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The number of vendors vying for the application performance management space has exploded in the last year. Almost every vendor in the space comes to it from a specific strength and has expanded its core offering to provide some level of application performance management (APM). What differentiates a strong APM solution from one that is a fragile, cobbled solution? Strong APM solutions are built to integrate into complex application environments. It won’t require you to replace your existing application monitoring tools. It will leverage them. Fragile APM solutions aren’t scalable or flexible because their architectures are not elastic and can’t transparently grow as demand increases. Often the complex event processing engine, if available, is an add-on not a core component and thus requires lots of maintenance. Strong APM solutions meet a business’s needs at its ... (more)

Life in the Slow Lane and Buried Under Event Big Data

Sitting in traffic the other day reminded me of a stock trading company that gets millions of system alerts a day.  Millions!!!  Do they all need attention?  Only some?  How can you know without viewing them all?  There is no way to personally handle such an enormous amount of alerts.  To have someone sit and look through millions of messages a day and determine how critical the alert is or the validity of the alert is just impossible. Then, a car went by in the Carpool Lane. It occurred to me, that a business system is much like the carpool lane.  The carpool lane allows vehicle... (more)

APM Technology Needs to Provide More Joy By @Nastel | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

APM Technology Needs to Provide More Joy By Cameron Haight So, I've been at my new role for about a month now and I'd like to share with you some observations that I've made with respect to the APM marketplace. In my conversations with many of the leading APM providers, I've seen some improvements in product integration, scale and in some cases, usability, since my earlier foray into this market several years ago. There is some new thinking about the need to support a broader range of users and environments. And in a few cases, some new pricing approaches are being introduced tha... (more)

What to expect from application performance monitoring tools

Without effective performance management, applications suffer response time delays, anger customers and ruin employee productivity. Trial-and-error troubleshooting and poor visibility into problems cause outages. Both situations make key business functions effectively unavailable for long periods of time, choking off the sales and production cycle. An APM tool must discover root causes and then identify fixes rapidly. Look for tools that can troubleshoot proactively as well as reactively. Are problem reports easy to use and on-point? Can you drill down deeply into any tier of t... (more)

The VoLTE stress test – new approaches to infrastructure monitoring – Rcr Wireless News

Today, monitoring platforms must be able to quickly tap into proprietary data formats (including performance logs), import structured data files, normalize them, meaningfully integrate multiple sources of data and report results via “dashboards” that … Read the source article at RCRWireless News Original Author: Vess Bakalov, CTO and Founder, SevOne The post The VoLTE stress test – new approaches to infrastructure monitoring – Rcr Wireless News appeared first on Middleware-centric APM. ... (more)