APM Blog

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 ...

November 03, 2016
David Martin and Pradeep Kishore Somesula

Successful application performance monitoring and user monitoring inherently involves monitoring over time: not just hours and days, but weeks, months, and even years. The best businesses are always watching how Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) change, and these best-of-breed businesses react immediately to subtle shifts that can presage trouble, the kind that would be very expensive to fix were it allowed to continue. To ignore the latest changes in performance amounts to driving an online business blindfolded, and at great speed ...

October 28, 2016
Haroon Ahmed

DevOps principles break down silos, but clearly, they need the right tools to be effective. A recent IT World survey showed that organizations wanting to move to DevOps are not investing in the right tools for monitoring the end user experience and enterprise applications ...

October 25, 2016
Rajat Mishra

Elasticsearch is an amazing real time search and analytics engine. One of the key strengths of Elasticsearch is that it’s very easy to start using. However, that doesn't mean the default configurations will work while using it in production. Here are five important lessons we learned from our experience using Elasticsearch in a large scale distributed environment which can be considered while deploying Elasticsearch to production ...

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