Application Performance Management

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Our Take on the APM Digest APM Predictions for 2015

We’re only six weeks into 2015, yet I’m looking for signs that the “APM Predictions for 2015” which APM Digest published at the end of December are becoming reality. Provided in three parts, the predictions came from various APM industry experts — analysts, consultants, users and vendors. Three themes emerged from the 45 predictions that […]

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First Steps With Microservices

When AppNeta acquired Tracelytics, we had a big vision: bring together the best application, end-user, and infrastructure performance data available from across our varied probes and products.  There were of course a lot of product challenges: what key metrics to borrow from each source, how to best present the data, and what personas to tailor […]

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Customer Loyalty: The result of customers’ APM success

In a recent article in TechRepublic entitled, “Customer loyalty: why application performance management is a CIO concern,” the author, Brian Taylor provides the highlights of an interview with James Harvey, the general manager of application performance management at CA Technologies. The focus of the interview is Harvey’s assessment that APM is a strategic and central […]

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Why Javascript on the Server Matters

It’s almost passé to write about the advantages of node.js, especially if you’re touting the benefits of event loops for web services the performance differences between V8 and other interpreters like Ruby. Node can handle tons of connections without breaking a sweat. Event loops are great for shuttling data between a DB and a frontend. […]

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APM in 2015: What we foresee

Application Performance Management (APM) has traditionally focused on monitoring the infrastructure and the internal components of applications a company builds and operates. In the past few years, APM has evolved its focus to take into consideration the end users and how applications are performing for them. However, we’re seeing that there are other types of […]

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Expecting and getting both performance AND security

When implementing new applications in their organization, IT departments are typically more concerned with security than performance, however they will find that upper management and, especially, the end-users won’t share this concern and give performance higher priority. This situation is the basis of the article, “Security vs. performance,” written by John Leonard and published in […]

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Navigation and Branding Updates

Longtime AppNeta users will notice a few minor changes when they log into their accounts in the coming days: the simplification of the navigation and module branding within the service. As the features of the AppNeta service have grown over time a number of modules have been added and we are taking this opportunity to […]

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Ensuring the Performance of Today’s Distributed Systems

Since performance is our niche, we’re always on the lookout for any articles, reports or blogs on the topic. A recent one that got our attention is “The Expanding Role of Application Performance Management,” written by Sebastian Kruk and published in CRM magazine. The article came with the sub-head, “Understanding and monitoring the end-user experience” […]

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Online Retailers: Have You Monitored Your Site Lately?

Now that the holiday shopping season has officially started, online retailers are seeing an increased volume of website visitors and transactions. And, since more people are turning to the Internet each year to purchase their goods and services, e-tailers can expect the biggest rush yet of online holiday shoppers. Based on the website crashes of […]

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Nailing Down the Definition of PaaS

An article defining PaaS caught our attention a few months ago. Entitled, “What does PaaS really mean? Let us know if you find out,” the article explains how the technology industry and IT organizations are confused about what PaaS is and use the term “confusingly.” The author, David Linthicum, then offers a definition, however we […]

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