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Why Application Performance Management Matters Now
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tommckeown
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tommckeown,
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1/23/2013 | 5:10:27 PM
re: Why Application Performance Management Matters Now
while I agree with the problem definition above, I think a key coverage element is not described at all. Enterprise applications are not built only on java and .net application servers. They have web servers, proxies, LDAPs, Message brokers and of course native code based (C/C++ and others) application servers. APM tools have to address a mix of application topologies AND follow through the transaction as it accesses resources in and out of the enterprise data center. This, to date, still is addressed only by a single vendor - Correlsense.
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1/14/2013 | 3:02:58 AM
re: Why Application Performance Management Matters Now
Great article. Here is an interesting webinar with Dan Kusnetzky where he is presenting evaluation criteria and best practices for APM in virtualized environments: http://www.eginnovations.com/w...
ArtWittmann
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1/10/2013 | 3:29:32 PM
re: Why Application Performance Management Matters Now
Nice piece, Charlie. I don't think anyone thinks or thought that APM doesn't matter. It's a matter of getting an APM system in place that both supplies useful information and that is cost effective to implement and manage. Incumbent systems don't fit virtualized scale out environments, and the new breed of providers are good, but green. Hard to blame IT pros for a wait and see attitude, even when it means they don't have all the info they really need.

Synthetic transactions are great for spotting issues, but it's a reactive method and doesn't typically tell you anything about what's actually going wrong. Useful, but in a limited way.

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1/10/2013 | 12:37:27 PM
re: Why Application Performance Management Matters Now
Charles I would argue that the modern application performance monitoring solutions needs to actually manage the application - in real-time with minimal human intervention other by way of policies placed in controllers and supervisors embedded directly within the application itself.

http://www.jinspired.com/site/...

"The New APM goes beyond performance monitoring in providing an integral managed application service, built on advance application management technologies such as intelligent activity metering, adaptive execution control, quality of service (QoS), and real-time discrete event simulation, that when combined cohesively enables the self regulation and self adaptation of the application to be automatically driven by key internal behavioral signals it emits, observes and assesses with little or no human intervention."


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