White Papers

IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct this Total Economic Impact (TEI) study that examines the potential return on investment (ROI) for IBM Cloud Application Performance Management (APM). The study determined that, on average, organizations using APM could realize an Net Present Value (NPV) benefit of $6.5 million, with an ROI of 139% over a 3 year period. Download the study for more details.

Download a complimentary copy of 2018 Gartner MQ for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics from Riverbed.

Today, leading services like AWS allow your enterprise to develop, test, and launch your apps with more confidence than ever, with APM integration. Download this eBook and learn:
- The cloud’s impact on environment provisioning, APM, and performance testing
- What essential business and technical prerequisites are needed for performance testing in the AWS Cloud
- How to identify and leverage APM’s full potential in the AWS Cloud

In this eBook, you’ll learn:
- Why APM is a must-have for optimal business performance
- 7 steps to implement a robust APM strategy
- How to use AppDynamics APM to maximize IT’s business impact
Download the eBook today to discover how APM can help IT move the needle on business performance!

Read this survey analysis report and understand how the industry is gearing up for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x adoption:
- The expectations from Citrix admins about the migration to XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x
- Key factors driving adoption of 7.x
- Challenges expected before, during and after migration
- Citrix Cloud adoption trends
- Performance management needs and concerns

The trend speaks volumes. By 2020, more than 50% of global enterprises will be running containerized applications in production, up from less than 20% today, according to Gartner1. And IDC says that by 2021, more than 95% of new microservices will be deployed in containers. At the same time, containerized application environments have created exponential complexity in cloud-based application management and monitoring. Among the challenges:
- Increases in components, dependencies and communication flows that necessitate the need for automatic mapping and maintaining telemetry data when containers move.
- Microservice and container proliferation that mean intelligent visualization and analytics are needed to surface KPIs as well as avert alert storms.
- Microservice performance impacted by application metrics and individual container attributes that must be tracked by correlating across hosts, containers and applications.
- Dynamic changes to containers that require DevOps teams to have more reliable ways to determine what, when and how application performance is impacted.
Not easy tasks on their own – and why container monitoring has become an essential APM tool for DevOps to rapidly develop and deploy innovative, cloud-based applications by incorporating new approaches in metric capture, correlation, analytics, transaction tracing, and visualization. Yes, it’s complex. And yes, there is much to consider. Start here for a quick overview of the essentials of container monitoring.

Performance testing is critical for ensuring optimal application functionality and user experience. And when testing is combined with application performance management (APM) - it becomes a powerful enabler to implementing DevOps within an enterprise. Read this ebook to get:
- An overview of performance testing best practices
- A look at the most common performance problems
- An in-depth view of how to leverage APM to combat common performance testing risks
- A detailed checklist for measuring performance testing success

This eBook lays out the monitoring challenges confronting todays DevOps engineers, describing approaches to metric collection and visualization, the classes of modern monitoring, and importantly - how what methods work to tame complexity and ensure these dynamic application environments deliver on their promise.

By incorporating a shift–left monitoring approach into their DevOps practices, companies can maximize agility in software delivery without assuming undue risks. This eBook explains how you can achieve both agility and stability by shifting monitoring to the left in software delivery and DevOps workflows and building the feedback loops that typify high performing IT organizations and teams.

When it comes to performance testing, APM is as important as ever. This eBook offers a framework for how your enterprise can develop, test, and launch your apps efficiently in the AWS cloud. In this eBook, you'll also learn:
- The cloud's impact on environment provisioning, APM, and performance testing
- What essential business and technical prerequisites are needed for performance testing in the AWS Cloud
- How to identify and leverage APM's full potential in the AWS Cloud

As enterprises flock to the cloud, many IT leaders struggle to design an effective migration strategy. Between a decentralized infrastructure and pressure to innovate, many enterprises are struggling with performance issues, soaring management costs, and drifting without a plan to manage their business in a cloud environment. In this eBook, you’ll learn:
- Which migration path is best suited to your business needs and goals
- How to boost application performance and minimize costs in the cloud
- How to set measurable goals and demonstrate value from the cloud
Take the first step toward cloud migration by downloading this eBook now.

It’s no secret that in the era of digital transformation, enterprise-level jobs are evolving more quickly and drastically than ever. But few are under the microscope more than the CIO. In this revealing and inspiring white paper by IDG and AppDynamics, you’ll get an illuminating view of the tremendous opportunities that exist for technology leaders ready to transcend the traditional expectations associated with their job titles. CIOs of the future must balance supporting the business with driving digital initiatives, velocity, and innovation in order to enhance their status in the digital enterprise.

See IDC’s take on AppDynamics Business iQ’s role in meeting the new expectations being put upon APM solutions — specifically the capability to monitor the business value of digital initiatives in real-time. Featured are IDC’s thoughts on:
- The changing demands on APM solutions
- Business iQ’s capabilities and benefits
- Business iQ’s strengths and challenges in the marketplace

For CIOs, rebranding themselves from service providers to strategic business partners can be difficult. But for those who have made the transformation, the impact and benefit to the business has been significant. In this report, Gartner introduces new engagement methods and mechanics to help IT leaders find synergies and interdependencies to spot opportunities for growth and new value creation. Download this Gartner report now to get detailed solutions and tips on how you can increase your effectiveness with business leaders.

For years, IT managers have sought a single-pane-of-glass tool that can help them monitor and manage all aspects of their IT infrastructure - from desktops to servers, hardware to application code, and networks to storage. Read this eG Innovations white paper as it discusses the problem of "monitoring tool sprawl."
- How an organization ends up with more tools than what they need
- The challenges of dealing with multiple tools
- Myths and popular misconceptions about a single-pane-of-glass monitoring tool
- Best practices for achieving unified IT monitoring
- Benefits of consolidating monitoring into a single-pane-of-glass monitoring solution

Digital Experience Management (DEM) has evolved from traditional network monitoring and application performance management (APM) to become an overwhelmingly important component of IT service delivery and IT-to-business alignment. Featuring recent EMA research on digital, user and customer experience management, this white paper explores the many dimensions of digital experience management and provides insights into:
- The expanding scope and use cases for DEM
- Why companies are failing at DEM
- Principles and practices for effective DEM
- Top 10 tips for a successful DEM implementation

This ebook reviews the most common methods for monitoring TIBCO environments and show why adopting an end-to-end monitoring platform to monitor on-premise, hybrid, or cloud applications and the supporting infrastructure is the best solution.

RTView Enterprise Monitor aggregates health and performance data of individual components to interpret the impact on your top-level business applications and middleware platforms so that you can instantly grasp the bigger picture in context.

In today’s competitive application economy, it’s more difficult than ever to deliver a five-star experience. To truly capture customer interest and loyalty, your applications and services have to deliver reliable experiences that delight users, scale to support their changing needs and regularly refresh with new innovations. To do so, you need to have insights into operational performance — from mobile to mainframe — and user behavior, such as drop-off rates, most popular viewed pages, application flows and usage. In other words, you need both the “inside out” operational data and the “outside in” user behavior information. And to create alignment amongst marketing, development and operations teams, you need analytics that translate all of this data into a common language and metrics all parties can understand and share accountability for. Download this eBook for more information on how CA is uniquely positioned to address these challenges and help you to deliver five-star customer experiences.