Performance Management

Performance Management covers monitoring the physical infrastructure, the virtual infrastructure and applications for end-to-end performance and service levels. It covers Application Performance Management, Infrastructure Performance Management, Operations Management, Capacity Planning, and Capacity Management.|Environments covered include Virtualization Performance Management, Software Defined Data Center Performance Management, and Cloud Performance Management. Key issues include ensuring the performance of virtualized and cloud based data centers, ensuring the performance of software defined data centers (SDDC performance management), ensuring virtualized application performance, cloud application performance, and SDDC application performance. Key vendors covered include VMware, AppDynamics, AppEnsure, AppFirst, AppNeta, Astute Networks, Aternity, BlueStripe, Boundary, Cirba, CloudPhysics, Correlsense, Compuware, Dell, Embotics, ExtraHop, GigaMon, Hotlink, HP, Intigua, ManageEngine, New Relic, Prelert, Puppet Labs, Riverbed, Splunk, Tintri, Virtual Instruments, Virtustream, VMTurbo, Xangati, and Zenoss.

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Application Performance Management for Virtualization Comes of Age

October 19, 2009
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Since the major push on the part of VMware with vSphere is to virtualize Tier 1 applications, it is important to understand how the Application Performance Management solutions for virtualized Tier 1 applications is evolving in support of this trend

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VMware vs. Microsoft – Management Stack Strategies

October 6, 2009
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VMware vs. Microsoft – Management Stack Strategies

VMware has made it very clear that it views virtualization as the catalyst technology which enables driving complexity and cost out of the data center, and injecting freedom, agility, and choice into the data center. VMware has also made it clear that these benefits from virtualization will only occur if virtualization itself (the hypervisor and…

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Liquidware Labs Creates a new ROI Path for VDI

September 29, 2009
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LiquidWare Labs has announced a new pricing and packaging option for its StratusSphere platform that was specifically designed for Managed Services Providers (MSP’s) who have an existing business managing fat client desktops for large enterprises, and who wish to virtualize all or a part of these desktops. This new offering is called the Managed Virtual…

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Performance Monitoring for Cloud Hosted Applications – Time for a Clean Sheet of Paper

September 24, 2009
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Cloud hosted applications require a new approach to applications performance management. An approach that is offered on a SAAS basis, with an easy to install application resident agent, and that focuses upon response time instead of resource utilization is required. New Relic RPM is the first example of such an approach.

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News: CA to Acquire NetQoS, Inc. in $200 Million All-Cash Transaction

September 14, 2009
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Today (see below) CA announced that it is acquiring NetQos. The combination of the previously acquired Cassatt and Wily assets with the NetQos assets now give CA the full set of components needed to field a comprehensive performance management solution for virtual and cloud environments. The only question that remains is whether or not CA…

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Is the Third Party Market for Virtualization Performance Management Alive or Dead?

August 27, 2009
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Now the VMware is shipping AppSpeed and owns Hyperic, the question has to be asked? Should companies looking for performance and capacity management tools for their VMware environments look just to VMware to meet these needs, or should they also continue to look at third party solutions?

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News: Akorri Intoduces BalancePoint 3.0 to Assure Virtual Infrastructure Performance

August 17, 2009
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Akorri, a leader in virtual infrastructure performance and capacity management for the dynamic data center, today announced the availability of BalancePoint 3.0 – the latest version of the company’s award-winning virtual infrastructure management software. BalancePoint 3.0 allows IT organizations to optimize virtual and physical server and storage infrastructure resources to reduce costs. As companies advance…

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VMware and SpringSource – The Hyperic Monitoring Story

August 14, 2009
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When VMware bought SpringSource they got three things: 1. Development Tools 2. Java application frameworks (runtime infrastructure for Java based applications) 3. Performance and Availability management tools that came as a result of SpringSource buying the assets of Hyperic earlier this year Now that VMware owns Hyperic, it owns a monitoring solution that focuses upon…

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The Thrilla in California

July 30, 2009
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At this years Catalyst conference in San Diego a heavyweight championship match was laid on with Scott Drummonds of VMware in the red corner and Simon Crosby of Citrix in the blue one.

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