APM as a Service: An Elegant Solution to an Ongoing Challenge

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 [...]

By | July 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PRISM: The End of the Cloud?

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 [...]

By | June 10th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Presenting the 2012 APM “Man (so to speak) of the Year”: Frank N. App

Hybrid Applications: Cobbling Technology Silos into Useful Services Throughout 2012, my research focus has been on hybrid Cloud applications. Since these applications are cobbled together from bits and pieces of on-premise and off-premise hardware and software, I dubbed them “FrankenApps”, much to the amusement of some of my readers. Now, we are at the time [...]

By | December 18th, 2012|Uncategorized|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 13th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hybrid Cloud Integration: Building “FrankenApps”, one App at a Time (Part 1)

Over the past year, I have extensively researched hybrid Cloud applications and related enterprise management technologies. In late 2011, I published research on Application Performance management for hybrid Cloud. In July, 2012, I published the results of a survey of IT integration experts who identified the types of integrations used at their companies and the [...]

By | November 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Citrix NetScaler, AppFlow, ExtraHop, and the Unrelenting Search for the Perfect Mobile Mail Client

It’s been a long time since I have had time to actually sit down and write a blog entry.  Between travel, projects, and my “Hybrid Cloud Integration Technologies” Radar Report, I’ve been running full speed to keep on top of things. I have been intending, however, to write a few lines inspired by a recent [...]

By | October 12th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What do Cloud, Integration, Mobile and Big Data have in common?

Looking back over this year’s blog posts reminds me that I’ve been heavy on Cloud - and Integration-related topics. And a review of my recent “Cloud Integration” survey has convinced me that I’m not finished yet.  As a matter of fact, from an Application Management perspective, the conversation is just beginning. Four of today’s hottest [...]

By | July 20th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Night Terrors: Droid and the Business User

I finally replaced my aging Blackberry recently, mainly because of T-Mobile’s decision to lay off a big hunk of their workforce. I chose T-Mobile several years ago because of high-quality customer service, after dealing with virtually every other carrier (except Sprint) for way too long. So I called Verizon (whose customer service has proven to [...]

By | May 25th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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