In our 28-criteria evaluation of application performance management (APM) solutions, we identified the 14 most significant vendors — AppDynamics, AppNeta, BMC Software, CA Technologies, Dell, Dynatrace, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), IBM, ManageEngine, Microsoft, Nastel Technologies, NetScout, New Relic, and Riverbed Technology — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals make the right choice for their organization.
Cloud computing has been gaining momentum for years. As the technology leaves the early adopter phase and becomes mainstream, many organizations find themselves scrambling to overcome the challenges that come with a more distributed infrastructure. One of those difficulties is getting through a major cloud migration.
It is one thing to roll out a few applications and cloud pilot projects, it is an entirely different challenge to start using the cloud across multiple lines of business at massive scale. That is the point that organizations are beginning to reach, and the time has come to take a serious look at cloud migration best practices.
Performance testing has always been about ensuring the scalability of a software application. Until the arrival of the first performance test automation solutions in the late 90’s, performance testing was a manual process that was difficult, if not impossible, to test in a consistent and reliable fashion.
The arrival of these new tool sets suddenly allowed software testers to turn discrete user actions into scripts that could be combined and replayed as test scenarios. Solving the consistency and reliability challenge, software testers could now repeat the same test on demand while reinforcing and imposing some new requirements.
Perhaps more than any programming language, Java continues to have a profound impact on how people navigate today’s world. Java’s functionality is responsible for setting a great deal of what users expect in terms of performance from their internet accessible devices.
The history of Java is more than two decades long and the language continues to grow and adapt in response to evolving consumer and business expectations. Throughout all of these changes, however, the performance of Java applications remains a paramount concern for developers.
Azure has been through many rounds of changes that have significantly affected the ways in which .NET and other developers interact with the platform.
The shift in strategy has been rocky at times. In 2011, technology reviewers described Microsoft Azure as a confusing platform with a difficult to use web-based interface and incomprehensible documentation. Since then, the teams working on the platform have gradually improved it, resulting in a much more user-friendly platform that offers a well-organized array of services.
Every industry is going through digital transformation. Whether retail, manufacturing, media, finance, or software - in order to survive organizations are changing the way they operate in order to meet the demands of today’s connected customers. Whether it’s Uber redefining urban transportation for consumers, Slack enabling teams to collaborate in totally new ways, or Docker rivaling legacy virtualization providers, innovation is being powered by technology, and it’s happening faster than ever before.
A microservice architecture provides benefits in the areas of service isolation and deployment as well as independent scalability. These benefits lead to more rapid release cycles and better use of available resources. But a microservice architecture also presents a host of new challenges in both deployment as well as performance management.
The benefits to microservices far outweigh their challenges and, by identifying them early, you can plan for and ensure that your adoption of a microservices architecture goes smoothly.
DevOps has taken the IT world by storm over the last few years and continues to transform the way organizations develop, deploy, monitor, and maintain applications, as well as modifying the underlying infrastructure. DevOps has quickly evolved from a niche concept to a business imperative and companies of all sizes should be striving to incorporate DevOps tools and principles.
Larger organizations run into problems when monolithic architectures cannot be scaled, upgraded or maintained easily as they grow over time. Microservices architecture is an answer to that problem. It is a software architecture where complex tasks are broken down into small processes that operate independently and communicate through language-agnostic APIs.
In collaboration with Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), AppDynamics has conducted a survey of application management professionals and managers to determine exactly what IT organizations want and need from APM providers.
Here are some key findings from the research:
• Only 30% of companies currently have application-specific solutions to monitor apps
• 50% or fewer of the tools companies have purchased are actively being used to monitor apps
• 27% of application-related problems are detected by monitoring tools
• A “unified monitoring platform” is the top choice in a feature of an APM solution
Download the full report to review the findings and understand the key challenges and “must haves” associated with APM solutions voiced by IT professionals themselves.
This report from Forrester Research shows how, in today’s digitally-driven world, applications are at the center of the universe. They are the point atop the pyramid where code, data, and modern technologies such as cloud and the Internet of Things (IoTs) interact to enrich the lives of consumers, perform useful scientific and medical work, and drive business value.
Performance challenges can add up quickly with a poorly configured
cloud setup, and companies must get serious if they hope to transition
to the cloud successfully.
Businesses may be turning to the cloud at a breakneck pace, but that speed is leaving many without a clear plan as to how they want to reach their end destination.
This eBook discusses the history of application performance
testing, and with that backdrop, offers advice on combining
performance testing and Application Performance Monitoring
(APM) in the AWS cloud.
IDC’s research shows enterprises around the world are using multicloud strategies
to optimize the performance of modern and existing legacy applications running
on-premises, in public cloud services, and on legacy systems. In the early days of
enterprise cloud adoption, many organizations focused their cloud strategies on
enabling net-new cloud-native applications written to take advantage of dynamic cloud
infrastructure and pay-as-you-go consumption-based cost models. Early success with
these implementations is convincing more and more enterprises to expand their cloud
footprint and to migrate existing applications to cloud in order to enhance end-user
experiences, optimize cloud resource utilization and costs, and create a more flexible
and agile business environment.
Technologies once relegated to the pages of science fiction novels—artificial
intelligence, digital currency, and self-driving cars to name a few—have become a
reality. Enterprises must innovate with high velocity and at massive scale to stay
competitive. Cloud adoption has become a strategic imperative for enterprises—it’s
the price required to transform into a digital business.
Perhaps more than any programming language, Java continues to
have a profound impact on how people navigate today’s world. Java’s
functionality is responsible for setting a great deal of what users expect
in terms of performance from their internet-accessible devices.
The history of Java is more than two decades long and the language
continues to grow and adapt in response to evolving consumer and
business expectations. Throughout all of these changes, however, the
performance of Java applications remains a paramount concern for
Application performance monitoring (APM) companies are quickly becoming some of the most important players in the IT landscape as enterprises strive to deliver best-in-class customer experiences.
Download Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for APM to see:
• Gartner's updated evaluation criteria
• Evaluations of each recognized vendor
• An analysis of current trends in the APM market
DevOps has taken the IT world by storm over the
last few years and continues to transform the
way organizations develop, deploy, monitor, and
maintain applications, as well as modifying the
Cloud computing has been gaining momentum for
years. As the technology leaves the early adopter phase and
becomes mainstream, many organizations find themselves scrambling
to overcome the challenges that come with a more distributed
infrastructure. One of those difficulties is getting through a major
Microservices are a type of software architecture where large applications are made up
of small, self-contained units working together through APIs that are not dependent
on a specific language. Each service has a limited scope, concentrates on a particular
task and is highly independent. This setup allows IT managers and developers to build
systems in a modular way. In his book, “Building Microservices,” Sam Newman said
microservices are small, focused components built to do a single thing very well.