81% of companies in India have had problems with enterprise applications

A survey released by software developer company revealed that 81% of surveyed companies in India have had critical problems with performance of their applications. In total, a third of these companies suffered financial losses because of slow applications.

Enterprise applications today are considered the center of different sizes and sectors operations. With the advancement of connectivity trends like Bring Your Own Device ( BYOD ), the cloud and the model of Software as a Service (SaaS), adopted by a larger number of companies today, these applications gain increasing importance for business users, which now depend more on its delivery.

According to the survey, almost all corporate end users in India (99%) stated that the proper functioning of enterprise applications is essential for the execution of their work routines. For 83% of them, this type of application has also become more important in the last five years to carry out their work.

Still, IT teams around the country struggle to ensure availability. According to the result of survey, 86% of respondents said they have contacted the IT department at least once in the past year because of performance problems or application availability. Of the total, 46% claimed to have contacted the IT six times or more in a year.

The importance of the resulting performance and availability of applications requires that the IT industry will expand beyond the focus on infrastructure management and adopt the application centric management. And the quality of that management can build or break a company. It is not just an application that is running, but it works to meet end user expectations.

The perception of the survey is that business users are also fewer patients with problems of application delivery. 71% of them said they expect the problems to be solved in no more than an hour after reported.

But it hardly happens, according to the results shown. About 40% of respondents said they waited a whole day to availability issues were resolved.

The survey was conducted in August 2014 and interviewed 207 users of enterprise applications of small, medium and large, the public and private sectors in India.

Google Compute Engine (GCE) is now available for all In India

Google-Compute-EngineGoogle has finally opened cloud computing Google Compute Engine (GCE) services to all, announced a half years ago. Given the experience in the development of Google’s scalable solutions, services for developers and the largest park in the world of servers, GCE may well compete with EC2. No one will be bad if the two giant competitor will dump. dated the day of the premiere a few amenities:

  • Reduced prices for instances by 10%;
  • Support for 16-core instances (up to 104 GB of RAM) for high-performance computing and NoSQL database;
  • Except Debian and CentOS kernel from Google, now in virtual machines can run FreeBSD or any Linux distributions and kernels with any software, including Docker , FOG , xfs and aufs.

Google promises 24/7 support, 99.95% uptime (with payment of compensation in the event of non-compliance ). Planned engineering works for testing, upgrade servers and software in the GCE cloud hosting services will be made on a special procedure, small portions of servers, c instances in the pre-transfer elsewhere. That is on uptime, it will not affect. Google supports the method of live migration Рmigration of virtual machines from one physical server to another without stopping the virtual machine and stop services.

in case of hardware failure or other event, the owner of the virtual machine can advance activate automatic reboot ( Automatic Restart ), so that the site will be back online within minutes. Automatic restart is not activated when you turn off the machine manually ( Sudo Shutdown ). Starting today, 60% reduced storage costs (Persistent Disk): 4 cents per gigabyte per month instead of the previous 10 cents. IO operations are now becoming free (included in the cost of hosting). Previous price was 10 cents per million operations. Thus, the cost of hosting 400 GB with a typical load of I / O is reduced by 92% even up to $16 per month. Cost standard instances in all regions is reduced by 10%.