New for 2016: APM Roundup from Real Users of CA APM, AppDynamics, New Relic and Dynatrace
February 29, 2016

Russell Rothstein
IT Central Station

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When it comes to Application Performance Management (APM), there is a huge choice of solutions on the market, both from more established names as well as newer solutions. It can be hard for potential buyers to sort through the available options to really understand which solution will best fit their needs.

IT Central Station helps to solve this problem, by providing a platform for real users to give in-depth reviews for a wide range of enterprise technology solutions. With an active community of over 130,000 users adding their expert reviews to our site, we’ve become a vital source of trusted information about enterprise technology. I’d like to share some of the newest APM reviews on our site, to help you make a more informed buyer decision.

CA APM

We currently have 47 video and text reviews of CA APM on IT Central Station, and these reviews have been viewed over 40,000 times in the past 18 months.

For instance, in a new user video review of CA APM, a Director of DevOps at a large financial services firm reported that, “We are using APM for troubleshooting and because of this product, the delay to solve and to fix issues has been reduced by 40% on average.”

AppDynamics

AppDynamics user reviews have 27,746 views and 40,586 comparisons, with users comparing AppDynamics most often to New Relic APM.

This VP at a Tech Services company reviewed AppDynamics and wrote "it's easy to install and use. This is key for us. Even as the product portfolio has expanded ... AD has done a great job of ensuring that the deployment process is straightforward and usually up and running in minutes.”

Dynatrace

IT Central Station community users compare Dynatrace most often to AppDynamics APM. Dynatrace reviews have 13,577 views, and over 15,000 comparisons with other APM solutions.

This Operations Manager reviewed Dynatrace on IT Central Station and wrote "Teams are now able to schedule deployments to any environment and watch in a screen the deployment occur. This has allowed teams to reduce the number of staff online when a deployment occurs.”

New Relic

In our year end rankings for APM tools, New Relic came out ranked #1 with the highest combined score for buyer intent, rating and reviews. Our community has contributed 64 reviews of New Relic with an average rating of 8.6 out of 10. You can read dozens of New Relic reviews here.

IT Central Station members have reviewed APM tools from vendors including AppNeta, BMC, Dell, HP, New Relic, Riverbed, and many others. See all APM reviews here.

Our reviews are particularly helpful for IT decision makers because they come from real users who can address both the usefulness of the solution they've used, and when it falls short.

Russell Rothstein is Founder and CEO, IT Central Station.

Russell Rothstein is founder and CEO of IT Central Station, a social networking site for IT professionals that includes user reviews of APM and other products. Russell has spoken on APM at industry events including Interop, CMG, and CloudConnect. Russell was previously Vice President of Product Marketing at OpTier, a leader in application performance management (APM). Before joining OpTier, Russell was AVP Product Marketing at OPNET Technologies (Nasdaq: OPNT) where he helped lead the company's focus into APM. He was co-founder and CEO of Zettapoint (acquired by EMC) and co-founder of Web 1.0 startup Open Sesame (acquired by Bowne RR Donnelly). Russell began his career at Oracle, deploying Oracle Applications for Fortune 1000 companies. Russell received a BA in Computer Science from Harvard University, an MS in Technology and Policy from MIT and an MS in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Follow Russell on twitter at @RussRothsteinIT.
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