Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 15, 2014
Any strategy for managing the network infrastructure must include a direct understanding of how well the network is playing its role in application and service delivery. This is the realm of Application-aware Network Performance Management (ANPM), and it is essential to understand the primary requirements for such systems in order to adequately evaluate and select tools and products that will best meet the need. This paper reviews the challenges that ANPM solutions are best fit to address, which qualities and capabilities are of most importance, and how one alternative, Riverbed’s Cascade Solution, stacks up.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Aug 22, 2014
The world’s largest organizations are adopting cloudbased infrastructure and services at a dizzying pace. Software as a service (SaaS) offerings such as Salesforce.com and Microsoft Office 365 are among the more popular cloud-based services. When moving services to the cloud, data centers are no longer local, so the end user experience can suffer. A poor or congested Internet connection between the user and the cloud service will mean sluggish application delivery that puts a damper on user productivity and ultimately threatens application usage.
Service virtualization and testing automation speed time-to-market: Discover how Walgreens has reduced application development cycle time (from 10 weeks to 5 to 7 weeks), transformed testing into a non-linear, agile process and ensured high quality of proprietary business applications using HP Application Lifecycle Management solutions. Walgreens is a leader in providing consumers with multi-channel access to pharmacy and health-and-wellness related goods and services
Application performance has become a hot topic in recent years—but our need for it is, quite honestly, nothing new. Your websites and applications can thrive, or face severe costs, depending on how well you deliver content to your users, and web architecture has had to evolve to deliver to your users. Download this new ebook to learn more about modern applications architecture, including how application delivery has evolved, why the modern application has increased performance expectations and demands and why NGINX and NGINX Plus are the solutions your DevOps team has been waiting for.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Aug 19, 2014
Over the past nine years, WAN optimization has transformed from a point-product that solved isolated problems into a strategic
cornerstone for application delivery. New acceleration capabilities boost user productivity and satisfaction while reducing time to
market. WAN optimization can now be more flexibly integrated into environments to accelerate diverse traffic types, and it includes
functionality such as inbound QoS, network performance visibility, and application-intelligent control.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
As enterprises have embraced IT trends like cloud computing and virtualization, their operational needs have evolved to make application performance more important than ever before. But operating applications at peak performance is challenging in the cloud. That's why many enterprise IT departments now have Applications Operations groups tasked with ensuring that applications run efficiently across these complex IT stacks. But, most tools designed to address these application performance management (APM) issues were never designed for this dynamic environment. To achieve smooth delivery of applications at all times, Applications Operations groups need APM solutions that can give them insight and analytics to manage their apps. This SlashGuide gives IT managers a scorecard to identify APM solutions that will deliver more efficient application performance.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 20, 2015
Applications are the life of any enterprise and key enablers of workforce productivity and business agility. But, the application landscape is changing rapidly - the number and type of applications is increasing, the move to cloud and SaaS for application delivery is growing, bandwidth costs are decreasing and the reliability of the Internet has improved. Inevitably, there are also changes in network and infrastructure topologies.
The hybrid enterprise has become a reality. The hybrid enterprise has become a standard.
With its new TriScale Technology, Citrix is enabling a genuine revolution for enterprise cloud networks by providing an unrivaled set of capabilities that smartly scale application and service delivery infrastructures, affordably and with no additional complexity.
According to Forrester Research, we have entered the era of Continuous Delivery. Clients are shifting from agile transformation to DevOps, while modern application delivery leaders are embracing DevOps to accelerate delivery of innovation.
Modern mobile applications connect systems-of-engagement (mobile apps) with systems-of-record (traditional IT) to deliver new and innovative business value. But the lifecycle for development of mobile apps is also new and different. Emerging trends in mobile development call for faster delivery of incremental features, coupled with feedback from the users of the app "in the wild". This loop of continuous delivery and continuous feedback is how the best mobile apps keep their users engaged and also produce the most compelling apps in the market.
Join us for this webcast to learn about how IBM offers a solution that enables our clients to use continuous quality as an effective means of mobile application development.
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IBM DevOps for Bluemix provides an integrated set of DevOps services in the IBM Bluemix PaaS, for individuals and teams building mobile and cloud applications (‘systems of engagement’) that enable teams to shrink the application delivery cycle time, and consistently deliver software with speed, quality and accuracy. This session provides an overview of IBM DevOps services on Bluemix, focusing on quickly getting started with new projects and collaborative development with agile tracking and planning.
In this paper, IBM proposes that organizations relying on the traditional waterfall process for systems and software delivery-that is, an engineering governance model-need to make changes to reduce risk and improve results
Agile Development and DevOps emphasize quick feedback cycles. But how do we test non-trivial applications with many components? What do we do when some components are outside of our control, expensive to access, or simply not ready to test against? Delaying integration testing or running the tests infrequently is can cause problems to linger, quality to fall, and delivery delays.
Delivering applications that meet the needs of the business can be a challenge in a complex business climate that is constantly changing. Diverse, multiple heterogeneous environments are the norm, all of which must be maintained and deployed. Multiple tools and technologies connect, support and create work.
This paper will explore best practices for identifying and eliminating seven types of waste: Waiting, handoffs and task switching, motion, extra processes, extra features, partially completed work and defects.
UrbanCode Deploy provides extensive capabilities for configuring WebSphere Application Server (WAS) through plug-ins: Application Deployment for WebSphere - which enables the auto-discovery of WAS cells; and Middleware Configuration for WebSphere - which allows for management of WAS configurations. When combined, UrbanCode Deploy and these plug-ins enable a rapid, controlled method for continuous delivery to WebSphere Application Servers.
This book defines the basics of application release and deployment, and provides best practices for implementation with resources for a deeper dive. Inside you will find:
• Business and technical drivers behind automated application release and deployment
• Evaluation guides
• Success stories that utilize application release and deployment solutions
In this eBook, we share how IBM software and solutions can help an organization manage quality and begin testing SAP solutions and the integrations they depend on earlier, continuously, while testing smarter.
Competitive pressures, increased marketplace demands and the constant need to reduce expenses have only intensified the demands put on companies to develop and deploy their software applications quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. Read about the key barriers companies must cross as they attempt to streamline their software delivery processes and learn how to bridge the gap between development and operations in this paper.