Application performance management, or APM, is a type of software-based monitoring solution that manages the traffic of applications used by an organization. It tracks application performance and availability across a network and focuses on how these metrics impact the user experience.
Why is Application Performance Management Important?
APMs keep organizations on track in delivering expected application performance and availability to end-users. This is achieved through techniques like performance data sampling, baseline comparison, automated corrective measures, and alerting.
What are the Benefits of using Application Performance Management?
Improved end-user experience
APMs use data reporting to detect and resolve application performance issues before SLAs are violated.
APMs can include topology maps of applications to help IT teams visualize dependencies and relationships between applications from end to end. This allows teams to anticipate the downstream impacts an event can trigger.
Reduced Mean Time To Respond (MTTR)
APMs use code-level tracing and load testing to pinpoint what section of code is the root cause of performance issues. APMs that provide centralized dashboards help place high latency applications in context with the broader network health.