Traditional Performance Management Is Not Enough
The realities of the modern IT landscape are daunting. Your business-critical applications are multi-platform, multi-tier, and span physical, virtual and hybrid cloud environments. To reach your end user, application transactions traverse complex networks and infrastructure that are handling ever-increasing loads. In light of this, never has it been more challenging to monitor the performance and availability of the business services that your employees and customers count on.
When a performance degradation occurs, there are more factors and interrelationships to consider than ever before. And though you may have invested in various monitoring tools to gain visibility into the elements of your application delivery infrastructure, this view is often fragmented with the tools being managed by separate teams. In the end, your business struggles to identify the root cause of performance problems and collaborate efficiently across technology silos.
Clearly, a new approach to performance management is needed— one that assesses network and application health as a whole so your business can:
• Effectively react to the performance challenges you face today, and
• Proactively meet the business service needs of tomorrow
Facing the Business Service Needs of Tomorrow
What if you could evolve from a reactive to a proactive support model? Technology is evolving at an aggressive pace. To increase availability, reduce total cost of ownership, and consolidate resources, data centers are transforming from an on-premises model to a hybrid of on-site, cloud-based and virtualized environments. This new reality changes where and how your business-critical applications are hosted. What’s more, your end-user audience is hungry for new applications and features that allow them to interact with and consume your business services from any location, using any device.
The net result of these trends is the need for a concerted focus on change and innovation. But without a centralized view of the performance of your network and applications, planning for future requirements is largely an exercise in guesswork. Additionally, a lack of visibility into your application delivery infrastructure as a whole makes it a challenge to identify and correct problems before they impact end users and business performance.