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Close Encounters with Out of This World Digital Experience By Aaron Rudger As technologists, we find ourselves in the middle of tumultuous times and radical change: cloud, containers, automation, artificial intelligence, mobility, the Internet of Things, cyberwarfare, digital transformation, and more! When the $&#! hits the fan, military strategists reference a mental framework called the OODA loop, to sort chaos into clarity. At Perform 2017, we were reminded of how customers continue to find clarity amidst today’s complexity by focusing on their customers. This year’s Digital Experience track at Perform reminded us all of how to successfully orient performance management around the customer. Adobe’s Operations Monitoring Transformation Story Think you’ve got a lot of change to deal with? Try transforming an entire multi-BILLION dollar business from selling license... (more)

Causation and Correlation in #Monitoring | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #APM

Causation and Correlation: What Difference Does It Make? By Joseph Hoffman Causation and Correlation: What’s the difference? Why does it matter? Does it matter? Some vendors use time-based correlation to connect events across multiple observed data sets, and claim there’s a connection between two observed data sets. This type of approach is flawed and can lead to wildly inaccurate conclusions, which itself leads to wasted time by technical teams and high cost to the business. In the chart below we observe the Number of Requests and the Memory Utilization. Wow, the increase in the... (more)

The Myth of 'Mission-Critical' | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #APM #Monitoring

The Myth of 'Mission-Critical': Irrational Thinking in Modern IT Management By Susan Cole I was reading an article today that discusses managing “mission-critical” applications. I really dislike that term. It’s trite, it’s dated – even nonsensical. It suggests that applications fall into two groups – mission-critical, and…optional? marginal? unnecessary? one step away from being voted off the island? Here’s the fallacy with that view – people that run IT organizations are smart, and they invest in stuff that matters to the business. They don’t run apps that don’t provide value be... (more)

SOA or Microservices? | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #IoT #Docker #Microservices

This is a no-hype, pragmatic post about why I think you should consider architecting your next project the way SOA and/or microservices suggest. No matter if it’s a greenfield approach or if you’re in dire need of refactoring. Please note: considering still keeps open the option of not taking that approach. After reading this, you will have a better idea about whether building multiple small components instead of a single, large component makes sense for your project. This post assumes that you have experience with software architecture and services (you’ll find some words about... (more)

Visually Complete & Speed Index for Real User Monitoring (RUM)

I am very excited, and proud, to let you know that we brought Visually Complete and Speed Index to real user monitoring. This used to be available only in Synthetic. Whilst this was great now being able to immediately correlate Visually Complete metrics against core business metrics like bounce rates, error rates, and conversions opens a new dimension of insight. This is great news for the industry according to, Patrick Meenan, the founder of WebpageTest.org and Principal Engineer at Google. He says: “Most of the performance metrics do a good job of technically measuring how a pa... (more)