Continued Flexibility: The Key to Enterprise IT Ops Cloud Monitoring Success
by July 15, 2016

Filed under: Industry Insights

As the cloud takes over, enterprise IT Ops teams are losing visibility into the infrastructure and business-critical applications their employees rely on. Here at AppNeta, we are continually seeking to make our platform more flexible because we know how hard it can be for IT Ops teams to manage these cloud challenges quickly. Here’s a look at what we focus on to ensure flexibility of our IT Ops monitoring tool.

Flexibility matters for IT cloud deployments

What’s needed in a modern monitoring solution to ensure flexibility?

1. Usability: User-friendly interface that provides actionable data

Many APM and NPM solutions out there promise key application and network performance metrics. but actually getting to this data or being able to take action on it is a different story. AppNeta’s network performance metrics include total, available and used capacity, allowing you to go back to your ISP provider if you are not getting what you’re paying for. Our data can tell you if poor user experience is due to the application or the network and let you get to the root cause of the issue quickly.

2. Integratability: APIs

Our data is easy to consume through our Swagger API. The data is also comprehensive, including all the metrics we collect in our APM for IT Ops product suite with PathView, FlowView and AppView.

3. Flexible Deployment: Agents

Our agents can be deployed physically or virtually, within a private or public cloud or on-prem. We don’t tailor our solutions to one industry, audience or size. Tell us your needs and we will create a deployment package that best fits them.

How we bring continued deployment flexibility

As we continue our dedication to platform flexibility, this week we released a new virtual appliance (v35) running on KVM, the open-source platform that makes up a large segment of the virtualization market. This new v35 virtual appliance is a great addition to our existing v30 virtual appliance, which runs on OVA, the other major virtualization player on the market. Together the v35 and v30 give customers the flexibility and options needed to monitor user experience, into and across cloud providers or SaaS applications.

IT should be flexible with a cloud deployment

Application and network performance is relative to your measurement perspective. Our appliances can be easily placed into a remote office so that customers can measure performance over the same application delivery paths used by their employees.

The v35 extends that capability by giving customers the ability to deploy in locations where they couldn’t before, like cloud providers or virtualized environments in their own data centers. It also adds the ability for customers to deploy faster and more easily in the remote offices that are capable of running a KVM virtual appliance. The v35 KVM virtual appliance is especially important for enterprises that have remote offices in places like China and India, where shipping physical appliances can be challenging, time-consuming and expensive.

Which virtualization type do you use or prefer: KVM or OVA? Let us know in the comments.