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Close Encounters with Out of This World Digital Experience By Aaron Rudger As technologists, we find ourselves in the middle of tumultuous times and radical change: cloud, containers, automation, artificial intelligence, mobility, the Internet of Things, cyberwarfare, digital transformation, and more! When the $&#! hits the fan, military strategists reference a mental framework called the OODA loop, to sort chaos into clarity. At Perform 2017, we were reminded of how customers continue to find clarity amidst today’s complexity by focusing on their customers. This year’s Digital Experience track at Perform reminded us all of how to successfully orient performance management around the customer. Adobe’s Operations Monitoring Transformation Story Think you’ve got a lot of change to deal with? Try transforming an entire multi-BILLION dollar business from selling license... (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)

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)

DevOps Trend | @CloudExpo @AppDynamics #APM #DevOps #Microservices

The Top 5 2016 Trends That Are Changing Software Development By Omed Habib Software development is a moving target. You have to keep your eye on trends in the tech space that haven’t even happened yet just to stay current. Consider what’s happened with augmented reality (AR) in this year alone. If you said you were working on an AR app in 2015, you might have gotten a lot of blank stares or jokes about Google Glass. Then Pokémon GO happened. Like AR, the trends listed below have been building steam for some time, but they’ll be taking off in surprising new directions before the end of 2016. Here’s an overview of what’s coming next and what software developers can do to prepare for it. 1. Linking Application Performance and Business Performance Application performance management (APM) has grown incredibly sophisticated over the past decade. By 2010, Gartner had define... (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)

Java Profilers: Three Types and Why You Need All of Them | @CloudExpo #Java #Cloud

Java Profilers: Three Types and Why You Need All of Them By Darin Howard Debugging performance issues in production can be a pain and in some cases impossible without the right tools. Java profilers have been around forever, but the profilers most developers think about are only one type. Lets dive into the three different kinds of Java profilers: Standard JVM Profilers that track every detail of the JVM (CPU, thread, memory, garbage collection, etc). Lightweight profilers that highlight your application with a bit of abstraction. Application Performance Management (APM) tools used for monitoring applications live in production environments. Standard JVM profilers Products like VisualVM, JProfiler, YourKit and Java Mission Control. Standard profilers certainly provide the most data, but not necessarily the most usable information. This depends on the type of debugging tas... (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)

Application Insights – 15 things every developer needs to know

Application Insights is Microsoft’s lightweight application performance monitoring service. I have collected a nice list of things that every developer should know. Including tips, key features, and limitations. 1. Make sure your app targets .NET 4.6, and .NET 2.0 is not supported There are some changes in the 4.6 version of the .NET framework that enable some additional data collection abilities for Application Insights. Be sure to update your app and redeploy it. App Insights will work with 4.5 or newer but 4.6 is preferred. I know it sounds crazy, but you wouldn’t believe how many people have older apps written in 2.0 that they still have to support and have never been upgraded. App Insights does not support 2.0 and they don’t have any plans to do so. 2. Warning! Sensitive data is not scrubbed from dynamic SQL queries If your code uses dynamic SQL, Application Insig... (more)

Perform 2017 ends with a standing ovation

Perform 2017 finished as it should: with all 75 presenting customers and partners back on stage to receive a standing ovation. That’s what this global event is all about –  customer networking, shared learnings, and proud moments that showcase how Dynatrace’s innovative stride makes customers’ lives easier and more successful. “This is a gathering of the Dynatrace family,” one attendee aptly summarized on social media. Fast forward one week and here I am proudly reflecting on the largest digital performance management conference in the world. For those that couldn’t join us, or those who’d like to compare notes, here are some of the highlights that have stuck with me:  We all face the challenge of re-invention Dynatrace CEO, John Van Siclen, set the tone for Perform 2017 by opening main stage with a poignant discussion about the big challenges facing enterprise IT... (more)

Dynatrace Customer Award Winners: Redefining Monitoring in 2017

Every year at the Perform customer event, we recognize individual users and customer organizations that have made great strides—and helped others make such strides—in digital transformation. Last week at Perform 2017, in the Chelsea Theater at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, nine Dynatrace Customer Award Winners were recognized for their outstanding work “Redefining Monitoring in 2017 “. The Dynatrace Community is the largest collection of Digital Performance Management experts on the planet.  That’s a big reason why it’s a special place, but, more importantly, this group is made of extraordinary people, namely all of you. Dynatrace awarded two individuals from our customer and partner bases who have been vibrant participants in our forums, contributors to product enhancements, and who have generally demonstrated the qualities that make our Community great. The winners a... (more)

Zurich insurance: a transformational model for improving customer experience

As we move further from a physical world towards software based architectures, transformation of management approaches need to change! Customer experience has become the primary focus for best in class service delivery. Zurich Insurance have recognized this need and have taken steps to address key transformational shifts through integrating Dynatrace technology within a service management framework. The industrialized approach to providing business and customer experience insights has increased transparency and enabled at scale consumption of CSC’s digital performance management service. CSC’s JP Morgenthal, Matt Kay and Zurich’s Juan Antonio Conde shared with us the business outcomes and increased confidence provided to Zurich in managing existing services and launching new products to market. “For digital initiatives to be a success, the transition to a next g... (more)