APM & Application Monitoring explained

Application Performance Management (or Monitoring) is the practice of watching applications for anomalies, increased latency and data exchanges that impact the user’s experience. This has normally been tracked in Network Operations Centers (NOCs). There are numerous tools on the market created to help organizations identify problems and send alerts to the people best suited to remediate the issues. Among the drawbacks of this approach is the number of “false positive” results returned.

Older APM systems have not been architected for today’s development methods of microservices, containers and cloud-native applications. More modern implementations consist of instrumenting applications with software that detects errors, targets the root cause, and suggests fixes — or in some cases automatically does remediation — to prevent or reduce downtime.

 

Democratization of APM is not a pipe dream

For the past few decades, we’ve seen the democratization of technology come to life. That’s the idea of making technology more accessible to more people and empowering those people to be able to use that technology, even if they aren’t tech savvy. There are plenty of real-world examples of this taking place every day. Wider … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Catchpoint updates, Codefresh announces new GitOps features, Sopheon releases latest version of Accolade

Catchpoint announced major platform enhancements including Application Performance Management deep linking and expanded integrations that provide enterprises complete user experience visibility.  “Today, many Enterprises struggle to deliver their business outcomes with traditional monitoring technology as the majority of legacy tools are incapable of providing holistic business-level observability of a hybrid IT world,” says Mehdi Daoudi, … continue reading

A guide to APM solutions

BigPanda is a event correlation and automation platform powered by AIOps to help IT operations, network operations, DevOps and SRE teams detect, prevent and resolve outages. The platform prevents incidents from escalating into outages, enables rapid incident and outage resolution with automated root cause analysis, and automates manual tasks to speed up incident response.   Broadcom … continue reading

How does your solution help teams manage monitoring?

Mohan Kompella, vice president of product marketing at BigPanda: There are two main ways we help. For large companies that have multiple observability tools, multiple monitoring tools and multiple APM tools, which is basically a majority of the market out there, BigPanda comes in and unifies all of those fragmented domains and teams using those … continue reading

APM: Cutting through the noise

It seems like the industry is leaving application performance management (APM) behind and moving towards a new observability world. But don’t be fooled. While vendors are rebranding themselves as observability tools, APM is still an important piece of the puzzle.  “Observability is becoming a bigger focus today, but APM just by design will continue to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: SmartBear acquires Bugsnag, DevArt offers support for OAuth 2.0 Authentication and SOQL Queries, Mendix 9

SmartBear has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the application stability management provider Bugsnag.  Bugsnag offers full-stack stability and error monitoring technology that prioritizes application stability. “An accelerated shift to DevOps, among other existing digital transformation initiatives, has really taken off over the past year,” said Vineeta Puranik, the senior vice president of engineering … continue reading

Observability: A process change, not a set of tools

If you do a Google search for the phrase “observability tools,” it’ll return about 3.3 million results. As observability is the hot thing right now, every vendor is trying to get aboard the observability train. But observability is not as simple as buying a tool; it’s more of a process change — a way of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: xMatters’ data-driven DevOps approach to incident resolution, SolarWinds APM integrated experience, and Atlassian acquires Chartio

xMatters has announced new capabilities designed to help teams respond faster to incidents. According to the company, its data-driven DevOps approach helps DevOps, SRE and operations teams collaborate through the xMatters Incident Console, Slack, Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Other updates include a new “Incidents by Severity” widget, and new capabilities in its messaging user interfaces … continue reading

New Relic Explorer strengthens full-stack observability with new visualization and capabilities

New Relic is continuing to make its full-stack observability vision a reality with the release of New Relic Explorer. The new solution comes with new visualizations and capabilities that give engineers a complete view of their entire IT estate.  The company announced its plans to reimagine full-stack observability last year by providing a unified platform … continue reading

Sentry launches new application monitoring features for JavaScript developers

Application monitoring company Sentry has announced Release Health capabilities are now available by default in its JavaScript SDK. The company’s Release Health insights is designed to provide teams with error and performance monitoring so that they can get actionable data and resolve errors and issues quickly.  According to the company, this is especially important as … continue reading

Report finds chaos engineering can significantly decrease MTTR and increase availability

A new report revealed those who have successfully implemented chaos engineering have 99.9% or higher availability and greatly improved their mean time to resolution (MTTR).  Gremlin’s inaugural 2021 State of Chaos Engineering report found 23% of teams who frequently run chaos engineering projects had a MTTR of under 1 hour, and 60% under 12 hours. … continue reading

Rookout shifts observability left with server performance metrics for developers

Rookout wants developers to have a bigger role when it comes to application performance monitoring (APM). The company announced server performance metrics will now be available in its debugging workflow.  According to the company, while CPU spikes, memory leaks and disks filling up were previously IT operations responsibility, as DevOps shift’s left, developers need to … continue reading

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