Over the past decade, applications have evolved into the heart of all business operations, the dominant means of engagement with supply chain associates, channel partners and customers. As a result, application-centric models have become the norm for businesses and enterprises.
However, businesses are also being confronted with the growing complexity of these processes as today’s applications are often a collection of components sourced from different places: cloud, data center, third-party, etc. While the employee or customer looking at a browser will see a single application, many moving parts must operate in the necessary manner to provide an optimal end-user experience. Poor application performance can directly harm brand image while reducing revenue as customers fail to complete transactions.
The Growing Demand for Application Performance Monitoring
“With so many moving parts, something’s always bound to have the chance of impacting performance, even with a resilient architecture,” says Nicola Sanna, President and CEO, Netuitive. “Complexity – and the fact that all these components are monitored in different silos – also makes it hard to manage a business service or application as a whole, which also impacts performance. But it’s the reality of today’s enterprise application and monitoring architectures.”
The Growth of APM
As monitoring developments within such complex environments becomes more difficult, the modern IT industry is today witnessing a monumental shift away from basic resource monitoring towards comprehensive APM (application performance monitoring).
Along with the increasing emphasis on application development as a mean to improve operational efficiency and enhance customer satisfaction, the rapid growth of the APM software market is emanating from innovations in DevOps technologies, real-time monitoring and analytics, as well mobile applications in business. In addition, with the expected continued growth in cloud computing, both private and public, both PaaS (Platform as a Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), APM is set to play an even more strategic role than it already has. As cloud technologies simplify many operational aspects, performance management becomes more complex and is, hence, of greater significance than ever. In fact, the global market for APM software is projected to reach US $5 billion by 2020.
Demand Within the APM market
While the demand for APM tools is quickly growing, many current APM products require configuration of each component, which means high costs, long implementation cycles, and a large human overhead to maintain. This had lead to a growing demand for a more advanced APM solution with more ease of usability and maintenance.
Correlsense’s award winning SharePath software is the only application performance management product in the market that can trace single user requests for any application and follow them through the entire technology stack within an enterprise data-center. SharePath is not limited to Java, .Net, and PHP applications, as it is used to monitor and trace through web-servers, proxy-servers, rich-clients, C/C++ based applications, VDI technology, service buses, and more. In fact, SharePath is the only proven working APM solution for production environments that provides full transaction tracing across all software components, from the user click to the very last call within packaged applications such as Oracle Forms, Oracle Applications, Siebel, Documentum, and more. For this reason, many of the world’s largest companies rely on SharePath, to manage their critical application’s performance and to ensure their apps are always up and running as expected.