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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.

Virtualizing Business Critical Applications – The Performance and Capacity Sizing Problem

December 17, 2012
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PerformanceManagement

The process of virtualizing business critical applications should start with using a modern APM tool to establish a response time and throughput baseline for the application while it is still on physical hardware. That baseline should then serve as the reference SLA once the application is virtualized. Performance needs to be defined as response time…

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Will Cisco Buy Citrix in Reaction to VMware’s SDDC Strategy?

December 10, 2012
By
DataCenterVirtualization

If Cisco were to acquire Citrix, it would immediately boost Cisco's business via the integration of Netscaler into Cisco's product line. It would further significantly strengthen Cisco's hand in positioning vs VMware SDDC strategy. It would also pretty much cement the position of VMware and Cisco as two competing vendors of Software Defined Data Centers.

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The Pivotal Initiative – EMC and VMware’s Application Strategy

December 4, 2012
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CloudComputing

The Pivotal Initiative is is a bold bet to reinvent how applications are built and upon what platforms they run. While VMware has revolutionized data center operations, and public cloud vendors like Amazon, Microsoft, Google and the OpenStack cabal have revolutionized Infrastructure as a Service upon demand, the future of how applications are built, deployed…

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The Third Generation of APM

December 3, 2012
By
PerformanceManagement

Legacy first and second generation APM tools have failed to keep up with customer requirements. These tools need to be replaced with modern third generation APM tools that have been modernized for today's development and deployment paradigms. These tools are also a critical part of the process of virtualizing business critical applications.

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APM as a Service and CA’s Reaction

November 28, 2012
By
BlindDinosaur

APM as a Service from vendors like AppDynamics, New Relic, AppFirst, and AppEnsure is a viable option for most enterprises. While on premise solutions are not dead, legacy vendors who have not modernized their products for the new requirements at the application development, application deployment, and data center distribution are blind dinosaurs. They are dead…

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Cisco Acquires Cloupia – Becoming a Management Software Vendor?

November 26, 2012
By
VirtualizationManagementIcon

Through a variety of initiatives including the Insime spin-in and the acquisition of Cloupia, Cisco is signalling that it is heading in the direction of becoming a management software vendor for virtualization and the cloud. This amounts a sharpening of the competitive knives with respect to VMware, and may position Cisco to become a factor…

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Are We Missing a Category of Cloud Computing?

November 19, 2012
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CloudComputing

Putting an entire N-tier application system into a private or hybrid cloud appears to create something that does not fit into the existing definitions for IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS. We need to determine if a new category of cloud computing is warranted. And then if it is, we need to find some appropriate and non-offensive…

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A Management Pack Strategy for VMware vCenter Operations?

November 13, 2012
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VirtualizationManagementIcon

VMware wants to be an enterprise management software vendor with vCenter Operations and the other components of the vCloud Suite. As impressive as VMware is, going it alone against Microsoft, IBM, HP, and CA on the management software front is not a strategy destined for success.

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VMware’s Application Management Strategy

November 5, 2012
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VMware’s Application Management Strategy

With vFabric Application Director, VMware is bringing a whole new level of value - application management including the life-cycle of custom and purchased applications across physical, virtual and cloud based environments to the market and its customers. The willingness to work with application software vendors in the Application Marketplace also represents a ground-breaking change for…

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