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"There's plenty of bandwidth out there but it's never in the right place. So what Cedexis does is uses data to work out the best pathways to get data from the origin to the person who wants to get it," explained Simon Jones, Evangelist and Head of Marketing at Cedexis, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CloudExpo | DXWorldEXPO have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018, introducing DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO, colocated with Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorld Expo within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on ... (more)

Shoppimon: Digital Experience Monitoring for Ecommerce

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief Leading Application Performance Management (APM) offerings focus on a wide range of enterprise use cases, and typically monitor business metrics as well as technical ones. However, none of the leaders focuses specifically on the challenges of ecommerce sites. Shoppimon fills this gap. The vendor offers both business and technical visibility into client-side and server-side issues with enterprise ecommerce sites. In addition, Shoppimon understands the typical structure of ecommerce sites and their component pages, recognizing, for example, when an image is a product image. The tool is particularly valuable for ecommerce managers, who need immediate visibility into issues that can affect ecommerce performance – where conversions (completed sales) directly impact the bottom line. In many cases, such issues involve third parties, including s... (more)

APM, Analytics and Root-Cause Analysis | @CloudExpo #Cloud #APM #Monitoring

Root-cause analysis (RCA) has its roots in incident management, but reports of RCA’s demise may be greatly exaggerated. Being able to proactively identify the sources of event storms and performance anomalies will require automated, real-time root-cause analysis. I think Enterprise Management Associates said it well: “The data and metrics collected at instrumentation points across the application ecosystem are essential to performance monitoring and root cause analysis. However, analytics capable of transforming data and metrics into an application-focused report or dashboards are what separates actual application monitoring from relatively simple silo monitoring. Analytics add the context necessary to understand the role of each moving part in the end-to-end execution environment, a viewpoint that is absolutely critical for rapid – and eventually automated – proble... (more)

Cloud Monitoring Lessons Learned from Outages | @CloudExpo #Cloud #APM #Monitoring

Cloud Monitoring Lessons Learned from Outages By Dawn Parzych According to this year’s Internet Trends Report, the cloud is steadily expanding and companies are spending more on these services. Businesses are opting to use these third-party services rather than build their own internal tool because they are often easier and less expensive to deploy.  There’s no need to assign IT resources and purchase necessary hardware to deploy a new software solution, so the business unit can sign a contract and start using a solution almost immediately. What surprised me most from the report was the breakdown of the number of cloud services used by each department. Coming in at the top of that list was marketing, with an average of 91 cloud services. Our marketing team certainly uses a fair share of cloud services but the number isn’t anywhere close to 91 number. Regardless of th... (more)

[video] @OutscaleInc's Infrastructure Services | @CloudExpo #CloudNative #DevOps #DX

"Outscale was founded in 2010, is based in France, is a strategic partner to Dassault Systémes and has done quite a bit of work with divisions of Dassault," explained Jackie Funk, Digital Marketing exec at Outscale, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. 21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Download Show Prospectus ▸ Here Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% o... (more)

Analyzing Shades of Grey

Over the last year there have been an influx of new graphical user interfaces (UIs) as monitoring and dashboard vendors scramble to keep up with large enterprises increasingly focused on understanding the business impact of IT, and Netuitive is no exception. Today’s enterprises are challenged with monitoring and interpreting increasing volumes of infrastructure performance, application data, and business metrics.  Like Big Data, advanced predictive analytics have moved to the forefront for their ability to identify anomalies that could lead to business and revenue impacting performance problems.  As such, the UIs visualization capabilities have become an increasingly important means to this end, and ultimately to proactive management of critical application performance. But to understand where the UI is now, and where it must go, one must look back at how APM use ... (more)

2018 Application Performance Management Predictions – Part 2

By APMDigest ITSM SHIFTS FOCUS AWAY FROM IT INFRASTRUCTURE ITSM will continue its shift in focus away from IT infrastructure toward user-centered design. We expect a richer, more powerful user experience from ITSM-based applications — which will also mean breaking down the silos between ITSM and other functions to further deliver greater user centricity overall. Jason Bloomberg President, Intellyx Read the entire article at http://www.apmdigest.com/2018-application-performance-management-apm-predictions-2 ... (more)

Journey to the Cloud, Better with Incident Management |@CloudExpo #Agile #CloudNative

Journey to the Cloud, Better with Incident Management By Vince Power Many IT organizations have come to learn that leveraging cloud infrastructure is not just unavoidable, it’s one of the most effective paths for IT organizations to become more responsive to business needs. Yet with the cloud comes new challenges, including minimizing downtime, decreasing the cost of operations, and preventing employee burnout to name a few. As companies migrate their processes and procedures to their new reality of a cloud-based infrastructure, an incident management solution can and should be adopted to help overcome these challenges. This is particularly true when larger enterprises operate with a hybrid environment, which mixes traditional infrastructure with cloud-based infrastructure and, by extension, requires a hybrid approach to incident management. It takes time to migrate ... (more)

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Multi-Hypervisor #Monitoring | @CloudExpo #DevOps #AI #DX #Virtualization

Simplifying the Monitoring of Multi-Hypervisor Infrastructures Over the years, many enterprises have achieved tremendous cost reductions and management simplicity through virtualizing their IT infrastructure. According to Gartner, while some firms have virtualized over 90% of their servers, on an average, most firms have over 75% of their servers in a virtualized infrastructure, indicating the growth and maturity of the x86 server virtualization market. VMware dominated the virtualization market for several years but organizations are now also adopting other hypervisors such as Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, Oracle VM Server, Red Had Virtualization, etc. Additionally, the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is an alternative for handling virtualization in Linux environments. And, the advent of hyper-converged infrastructures has introduced new hypervisors such... (more)

Hybrid and Multicloud Environments | @CloudExpo @AppNeta #AI #Monitoring

How to Manage Hybrid and Multicloud Environments (No, They Aren't the Same) By Joe Michalowski Even for the most seasoned IT pros, the cloud is complicated. It can be difficult just to wrap your head around the many terms and acronyms that make up the cloud dictionary-not to mention actually mastering the technology. Unfortunately, complicated cloud terms are often combined to the point that their meanings are lost in a sea of conflicting opinions. Two terms that are used interchangeably (but shouldn't be) are hybrid cloud and multicloud. If you want to be the cloud expert your company needs, you have to lock down the differences between these terms-and understand how to manage a mix of these environments. Hybrid Cloud vs. Multicloud Explained It's time to set the record straight when it comes to hybrid cloud and multicloud environments. Keep these distinctions in mind... (more)