As businesses transition to embrace cloud services, application solutions are becoming significantly more complex and federated. Every additional component stitched to the core application can potentially introduce unforeseen nuances that can lead to unexpected events that cause issues.
The basic relationship between any components you add to a process is geometric. Simply speaking, every component – be it an application, or a disk or a database or a cloud service or anything, can potentially interact with every other business process and or service components.
Sometimes the relationships can be direct and easy to understand and other time they can be very subtle and complex to describe. But you need to be able to consider every potential interaction to be able to fully understand the impact of technology on your business process. With complex processes it’s never the obvious that causes an issue, it’s the complex interplay between multiple component parts that leads to changes that are the hardest to find.
Application Performance Management (APM) systems have been the method by which most companies monitor and manage the performance of their IT environments and by extension their business applications. But most of these systems rely on the business to define the relationship between applications and technology to be able to interpret the business performance by writing libraries of customer code (or scripts). And the process of writing the code bases and maintaining these code bases of technology-to-business understanding has become a major and never-ending undertaking. There are many large companies that are now locked in to legacy APM solutions because the cost and complexity of replacing this code base is too great. They have become locked into a system that feels like the apocryphal albatross around the neck. This albatross has the added impact of allowing the vendors of these legacy systems to charge whatever they like, because they know their customers are unable to leave them.
But what if there was a way to escape the albatross around your neck?
What if there was a simple solution that could allow you to automatically abstract business understanding from your IT environments, and this system could co-exist with your existing APM solution, requiring no re-engineering, and immediately provide you with a detailed understanding of every single business transaction in a way that qualitatively and quantitively describes your users experience.
This solution would dramatically improve the performance of your IT teams, your business applications and move you quickly to achieve your performance goals within budget.
Here’s the deal – This solution exists today, and you can have it right now, from a vendor that has a proven 25-year record of delivery for all sizes of business.