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Building a Modern APM Architecture for the World of Web-Scale IT

Published: 06 December 2013

ID: G00257849

Analyst(s): Jonah Kowall, Cameron Haight


Today's application (and enterprise) monitoring tools increasingly fail to meet the needs of Web-scale application environments that IT operations teams are deploying to match the needs of modern agile applications. Understand the pitfalls so you do not mistakenly invest in obsolete technology.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Design Assumptions Have Changed: Ensure Your APM Technologies Look More Like the Applications That They Manage
  • Initial Checklist: Ensure Your APM Technologies Support a New Degree of Dynamism
  • Make the Data Meaningful: Move Away From Thresholds and Focus on Visualization
  • The Toolchain Is Critical: Integrate APM Into Your Continuous Deployment Methodology
  • Combine Open-Source Monitoring Technologies With APM to Meet Web-Scale Challenges

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