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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VMware Rejoins the Automated Service Assurance Debate

September 25, 2013
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Replacing management with automation is a bold vision statement on the part of VMware in pursuit of the goal of fully automated service assurance. However as of today, the quality of the data and the ability to translate abnormalities in poor quality data into the correct set of automated actions makes this into a worth…

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Virtualizing Business Critical Applications – VMware’s Astounding Progress

September 12, 2013
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VMware continues to make astounding progress virtualizing business critical applications - as evidenced by its increasing rate of progress virtualizing SAP, Oracle databases, and application systems supported by Oracle databases. The goal of 100% x86 virtualization appears to attainable for most enterprises.

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VMworld 2013 Wrap Up – The Software Defined Data Center

September 4, 2013
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In order to sell the Software Defined Data Center, VMware needs to prove that it delivers a hard dollar ROI to the customers of the Software Defined Data Center. Commoditizing the expensive networking hardware business and commoditizing the expensive storage hardware business are two excellent ways for VMware to deliver that hard dollar ROI, and…

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Booths to Visit at VMworld 2013

August 21, 2013
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VMworld 2013 is upon us and one of our tasks is to figure out which vendor's booths to go see. With over 230 booths to choose from this is a daunting task. If you are interested in finding creative new solutions to your management, monitoring, deployment, security, data protection, and desktop management problems, this list…

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CloudPhysics to Help IT Run VMware Like Google

August 13, 2013
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CloudPhysics has launched the first production release of its intelligent Operations Management solution - a SaaS based offerings that uses analytics to derive actionable insights from cross-customer data.

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SAP Performance Benchmark Wars – Microsoft vs. VMware

August 8, 2013
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Microsoft has released a SAP Performance Benchmark that claims that Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-3 has delivered the best results for SAP on the x86 platform, even besting VMware's previous best results.

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The Benefits of Virtualizing Networking and Storage

July 30, 2013
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The benefits of virtualizing networking and storage will be very different than were the benefits of virtualizing CPU and memory. VMware's success to date has not come at the expense of server vendors. However VMware's success with virtualized networking will come at the expense of Cisco. The success with virtualizing storage will come at the…

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The New Management Platforms for the SDDC Management Stack and the Cloud

July 23, 2013
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Legacy management frameworks are going to get replaced by SDDC Management Platforms that combine big data back ends, analytics and ecosystem friendly data collection and integration strategies to give customers the best of both worlds. Customers will be able to choose from among best of breed solutions, and then integrate them at the data level…

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Shopping for Solutions to Manage the SDDC and the Cloud

July 19, 2013
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The handwriting is on the wall. Managing the SDDC and the cloud will upend the management software industry. BMC has been taken private because it has to go through changes to adapt to the new world that cannot be done as a public company. IBM's revenues have declined for five straight quarters. CA has resorted…

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