re: What's Killing APM?
I agree that traditional APM solutions, which trouble shoot application performance issues from a technical perspective, may have outlived their usefulness. TodayGÇÖs smart enterprises are moving beyond APM, with dynamic application performance guarantee solutions that deliver the optimal end-user experience regardless of where the apps reside, the number of users and sites and the complexity of the traffic matrix.
ItGÇÖs true that one area where APM tools have let IT pros down is in keeping up with complexity. The increasing adoption of cloud based apps, SaaS, social media and the Internet means a loss of control, significant traffic increases, new competition for on-premise applications, difficulty distinguishing between business and recreational applications, and managing hybrid networks (MPLS + Internet, public and private cloud). Based on a recent survey that Ipanema conducted of 500 CIOs worldwide, 82% says they struggle with application performance and more than 60% say they don't have visibility into who is using what applications and the received performance.
But the best IT managers are guaranteeing application performance within this complexity by implementing new solutions that dynamically manage the network, prioritizing applications according to business objectives and defining, enforcing and controlling application SLAs. These new solutions also are automatically driving the network toward global application performance objectives, managing hybrid networks from an application performance standpoint and matching the price constraints of branch offices.
This new breed of solutions isnGÇÖt just for the big guys either-- even small-to-mid-sized organizations are leveraging new solutions that enable them to monitor and regulate network performance GÇô in some cases for only a few dollars per month.