APM Blog

February 03, 2017
Pete Waterhouse

Businesses in every vertical are in race to gain a competitive edge, understanding that anything in a digital world has a limited shelf-life. To do this they're turning to big data and analytics; gleaning valuable information and then pivoting quickly before the pack catches up — essentially they win because their insights are actionable ...

January 30, 2017
Derek Stevens

The role of IT Operations is changing and that shouldn't come as a surprise. IT budgets are flat and at first glance, this may seem like a very bad omen. With the increased complexity of applications and infrastructure, how is IT Ops expected to do more with less and maintain high availability for more apps than ever before? ...

January 18, 2017
Pete Waterhouse

IT leaders can get blindsided by the cloud's idiosyncrasies ― to such an extent that they miss some incredible opportunities. There are many possible explanations for this and some border on the absurd ― like cloud is always insecure or cloud models aren't right for our business. The real truth, however, is much more profound. We fail to maximize cloud opportunity because we engineer against it ...

January 09, 2017
Erhan Giral

We often underestimate the importance of application performance monitoring during cloud migrations. Basic before-after tests aside, a healthy monitoring culture within an organization helps to facilitate the migration ...

December 22, 2016
Amy Feldman

CA Technologies’ Application Performance Management product innovation solidifies strong market position, ranking #2 out of 20 Global APM vendors in the Research In Action "Vendor Selection Matrix – Next Generation Application Performance Management SaaS And Software: The Top 20 Global Vendors 2017" ...

December 19, 2016
David Hardman

Behind the pretty face of a modern application can be a complex array of microservices, containers such as Docker, APIs, middleware and backend services, spanning mobile, cloud and on-premises. As it turns out, modern approaches to building these apps can make development more efficient but create monitoring challenges including blind spots, complexity, difficulty in answering the "what changed" question and alert storms – not to mention the increasing scale required to monitor them. How do you overcome the challenges of monitoring modern applications? ...

December 12, 2016
Pete Waterhouse

I'm no expert on wizard pastimes, but it strikes me that ensuring Microservices stay performant is like trying to catch the Golden Snitch in a game of Quidditch. Like the snitch, Microservices are small, fast and dart about at incredible speeds ...

December 08, 2016
Kieran Taylor

Peer into any connected device: mobile, tablets, wearables, IoT, etc. and you will find APIs at work. As prevalent as APIs have become, it's surprising that monitoring these new frameworks is still an afterthought for many teams. Failure to build out a monitoring strategy can lead to blindspots that will make Node.js performance tuning and triage a huge challenge ...

November 30, 2016
Srikant Noorani

Over the last couple of years we've been seeing a trend in the industry where application performance management (APM) is "shifting left" from production to pre-production and the application development space. The thinking behind that "Shift Left" strategy is that the same visibility and deep insight that APM provides in the production environment can be leveraged by the developer to deliver a quality build ...

November 22, 2016
Ashley George

It's that time of year again, Black Friday – where website traffic surges approximately 200% as customers look to shop the sales from the comfort of their homes. Synthetic monitoring can be exactly what you need to make sure your website is ready for the largest online shopping days of the year ...

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