What is APM?
Application Performance Monitoring (APM) is a tool to locate the source of application performance problems.
APM goes much further.
APM is used to monitor the user experience; it also provides visibility into how that experience changes as an application’s workload increases.
Did you know
Some DevOps teams incorporate application monitoring into the development process to avoid putting a change into production if it is found to negatively affect performance.
There are many other aspects of APM in addition to providing user experience feedback.
APM works by actively collecting internal state data and data related to application response time. This data correlates directly to the user experience.
Some Application Performance Monitoring (APM) tools are designed to monitor the underlying infrastructure in addition to the application itself, allowing the tool to perform root cause analysis when problems occur.
Application performance monitoring offers several benefits to the business in terms of organizational effectiveness, reputation or brand and long-term profitability.
The continuous availability and proper performance of an application is essential for an enterprise to maintain uninterrupted business processes.
This avoids unnecessary business interruptions and improves customer satisfaction. An effective APM platform provides an organization with the ability to connect its application performance to its business outcomes, isolate and correct errors before they affect the end user, and reduce mean time to repair.
Use the right tool for the job.
Select the APM tool based on your application monitoring needs and your operating environment.