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  • Choosing performance monitoring tools

    This chapter evaluates server performance monitoring tools for IT pros who are considering investing in new products to help record, analyze and ultimately improve performance in their data center and/or private cloud.

    To ensure that inv... 

  • interrupt latency

    Interrupt latency, also called interrupt response time, is the length of time that it takes for a computer interrupt to be acted on after it has been generated. In most computers, a trade-off exists among interrupt latency, throughput, and processor ... 

  • abend (abnormal end)

    An abend (a combining of two words, abnormal end, when operator messages were as short as possible) is an abnormal, rather than planned, end or termination of a computer program because of some problem with how it is running. 

  • COBOL (Common Business Oriented Language)

    COBOL (Common Business Oriented Language) was the first widely-used high-level programming language for business applications. Many payroll, accounting, and other business application programs written in COBOL over the past 35 years are still in us... 

  • data center services

    Data center services is a collective term for the supporting components necessary for the proper operation of a repository for storage, management and dissemination of data organized around a body of knowledge or pertaining to an enterprise... (Cont... 

  • IMS (Information Management System)

    IMS (Information Management System) is a database and transaction management system that was first introduced by IBM in 1968. Since then, IMS has gone through many changes in adapting to new programming tools and environments. 

  • event forwarding

    Event forwarding is the transmission of information to a centralized computer concerning events that take place on remote computers or servers... (Continued) 

  • screen scraping

    Screen scraping is programming that translates between legacy application programs (written to communicate with now generally obsolete input/output devices and user interfaces) and new user interfaces so that the logic and data associated with the le... 

  • Uptime Institute, Inc.

    The Uptime Institute, Inc. is a consortium of companies devoted to maximizing efficiency and uptime in data centers and IT (information technology) organizations... (Continued) 

  • smoke testing

    Smoke testing is non-exhaustive software testing, ascertaining that the most crucial functions of a program work, but not bothering with finer details. The term originated from a similarly basic type of hardware testing, in which the device passed...... 

  • HP OpenView

    HP OpenView is a suite of business computer management or "e-services" programs from Hewlett-Packard (HP), which states that the suite is "among the world's 20 largest software businesses. 

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  • Virtualization for test labs

    A virtualization expert explains how virtualized environments can be cost-effective alternatives in creating test labs in this video from Data Center Decisions 2008. 

About Application performance management

Find news and advice about application management -- application performance and monitoring in particular -- as it relates to the data center.