APM on Premise versus “in the Cloud”: Either, Or, or Both?


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 [...]



By | July 25th, 2014|Application Mangement|0 Comments

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

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

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

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|Uncategorized|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|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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