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APM Deployments Shouldn’t Fail
April 6, 2015 by

Industry Insights, Performance Monitoring

The topic of why APM deployments fail comes up often. APM Digest did an article in 2012 providing 15 reasons offered by industry experts, and Jonah Kowall over at AppDynamics recently revisited the topic. Something’s in the water, apparently. From our point of view as an APM vendor, APM deployments don’t fail. APM is just
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Our Take on the APM Digest APM Predictions for 2015
February 24, 2015 by

Industry Insights

We’re only six weeks into 2015, yet I’m looking for signs that the “APM Predictions for 2015” which APM Digest published at the end of December are becoming reality. Provided in three parts, the predictions came from various APM industry experts — analysts, consultants, users and vendors. Three themes emerged from the 45 predictions that
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Customer Loyalty: The result of customers’ APM success
February 10, 2015 by

Industry Insights

In a recent article in TechRepublic entitled, “Customer loyalty: why application performance management is a CIO concern,” the author, Brian Taylor provides the highlights of an interview with James Harvey, the general manager of application performance management at CA Technologies. The focus of the interview is Harvey’s assessment that APM is a strategic and central
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Why Javascript on the Server Matters

Industry Insights

It’s almost passé to write about the advantages of node.js, especially if you’re touting the benefits of event loops for web services the performance differences between V8 and other interpreters like Ruby. Node can handle tons of connections without breaking a sweat. Event loops are great for shuttling data between a DB and a frontend.
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Extending Our Support for Your SaaS App Monitoring
January 12, 2015 by

Cloud Computing, Company News

At AppNeta, we focus on meeting the needs of technology professionals who build and operate custom web apps, as well as those who support the end-users of SaaS-based external applications. Our SaaS Application Monitoring (SAM) solution was developed to provide technology professionals with visibility into the end-user experience for critical SaaS and cloud-based business apps.
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Expecting and getting both performance AND security
January 5, 2015 by

Performance Monitoring

When implementing new applications in their organization, IT departments are typically more concerned with security than performance, however they will find that upper management and, especially, the end-users won’t share this concern and give performance higher priority. This situation is the basis of the article, “Security vs. performance,” written by John Leonard and published in
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Ensuring the Performance of Today’s Distributed Systems
December 11, 2014 by

Industry Insights, Performance Monitoring

Since performance is our niche, we’re always on the lookout for any articles, reports or blogs on the topic. A recent one that got our attention is “The Expanding Role of Application Performance Management,” written by Sebastian Kruk and published in CRM magazine. The article came with the sub-head, “Understanding and monitoring the end-user experience”
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Online Retailers: Have You Monitored Your Site Lately?
November 24, 2014 by

Industry Insights

Now that the holiday shopping season has officially started, online retailers are seeing an increased volume of website visitors and transactions. And, since more people are turning to the Internet each year to purchase their goods and services, e-tailers can expect the biggest rush yet of online holiday shoppers. Based on the website crashes of
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Nailing Down the Definition of PaaS
November 19, 2014 by

Industry Insights

An article defining PaaS caught our attention a few months ago. Entitled, “What does PaaS really mean? Let us know if you find out,” the article explains how the technology industry and IT organizations are confused about what PaaS is and use the term “confusingly.” The author, David Linthicum, then offers a definition, however we
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Is PaaS a Panacea for Developers?
November 7, 2014 by

Industry Insights, Performance Monitoring

A recent survey of IT leaders that was reported in a ZDNet article entitled “PaaS may be a panacea for stressed-out developers,” found that 70% are either already using Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions for application development or planning to implement them in the future. Since there is indeed plenty of pressure on developers to develop faster,
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