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Advance Your Application Performance Monitoring Strategy to Support Microservices

Published: 06 March 2018

ID: G00350820

Analyst(s): Charley Rich , Colin Fletcher


Ensuring the performance of microservices and associated business processes is difficult for traditional APM solutions. I&O leaders responsible for APM can improve business outcomes by enhancing visibility with modern tooling that monitors and tracks the flow of microservice-based applications.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Work With Your APM Solution to Instrument Microservices and Ingest External Instrumentation Data
  • Use Microservice APIs, the API Gateway and the Service Mesh as Data Sources for APM Solutions
  • Use AIOps to Analyze the Data Your APM Solution Has Captured

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