A Wish List for a Best in Class APM Solution
November 27, 2013

Jim Young
IBM

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APM solutions abound. Some strong in cloud, others in on-prem. Some offer slick visualization, others masses of feature function. Some providing an excellent eagle-eye view, and others offering exceptional drill-down functionality. But there is no "best of all worlds" - there are major gaps in each offering. The only solution appears to be a mix and match of unintegrated products, often from a variety of vendors.

And so, I've come up with a wish-list of features that I would like to see in a true best-in-class APM solution:

- Manages performance, availability, and capacity for complex application infrastructures.

- Gives visibility, control, and automation for mission-critical applications.

- Performs equally well in on-prem, cloud and hybrid environments.

- Manages mobile applications.

- Deep-dive diagnostics.

- Intuitive user interface, offering a single point of entry.
Modular design and extensibility.

- Flexible deployment options.

- Quick time to value.

- Ability to monitor the latest platforms - Ruby, MongoDB ...

... and a partridge in a pear tree.

Jim Young is Information Development Manager, IBM Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure

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Information Development Manager, IBM Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure
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