The Virtualization Practice has released a major update to its Application Performance Management for Virtualization and Cloud White paper. This paper covers both Application Performance Management for custom developed applications (DevOps), and Application Performance Management for every application (purchased and custom developed) in production (AppOpps).
Application Performance Management for Custom Developed Applications (DevOps)
Agile Development as a development methodology, and DevOps as an operational support methodology have revolutionized the speed with which applications are developed and then subsequently changed in production. Legacy APM tools have not kept up with this change, and must now be replaced by tools that are designed to manage rapidly changing applications running on virtualized, distributed, shared, and cloud based infrastructures. DevOps focused APM tools provide the critical capabilities of measuring the response time, throughput and error rates of custom developed applications, and then rapidly diagnosing in which line of code problems are rooted while coping with rapid rates of change, and dynamic and distributed deployment environments. The paper covers the following DevOps focused Application Performance Management solutions and presents a table comparing their functionality; AppDynamics, AppNeta, Compuware (dynaTrace), Dell/Quest, and New Relic.
Application Performance Management for every Application in Production (AppOpps)
Running business critical applications (whether they be custom developed or purchased) in virtualized, distributed and cloud based environments requires that the operations staff supporting these applications understand the performance of every application in production. Performance means response time and throughput, not resource utilization as it is impossible to infer the performance of applications running in modern environments by looking at their consumption of either physical or virtual resources. AppOpps tools are designed to provide the Operations staff with the critical information that they need in order to diagnose issues in the virtual and physical infrastructure that are impacting application response time and throughput. The paper covers the following AppOpps focused Application Performance Management solutions and presents a table comparing their functionality; AppEnsure, AppFirst, AppNeta, Aternity, BlueStripe, Boundary, Correlsense, ExtraHop Networks, ManageEngine, Riverbed, and Solarwinds.
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