dog’s breakfast”1 as far as complexity and heterogeneity are concerned. A growing number of APM vendors would likely agree. Regardless of whether you are on the vendor or the consumer side, application management— as opposed to simple application...

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Did you ever hear the term “a dog’s breakfast”? It is a slightly old-fashioned description that the folks over at Princeton University’s WordNet[1] define as “a mess[2]”.And if you’re wondering what a dog’s breakfast has to do with Application Performance Management, check out Figure 1. (Figure 1: Which of these is your company currently delivering...

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posted by Julie Craig   | October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a political statement. Applications don’t care if you are a Republican or a Democrat. They don’t care if they were created in Canada or India, or if they are written in Ruby, Java, or .NET. And the bottom line is that I don’t care either– because the real problem...

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posted by Julie Craig   | June 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Who can watch the PRISM fiasco and NOT wonder about its impact on public Cloud computing? If the government can monitor your phone calls, it can certainly force SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS vendors to provide access to your financials, your sales records, your data, and anything else you do or store “in the Cloud”.  And...

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