Eliminate Downtime With Effective Application Performance Management
April 21, 2014

Anand Akela
Tricentis

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As public, private and hybrid cloud are becoming mainstream and applications are transitioning to these complex environments, IT has to effectively manage applications running on mobile devices to legacy mainframes and traditional multi-tier application servers and everywhere in the middle. Operational complexity due to running applications in the diverse and distributed environment makes it difficult for IT to have complete control over the environment.

At the same time, tolerance for application downtime is decreasing, the cost of service slowdowns and interruptions is increasing, and the resources dedicated to manage the entire, complex, heterogeneous environment are flat at best if not shrinking. You don’t need a crystal ball to see that this is a recipe for disaster.

In a recent survey by UBM Tech of 230 business technology professionals, 66% of the respondents said that the loss of employee productivity due to application downtime is a top challenge for their business. Loss of employee productivity and revenue can result from an inability to monitor end-to-end transaction performance and analyze application-related data from across your organization.

What IT managers need is a solution that provides clear visibility and advance warning of IT application performance issues and failures, allowing them to proactively address them before the system goes down. Application Performance Management (APM) addresses these challenges and helps IT managers ensure quality of service and experience for critical business applications so that revenue, end-user productivity and customer satisfaction are protected.

The UBM Tech Survey also identified top decision criterion for an APM solution. Scaling to complex applications, automatic diagnostics, and complete view of business transaction were on the top of the list per the survey result.

Anand Akela is VP of Product Marketing at Tricentis
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