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Outdated Calculus of Cloud Cost Containment

“Cost” would seem to underpin almost every decision IT teams make. Sure, business requirements drive overall operations budgets, but it’s always in tension with decades-old certainties about cost. It’s long…

Cloud Migration: A Race You Shouldn’t Try to Win

The race to cloud migration can seem like a good idea for most businesses, but a common trend has been to get there as soon as possible. Much like with…

How Important Are Application Performance Metrics to Mission Success?

Federal IT pros have tracked application performance for decades. Today’s environments are far more complex than they’ve ever been, particularly with the quick and steady rise of cloud computing, mobile…

Leveraging APM to Conquer Custom App Management Troubles

Though you might use custom-made apps for many reasons, there’s only one reason you deploy them: off-the-shelf solutions just can’t get the job done. Whenever operations are too complex for…

Best Practices for Monitoring Your End-User Experience – SolarWinds Lab Episode #94

Knowing if a server has high CPU is helpful, but does it really matter if your end users can still access their apps without performance issues? If you’re only monitoring the server side,…

Monitoring Challenges Emerge as Agencies Embrace Container Technology

Container technology is catching on big-time in the federal government as agencies such as the USDA and the National Institutes of Health look to containers to simplify software development and…

Taking an API-First Approach to Network Management

Application programming interfaces (APIs) allow applications to communicate, interoperate, and share information with one another. APIs have been mainstays at companies like Google, Salesforce, and other smaller but innovative organizations…

Infrastructure Monitoring Status? It’s Complicated.

Moving to the cloud and into hybrid environments—even in the past year—has created several changes, but what does this mean for IT pros? The evolution to modern applications has created…

Handle With Care: The Many Ways Modern Web Applications Can Break

Legacy applications used to be monolithic, often with the database, code, and web server on a single host. But modern apps are different—they use more microservices, containers, and serverless technologies.…

Why Database Performance Is Key to Understanding Application Health

Traditional database and application monitoring used to mean talking about a single server, in a single data center, in a single location. Many monitoring tools were—and still are—built around this…

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