APM

Kubernetes adoption and the importance of application performance management

Keeping up with the pace of innovation can be challenging, especially when an organization is responsible for business-critical applications. To maintain a competitive advantage, businesses must implement the most up-to-date technology efficiently and where it can have the greatest impact. For example, the efficiency, reliability and performance benefits of implementing a Kubernetes-based cloud environment can […]

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The solar eclipse in an application world: What’s new with IBM APM

Like millions across the U.S. last week, I found myself very intrigued by the prospects of witnessing a rare total solar eclipse. So intrigued that I found myself outside during the time of the phenomenon, watching with a small crowd in the parking lot. The eclipse itself was fascinating. But I noticed something else that […]

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What new IBM APM capabilities deliver to your business

Today’s business environment increases the pressure on nearly everyone to go beyond their traditional roles. Everyone from infrastructure and operations professionals, application owners, application developers and DevOps team members now need  to help drive continuous innovation to meet business objectives. Continuous innovation is driven by continuous delivery of new and updated applications. It is easy […]

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Why banks need application performance management and DevOps

In my last blog post, we looked at why application performance management (APM) is a critical component to success in the transition to DevOps. In this post, I’ll examine specifics for the banking and financial industry. The banking industry relies heavily on business-critical customer-facing applications, many of which are accessed on a mobile platform. Customers […]

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Application performance management and DevOps: A winning combination

One of the biggest trends in IT organizations is the shift to a DevOps approach. By increasing collaboration between operations and development, DevOps has the power to help your business achieve faster time to market, decrease downtime and reduce defects. In fact, a recent IBM survey cited faster time-to-market as the single greatest driver for […]

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3 ways the new IBM Cloud APM Boosts hybrid cloud performance

Looking to optimize monitoring in your software as a service (SaaS) environments? We recently announced a new release of IBM Application Performance Management (APM). You might have noticed the name change from IBM Performance Management on Cloud to IBM Cloud APM. While not a major change, it does signify our commitment to helping you manage […]

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DevOps: What your application management is missing

DevOps and Application Performance Management (APM) go hand in hand. I want to take you through a simple journey which shows why APM is such a key part of DevOps today. Let’s take a look at typical types of metrics that need to be tracked and measured, as well as the key features needed in […]

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How to turn APM metrics into better apps

Digital applications are the lifeblood of business today. They are the primary means of interaction with customers. It’s imperative applications are always available, provide optimal performance and deliver exceptional customer experiences. If not, you can probably expect your customers to say goodbye. Applications run on top of a complex web of software components. Some provide […]

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Here’s what the industry is getting wrong about APM

Recently, you may have seen news about recent consolidation in the application process management (APM) space. Some might see this as the industry making big bets on combining network management with application management. But I see it differently. This is an area that has not yet yielded results because the personas using these tools have […]

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How to unleash agile, responsive development with APM and DevOps

Digital transformation has profound ramifications for your organization. The new landscape is disrupting business models, raising customer expectations and creating new channels to do business. I bet you’re seeing the impact of digital transformation on your organization’s application development cycle as well. The rate of development probably isn’t decided entirely by you anymore. Instead, it’s […]

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The challenges of migrating application and management stacks

This is the third in my series of posts on cloud brokerage. In my last post, I talked about application and management stacks. Here I’ll be discussing management stacks and the challenges associated with creating a management stack due to the various service options available today. Challenges for a cloud consumer deciding where to place […]

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