The Next Generation of Application Performance for the Cloud

Dr. Jim Metzler, Industry Analyst with Ashton, Metzler & Assoc. and David Oliver, Sr. Product Manager, VNS
The cloud frees your company from the burdens of building IT infrastructure but not from the responsibility of ensuring it all works. You will still get the call when customers can’t buy products off your website or finance can’t close the quarter in your ERP system. What will you do next?

For years enterprises have worked with network providers based on clear physical demarcation points, segmenting responsibility. That is no longer possible in today’s virtual world. We need Virtual Demarcations and the Enterprise needs a toolset to provide overall performance visibility.

During this discussion noted industry analyst Dr. Jim Metzler will review current industry trends and best practices in managing application and network performance in a Cloud or Virtualized environments. This will be followed by an overview from Mr. Doug Roberts who will share the newest technologies that provide visibility that reaches across groups and various network infrastructure components allowing for increased IT efficiency.
Jul 11 2012
59 mins
The Next Generation of Application Performance for the Cloud
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