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Bernd Harzog
Bernd HarzogBernd Harzog is the Analyst at The Virtualization Practice for Performance and Capacity Management and IT as a Service (Private Cloud). Bernd is also the CEO and founder of APM Experts a company that provides strategic marketing services to vendors in the virtualization performance management, and application performance management markets. Prior to these two companies, Bernd was the CEO of RTO Software, the VP Products at Netuitive, a General Manager at Xcellenet, and Research Director for Systems Software at Gartner Group. Bernd has an MBA in Marketing from the University of Chicago.

Replacing DRS – With What and Why?

December 13, 2010
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The question of whether and how to replace DRS is really a part of the question of what is in the virtualization platform and what is not. Clearly the virtualization platform consists of much more than the hypervisor. VMware would like to define the virtualization platform as all of vSphere Enterprise Plus, and then suggest…

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Performance Management for Platform as a Service (PaaS) Clouds

December 8, 2010
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Performance Management for Platform as a Service (PaaS) Clouds

For a developer, and subsequently the team of people that has to support certain kinds of applications in production, a PaaS cloud can be a wonderful thing. Why can a PaaS cloud be so wonderful? Because if you have a web based application based upon Java, Ruby-on-Rails, or .NET you can find a cloud provider…

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Sorting Out “Desktop Virtualization”

December 7, 2010
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Can you use Desktop Virtualization in your organization to improve IT delivery? Desktop Virtualization, as a concept, is straightforward - separate the desktop environment from the physical machine. This gives you benefits in terms of speed of delivery, how you can provide access to mobile and remote workers, how you can ensure security and compliance.

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Applications Performance Management on VMware vSphere

November 29, 2010
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Applications Performance Management on VMware vSphere

As business critical applications move into production virtualized environments, the need arises to ensure their performance from a response time perspective. Legacy Applications Performance Management tools are in many cases not well suited to make the jump from static physical systems, to dynamic virtual and cloud based systems. For these reasons enterprises need to consider…

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Is VMware vCloud Director an effective Enterprise IT as a Service Platform?

November 23, 2010
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Is VMware vCloud Director an effective Enterprise IT as a Service Platform?

vCloud Director is a good start at an IT as a Service platform for enterprises looking for a VMware specific solution that does not integrate with existing physical or non-VMware provisioning mechanisms. Enterprises looking for IT as a Service solutions that span multiple virtualization platforms and that span provisioning across virtual and physical resources should…

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Virtual CPU’s, CPU Ready and Applications Performance on vSphere

November 16, 2010
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Virtual CPU’s, CPU Ready and Applications Performance on vSphere

In a virtual system the tenancy to translate over-provisioning physical CPU's into over-provisioning virtual CPU's can be very harmful as the graph above shows. Assigning four vCPU's to a VM makes it harder for that VM to get scheduled in as the hypervisor has to wait for four vCPU's to become available at the same…

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rPath Addresses Automated Applications Deployment Across Physical, Virtual and Cloud Envionments

November 9, 2010
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rPath has delivered automation for a crucial process, the management of software deployment across these new dynamic and scaled out environments that no one else has addressed, and that addresses a critical source of friction and errors for enterprises seeking to benefit from the agility inherent in the new ways of building and operating applications…

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Why Your Vendors’ Sales Model Matters to You

November 2, 2010
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The Freemium sales model is a business model innovation best suited to inexpensive products that are very easily understood (and therefore not very new or very different) and that solve an obvious problem in a manner that is more convenient for the customer to acquire and implement. There are not many new virtualization and cloud…

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New Relic Rocks the APM as a Service World

October 29, 2010
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New Relic announced that it now support four application types, Ruby-on-Rails, Java, .Net and PHP. New Relic has therefore broken new ground in the question of trade-offs between depth of monitoring into an application, and breadth of platform support. The prior generation of byte code instrumentation vendors never supported more than two platforms – J2EE…

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