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. (Read More)

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.

The New Leaders of the Management Software Industry

PerformanceManagementSince the inception of the modern software industry in the mid-1980s, the management software industry has been led by the big four: IBM, BMC, HP, and CA. Due to the needs of the software-defined data center and the cloud, a new set of leaders and innovators has emerged. This post will cover the new leaders, and my next post will cover the new innovators.

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Managing Application Performance with Log Analysis

PerformanceManagementThere are three use cases for log analysis: security, IT Operations, and application management. In this post, we drill down into how to use log analysis, the various complementary apps, and integrations from various APM and AA-IPM partners that can be used to manage applications and their performance.  Continue reading Managing Application Performance with Log Analysis

Compuware Taken Private — Implications


On September 2, 2014, Compuware announced that it has agreed to become acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo for approximately $2.5 billion. This casts into sharp relief the fate of the old and new players in the application performance management (APM) market and gives Compuware a choice of which to be.

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News: Gigamon and VMware Partner to Address NSX Visibility

PerformanceManagementEvery time we as an industry come up with a wonderful innovation, we tend to deploy that innovation before we have the ability to manage it in production. This occurred with the first round of data center virtualization—and resulted in an entirely new category of operations management solutions. But these new solutions did not arrive until several years after CPU and memory virtualization had become widely adopted. Gigamon and VMware seem determined to break this cycle with their joint announcement addressing the question of NSX visibility.

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