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.

Riverbed Technology has been recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) for the sixth year in a row. Register to view your complimentary copy of the full 2019 report, which includes:
- Growth of the NPMD market
- Gartner's latest criteria for a fully-equipped NPMD solution
- The NPMD vendor landscape
- Key NPMD trends

This Definitive Guide to Serverless Monitoring and Observability shares lessons learned from dozens of SignalFx customers using serverless in production. The Guide focuses on three new ways to think about serverless monitoring and observability, and explains how SignalFx is architected to meet those criteria. In this guide you’ll learn about:
- Serverless architectures
- The benefits of leveraging serverless in your environment
- The key challenges for monitoring serverless environments
- The new criteria for serverless monitoring and observability
- The top five FaaS metrics to monitor
- How SignalFx monitors serverless at scale

Today’s software-centric business models have completely changed competitive dynamics, opening up opportunities for disruption across every industry. Speed of innovation and the ability to operate in real-time have become critical capabilities for every organization. Companies have to rethink how they monitor their infrastructure, applications, and the performance of their business. SignalFx's founding technical team figured out how to monitor at scale at Facebook during their move fast and break things days -- the precursor to DevOps today. In this whitepaper, you’ll get a glimpse into what the SignalFx team learned, and how that led them to create the only cloud monitoring solution built on a streaming architecture. In this whitepaper, you’ll learn:
- How companies are using software to speed up innovation and stay competitive
- The three stages that companies typically go through to become cloud-native
- New requirements and challenges for monitoring today’s cloud-native architectures
- Why a monitoring platform with a streaming architecture is the only way to operate in real-time at any scale

Organization-wide, real-time metrics-based monitoring can transform the way your business operates. This data can help you increase the quality and speed at which you iterate, deploy your apps, and provide customer service. With SignalFx, you can provide everyone in your organization with the visibility needed for better strategic planning, forecasting, and tactical decisions. In this eBook you will learn:
- Why cross-team visibility into data is crucial to your entire organization
- What is meant by real-time visibility during the software development process
- How to enable a data driven monitoring culture with SignalFx

Applications today are built on cloud infrastructure, containers, and third-party or custom services. Monitoring this environment requires ingesting and analyzing huge amounts of data from hundreds to thousands of web services; yet operations teams must create effective alerts without the luxury of a prolonged trial-and-error process. By understanding how to create alerting rules that more closely match metrics behavior in real-world scenarios, your team will be able to respond to systems issues before issues emerge and customers are affected. This whitepaper explores:
• Why accurate alerting requires more than static alert thresholds or health checks on individual nodes.
• What to account for in cases where data is aperiodic, ephemeral, cyclical, or otherwise more complex.
• How to create and customize alert detectors in SignalFx.

In this eBook, you’ll learn:
- What new requirements and challenges have emerged for monitoring today’s microservices architectures
- When to optimize your monitoring systems for high churn (containers, autoscaling, serverless)
- How to achieve a holistic view of your systems, as opposed to monitoring individual components or signals
- Why monitoring at high resolution can improve alerts and help meet SLAs more consistently

eG Enterprise delivers the first converged application and infrastructure performance monitoring solution, providing unified visibility of application performance, end-user experience, and infrastructure health — all from a single pane of glass. Read this white paper to find out how eG Enterprise’s converged application and infrastructure monitoring capabilities help you:
- Proactively detect user experience issues before your customers are impacted
- Trace business transactions and isolate the cause of application slowness
- Get code-level visibility to identify inefficient application code and slow database queries
- Automatically map application dependencies within the infrastructure to pinpoint the root cause of the problem

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

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