7 IT Operations Challenges to Attack in 2018 – EMA Punch List

Digital attackers in 2018 need to focus on one key challenge: “how do I deliver the best possible value to my clients, without significantly increasing cost.“ Monitor for user experience impact: As enterprises differentiate more and more via their digital user experience, all monitoring solutions must deliver clear and instant answers to the following questions: [...]

Top 10 enterprise IT Predictions for 2018 – Release Faster, Cheaper, and at Higher Quality – Everything Is about Becoming a Digital Attacker

For readers who would like to see what happened to our 2017 predictions, please take a look. Jens Soeldner and the EMA Team sat down again this month to look into the crystal ball for 2018. Central Theme for 2018: Transform into a Digital Attacker All 2018 trends contribute to transforming enterprises into digital attackers that [...]

AWS Re:Invent 2017 – Serverless Containers, Managed Kubernetes, Bare Metal, Machine Learning, and IoT

Breaking the Triangle of Cost, Quality, and Speed This year’s AWS Reinvent delivered major announcements in DevOps, machine learning and IoT. All of the announced capability aim to eliminate infrastructure as the bottleneck for enterprises to become ‘digital attackers’. Observing the nearly 50.000 developers, architects, and software operators that came to Reinvent showed us a [...]

VMworld 2017 Prologue 2 – Where Are the APIs

“vRealize Automation really doesn’t have an API,” says a reputable partner of a VM-ware centric consulting firm, “they say that it does, but it still does not, so I won’t tell my customers that it does.” Then he goes on in a slightly agitated manner “,also, there is no easy-to-implement orchestrator and no central queueing [...]

EMA Top 3 Product Selection Process

(You can read more about the content of the EMA Top 3 - Enterprise Decision Guide in my first Post) I’ve been getting this question a lot lately, so I want to explain in a little bit of detail how Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has picked its EMA Top 3 vendors. It is important to [...]

The EMA Top 3 Report: Ten Priorities for Hybrid Cloud, Containers, and DevOps in 2017

(Click here to jump to the next part and read about how EMA selected its Top 3 products) We have spent the last 3 months analyzing research data as the basis for a new type of EMA report that will truly help enterprises determine how to prioritize their hybrid cloud, container and DevOps investments. The [...]

An Easy Button for Serverless Functions: Back& Turns Average Joe Developer into Serverless Super Hero

Backand provides a simplification layer that makes serverless functions approachable for the average Joe developer Seems like everyone likes to advertise their Easy Buttons (Staples was on to something), but there’s a startup called Back& (Backand) that really has a strong claim to this analogy. These guys created their Easy Button for serverless [...]

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New EMA Research: 68% of Enterprises are Evaluating Containers TODAY

EMA's latest research shows that 68% of enterprises are in the process of evaluating container technologies. Why is everyone today so fascinated by containers? It reminds me of the OpenStack-mania in 2013. At the time I was convinced that VMware had set out to crush the hype, while IBM, Rackspace and a ton of VC [...]

Full Stack Container Monitoring – A Whole New Animal

Traditional IT infrastructure monitoring focuses on hypervisor hosts, storage and VMs. Application impact is tracked through vSphere resource tagging. This simple and mostly static drilldown approach to full-stack monitoring no longer works for modern microservices based computing. A New Set of Requirements for Monitoring Container Infrastructure Short lifespan of containers: If used to host microservices, [...]

InterConnect 2017 – Showing off a whole New IBM

Ginny Rometty at IBM InterConnect 2017

"Today, a dev team leveraging Kubernetes containers can get a cloud app up in minutes." This statement by Arvind Krishna, IBM’s GM for Hybrid Cloud, at the beginning of his InterConnect 2017 keynote should have received a lot more recognition than it did. This one sentence shows the fundamental shift in IBM’s strategy, away from [...]

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