APM

February 20, 2024

In today's digital era, monitoring and observability are indispensable in software and application development. Their efficacy lies in empowering developers to swiftly identify and address issues, enhance performance, and deliver flawless user experiences. Achieving these objectives requires meticulous planning, strategic implementation, and consistent ongoing maintenance. In this blog, we're sharing our five best practices to fortify your approach to application performance monitoring (APM) and observability ...

January 16, 2024

What's coming in operations management tooling? In a nutshell, a shift from observability to intelligent operations and the longer-term move towards AI-enabled operations in support of the business, but application performance management (APM) still has a place. Let's break these pieces down ...

December 04, 2023

The Holiday Season means it is time for APMdigest's annual list of Application Performance Management (APM) predictions, covering IT performance topics. Industry experts — from analysts and consultants to the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how APM, Observability, AIOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2024. Part 1 covers APM and Observability ...

October 05, 2023

APM is being redefined by innovations in performance monitoring and a new perspective that places user experience at the center of the equation. Instead of requiring operators to constantly query the system about its status, modern observability solutions continually display the state of the system as part of normal operations. Visualizations enable operators to see problems quickly, in some cases even before they manifest themselves in a degraded user experience. In short, traditional APM is reactive while modern approaches are proactive and predictive ...

April 13, 2023

Logs are one of the most useful tools for observability and application performance monitoring. However, getting the most mileage from logs requires paying careful attention to planning what data to collect, the best way to display it, and the proper context for log entries ...

December 06, 2022

Industry experts offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how APM, AIOps, Observability, OpenTelemetry and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2023. Part 2 covers more on observability ...

December 05, 2022

The Holiday Season means it is time for APMdigest's annual list of Application Performance Management (APM) predictions, covering IT performance topics. Industry experts — from analysts and consultants to the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how APM, observability, AIOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2023. Part 1 covers APM and Observability ...

October 25, 2022

Since Application Performance Management (APM) is a major focus of APMdigest, in Part 6 we investigate the relationship between OpenTelemetry and APM. This leads to some important questions: How is OpenTelemetry different from APM? Do you need both, or does OpenTelemetry replace APM? ...

July 20, 2022

In the last two years, site reliability engineering, more popularly known as SRE, has progressed and matured as both an engineering practice and function. There have been significant changes — not only in terms of tool usage, but also people process changes that begin with a culture or mind-set shift. Cloud-native, microservices-driven architecture has both complicated the discipline, yet enabled us to live an all-digital existence with continuous updates and new capabilities ...

May 17, 2022

Between 2012 to 2015 all of the hyperscalers attempted to use the legacy APM solutions to improve their own visibility. To no avail. The problem was that none of the previous generations of APM solutions could match the scaling demand, nor could they provide interoperability due to their proprietary and exclusive agentry ...

May 10, 2022

For the past decade, Application Performance Management has been a capability provided by a very small and exclusive set of vendors. These vendors provided a bolt-on solution that provided monitoring capabilities without requiring developers to take ownership of instrumentation and monitoring. You may think of this as a benefit, but in reality, it was not ...

May 03, 2022

In this 3 part series, I will explore, contrast, and discuss the differences as well as the history of APM and the meteoric rise of Modern Observability, why these two are related but simultaneously are vastly different in outcome. Indeed, Modern Observability is disrupting the world, and organizations doing it right are realizing massive gains in innovation, reaping the benefits of higher performance and optimization across numerous dimensions including ...

April 27, 2022

Application performance has become a key concern from management, more so than pre-pandemic, according to Application Performance Monitoring in the Next Normal, a report produced by eG Innovations and the DevOps Institute ...

February 03, 2022

Visibility and automation is key to sustaining the growth and evolution of APM. Speaking to APMdigest, Pepperdata CEO Ash Munshi delved deeper into why he thinks visibility and automation are the future of APM well into 2022 ...

December 07, 2021

The Holiday Season means it is time for APMdigest's annual list of Application Performance Management (APM) predictions, the most popular content on APMdigest, viewed by tens of thousands of people in the IT community around the world for more than a decade. Industry experts offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how APM, AIOps, Observability, OpenTelemetry, and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2022 ...

July 19, 2021

Anti-patterns involve realizing a problem and implementing a non-optimal solution that is broadly embraced as the go-to method for solving that problem. This solution sounds good in theory, but for one reason or another it is not the best means of solving the problem. Anti-patterns are common across IT as well, especially around application monitoring and observability. One that is particularly prevalent is in response to the increasing complexity of cloud-native infrastructure and applications ...

March 25, 2021

CIOs and IT decision makers (ITDMs) are looking to maximize investments and drive innovation after a difficult year which raised the profile of IT leaders in driving critical workplace innovation, according to Cisco's new Accelerating Digital Agility Research ...

January 26, 2021

Network Performance Management and Diagnostics is an important aspect of Application Performance Management because application performance and experiences are intertwined with network performance. Networks connect end-users with applications; they also connect application components such as application servers and database servers, microservices, and IoT devices ...

December 10, 2020

Industry experts offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how APM and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2021. Part 2 covers APM and Observability ...

December 09, 2020

The Holiday Season means it is time for APMdigest's annual list of Application Performance Management (APM) predictions, the most popular content on APMdigest, viewed by tens of thousands of people in the IT community around the world for more than a decade. Industry experts offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how APM and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2021 ...

November 09, 2020

For IT teams, catching errors in applications before they become detrimental to a project is critical. Wouldn't it be nice if there was someone standing over your shoulder, letting you know exactly when, where, and what the issue is so you can correct it immediately? Luckily, there are both application performance management (APM) and application stability management (ASM) solutions available that can do this for you, flagging errors in both the deployment and development stages of applications, before they can create larger issues down the line ...

October 28, 2020

The "APM" solutions we've come to love over the last 2 decades can't handle Serverless Functions or deliver the same performance and operational details that they deliver for other architectural constructs — including App Servers, Frameworks, Cloud, even Containers. And the reason is that they're methodologies for collecting performance data simply won't operate with the same characteristics as it would in persistent code ...

October 27, 2020

I asked myself this important question: Can APM tools Manage Serverless Workloads? And the answer is "No, not really." It is true that every monitoring solution in the world claims support for monitoring serverless platforms (at least one of them). What I mean by my answer is that the "APM" solutions we've come to love over the last 2 decades can't handle Serverless Functions or deliver the same performance and operational details that they deliver for other architectural constructs ...

October 19, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has compressed six years of modernization projects into 6 months. According to a recent report, IT leaders have accelerated projects aimed at increasing productivity and business agility, improving application performance and end-user experience, and driving additional revenue through existing channels ...

September 22, 2020

All application traffic travels across the network. While application performance management tools can offer insight into how critical applications are functioning, they do not provide visibility into the broader network environment. In order to optimize application performance, you need a few key capabilities. Let's explore three steps that can help NetOps teams better support the critical applications upon which your business depends ...

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