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Multi-cloud strategies offer undeniable benefits of speed and scalability. But it also comes with some downsides, including architectural complexity and a lack of consistent application services across platforms.

This ebook looks at the good, the bad and the downright ugly of adopting a multi-cloud strategy. Read it today!

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Many organizations understand the benefits of cloud computing, but their journey has been done in an ad hoc manner. There is, however, much to consider before moving to the cloud, such as choosing one cloud or multiple clouds to run on, or adopting a hybrid on-premises/cloud strategy.

Some numbers:
56% of F5 survey respondents say their cloud decisions are made on a per-application, case-by-case basis
42% say applying consistent security across all company applications was a challenge.
Read this white paper to learn the 4 key steps to take when starting your journey to the cloud!

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By understanding the distinct phases of incident management in technology environments, teams can build a comprehensive plan to prepare for, react to, and analyze the impact of an incident. Download the Five Stages of Incident Management white paper and gain clear insight into:

Understanding each stage of incident management
Helpful tips on driving improvements across each stage
Key insights into the practices of top incident management teams
OpsGenie bridges the flow of data across DevOps monitoring tools for unmatched visibility into system and application health. This helps teams work smarter and react faster across the development lifecycle.

Regardless of how established your incident management practices are, this white paper has been designed to take you to the next level.

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APIs power today’s connected digital world, extending the functionality of web applications and driving automation. While they improve extensibility and innovation, API’s can also hurt your end-user’s experience if integrations are not available or functioning properly, so API monitoring has become critical to protecting performance.

This API monitoring primer covers:
  • Description of modern APIs and web services
  • Illustration of data transfer methods (SOAP, REST) and common data structures (XML, JSON)
  • Using Catchpoint to monitor APIs (alerts, SLA monitoring, root cause analysis)
  • Using webhooks to integrate performance data with your existing tools

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With more applications moving to the cloud, the role of IT moves from managing performance and availability, to governance. Ensuring service level agreements (SLAs) are being met is important for both the consumer and provider of a SaaS service.

This handbook is a deep dive into the importance of establishing and monitoring SLAs for both consumers and cloud service providers. It provides general best practices for setting up metrics and reports and then explains very specifically how to achieve this with Catchpoint.

This SLA Monitoring handbook covers:
Service level indicators (SLI), objectives (SLO), and agreements (SLA)
Creating and maintaining SLA monitoring reports
Configuring alerts for SLA breaches
Cloud monitoring best practices
Enforcing SLAs for critical business transactions and third-party tags
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Organizations planning a migration to the cloud must be confident that they will be able to exceed the performance levels they’ve provided from their own systems.
This cloud migration guide covers:
  • The challenges of migration and how to mitigate
  • The “Cloud Imperative” as described by Gartner
  • Planning a migration and how to assess performance

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According to Gartner, cloud spending is estimated to reach $383 billion by 2020. While cloud services (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, etc.) and cloud providers (Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, etc.) have opened new opportunities, they bring new challenges for IT organizations. The traditional role of IT and monitoring needs to evolve to meet the changing needs of a cloud-first world.

This cloud performance management guide covers:
  • Definition of ‘cloud performance’ and the ‘State of the Cloud’
  • How to develop a cloud performance monitoring strategy, including CDN, DNS, and API monitoring
  • Tips for SLA management
  • Scope of critical cloud performance management capabilities

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An introduction to the benefits and use cases of Microservices, Containers, and APM

As more enterprises embrace DevOps practices and move workloads to the cloud, application architects are increasingly looking to design choices that maximize the speed of development and deployment. Two of the fastest growing are containers and microservices.

Download this white paper to learn:

  • How containers and microservices work
  • The benefits and challenges of using them
  • How a unified view of the enterprise stack and effective application performance monitoring (APM) can help to maximize their benefits

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Large enterprises require complex services to provision and allocate systems and resources—with consistent processes and standards. Red Hat Consulting partners with customers to standardize, streamline, and automate processes across departments and environments, integrating with existing systems. Experienced Red Hat subject matter experts develop a reliable life-cycle management strategy using self-service catalogs that leave full control of the infrastructure with the customer.

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Cloud computing environments are now a dominant feature of the IT landscape with organizations moving legacy on-premises applications to the cloud with ever-increasing regularity. But migrating an application to the cloud requires more than merely moving the application to a virtual machine at a cloud provider. Different organizations have disparate motivations for cloud migration, but there are key factors every ogranization should consider, and there are certainly best practices to help ensure a successful cloud migration effort. To gain the most benefits from cloud migration, plan ahead—both in the application architecture and the transition from on premises to cloud.

Learn more when you download this white paper.

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Ansible by Red Hat can help organizations achieve an effective approach to business automation, but the path to DevOps can be long and complex. Outdated habits must be replaced with more efficient practices, but new tools and processes require buy-in from various stakeholders across the organization. Additionally, groups must be taught the specific best practices for their work. Red Hat Consulting helps customers successfully adopt and integrate Ansible to create and sustain standardized, centralized automation practices that add business and market value and build a solid foundation for DevOps.

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How to maintain peak performance of systems connected to SharePoint.

From end user monitoring to server support, SharePoint is filled with collaborative services and resources. But navigating all of the moving parts can be daunting. AppDynamics can help your enterprise manage this so you can work better together with SharePoint — and across your business.

Download this eBook and discover:

  • A deeper understanding of SharePoint and how other components can take advantage of it
  • The elements of comprehensive coverage and total visibility into ops with prebuilt monitoring configurations
  • How AppDynamics and SharePoint work to establish stability and productivity

Download this eBook now to see the benefits of putting AppDynamics and SharePoint to work for your enterprise.

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