Topic: application performance management

APM needs to change to keep up with continuous development practices

In an industry where every company is competing to be the best, if your application is giving users problems, they might not hesitate to ditch you and go to your competitors who do have a well-performing app. Companies that cannot provide their customers and users with satisfying experiences will lose out on business. This is … continue reading

Elastic Stack 6.5 features new visualization and collaboration tools

Open-source search and analytics company Elastic released version 6.5 of its Elastic Stack suite of open-source utilities today, introducing infrastructure monitoring, distributed tracing support and Java and Go agents in the Elastic APM tool. While this release may be labeled as a ‘minor release’ the company explained there are foundational stack-level features being applied for … continue reading

Riverbed announces new application and network performance management capabilities for the cloud

Application performance management (APM) is evolving beyond monitoring just the health and performance of an application and expanding to include the network. Network performance management (NPM) is meant to manage and monitor the performance of a computer network. In the latest release of Riverbed’s SteelCentral, it is targeting both APM and NPM with new capabilities. … continue reading

LightStep emerges from stealth with a new APM solution

A new company believes it can redefine application performance management, and help enterprises adopt microservices. LightStep emerged from stealth this month with the performance management solution LightStep [x]PM. “I have seen software development change rapidly in the last decade, and I believe we are entering a new era,” said Ben Sigelman, co-founder and CEO at … continue reading

Effective APM requires more data

Application performance isn’t just about speed anymore; it’s about enabling high-quality user experiences that deliver tangible business value. Achieving that goal requires fast, easy access to more types of data than traditional APM solutions have provided. “You have to understand each and every transaction from the start of an action on the user interface all … continue reading

What the Dynatrace/Keynote merger means for APM

Dynatrace’s chief marketing officer Nicolas Robbe described walking through the company’s Boston office into an open, rounded room with bright screens lining the walls all displaying cloud infrastructure and applications. As DevOps and business stakeholders have grown more aware of and reliant upon the detailed data afforded organizations through application performance-management tools, this “cockpit,” as … continue reading

Microsoft open-sources WCF, and OpenStack debuts Community App Catalog—SD Times news digest: May 20, 2015

Microsoft announced it has open-sourced the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) framework as a .NET Foundation project. According to a blog post by WCF project lead Ron Cain, the new open-source version of WCF will target the .NET Core framework for cross-platform architectures on Linux, OS X and Windows. Visual Studio 2015 RC also supports WCF … continue reading

Guest View: Five focus points to take your application performance to peak levels

The online retail marketplace continues to get more competitive every year, and end users are connected around the clock by desktop, smartphone or tablet wherever they are, including in the store. Because our world is now omnichannel and always-on, application developers, testers and production teams need to be on top of their game to keep … continue reading

Mobile World Congress 2015: Apple, BlackBerry, IBM, Intel news and more

Apple and IBM have announced an expansion to their mobile application partnership, unveiling banking and financial services apps in the IBM MobileFirst for iOS portfolio.The new services include a Passenger Care app for customer service assistance during travel and transportation; a Dynamic Buy retail app for real-time data-driven product recommendations; and an Advisor Alerts app … continue reading

Five questions with new Dynatrace CEO John Van Siclen on APM and company’s future

Application performance management solution provider Dynatrace is a private entity once more, becoming an independent business and naming John Van Siclen as its new CEO. After the initial dynaTrace company, which also had Van Siclen as its CEO, was acquired by Compuware in 2011, the company assumed the role of the APM business in the … continue reading

World Cup tips for application and website performance

The 2014 FIFA World Cup comes to a close this weekend with Germany playing against Argentina in the championship game on Sunday. For the past month, millions of viewers have flocked to the Internet and their mobile devices to live stream the event and stay up-to-date on which team was performing the best. But with … continue reading

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