White Papers

Google loses 1% of its traffic for every millisecond of delay in web response time. There is no denying application performance has a direct impact on business results, and in order to properly manage your applications and end-user experience you need to monitor them. There are two primary techniques for monitoring web and mobile applications-synthetic monitoring, and real monitoring-each with very different capabilities, advantages and disadvantages. Learn when to use what and why both is best. Download this interactive eBook to learn everything you need to know about synthetic vs real application monitoring, including:
- Understanding the differences between the two techniques and how they work
- When to use synthetic, vs when to use real-specific problems each can help solve and questions they answer
- Tips for evaluating synthetic vs real solutions, key criteria to look for
- Why you need both: the advantage of using synthetic and real monitoring together

While APM solutions have been mitigating poor user experiences since the early 90s, only recently have these tools begun to deliver on the promise of proactively identifying and diagnosing performance issues before users are impacted — but they are still far from perfect. For starters, why the lack of unified functionality? Why do we still need multiple tools in order to deliver a single APM solution? Or do we?
Explore topics including:
- A brief history of APM and how APIs and the cloud changed everything
- Managing end-user experience across distributed applications
- Understanding the difference between APM and availability monitoring
- When is it APM? 5 qualification criteria for assessing solutions
- How the demand for unification has forever raised the bar in APM

In 2013, mobile commerce sales equated to over $48.3 billion and 51% of online shoppers abandoned a purchase because of site slowness. With so much at stake, it is critical for businesses to be in full control of their end user experience. Gartner’s analyst report on how to improve quality mobile application delivery states that today’s synthetic-based mobile monitoring is limited in understanding actual user experience. Gartner recommends using mobile application performance monitoring to understand application usage patterns, performance and user frustration.

Synthetic Monitoring. Real User Monitoring. API Monitoring. Code-Level Transaction Tracing. Root Cause Analysis. Load testing. All of these are essential for ensuring application quality and delivering a superior user experience. But how many tools do you need in order to utilize all of these solutions? If your answer is more than one, you haven’t seen AlertSite UXM. Download this interactive eBook for a 360-degree tour of the game-changing new APM tool that is finally unifying everything you need for user experience and performance management in a single SAAS platform.

Recommended eBook: This eBook explores the current state of the APM market landscape, evaluates APM best practices and outlines potential challenges so that we can choose the right SaaS tools to make better business decisions, reduce costs and increase software reliability.

Recommended eBook: DevOps is all about working together in more open and efficient ways so teams can collaborate better and ship better performing code. In this eBook you’ll learn: What is DevOps? Where did it come from? What problems led to its creation? Who’s adopting it? Come learn how DevOps interacts with the cloud, and what the benefits are of adopting DevOps at your organization plus a whole lot more.

Recommended White Paper: In moving to the cloud, ensure that your public cloud provider performs on par, or better than your on-premise deployment. Ensure SLAs are tailored to maintaining the highest level of end-user experience, thereby protecting your business’ bottom line. This study reveals what IT professionals are thinking about SLAs and what can be done to move towards relevant guarantees of performance.

Recommended eBook: Today’s users expect your site to load within 2-3 seconds — any longer and you’re putting revenue at risk. This eBook explores why Web Performance Monitoring is such a critical step in delivering quality user experiences and how to ensure you’re meeting users’ online performance expectations. In this eBook, you’ll find: How Web performance affects your revenue; Real world examples of high-profile Web performance disasters; The basics and benefits of Web Performance Monitoring; Advanced implementation solutions.

Recommended eBook: After you’ve already established visibility into the performance and availability of individual pages across your website — what’s the next step in your performance strategy? For most it’s transaction monitoring — mainly because it provides valuable insight into how all those individual pages across your website come together to serve your users. Download this eBook to find out how a transaction can directly affect your website's revenue and users experience.

Recommended eBook: Most of us can now say that we have built our web applications on a foundation of APIs, both internal and external. With so much emphasis on the tiny API, it’s important to recognize its inherent power and make sure you build the appropriate safeguards to protect it. After all, the performance and availability of your APIs and Web services are increasingly important to users' overall experiences with today's mobile, social and e-commerce applications. Many organizations also have contractual agreements around API performance in place with business partners and need an objective way to measure actual performance against them.

Recomended eBook: A truly complete Web monitoring solution needs to highlight the performance gaps that result in poor user experience and lost revenue. This eBook explores 6 commonly overlooked functionalities that can make the difference between a winning and losing performance monitoring strategy. Explore topics including: Visual user experience monitoring; API monitoring; Real browser monitoring; Mobile monitoring; Business benchmarking; and how complexity slows engagement.

Recommended White Paper: Download the whitepaper to learn how Aternity Workforce APM complements MDM and MAM solutions to help improve mobile customer satisfaction and workforce productivity. In this whitepaper, you will learn how Aternity Workforce APM closes the visibility gap between the workforce's real user experience as they conduct business, and what application-centric APM tools are reporting; and addresses the full range of mobile APM use cases for developers of mobile enterprise apps, IT Ops that support them and the line of business that relies on them to drive the business.

Recommended White Paper: Seven capabilities are required to address the complexity of delivering excellent enterprise mobile experience. Download this whitepaper to learn how Aternity mAPM for Enterprise Apps provides: deeper visibility into the enterprise user; business activity monitoring based on user interactions with the apps; and a single, consistent approach for IT Ops and line of business to ensure workforce productivity for any app or device, mobile and beyond.

Recommended White Paper: All the application performance data in the world cannot help you, if you can't quickly derive its meaning. As application complexity accelerated, how can analytics help you harness application performance big data, and use it to your advantage? Download this research paper to learn about the value of analytics in managing applications.

Recommended White Paper: As enterprise technology operations have grown far more complex in recent years, users expect APM to be an IT detective, not only tracking any anomalies or problems universally, but also being able to figure out why the glitches are happening and mapping out a way to fix them. Download this white paper to learn how IT can help bridge these expectations.

Recommended White Paper: The mobile payment industry is forecasted to account for as much as $1 trillion in global transactions by 2015. So you want to launch a mobile application and skyrocket to your first 50 million users? There are many concerns when going live with a modern mobile application. From project planning, to development, to quality assurance and managing a successful launch. In this white paper AppDynamics talks about some important considerations for planning, building and launching a mobile application in order to ensure a good experience for your end users and a good outcome for your business.

AppDynamics has been positioned as a Leader for the second time in two years in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for APM. To celebrate, they are offering you a complimentary copy of the full report. Download the report to get: Gartner’s updated criteria for a fully-featured APM solution; In-depth reviews of each participating vendor; Current trends in the APM market.

Recommended E-Book: While IT organizations spend much of their time keeping servers, applications, and networks up and running, there is only one thing that really matters - the health of the business services that they deliver. To resolve issues efficiently and maximize service quality, IT staff must know exactly how each service is delivered across this end-to-end IT infrastructure.

Recommended White Paper: This 22-page study by Forrester Consulting shows how application and business services performance problems have the greatest impact on an enterprise bottom line, but they are also the most difficult issues to resolve. The lack of tools for proactive alerting and root-cause identification is a major obstacle to rapid resolution. This leads not only to escalating business costs, but also to a fragmented and inefficient use of IT resources.

Recommended White Paper: Organizations rely on applications to power their business and drive growth. These applications serve customers, partners, and employees 24x7 with little to no tolerance for downtime. The impact of lost transactions or disengaged customers is critical to find and resolve application performance issues as quickly as possible. In order to find and correct issues quickly, it is necessary for app and ops teams to take an integrated approach to transitioning apps from development to operations to troubleshooting problems.

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