The Case for Mobile Application Performance Management

Application performance monitoring is making strides in the IT sector, as more and more managers make the connection that end user experience monitoring is one key to streamlining transactions and data flow in an organization. But say you have a mobile app presence. How will you manage customer experience then? This is an area that I have been curious about of late, because the push for cloud means that apps are relocating to more mobile platforms, away from the traditional client-server model and even away from the web services model. The difference in mobile is significant. On a standard...

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Top Three Articles on Application Performance Management Best Practices

I noticed that a lot of the top hits on Google for “application performance management best practices” are out dated at best and irrelevant at worst. The top hit – “Improving weblogic application performance” – just had its eighth birthday (the iPhone wasn’t even out then), and the runner up – “Improving .net application performance” – has a disclaimer saying that the content is outdated. Therefore, I decided that I would curate my top three application performance management articles on best practices in order to help better...

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The Three Must-Haves for End-to-End Monitoring

When I talk to infrastructure and operations folks who are on the look out for an “End-to-End Monitoring” it always seems like such a daunting task. Too much IT vendor brochure-ware claims that their solutions provide ”True End-to-End Monitoring”. Below are three must-haves that I have identified which should be part of any end to end monitoring solution you evaluate. 1) Make sure the solution covers “every hop” Many end-to-end monitoring solutions focus on monitoring end to end round trip times in the datacenter plus the Java or .NET application server. But what about your LDAP, ESB or...

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