Stoking the Application Pipeline with PaaS: Don’t Underestimate the Power of the Platform


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 [...]



By | July 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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

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

IBM Pulse 2011: Building Assets for Today’s Cross-Domain Application Support Scenarios


IBM Pulse 2011 was a low key affair, announcement-wise, compared to past events. Attended by nearly 7,000 people-- a record for this event-- tracks and sessions were plentiful, while major announcements were somewhat sparse. Instead of glitz, however, it was clear that IBM Software has spent the past year building a foundation for new ways [...]



By | March 8th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Watson: A Long Way from “Hello World”


I'm not a big Jeopardy fan, more from lack of time than lack of interest. However, I couldn't resist watching this week's shows, in which Watson "shellacked" the human competition. And as an ex-programmer who has been industry-watching for longer than I care to admit, I have to say a few words about IBM's achievement. [...]



By | February 18th, 2011|Application Mangement|1 Comment

Application Management and Application Aware Networking – Part 2


In Part 1 of this blog, I described the information gathered from Application Aware Network Performance Management (ANPM) solutions, as a “key enabler for the increasingly automated management systems of the future”. This blog entry explains why I believe this to be true. Virtually every company with on-premise IT (as opposed to outsourced IT) has [...]



By | February 10th, 2011|Uncategorized|1 Comment
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