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 Fleshes Out SDN Strategy with NSX

March 14, 2013
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VMware100x30

VMware has added some significant meat to the bones of its Software Defined Data Center Strategy with the announcement of the VMware NSX Network Virtualization Platform. NSX represents the combination of the previous VMware network virtualization technology (VXLAN) with the technology that came from the acquisition of Nicira.

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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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Public Cloud Reality is Much Different than the Hype

February 14, 2013
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CloudComputing

The public cloud reality is much different than the hype. You only get from the public cloud what you bring to it. You need to bring your own security, performance monitoring, knowledge, and expertise.

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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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APM for Agile and DevOps: 7 practical use cases

February 8, 2013
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APM for Agile

A new breed of DevOps focused APM tools is moving performance management outside the domain of operations. With features to support analysts, architects, developers, testers and DevOps APM is at home in all phases of agile development.

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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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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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