Do you need performance management if you are running your application in the cloud at a cloud provider?
Performance management and security are the most important things running your application on premise or from the cloud.
Even at a cloud provider you are dealing with several issues in performance, in this simple picture we display only a few of the possibilities. For example even a cloud provider has to deal with hardware, but the main question in this example is; are they updating the BIOS or, for example, microcode if you deal with power systems. Next question is, who is responsible for performance if drivers getting out of date and system interrupts are delaying performance because of out of date drivers in the microcode. Also the total number of combinations in above example is x to many. You have to deal with many dll’s, execs, programs and all kind of combinations.
Finally you deal with the network between cloud and on premise, so new failing points are added to the many combinations. Does this mean that the cloud is not so promising as many of us like to believe?
No, the cloud is great for a lot of applications but you need to know who is responsible for all different parts otherwise, if performance is slowing down everybody will finger-point and nobody takes responsibility.
Also if we look to the total number of performance deals we had in 2015 and in the beginning of 2016. Last year we had zero % request from cloud providers for performance issues. This year 90% of the requests are cloud providers with customers experiencing performance problems.
3 april 2016
Last year we had zero % request from cloud providers for performance issues. This year 90% of the requests are cloud providers with customers experiencing performance problems.