Home Solution Application Performance Management

Application Performance Management

Application performance management (APM) is a discipline within systems management. It focuses on the monitoring and availability of software applications. APM looks at how fast transactions are completed for an end user or how fast information is delivered to the end user, via a particular network or web services infrastructure.

Do you face the following challenges with regards to your Application Performance:-

  • Virtualization and cloud
  • Mobility
  • End user experience
  • Troubleshooting and recovering from business disrupting application issues
  • Failure in finding and fixing the recurring/persistent performance issues
  • Ensuring IT initiatives don’t cause new application performance issues
  • Infrastructure and Network performance management
  • Proactive management of performance issues
  • Maintaining Service Level Agreements

We understand the above challenges and assist you with the right pointers to solve your problems.

What does the Industry say about APM:-

Application performance monitoring (APM), is defined as a process with the following five objectives:

  1. Tracking, in real time, the execution of the software algorithms that constitute an application.
  2. Measuring and reporting on the finite hardware and software resources that are allocated to be consumed as the algorithms execute.
  3. Determining whether the application executes successfully according to the application owner.
  4. Recording the latencies associated with some of the execution step sequences.
  5. Determining why an application fails to execute successfully, or why resource consumption and latency levels depart from expectations.

To monitor these five objectives, five functional dimensions are required:

  1. End-user experience monitoring — the capture of data about how end-to-end application availability, latency, execution correctness and quality appeared to the end user.
  2. Runtime application architecture discovery, modelling and display — the discovery of the various software and hardware components involved in application execution, and the array of possible paths across which those components could communicate that, together, enable that involvement.
  3. User-defined transaction profiling — the tracing of events as they occur among the components or objects as they move across the paths discovered in the second dimension, generated in response to a user's attempt to cause the application to execute what the user regards as alogical unit of work.
  4. Component deep-dive monitoring in an application context — the fine-grained monitoring of resources consumed by and events occurring within the components discovered in the second dimension.
  5. Analytics — the marshalling of a variety of techniques (including behavior learning engines, complex-event processing (CEP) platforms, log analysis and multidimensional database analysis) to discover meaningful and actionable patterns in the typically large datasets generated by the first four dimensions of APM.

The APM market, then, is the market for all the technologies and services that deliver these five dimensions of functionality.