DevOps requires more than traditional monitoring—it requires Application Intelligence. Selecting the right measurement solution will give you Application Intelligence, and allow you to respond to “Are we better at releasing code and meeting user performance expectations? And are our apps delivering business outcomes?” with proof of results. As you adopt DevOps, you can’t afford to neglect Application Intelligence. It can mean the difference between the success and failure of your DevOps adoption plan.
This paper looks at how APM is evolving to handle new challenges in IT. These include breaking monolithic applications into micro services, containerisation, the shift to mobile applications, and the increased use of application programming interfaces (APIs) to connect disparate systems, new styles of data analytics, virtualisation and the cloud. Traditional APM solutions may have trouble keeping up with these types of innovations, which are transforming the whole IT field. In particular, APM solutions are under pressure to adapt to an expectation that they will track the experience of end users who are accessing complex, constantly changing multi part systems.
More than half of today’s enterprise workforce transitions between the office and working remotely. Supporting this increasingly remote and mobile workforce puts significant pressure on IT teams to deliver seamless connectivity and superior application performance to any location. Learn how you can boost productivity and improve both employee and customer experiences by improving application performance to the edge of the enterprise in this white paper.
The advent and mainstream adoption of web-based and SaaS applications require new management approaches, because previous methods are insufficient to ensure that IT organizations can meet application performance objectives. Prior practices have disconnected application monitoring from IT controls, but in the age of rapid application development and deployment, coupled with continuously rising user experience expectations, this can no longer be considered ideal if there is any hope of proactively ensuring quality results. IT teams need to look for techniques to establish and connect deep visibility with direct action in the form of optimization controls. Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse is designed to do just that-enable IT departments to get a handle on more effectively managing web-based and SaaS application performance from both sides of the fence, adding rich visibility while taking control of performance through flexible optimization.
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