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How to Use Spring with Data Aware Monitoring for Cost and SLA Management

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Like razors and razor blades or cars and gasoline, development is inextricably linked to operations—particularly when it comes to overall application costs, SLAs, and similar IT performance metrics. In this article, we explain how to use Spring Insight IDK and Spring Insight Operations to manage and monitor applications by their transactions and transaction types, making them content-aware. In other words, we can use Read more...

3 Videos on How Apps Will Be Deployed In the Future

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There is beauty in simplicity. We’ve come a long way since programming via punched cards. Now, we have observatories in our pocket because many tools to help us simplify software. A recent article spoke of how installation and provisioning is getting simpler. This is part of a wave of technology innovation that is aimed at Read more...

3 New Hyperic Plugins Available: Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Sharepoint and Spring Insight

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Last month, VMware introduced the VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace alongside a new Bounty Program for Hyperic and an updated one for Spring Insight. With all this investment, customers are right to interpret that VMware is serious about developing a steady stream of new plugins that will help organizations place their cloud-based applications under management faster. Read more...

The Definition of “Cross Platform Cloud Applications”

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Cross platform software programs have historically been the ideal for both ISVs and IT. Of course, the concept has been around a while and has proven it’s value. In a nutshell, it allows software programs to have a wider reach and serve more customers. The portability makes it inherently more useful, and, for software vendors, Read more...

Capacity Management and Planning Strategies in the Cloud Era

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As a virtualization or cloud practitioner, you have been thrown into a new challenge and that is to address capacity management for your organization.  But what are some of the best practices to achieve this and how does capacity planning change in the new cloud-computing era? This is our next blog post in the series Read more...

vCenter Operations – Tell Your Story and Win BIG!

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Interested in attending VMworld in San Francisco, or Barcelona- but are short a pass to attend either event?  Do you have a good story to tell on how your company manages their virtualization and/or private cloud environment with the VMware vCenter Operations Suite?  Let me tell you how you may be able to score both Read more...