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Just as Dynatrace has redefined monitoring for Cloud Native, Micro-Services and Web Scale DevOps through Dynatrace SaaS & Managed, we’ve also been innovating on our Dynatrace AppMon & UEM solution. Thanks to feedback from our users and our passionate engineering teams, Dynatrace AppMon 2017 May (= Version 7) clearly shows the biggest innovation leap that I can remember since my start at Dynatrace nine years ago. Here are some of my personal highlights: Full UEM Visit and User Action Waterfall Diagnostics in the Web Interface, including Visual Complete, Speed Index and Automated Web Performance Optimization Recommendations Full PurePath, Method Hotspots, Exceptions and Database Diagnostics in the Web Interface Custom Web Dashboards with flexible grid layout, markup language and workflow support Full Infrastructure Monitoring support including Database Agents in the ... (more)

Always-On Enterprise with @Veeam | @CloudExpo #IoT #M2M #DataCenter

"When you think about the data center today, there's constant evolution, The evolution of the data center and the needs of the consumer of technology change, and they change constantly," stated Matt Kalmenson, VP of Sales, Service and Cloud Providers at Veeam Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. 20th International Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. 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% of enterp... (more)

IDC Recognition: Business iQ’s Impact on Enterprise Digital Transformation

As the premier global provider of market intelligence for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets, the International Data Corporation plays a crucial role in informing the industry of significant advancements. Recently, AppDynamics has been recognized by the intelligence firm in a third-party Market Note for its launch of the application performance management solution, Business iQ. This valuable addition to the enhanced App iQ Platform has positioned AppDynamics to meet the rising market interest in digital transformation. IDC’s Market Note recognizes Business iQ’s valuable role in a shifting industry as an answer to many enterprises’ desire for “real-time information about end user experiences and Business Transaction health.” In addition to driving application and business performance, the ID... (more)

Insurance Industry's #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo @AppDynamics #ML

Digital Transformation in the Insurance Industry By Omed Habib The insurance industry is well aware that digital transformation is coming, even if some CIOs can’t really say what their individual companies will look like at the end of it all. In a survey of thousands of C-level execs around the world, insurance came in among the top five industries that are most likely to see “moderate to massive” digital disruption within the next 12 months. Only 20 percent of business leaders felt that they had the talent they needed to transform the enterprise, though. Here’s a closer look at what’s coming next in the exciting new era of software-defined insurance companies. The Growth of the Insurance Model The basic business model of the insurance industry hasn’t changed much since Edward Lloyd opened his coffee shop for seafaring folk in London in 1688. In the decades after Sh... (more)

APM Experts Application Performance Interviewed on Sector Trends and More

Application Performance is a specialist APM consultancy and long-term AppDynamics partner. They’re a Platinum sponsor at AppD Summit Europe and I was delighted to interview partner Mick McGuinness ahead of the event. Can you tell me a little about Application Performance — history, focus, customer base? The company was founded in 2004 with the goal of helping customers monitor and accelerate the performance of their business critical applications. We partnered with AppDynamics early in 2009 just one year after Jyoti and Bhaskar started the company and we have seen them go through phenomenal growth. Between myself and our other two co-founders, Russell Luke and Martin Pinner, who started together at Precise Software, we have nearly two decades’ experience in the application performance sector. Our client base encompasses small, medium, and large size companies across ... (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)

Cloud Operating Model | @CloudExpo @JPMorgenthal #IoT #PaaS #AWS #Azure #OpenShift

Hard Choices Are Required When Adopting a Cloud Operating Model When was the last time you’ve ever heard anyone say “IT Applications & Operations”? Frankly, in my 30+ year career in IT, I don’t believe I’ve ever heard anyone use this term. The typical term we hear is IT Infrastructure & Operations. These two go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly, which tells us a lot about how we view the field of IT. For those that may not be familiar with the role of IT Operations, Joe Hertvik does a great job here of describing IT Operations Management as someone engaged in the role of providing this service to the business. As you can see it’s very interesting how he specifically addresses the gap between responsibilities regarding IT Applications and IT Operations as a Venn diagram in which there is no overlap. However, as we progress from a pre-Cloud Operating Model world t... (more)

Software Defined Management Dashboards | @CloudExpo #SDN #DataCenter

Six (or More) Data Center and Software Defined Management Dashboards Recently I found in my inbox a link to a piece 6 Dashboards for Managing Every Modern Data Center that caught my attention. I was hoping to see who the six different dashboard solutions were instead of finding list of dashboard considerations for modern data centers and data infrastructures. Turns out the piece was nothing more than a list of six items featured as part of the vendors (Sunbird) piece about what to look for in a dashboard (e.g. their product). Sure there were some of the usual key performance indicator (KPI) associated with or related to IT Service Management (ITSM), Data Center Infrastructure (Insight/Information) Management (DCIM), Configuration and Change management databases (CMDB), availability, capacity and Performance Management Databases (PMDB) among others. Space Inventory C... (more)

Modern Collaborative Troubleshooting By @AppDynamics | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Fall 2014 Release Enables Modern Collaborative Troubleshooting Today, I am very pleased to announce our Fall 2014 Release which is packed with exciting new features and platform enhancements. We gave a sneak peak of some new features at AppSphere back in November, but for those who couldn’t make it to Las Vegas I wanted to highlight what our team has been working on. At a high level, the features and capabilities can be grouped into four themes: Cutting edge collaboration capabilities Deep visibility into complex applications Application Analytics Platform collection & processing enhancements Modern collaborative troubleshooting for rapid resolution The Application Intelligence platform has several new features that make it easier for DevOps teams to collaborate in full context to reduce mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR) and learn from the past to better manage future i... (more)

Digital Transformation in the Retail Banking Industry | @CloudExpo #Cloud #FinTech #DigitalTransformation

Digital Transformation in the Retail Banking Industry By Omed Habib Like other industries did before it, retail banking is riding a bucking bronco of digital transformation. While customer satisfaction levels drop and government rules and regulations continue to expand, retail banking seeks new ways to adapt to the massive changes in how consumers interact and use financial products and services. However, unlike other industries such as book publishing that have been rocked by the tsunami of digital changes in the marketplace, companies in the banking sector also have to comply with extensive regulations intended to protect consumers. In confronting this new landscape, banks are looking at better ways to use their existing data in real-time to improve customer experience and loyalty, comply with a growing number of government rules and privacy laws, and consolidate ... (more)

Optimize Your Applications: The Application Performance Management Guided Tour

“Seeing is believing” is how the old proverb goes. When it comes to the world of application optimization, this saying has never been more true. In order to believe an online platform can help you manage and optimize the performance of your applications with mapping, dynamic baselining, and code-level diagnostics, first you have to see it. Now you can with the Application Performance Management Guided Tour. Whether you’re passionate about optimizing customer experience or simply have a natural curiosity to see how technology works, the APM Guided Tour will help you discover how to ensure the success of your applications. Utilize APM More Efficiently Discover a more efficient way to monitor application performances with a simple step-by-step journey into the benefits of APM including: Real-time performance visibility Dynamic baselining Diagnostic efficiencies Controll... (more)