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Yes, I know, Divorce is a nasty sounding word, and it does not seem applicable to your relationship with your Microsoft Partner… I mean you are not legally “Married”. But today, more than ever, your relationship with your Microsoft partner is feeling a lot more like a...
Traditional IT monitoring has revolved around monitoring the infrastructures and servers. As you move to the cloud, it is possible that you don’t have either of those things. You could deploy your app via a service like Azure App Services and rely on Azure’s hosted Redis and SQL offeri...
When you hear the term “software testing,” do you think about one particular type of test — such as functional testing or regression testing — or do you immediately start visualizing the complex, interconnected web of test types and techniques that comprise the ...
For a recent University of San Francisco MBA class, I wanted to put my students in a challenging situation where they would be forced to make difficult data science trade-offs between gathering data, preparing the data and performing the actual analysis. The purpose of the exercise wa...
Zayna Shahzad is a Software Engineer at PagerDuty on the Mobile Team. She works on the Android and iOS PagerDuty apps offered through the App Store and Play Store. In this post, she shares her experience shadowing our Customer Support team. Finder her on Github and... The post Shadowin...
A few days back, I discovered a new Docker feature—multi-stage builds. The multi-stage build feature helps you create thin Docker images by making it […] The post Multi-stage Docker Image Build for Java Applications appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: Microservices and...
Google, IBM and Lyft have partnered to deliver an open source project called Istio that aims to streamline the management and security of microservices. The project has garnered the support of the key industry players such as Red Hat, Pivotal, Weaveworks and Tigera. Microservices repre...
By Steve Denning One company that has made progress in this area is the DBS. It’s a really interesting example. It’s the biggest bank in Singapore. It […]
Practically everyone who has ever used a webpage or an app has encountered a throw exception at one point or another, but they probably didn’t realize what it was. Throw exceptions are pretty common ways to handle unexpected inputs, but are they always the right way to handle suc...
A/B testing (or split testing) is a method of comparing two or more versions of a webpage or app against each other to determine which one has better response or conversion rate. A/B tests allow you to test one version of images, colors, headings, forms etc… against one another. ...
When our friends at Monitis wanted to include us in a case study they wrote featuring Skyscanner, we said of course. In fact, we published this Skyscanner case study: Alerting Beyond Ops Metrics, last year. This write-up, written by Monitis, showcases how Skyscanner benefited from the ...
The F5 BIG-IP platform has tremendous flexibility, offering virtual editions and a line of appliances and chassis. In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, we’ll introduce the chassis platform, which we call VIPRION. What else would you like us to cover on the VIPRION? Drop a co...
Working in the managed services industry has probably left you with an impressive collection of tools filling up your “toolkit”. But if you have more tools than clients then it’s time for a review of the tools you need and the tools that add dead weight to your MSP toolkit. We asked ou...
Data driven dashboards are providing users access to buried insights and a holistic picture across the testing process. Development and testing, like any other digital activity, leaves a trail of...
Getting a full picture of applications in use on the network is essential for IT teams today. In the past, NetFlow functionality has been used to see apps in use. NetFlow, and similar technologies like sFlow and jFlow, is typically a router feature that looks at the traffic that’...
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New businesses are considered to be the engine of the economy as they can boost the economy in many ways, but the problem is that many new businesses fail to succeed due to the lack of capital and another big problem is that the new business owners face a lot of complication and diffic...
The post Bob Davis joins Plutora Executive Team as Chief Marketing Officer appeared first on Plutora.
I know a lot of people that want to contribute their time and skills in times of crises, myself included. But life has a way of running amok and as soon as I decide that the time is right for volunteering, I’m distracted by kids or work or the latest mystery mess in my kitchen (h...
One of the most highly rated sessions at AppSphere 2016 and again this May at AppD Summit Europe was AppDynamics Senior Sales Engineer Andy Jackson’s dashboard top tips presentation. If you’re an AppDynamics customer, this is a not-to-be missed opportunity to learn how to c...
John van Siclen, CEO of Dynatrace opened the Partner Summit in Lisbon Portugal, with a simple quote: “We are the APM leader, twice the size of our competition and we thank you, our partners for being critical to this success in the past, but also critical to our success in the future.”...
Every year at Citrix Synergy, enterprise IT professionals meet to advance their skills, learn about new technologies and network with their peers. This year’s conference theme is “Path to Success,” and this is a perfect fit with Citrix global partner, eG Innovations. ...
Which secure texting solutions questions should you ask? A report from 2016 noted that as many as 90 percent of hospitals still use pagers. The reasons for continued use of pagers vary from hospital to hospital yet they boil down to the following three points: Cost – alternative techno...
Performance testing is a form of software testing that focuses on how a system running the system performs under a particular load. Performance testing should give organizations the diagnostic information they need to eliminate bottlenecks. You can find more information about types, st...
As a performance consultant, I get called on to address various performance issues. One of our recent scalability issues happened on a micro service exposing a REST API. The micro service runs on Apache Tomcat, on an AWS EC2 instance, in a VPC. It uses ehcache as in-memory cache and Dy...
I’ve previously written about what it means to have a healthy network and the need for organizations to rethink their network monitoring strategy. There are two main reasons to monitor the network: to identify route health and to catch connectivity issues from a geographical perspectiv...
 What’s the end goal of digital transformation? You’re updating business processes and internal applications, but for most business leaders, the ultimate focus is becoming more agile to meet the changing demands of customers. Unfortunately, legacy-laden call centers are often lost in t...
Here at PagerDuty, our engineering teams are committed to Agile development principles that favor rapid iteration over lengthy periods of design, and favor direct communication between team members over reams of written specifications. There are countless articles that dictate how Agil...
When organizations see that a new methodology, sales channel or technology is doing well for a competitor or in the industry at large, there […] The post Why DevOps May Be Wrong for Your Organization  appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: How to Reap the Rewards of DevOp...
Bob Gourley There are seven key MegaTrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive ...
The first step in using a BIG-IQ to manage BIG-IP devices BIG-IQ enables administrators to centrally manage BIG-IP infrastructure across the IT landscape.  BIG-IQ discovers, tracks, manages, and monitors physical and virtual BIG-IP devices – in the cloud, on premise, or co-locate...
Mark Twain famously said “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Maybe if Mark Twain were alive today, he’d add “alternative facts” to that list. BusinessWeek in the article “Lies, Damn Lies, and Financial Statistics” reminds us of the management...
In The Evolving Role of a Cloud Architect Gunnar Menzel, Vice President & Chief Architect @ Cloud Infra, Cap Gemini Global states that "a cloud architect is responsible for making sure a cloud solution is structurally sound and fit for purpose"   continuing...
Cloud providers like Amazon Web Services provide you with a large array of options for hosting MongoDB. But in our experience supporting development teams, long term management of the data layer, whether that is MongoDB, or any other database, adds operational overhead, and can also di...
Gartner, Inc., a leading IT research and advisory firm, has ranked Dynatrace as the number one global Application Performance Monitoring (APM) solution provider, once again. This ranking is based on 2016 market share revenue identified in Gartner’s report: “Market Share: All Software M...
By the year 2020, there will be over 50 billion devices connected to the internet on this planet. Devices ranging from healthcare to manufacturing will become obsolete if they cannot connect to other platforms in the field. Yet how can companies who desire to be part of the IoT revolut...
Bob Gourley One of the enjoyable things about estimating the future is there is always a new consideration. It is a dynamic task that is never done. This is especially true in analyzing the future of enterprise technology, where things are always moving fast. We try to find balance in ...
As leader during a merger or acquisition, your focus is creating value from the transaction. Unfortunately, despite the complexity of both completing the deal and navigating a post-merger integration (PMI)—and the real-world danger of not getting it right—research indicates that simply...
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Bob Gourley The dynamic nature of today’s IT Operations has eroded the network perimeter in ways we have all been watching and even cheering on! This is a new world of mobility, cloud computing and rapid partnering for success. But the erosion of the network perimeter is making traditi...