Three Keys to Hybrid Cloud APM


I believe that 2013 will be the year that hybrid Cloud application deployments go mainstream. This prediction is based on EMA IT-facing Integration research conducted in mid-2012, which found that: • 45% of companies surveyed had already deployed at least one “ hybrid Cloud” application, defined as “applications integrating to at least one public Cloud [...]



By | January 7th, 2013|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments

Hybrid Cloud Integration: Building “FrankenApps”, one App at a Time (Part 2)


In part 1 of this blog, I provided a broad outline of my Hybrid Cloud Integration Radar research paper, recently completed. I detailed the reasons why EMA chose to undertake this research and listed the vendors/products included in the study. With this entry, I’m following up with additional details regarding the key premises of the [...]



By | November 19th, 2012|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments

Physical, Virtual … Cloud – Upcoming EMA Research


Cloud is still a rapidly evolving discipline, with currently many organizations thinking about how to get started or how to take their limited cloud environment to the next level. These organizations are faced with two general challenges. They have to a) get their own house – data center – in order and b) identify a [...]



By | July 18th, 2012|IT Management, Systems Management, Torsten Volk|0 Comments

Just say NO– to shelfware


My latest research found that only about 65% of commercial enterprise management products purchased are currently in use– the rest are languishing on a shelf somewhere, just waiting to be dusted off and deployed. Here are a few tips to ensure that your purchases don’t end up in a back room collecting dust. Define your [...]



By | May 22nd, 2012|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments

Cloud and Integration: The Angelic Child and the Evil Twin


My research focus last year was on Application Performance Management for Cloud services. It uncovered some stunning statistics. More than 40% of IT organizations are supporting API integrations. More than 50% are supporting EAI and/or ESB-based applications. 75% are supporting Web Services and 35% are running SaaS to SaaS integrations. Finally, almost 50% are running transactions [...]



By | May 18th, 2012|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments

Kaseya Connect


I spent three great days last week with Kaseya and its user community. The experience was eye-opening in many ways. A bit of background: EMA considers Kaseya a systems management provider, and as such they are usually covered by my colleagues Steve Brasen and Torsten Volk. However, this year for a couple of different reasons [...]



By | May 9th, 2012|Charles Betz, IT Management, Service Management|0 Comments

Assuring Network Performance the Service-Centric Way


By now, most IT professionals should be familiar with the concept of service management. In many enterprise IT shops, service management is an initiative with roots in the help desk. Still, as networking professionals pick up their heads and look around at the changes going on in IT, combined with the fact that the organizations [...]



By | October 28th, 2010|Jim Frey|0 Comments
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