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How to Leverage Application-Aware Infrastructure Performance Monitoring to Simplify Root Cause Analysis

Published: 07 March 2014

ID: G00259655

Analyst(s): Jonah Kowall

Summary

Subject-matter experts require three topologies: Application support/development teams need application performance monitoring, network professionals need network performance monitoring and diagnostics, and infrastructure and operations generalists need application-aware IPM for visibility.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • APM agents running inside applications can be difficult to deploy, and may not be feasible for some groups in the organization, often limiting implementations to only the most-critical applications
  • Network speed and complexity make centralized network performance analysis difficult for network professionals, increasing cost and complexity, or sacrificing visibility by limiting scope
  • Lack of topological performance data across silos makes war rooms the typical way to resolve issues, limiting I&O generalists' ability to identify and correct issues
    • APM
    • NPMD

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