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

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 the requirements and design stages of the application lifecycle, Bluemix extends IBM’s cloud-based capabilities to development, testing, and production as well. The Bluemix PaaS runs on Cloud Foundry (cloudfoundry.org), an open source cloud platform with more than 40 contributing members including IBM, Intel, VMware, and others. Bluemix ...

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

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 monitoring— is an inherently difficult task. Perhaps for this reason, enterprise-grade Application Performance Management solutions—those capable of monitoring, correlating and triaging integrated, distributed applications while quantifying end to end performance—have traditionally had a reputation for being complex and difficult to deploy. Virtually every enterprise-sized company is ...

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

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 as a production service?) In EMA’s latest APM research, survey respondents were asked to indicate which types of applications their IT organizations were delivering as production services and to “check all that apply”. The results reveal an astounding mix of application and technology types. Looking at these ...

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posted by John Myers   | January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

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I have always loved the song “88 Lines about 44 Women” by the Nails.  And based on some recent success with a blogging topic relating to the songs of the 80s, I thought that I would continue that theme with “100 Lines about 25 Business Intelligence Topics”. Think of this list, or series of lists,...

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posted by Jim Frey   | January 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

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For the third year in a row, I will resist the temptation to predict the future of network management, and instead will recommend key focus points that network engineering, management, and operations professionals should keep in mind looking ahead. Last year’s resolutions dealt with cloud, converged infrastructure, VDI, application awareness, and making the shift from...

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posted by Julie Craig   | January 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

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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...

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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...

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Nothing drives an IT industry analyst more nuts then when a term is repeatedly misused for marketing purposes. DCIM certainly falls into this category. In the recently release EMA Radar Report on Data Center Infrastructure Management, we looked at hundreds of products claiming to be DCIM solutions, but identified only ten (that’s right … 10!)...

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posted by John Myers   | December 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Next week, EMA and 9sight will hold a webinar covering our Big Data research findings.  Among our insights will be that Big Data has evolved. Moving forward, Big Data isn’t: merely a technology definition solely Hadoop implementations just petabyte and above only used by Data Scientists Big Data is maturing to the point where business...

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posted by Jim Frey   | November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Few would disagree that the greatest disruptive shockwave the networking sector has seen in many years is SDN, or Software-Defined Networks.  It has the potential to turn traditional networking best practices upside down and to revolutionize the way we plan, deploy, and operate networks.  SDN is perceived by some as a huge threat and by...

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posted by Tracy Corbo   | November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Well I have spent days slogging through what I can find about SDN and the role management will play as we plan out our research calendar for the coming year.  On the topic of management there is nothing.  Management as always is going to be an after thought, period. There is still a huge gap...

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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...

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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...

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