This week’s five: Elevate your network performance with a bird’s eye view

This week’s five is a weekly column on five recent reads from all over the web. This week, we’ll talk about network performance management. What’s the next big thing going on in the world of IT? Most would say the cloud. But the cloud doesn’t run on it’s own. And neither do any of the on-premises components of IT. They all run on an unpredictable and complex operational system of data flows called the network. Now, the network can be really tricky. That is why we have network performance management (NPM) tools in the first place, to monitor activities all across the network. While enterprises already know the value of these tools, startups might think they’re not that important. But

What Is SDS? Software-Defined Storage Defined

The software-defined storage (SDS) market, according to MarketsandMarkets, is expected to be worth a whopping $5.41 billion by 2018. On the other hand, a survey by ManageEngine revealed that several storage admins (about 47% of the respondents) are not even sure if SDS will benefit their storage strategy. These differing view points on SDS suggest that storage admins have a lot of questions about SDS. Fortunately, we have some answers below.  So what is SDS? SDS is a centrally managed, supervisor software program that combines the storage capacity of multiple storage devices into one pool. This improves the availability, speed, and utilization of storage. As long as it complies with basic standards, any t

This Week’s Five: What’s trending now in IT?

This Week’s Five is a weekly column of five interesting reads from all over the web, with a different topic each week. This week, we’ll explore the latest trends in the IT market. In the IT space, trends are dictated by:
  • Unprecedented demands for certain technologies from end users or business organizations
  • Potential for disruption to IT or the enterprise
Let’s take a sneak peak into few disruptive technology trends in 2013. BYOD – At the highest level, there are three important things to know about BYOD: It’s here to stay and is all set to grow; the potential risks are real, so mitigation is required; and it can’t be ignored or wished away.

ManageEngine Thoughts: Software Defined Networking #1

With Software Defined Networking (SDN) being the new industry buzzword, more and more people including network architects, CIOs and CTOs have started exploring SDN and its capabilities to cater to the growing demands of enterprise and cloud services. Google statistics show there has been an exponential increase in search numbers for Software Defined Networking in recent times. This industry interest has triggered a wave across networking giants to tag “SDN” for marketing mileage,
Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment n

[E-book] The Evolution to Real-time IT


Free eBook from ManageEngine Features Leading Industry Analyst Research on How to Augment APM with Conventional Monitoring.

We just released an eBook explaining  the evolution to real-time IT. Something which ManageEngine has been talking about and delivering to the market for quite a while. Real-time IT calls for IT to make the most of today’s game-changing technologies and deliver immediate services to organizations that are operating at an ever-increasing pace. It compels IT to operate at the speed of business, leveraging technologies to support new business models and applications.
The main takeaways from the eBook are:
  • What is Real-time IT?: Today’s IT infrastructure is more dynamic

Going beyond plain virtualization monitoring – The new white paper from ManageEngine

Virtualization technology has transformed the way business works with IT. However, rapid virtualization and the co-existence of virtual environments with physical and cloud entities have introduced many new complexities to businesses from an IT management point of view. 

While conventional monitoring tools can provide performance monitoring to an extent, they mostly lack the necessary operational intelligence required to track today’s complex virtualized infrastructures. What businesses need is a solution that offers more than just plain vanilla virtualization monitoring.

Our new white paper discusses the challenges faced by organizations in managing virtual environments a

New in Applications Manager: End user monitoring enhancements, vCenter support and more

We recently rolled out version 10 of Applications Manager – our application performance management solution. The release was announced at VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas. Here is a quick heads up of the features and enhancements that have gone into this release.

Enhancements to End User Experience Monitoring

Applications Manager now provides the ability to monitor the performance of business-critical network services such as Ping, LDAP, DNS and mail server from multiple monitoring locations. These locations can either be enterprise branch offices or actual customer locations. This is in addition to the Real Browser Monitoring technology which is used to measure user experience of web applications

Integrated Performance Management for Physical, Virtual and Cloud Infrastructure – The New White Paper from ManageEngine

As organizations look for ways to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and increase scalability, cloud computing and virtualization are playing a vital part in their IT strategies. However, these new technologies also present new challenges for organizations in the areas of application monitoring and application performance. Some of these challenges are increased difficulty in troubleshooting performance issues, virtual machine sprawl, etc. 

So, what do IT departments need to do to overcome these challenges? Our latest white paper looks into this in finer detail and also outlines the strategies that IT departments should adopt to ensure their services meet business goals.

This white paper ca

Now Monitor Hyper-V and VMware Servers from the Same Console

Yes, you heard it right! You can now monitor Microsoft Hyper-V using the latest version of ManageEngine Applications Manager (version 9.4). You may also remember that we already support VMWare Monitoring, which means you can now track the performance of VMware and Hyper-V servers from the same management console! As businesses use virtualization solutions from multiple vendors within their data center, we believe that this heterogeneous approach to virtual systems management is the way forward. Instead of having multiple point tools for different vendors, you can use Applications Manager to monitor and manage your virtual resources, as well as your entire hybrid IT infrastructure, from a single con…

Looking back at 2010

It’s been a busy 12 months for us here at ManageEngine Applications Manager team. While we continued to expand our user base, we also added key capabilities to Applications Manager and enhanced our existing feature set. Here is a quick recap of the year so far: Breaking New Ground Up until 2010, we were focusing primarily on monitoring the physical component of your IT infrastructure, including application servers, servers, databases, etc. This year, we broke new ground as far as monitoring capabilities are concerned. We ventured into virtualization monitoring as well as cloud monitoring. In fact, Applications Manager now lets you monitor the physical, virtual and cloud components of your hybrid…