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

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

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

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

Quick Preview: EMA Upcoming “Application Performance Management (APM) for Cloud” Radar Report


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 [...]



By | January 23rd, 2012|Application Mangement, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How is Cloud Computing Impacting Application Management Strategies?


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 [...]



By | August 11th, 2011|Application Mangement|1 Comment
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