End-to-End Application Management in the Age of Cloud Computing

  • ID: 1878079
  • August 2011
  • Region: Global
  • 23 Pages
  • Enterprise Management Associates
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Cloud Computing has ushered in a new era of enterprise IT in which IT has become a service broker and systems integrator as well as a service provider. This relatively recent (and rapid) shift introduces a variety of management and governance issues, many of which are related to monitoring and managing business applications.

Today's companies are struggling to answer a variety of important questions related to performance and availability management. The intent of this paper is to uncover the nature of these challenges and open up discussion regarding the capabilities necessary to address them.

The 2011 paper is in two parts. The first section outlines requirements for managing the different Cloud "flavors," and updates Enterprise Management Associate's (EMA's) Application Management Semantic Model to reflect the addition of Cloud Analytics. The second section reports the results of EMA's latest end-to-end application management survey on Cloud usage and the ways in which today's IT organizations are managing Cloud services.

This research builds on similar research published in 2008 and 2010 by adding a Cloud component. The series was initially undertaken on the READ MORE >

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Problem Definition: What Happens When Applications Move to the Public Cloud?

Private and Public Cloud: Two Different Animals
Private Cloud
Public Cloud

Cloud Monitoring as an Extension of Traditional Application Management

EMA Semantic Model – Original

Managing Public and Private Cloud
EMA Semantic Model – Updated
2011 Survey Results
Summary of Key Findings

Detailed Findings
Software Technologies and Architectures
Cloud, SaaS, and On-Premise Application Hosting
Cloud Readiness


Appendix A

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