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What is Application Performance Management (APM)? Like a lot of good questions, it depends on your business needs.  What is the goal of an ideal APM?  Does it mean 99.999% availability?  Perhaps it is a favorable overall end user experience when using the application but, as compared to what? My point is that Application Performance Management / Monitoring means different things to different businesses and it can even depend on the application involved. What is the Goal of APM “Begin with the goal in mind.” I wish I could take credit for that quote.  What is the goal of the APM? Have you listed out the objectives you hope to obtain from your APM strategy?  This approach will help your team ensure satisfaction with the final solution chosen.  Here are some examples. Minimum of 99.999% availability with lower Mean Time To Know (MTTK) and Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) Less ... (more)

Fixing the Agile Digital Transformation | @DevOpsSummit #Agile #DevOps

Enterprises are finally realizing that digital transformation must be end-to-end if they want to remain competitive in today’s software-driven, customer-focused world – but virtually every large organization has a massive boat anchor dragging them down – slow IT. Legacy technology woes are bad enough – but what really makes slow IT slow are the people and the processes they follow. Nobody likes to change, yet change is what digital transformation is all about. Some organizations look for shortcuts. Let fast go fast and let slow go slow, Gartner says – but that road leads to ruin, as competitiveness slips through the fingers of executives fool enough to take such advice. Instead, we must fix slow. Not an easy task, to be sure – but nevertheless quite achievable. And yet, every enterprise will face its unique challenges as it wends its way toward successful transformat... (more)

Lindows to Adopt Foreign Alias

The Seattle court hearing Microsoft's trademark infringement suit against Lindows has told Microsoft that it can continue to sue Lindows in foreign courts on trademark infringement charges so long as Microsoft doesn't ask that the Lindows Web site be shut down as it has been in the Benelux. It is the first ruling of any significance that the court, which may ultimately get to decide whether the Windows trademark itself is valid, has handed to Microsoft. Federal Judge John Coughenour however indicated he wasn't altogether happy about it. He warned Microsoft "that engaging in litigation strategies that may be appropriate in other countries may not reflect well on counsel who still must practice before this court." Microsoft sandbagged Lindows and got injunctions against it in Finland and Sweden before Lindows knew of either case. Microsoft has also gotten Lindows barr... (more)

Life Beyond Microsoft: Juha Christensen and Tod Nielsen Turn Up in the Linux Camp

In a coup for Linux, Palo Alto, CA-based Trolltech Software – the world's biggest producer of Linux software for mobile devices – just hired two execs very closely associated with Linux's nemesis, Microsoft, according to a Reuters report. Trolltech is readying itself for an IPO. Tod Nielsen (right) with SOA / Web Services Journal editor Sean Rhody during a visit to SYS-CON offices. The two execs concerned, who will be joining the Trolltech board as non-executive directors, are Tod Nielsen and Juha Christensen (pictured center with SYS-CON Media group publisher Jeremy Geelan and Anup Murarka, while both Murarka and Christensen were on the Macromedia Mobile and Devices team) and Tod Nielsen. Juha Christensen (center) with SYS-CON group publisher Jeremy Geelan and Anup Murarka at SYS-CON headquarters. At the time of this photo both Murarka and Christensen ... (more)

Virtual appliances spawn new class of Linux distros

From SearchServerVirtualization, Virtual appliances spawn new class of Linux distros” As virtualization continues to permeate IT shops, many independent software vendors (ISVs) are distributing software as Linux virtual appliances: preconfigured virtual machines that include the application’s entire stack, including the operating system (OS). But industry experts say that end users should research and understand the design [...] ... (more)

Oracle+MySQL Opponents Take to the Barricades

MySQL Journal on Ulitzer Monty Widenius, the creator of the MySQL open source database – which is apparently all that stands between Oracle and its acquisition of Sun – thinks that Oracle shouldn’t have his baby and that the European Commission – whose investigation into MySQL has put the Oracle-Sun merger in limbo – should force Oracle to spit it out to another company. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, a guy with a collector’s temperament not given to letting things that belong to him go, has said he wants to keep MySQL and has claimed to be watching Sun’s revenue plunge by $100 million a month while he waits for the EC to finish its probe, a exercise that could take well into January. MySQL isn’t supposed to be why Larry shocked everybody and offered $7.4 billion for poor down-on-its-heels Sun back on April 20. Sticking it to IBM was probably something he relished and wi... (more)

US Senate Pushes EC on Oracle-Sun Merger

Mergers & Acquisitions on Ulitzer The United States Senate waded into the Oracle-Sun imbroglio Tuesday. Fifty-nine senators from both sides of the aisle led by one-time presidential hopeful John Kerry (D-Mass) and perennial presidential pretender Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) signed a letter to the European Commission asking it to wrap up its investigation of the Oracle-Sun merger as soon as possible pleading Sun's precarious financial position and its inability to continue to employ thousands of people endlessly under current conditions. The senators - there are only a hundred of them - tried reasoning proportion with the EC saying, "It is our understanding the Commission is concerned about competition in the database software market. However, we have been informed by Sun Microsystems that their subsidiary, which competes in this specific market, generates only €17 million in... (more)

ForgeRock erhält 7 Mio. US-Dollar Series-A-Finanzierung von Accel Partners

OSLO, Norwegen und PALO ALTO, Kalifornien, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ForgeRock, der Open-Source-Anbieter hinter der I3 Open Identity Plattform, gab heute bekannt, eine 7 Mio. US-Dollar Series-A-Finanzierung vom weltweiten Anbieter Accel Partners erhalten zu haben, nachdem etliche weltweit führende Risikokapitalfonds Interesse bekundet hatten.     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20120302/517082-a )     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20120302/517082-b ) "Wir haben nach Investoren gesucht, die dafür bekannt sind, Firmen zu unterstützen, die sich später in ihrer jeweiligen Kategorie als maßgeblich erweisen", erklärte Lasse Andresen, Gründer und CEO von ForgeRock. "Wir glauben, dass wir mit Accel den richtigen Partner gefunden haben, um ForgeRock dabei zu helfen, die Kategorie Identitäts-Technik weltweit abzustecken. Wir werden das Geld dazu ein... (more)

NuWallet Delivers Integration Toolkit for osCommerce and General-Use Integration Instructions for Mobile-Enabled eCommerce Merchants

DALLAS, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NuWallet, Inc., a mobile payment and personal information management application provider, has released a pre-tested integration toolkit for the osCommerce, open source, shopping cart platform; as well as, a general-use integration instruction set for any eCommerce merchant who wants to fully leverage mobile-based transactions. The NuWallet digital wallet app cuts the mobile checkout process from minutes to just a few seconds by securely auto-populating the user's billing and shipping information into the merchant's checkout page to quickly complete a transaction. The app significantly reduces the potential of costly input errors, which not only frustrate the customer, but also increase the likelihood of shopper abandonment. NuWallet has made integration with merchants easy and affordable. Merchants simply add basic script code t... (more)

Storix Announces Disaster Recovery Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4

Storix, Inc., provider of a Linux-based disaster recovery solution for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), today announced the general availability of System Backup Administrator 8.1.1.0 (SBAdmin), which includes support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4. Storix is proud to be one of the first vendors to support bare-metal recovery for the recent release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4. With additional driver support included in RHEL 6.4, customers are now able to get improved virtual guest performance for VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V deployments. With SBAdmin, customers can use a single product for the backup and bare-metal recovery of both their physical and virtual systems. Unlike disk-image based snapshot products, SBAdmin provides the capabilities of performing whole-system recoveries to dissimilar hardware or virtualized environments. Customers can also use SBAdmi... (more)

Virtual Bridges Adds Two Industry Veterans to Executive Team

Virtual Bridges, Inc. today announced the hires of two new executives including Jack Angelo, vice president of worldwide services, and Todd Middlebrook, vice president of product management, expanding the company’s leadership team. Angelo brings more than 20 years of experience in global services to Virtual Bridges, serving most recently as the vice president of network systems services at International Game Technologies. In this new role, he will oversee all services and support for Virtual Bridges’ award-winning cloud desktop and virtualization solutions. Previously Angelo served as vice president of enterprise solutions and services for United Devices and vice president of enterprise systems support for Dell’s server division. A seasoned technology veteran, Middlebrook has spent more than 17 years bringing successful enterprise products to market. At Virtual Brid... (more)

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Intel is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in the Silicon Valley. It is the world's second largest and second highest valued semiconductor chip maker based on revenue after being overtaken by Samsung, and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers (PCs). Intel supplies processors for computer system manufacturers such as Apple, Lenovo, HP, and Dell. Intel also manufactu...
Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IoT and industrial control systems. Installed as a self-configuring cyber defense platform, Darktrace continuously learns what is ‘normal' for all devices and users, updating its understa...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
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After years of investments and acquisitions, CloudBlue was created with the goal of building the world's only hyperscale digital platform with an increasingly infinite ecosystem and proven go-to-market services. The result? An unmatched platform that helps customers streamline cloud operations, save time and money, and revolutionize their businesses overnight. Today, the platform operates in more than 45 countries and powers more than 200 of the world's largest cloud marketplaces, managing mo...
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