What Is Application Performance Management, and Why Do You Need It?

For more than half a century, businesses have run on technology, but more recently, businesses have started running on apps. However, unlike individual device users — who use apps mainly for fun — businesses need their apps to be as functional and efficient as possible, or else they waste time and money performing at less [...]

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What is Application Performance Management? Overview, Common Terms, and 10 Critical APM Features

APM refers to application performance management or application performance monitoring. You could argue that they are the same thing, or perhaps management infers being more proactive and monitoring only being reactive when it comes to the performance of your application. Either way, APM is an essential tool to help optimize and monitor the performance of [...]

Expert Advice on Cloud Application Performance Management

The next generation shift in hybrid infrastructure has arrived: organizations worldwide are adopting cloud computing and its trends to drive growth. Cloud application performance management is one of the key areas of IT infrastructure that businesses have been focusing on. Running applications in the cloud has its benefits, but monitoring performance and the resources that [...]

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Monitoring Kafka: Real-Time Ops Challenge

Monitoring Kafka: Real-Time Ops Challenge Let’s say you’re a long-time expert on message-oriented middleware – say, an MQSeries (now IBM MQ) pro from back in the day – and someone asked you to create an entirely new middleware product following modern, cloud-native architectural principles, able to process trillions of messages per day. What would it [...]

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Why Advanced IT Analytics Deployments Show Benefits That Are Too Good To Miss

In my previous blog, I shared why I felt that advanced IT analytics (AIA) is both an area of intense innovation, while at the same time a set of technologies that are truly coming of age. No longer just a technological curiosity, AIA solutions are already transforming many IT organizations for the better. As I [...]

Application performance management and DevOps: A winning combination

Application Performance Management (APM) can be a critical tool for successfully adopting a DevOps approach at your organization. APM was once exclusively the domain of the operations team, but with DevOps, each side now has visibility into the processes and capabilities of the other. This allows development to take advantage of APM capabilities that were [...]

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Making Application Performance Management Simple

With enough other things to worry about in your new business, you might wrap your head around Application Performance Management (APM). Why APM? As long as IT is the nervous system of any business, you need the tools to monitor and manage how your software applications work. By the time your business is operating comfortably, [...]

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How APM is like brewing a perfect cup of coffee

How APM tools help businesses understand the customer’s journey - Monitoring applications and user experiences is like making coffee. A person can heat up the water, measure the exact amount of coffee grinds, and put the right amount of milk or sugar in it, brewing what he or she thinks is the perfect cup of [...]

Application Performance Management And Customer Experience Analytics

For many years application performance management has been a trusted mainstay of infrastructure and operations teams. It provides valuable information to IT teams, helping them monitor complex applications and identify business critical issues. These 3 APM trends are taken from APM Digest extensive  4-part series trend report. Advanced Analytics Transforming APM: Customer Experience Analytics will [...]

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