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Reinventing Application Performance Monitoring

Application Performance Management is highly essential in present times, not just for IT team empowerment, but for business productivity acceleration too. Read more

We are living in a time where having a smartphone is an obvious thing, and using it throughout the day for a number of reasons is oblivious. We wake up in the morning by an alarm that rings on our phones, immediately catch up on the daily happenings around the globe via in-short news, go for a run and keep a track of the footsteps on the activity tracker, book an uber to work, order a coffee pick on the way, and not to forget, social media is now an integral part of all our lives. And, all of this is being done on our smartphones with tiny applications in it.

Applications – this is the important aspect of owning a smartphone that makes one want to use it.

The modern day era is such that it has made applications an ubiquitous part of every person’s functioning throughout the day. And that is also the reason why it is so important for businesses to appropriately manage the performance of their apps.

Businesses have now realized the significance of offering their services on this handy device through compressed applications that make it easier for the users to avail them, making it equally important for the organizations to ensure that the performance of the application being offered is up to the mark, and leaves no room for user dissatisfaction. That is when Application Performance Monitoring comes into play.
Now, having an application is the first step towards APM, but how can one venture into this functionality to ensure that they get the most out of it and their applications are at their best behaviour?

Questions one must ask before venturing into the APM territory

  • What are my priority goals when it comes to APM? (eg- performance impact on UX, brand image)
  • What will be my target monitoring area? (eg – network monitoring, real user monitoring, etc)
  • Does my IT infrastructure have the capacity to integrate an APM solution directly into it? If not, how can that be managed?
  • What would be my MTTR (mean time to resolution), keeping in mind my audience and the service?
  • What vendor should I go for?

Why choosing the right APM vendor is the most important? 

When it comes to selecting a vendor for APM, one must take into consideration 3 things – 

  • The compatibility between the vendor offerings and your requirements
  • The flexibility in the offerings of the vendor
  • The integration capabilities

Solution providers such as AppDynamics have made a for themselves in the APM market with offerings that allow end-to-end visibility into the entire application infrastructure. AppDynamics delivers real time insights into cloud native deployments via Cloud Native Visualization functionality.

 Organizations can supercharge the performance of their applications with precise contextual alerts as well as advanced AI-powered root cause analysis all the while dramatically decreasing time-to-resolution across any environment. They can also see application performance and business performance metrics together and in real time to be in a position to underscore confidence in cloud computing as a tangible driver of business value and make informed investment decisions.

With the urban culture of mobility and on-the-go apps, monitoring performance of these entities is a crucial objective. Unifying IT teams via end-to-end observability of code level transactions that affect the KPIs that matter most to the business, one can boost the performance of underlying infrastructure of the application and APM is the way to go about it.

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