Published By: New Relic
Published Date: Apr 07, 2015
At Zendesk, they see using New Relic and Rackspace® solutions as a winning combination. New Relic allows them
to understand the performance characteristics of their application, to monitor performance and quickly drill down to
find and resolve issues. Additionally, New Relic shows Zendesk how their application interacts with the Rackspace infrastructure underpinnings so they can achieve the most effective and efficient use of their hosting environment. Together the Rackspace hosting environment and the New Relic application performance tool creates a foundation for SaaS application success. In turn, this frees up the Zendesk team to work on application features.
As you take advantage of the operational and economic benefits of virtualization and the cloud, it’s critical to secure your virtualized data centers, cloud deployments, and hybrid environments effectively. Because if you neglect any aspect of security, you leave gaps that open the door to web threats and serious data breaches. And, to meet data privacy and compliance regulations, you will need to demonstrate that you have the appropriate security, regardless of your computing environment.
Trend Micro Cloud and Data Center Security solutions protect applications and data and prevent business disruptions, while helping to ensure regulatory compliance. Whether you are focused on securing physical or virtual environments, cloud instances, or web applications, Trend Micro provides the advanced server security you need for virtual, cloud, and physical servers via the Trend Micro Deep Security platform. Download this white paper to learn more about the Trend Micro Deep Security platform.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
A leading U.S.-based financial services firm was faced with the growing challenge of providing consistent application performance to a vast employee base and nationwide network of partners. The company turned to Equinix to help redesign its network, both to
improve performance and prepare for a move to a cloud-enabled environment. Equinix worked with the firm to deploy bi-coastal Equinix Performance Hubs, extension nodes of the company’s existing network placed in strategically located Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers. A Performance Hub moves services closer to end users and provides direct access to networks and cloud providers. By deploying
Performance Hubs, the customer created a high-performance services platform for its business. The result was a dramatic decrease in network latency, improvements in application performance and an enhanced user experience.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Mar 25, 2015
An Intelligent Roadmap for Capacity Planning
Many organizations apply overly simplistic principles to determine requirements for compute capacity in their virtualized data centers. These principles are based on a resource allocation model which takes the total amount of memory and CPU allocated to all virtual machines in a compute cluster, and assumes a defined level of over provisioning (e.g. 2:1, 4:1, 8:1, 12:1) in order to calculate the requirement for physical resources.
Often managed in spreadsheets or simple databases, and augmented by simple alert-based monitoring tools, the resource allocation model does not account for actual resource consumption driven by each application workload running in the operational environment, and inherently corrodes the level of efficiency that can be driven from the underlying infrastructure.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Mar 25, 2015
Virtualization 1.0 vs. Virtualization 2.0: Where Are You?
Virtualization 1.0 is marked by the ability to virtualize, monitor, and react to problems across the environment as they occur. Ever cognizant of the performance limitations that typify higher workload densities, Virtualization 1.0 hesitates to virtualize the critical applications that would be most beneficial. Virtualization 1.0 is limited by the inherent complexities of virtualization.
Virtualization 2.0 is marked by complete, proactive control over the virtual environment. Virtualization 2.0 virtualizes up to 100% of its applications, guided by an intelligent abstraction that continually drives the environment to its desired state. Virtualization 2.0 is the promise of virtualization brought to fruition.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Mar 24, 2015
IT departments and the organizations they serve can reap dramatic benefits by codifying and automating unique processes through
the development of custom applications. These applications can
lower costs, improve agility, quicken time to value, give IT greater
control,and bolster productivity throughout IT and among enterprise users. In fact, with the right tools in place, organizations can enable a new class of “citizen developers” who work either in or with IT to create applications and services that are highly responsive to business needs. A platform to enable this type of innovation is not only available, cost efficient and simple to deploy, but it may already be part of your IT environment.
What if your organization could take advantage of emerging business opportunities by deploying new applications faster? With IBM PureApplication solutions, companies can build and use a cloud environment faster, easier and with less risk to better engage with their customers and partners.
Published By: New Relic
Published Date: Mar 17, 2015
Application performance management (APM) focuses on monitoring, maintaining, and optimizing the performance and health of business applications across development, test, datacenter, and network environments. As mission-critical enterprise application environments become more complex because of the increased use of cloud, big data, and mobility, APM is becoming a top priority for IT teams that need to quickly and cost effectively track end-to-end application performance, identify and remediate the root cause of performance problems, and maintain service levels required by end users and business stakeholders. SaaS-delivered APM solutions offer rapid time to value for IT organizations that need to implement APM quickly with minimal disruption to the business.
Published By: New Relic
Published Date: Mar 17, 2015
Are you an AWS user looking to accelerate time to market? Lower costs? Or avoid painful mistakes as you migrate your applications to the Cloud?
If you answered “yes” to one or all of the above, then this guide is for you. It offers everything you need to get started improving the performance of your AWS applications with end-to-end monitoring from New Relic.
From instructions for installing the agent, a basic feature overview, to AWS best practices, this guide is full of useful information for New Relic newbies.
Although we recommend installing New Relic early on to monitor and ensure the success of your cloud migration, it’s never too late to get better visibility into your application environment. So let’s get started exploring everything that New Relic can do for you.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Feb 26, 2015
SteelHead SaaS offers up to 30x better application performance for cloud services and SaaS applications deployed in enterprises. The solution combines the best of WAN optimization with the best of Internet optimization to provide a seamless transition for users between private and public clouds. Customers experience application acceleration immediately, without requiring any configuration changes to the user or service provider environments.
The NetApp EF550 all-flash array provides a robust platform for delivering exceptional performance to mission-critical applications. The EF550 flash array leverages the latest in solid-state disk technologies along with a strong heritage of handling diverse workloads and providing superior business value through the acceleration of latency-sensitive and high-I/O applications.
This technical report provides an overview of workload characterizations performed on NetApp EF-series all-flash arrays across a wide variety of I/O types - with best practices and observations based on extensive test data. Characterizations include IOPS, throughput, and latency under varying block loads and RAID levels, SSD rebuild times, EF540 and EF550 performance comparison, and usable capacity sizing guidelines for various protection levels. If you are considering deploying an EF-series flash storage array in your environment, this is an essential technical resource to insure proper configuration and maxim
VMware Horizon View is an enterprise-class desktop virtualization solution that delivers virtualized or remote desktops and applications to end users through a single platform. Horizon View is a tightly integrated, end-to-end solution built on the industry-leading virtualization platform, VMware vSphere.
Although Horizon View enables levels of availability and agility of desktop services unmatched by traditional PCs, the complexity of deploying and managing thousands of virtual desktops in a VMware environment can be daunting without the right tools. Storage is often the leading cause of end-user performance problems. The NetApp all-flash FAS solution with the FAS8000 platform solves the performance problems commonly found in VDI deployments.
In this reference architecture, NetApp tested VMware Horizon View user and administrator workloads to demonstrate how the NetApp all-flash FAS solution eliminates the most common barriers to virtual desktop adoption.
The testing covered common
This white paper digs deep into the reasons testing mobile apps is fundamentally harder than traditional web or desktop applications. A collaboration by Tina Zhuo and Dennis Schultz from IBM along with Yoram Mizrachi from Perfecto Mobile and John Montgomery from uTest, these experts explore the complexities of mobile test environments, the value of the mobile device cloud, the unique role crowd sourcing can play, and how teams can leverage automation to help deliver quality apps.
Find out how new applications and virtualized environments are driving the need for increased bandwidth and network scale in this new Report. Read how scalability is fuelling the need for 10GbE networks.
Protecting your business-critical applications without impacting performance is proving ever more challenging in the face of unrelenting data growth, stringent recovery service level agreements (SLAs) and increasingly virtualized environments. Traditional approaches to data protection are unable to cost-effectively deliver the end-to-end availability and protection that your applications and hypervisors demand. A faster, easier, more efficient, and reliable way to protect data is needed.
Securely connect people, applications and devices to cloud environments.
While organizations build their cloud environment by choosing from multiple service delivery models – Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) – the security needs for each of the delivery models is different.
Read this whitepaper to learn more about how:
· Threat-aware identity and access management can strengthen security in each of the cloud delivery models
· Self-service IAM solution can provide higher level of Security in Cloud as compared to on-premise
"Agile companies push new application versions to production every few weeks, sometimes even faster. With super-fast Beta cycles being the norm, getting various user groups, such as remote QA teams, access to staging environments can slow down your delivery timelines. What if you could enable secure access for any number of users in 15 minutes?
BubblewrApp’s Service Access Service (SAS) is a turnkey, cloud-based service that acts as the first line of defense for your applications. BubblewrApp’s SAS enables its customers to grant easy access to applications deployed ""behind the firewall"" (on premise) or ""inside the Virtual Private Cloud"" (in a public cloud) from any remote location. Customers can begin leveraging SAS within minutes without requiring any changes to pre-existing network and security policies. The result is a vastly superior secure application access model that enables a zero CapEx, low OpEx model for secure application access, both on premise and in the public cloud."
This report will help CIOs, application architects, and IT decision-makers identify common patterns of implementation failures and successes and provide a framework for evaluating multi-cloud environments.
Virtualization has transformed the data center over the past decade. IT departments use virtualization to consolidate multiple server workloads onto a smaller number of more powerful servers. They use virtualization to scale existing applications by
adding more virtual machines to support them, and they deploy new applications without having to purchase additional servers to do so. They achieve greater resource utilization by balancing workloads across a large pool of servers in real time—and they respond more quickly to changes in workload or server availability by moving virtual machines between physical servers. Virtualized environments support private clouds on which application engineers can now provision their own virtual servers and networks in environments that expand and contract on demand.
IT managers and line-of-business stakeholders are striving to increase efficiency of their application environments. The biggest challenges they face in supporting database environments are managing data growth and database size, and meeting database performance requirements. This ESG Lab Report documents the performance, reliability, availability, and serviceability of NetApp EF Series flash arrays in Oracle database environments.
IBM's new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, IBM Bluemix, delivers the speed and flexibility of the cloud to allow developers to more quickly compose and build enterprise-grade applications for by providing access to IBM's vast software portfolio as composable services. This powerful PaaS/services combination, built on open standards and taking advantage of Cloud Foundry, enables developers to avoid vendor lock-in while leveraging their existing application development assets and skills, which is essential for building hybrid clouds. IBM is providing developers an open, flexible cloud environment connecting the enterprise and born-on-the-web developers using their choice of tools, whether IBM, third-party, or open technologies, in a scalable environment.This session provides an overview of IBM Bluemix capabilities.
ADCs are advanced load balancers with functions and features that enhance the performance of applications. Today, companies of all sizes with geographical dispersal of people and different data constructs require ADCs to optimize their complex application environments from web applications, to Exchange, SharePoint and databases. It is interesting that before the term ADC was used more recently (in the last decade), companies relied on load balancers for website availability and scalability. In this paper we will describe the fundamentals of a load balancing system and its evolution to an ADC.
Today’s enterprises face new requirements for their datacenter
and cloud architectures, from keeping pace cost-effectively with
fast-growing traffic to ensuring optimal application
performance no matter how quickly business needs or the
enterprise environment evolve. At the same time, IT must reduce
costs and datacenter sprawl, ensure security and uptime, and
prepare for a new generation of cloud computing initiatives.
While many Application Delivery Controller (ADC) solutions
promise to meet demanding customer needs, the reality often
falls short. Taking a closer look at the available options and how
they measure up against the criteria that matter most, it
becomes clear that NetScaler beats the competition—providing
better performance and scalability than F5 Networks, Inc.
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