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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.

Building a Management Stack for Your Software-Defined Data Center

February 25, 2013
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SDDC.Management.Stack.Reference.Architecture

The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) will require a completely new management stack - one suited to the highly dynamic nature of an environment in which every key resource (CPU, memory, networking and storage) is abstracted from its underlying hardware.

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Public Cloud Reality: Cloud Application Performance Management is your problem

February 19, 2013
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PerformanceManagement

Public cloud vendors do not measure what they need to measure in order to be able to provide infrastructure performance assurances to their customers. This is why their SLA's are useless. This is why if you put your application in a public cloud your absolutely need to measure its response time with a cloud application…

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News: VMware to Acquire Virsto

February 12, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

With Virsto, VMware can completely abstract the physical storage from how it is presented to the servers and the applications on those servers (the storage is virtualized), and have fine grained control over how data is read and written from the datastores - resulting in dramatic improvements in utilization and performance.

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News: AppDynamics and New Relic Prepare to go Big Time in the APM Market

February 5, 2013
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PerformanceManagement

By raising respectively $50 and $80M AppDynamics and New Relic have positioned themselves to go public sometime in the next two years. They will join Splunk and Solarwinds as brand new management software companies built from the group up to meet the new requirements for management of virtualized and cloud based data centers.

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Virtualized Business Critical Applications – In Your Private Cloud

February 4, 2013
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CloudComputing

Taking your cloud from a dev/test/pilot/training use case to a platform for business critical enterprise applications introduces significant new requirements that first generation cloud management platforms were not designed to meet. Elasticity and self-service are nice features, but these features alone fall far short of what is needed to provision and run enterprise applications in…

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Virtualizing Business Critical Applications with VMware vSphere

February 1, 2013
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PerformanceManagement

Having successfully virtualized all of the low hanging fruit in its customer base, VMware has now put a serious focus upon virtualizing business critical applications and performance critical applications. That focus includes not just highlighting progress to date, but also working with partners who have specific domain expertise is specific applications.

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VMware’s Fourth Quarter and 2012 Financial Results

January 29, 2013
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VMware100x30

VMware has delivered impressive growth in revenue, and lackluster growth in earnings. Growing earnings while addressing VMware's numerous strategic challenges will prove to make 2013 a demanding year for Pat Gelsinger and his team.

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News: VMware Invests $30M in Puppet Labs – Establishes Strategic Partnership

January 24, 2013
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ITasaService

VMware's investment of $30M in Puppet Labs, and the partnership between the two companies enables Puppet to disrupt the broader IT automation market and address the specific opportunities for IT Automation in the VMware environment. This puts Puppet Labs in an excellent position to disrupt the legacy automation businesses of IBM, BMC, HP and CA…

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Prelert Automates Detection of Anomalies in Splunk Data

January 24, 2013
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PerformanceManagement

Today most customers use Splunk as a forensics tool to find the problem, after some other tool or user has reported the problem. The combination of the Prelert Anomaly Detective with Splunk allows Prelert to notify customers of anomalies that the customer did not even know to go look for and that can easily be…

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