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6 Challenges Facing DevOps and Operations Teams in 2015

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To say that Operations and DevOps will have a new set of challenges in the coming year is a bit redundant, as their entire job is based on solving problems and facing challenges. However the current and future landscape of tools, technologies, and processes is changing … [Read more...]

3 Takeaways from Velocity New York 2014 (and What this Means for APM Solutions)

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While exhibiting with the SmartBear AlertSite UXM team in Velocity last week, I managed to skip away from the booth quite a bit to squeeze in as many sessions as possible. The more sessions I attended, the more some common themes started materializing. The three themes that … [Read more...]

User Experience Is Bigger Than Data

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In a recent previous post,Why Today's APM Solutions Aren't Optimized for DevOps, I discussed the odd contradiction I’ve been noticing lately in the APM marketplace.  Fragmented approaches to APM are being promoted as solutions to support the DevOps ideal of continuous … [Read more...]

Synthetic Vs Real Application Monitoring: Why You Need Both

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In order to properly manage your applications and user experience you need to start with monitoring them.  Application monitoring is evolving—from its beginnings of simply pinging a server to see if it is up, to new, more sophisticated techniques which monitor every detail … [Read more...]

New Gartner APM Report Findings: Big Surprises?

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Gartner just published an interesting new report written by Federica De Silva, and Jonah Kowall entitled  “Growth and Criticality of APM Shift Innovation Toward Agile Vendors”.  (As always, we were happy to see SmartBear in the report as a leading vendor to watch!) The … [Read more...]

[Video Interview] DevOps Days Boston 2014: Experts Share Trends and Takeaways

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  Last week we had the opportunity to hang out with some really awesome people and industry experts at the DevOps Days Event held at the Microsoft N.E.R.D Center right in our backyard here in Boston. A couple of those awesome experts included Trevor Parsons, … [Read more...]

6 Values Developers and Operations Share in APM Solutions

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In a recent post, we looked at the external APM ecology: what factors help promote the use of APM in the organization. While the on-site Dev and Ops cliques have their own desires and needs, they both have common interests. Those common interests should show up in an APM … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Use Log Data to Analyze System Performance

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  This guest post was written by Trevor Parsons, PhD; Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Logentries. Recently we looked across some of the most common behaviors that our community of 25,000 users looked for in their logs with a particular focus on web server … [Read more...]

Why Today’s APM Solutions Aren’t Optimized for DevOps

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In a previous blog, Two APM Takeaways from Velocity Santa Clara 2014, I talked about fragmentation of solutions as a major trend in the APM space. Most vendors are providing a singular solution for some part of performance management, but yet, very few are able to provide a … [Read more...]

An APM Solution Divided Cannot Stand

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Frustrations with lack of tool unification might just lead to revolution in the APM space... Application Performance Management (APM) is a broad concept, and many technologies fall under its umbrella. With renewed focus on performance, APM is a very hot topic and a high … [Read more...]