Application Performance Management (APM) grew out of the movement to better
align IT with real business concerns. Instead of monitoring a lot of
disparate components, such as servers and switches, APM would provide
improved visibility into mission-critical application performance and the
user experience. Today, APM solutions help IT track end-to-end application
response time and troubleshoot coding errors across application components
that have an impact on performance.
APM has a rightful place in the arsenal of monitoring tools that IT uses to
keep its applications and systems up and running. However, today's APM
solutions have some serious gaps and challenges when it comes to providing IT
with the entire application performance picture.
Most APM solutions provide minimal information about the hardware and network
components underlying applicat... (more)