Businesses today are largely defined by the applications they run. And to stay competitive enterprises must continuously update their software and performance issues must be identified and solved swiftly.
This drive toward more rapid software iterations and enterprise development and IT management efficiency is one of the biggest reasons why more companies have embraced DevOps and continuous integration and deployment pipelines.
But how do enterprises make certain they can continuously deploy and delivery new software apps and features and not inadvertently impact user experience? Precisely how are mistakes and failures, or app performance issues quickly identified and remedied? How are application issues managed so that there aren’t costly outages or development teams aren’t getting texts in the middle of the night for emergency software change requests? This is where application performance management (APM) comes in.
According to the market research firm Markets and Markets, the APM Market is expected to reach nearly $5 billion by 2019, up from $2.72 billion in 2014.
There is a significant intersection between DevOps and application performance management. It’s also essential for application management teams, development teams and operations teams, and needs to be integrated in many DevOps processes. In this DevOps.com Survival Guide, we provide resources to help you to get the skinny on using application performance management to help more tightly integrate Dev and Ops, find the right APM tools and successfully manage today’s more complex environments with application performance management.
In this story, David Geer looks at how custom sportswear vendor Prep Sportswear is using APM to prepare for growth
Asaf Yigal lists his 14 Tools That Raise Web and App Performance
Grab this Gartner report on APM toolsets.
To have tight control over Devop’s environments we need APM at every step, contends this post by IBM’s Payal Chakravarty. APM can help break down the Chinese wall between Dev and Ops and eliminate the finger pointing that happens during outages. Here he lists five APM best practices to enable a smooth DevOps working environment.
IBM’s Arun Biligiri discusses the intersection of DevOps and APM.
Which APM deployment option makes most sense for your organization? There‘s no simple answer to this question. A lot depends on your environment and requirements. This post explores the points to consider in deciding between SaaS and on-premises monitoring.
Check out this Webinar with CA Technologies and CloudBees to learn how APM can Turbocharge CI.
Can APM help to increase customer loyalty, CA’s Peter Waterhouse thinks so.