How the Cloud Ultimately Improves the User Experience

Michael Vizard
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Cloud Computing Performance Matters

Performance issues are already a major concern.

One of the things that has always been problematic for IT organizations is that there has always been a marked difference between what the application management dashboards have been telling them and what end users were actually experiencing.


More often than not this meant deploying someone from IT to actually sit beside a user in hopes of replicating the actual problem. The trouble, of course, is that even if you could replicate the problem, it's hard to know exactly what systems or networks are involved because the actual end-user experience today is defined by a bevy of applications that could be running just about anywhere.

But with the advent of cloud computing, it's becoming a whole lot easier to actually remotely monitor what the end user is experiencing. In fact, this capability is the driving factor behind the acquisition today of WatchMouse B.V. by CA Technologies and a recent acquisition of Coradiant by BMC Software.


According to Melissa Sargeant, senior director of product marketing for CA Technologies, the company will make the WatchMouse remote monitoring service available as an add-on module that will be closely integrated with application performance management (APM) that CA Technologies makes available for deployment on premise.

The upside of all this renewed focus on remote-user monitoring is that the number of calls to the help desk about application performance issues should eventually drop, because for the first time IT organizations should be able to really discover issues long before the end user knows they are having them.

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Aug 9, 2011 12:59 PM Mani Mani  says:

Agree with the writer that the analytics both from system and application perspective will become easier to analyze and act upon. It would also be possible to compare also with peers in the industry.


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