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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 [...]

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I am in the process of briefing with vendors and developing survey questions for a research study to be kicked off in the very near future. The survey-based research, entitled “Integration Technologies for Cloud Services”, will be followed later this year by an EMA Radar Report on a similar topic. There can no longer be [...]

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posted by Julie Craig   | April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

I read an article by Mark Gibbs in NetworkWorld yesterday that struck a chord. Entitled, “Microsoft, instead of turning the lights off on XP, make it open source”, it was basically calling out Microsoft to “give back” by making XP freely available (http://www.networkworld.com/columnists/2012/041212-backspin.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_daily_pm_2012-04-12). Mark made the great points that “newest” isn’t always best, and that [...]

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I apologize for the lack of postings lately, but the APM marketplace is full of news and I’ve been off covering it in a number of new papers posted at: www.emausa.com. I also took the time to write an article for APM Digest entitled “Why Your APM Solutions may not be Cloud Ready”, available at: [...]

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Cloud adoption is challenging traditional application management models and the APM solutions that support them. Private Cloud drives new requirements for depth of visibility to virtual environments and to dynamic change. Public Cloud presents unique management challenges since APM solutions engineered for visibility to on-premise-hosted apps often lack visibility to public Cloud environments. Hybrid cloud [...]

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For the past few months, I have been “heads down” completing my latest EMA Radar Report—which is why I have been notably absent from the Blog- and Twitter- spheres. Entitled “Application Performance Management (APM) for Cloud”, it discusses the challenges of managing Cloud-based applications, and eighteen APM solutions which can help solve them. So what [...]

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Spring and fall seem to be “travel times” in the Analyst business, and quite a bit of that travel is vendor-related. The analyst role, as I see it, is largely a matter of synthesizing thousands of bits and pieces of vendor, industry, and customer-related information. The intent is to weave a cohesive fabric that accurately [...]

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posted by Julie Craig   | September 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

I returned to Colorado late Wednesday (September 31)  from VMworld, 2011. This was my first trip to VMworld and time well spent, particularly in view of my most recent research on how/where end-to-end application management fits in terms of Cloud services deployment. Las Vegas is always fun, and the event was based at the Venetian– bar [...]

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posted by Julie Craig   | August 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

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One of the hazards of being an Analyst is that it brings out your inner geek. In completing the latest research on “End-to-End Application Management in the Age of Cloud”, it was necessary for me to hole up with a gallon of coffee and a bag of chocolate-covered coffee beans and figure out what Cloud [...]

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Long time, no blog, right? I’ve had plenty to keep me busy. I just finished up my most recent “End-to-End Application Management” research study, which extends the “end-to-end application management” concept to Public and Private Cloud. Both the full research paper and a summary version will be posted to the EMA site (www.emausa.com) by the [...]

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