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Research also shows the correlation between better business performance and advanced use of technologies and practices such as agile methodologies, DevOps, API management, and identity-centric security. This paper provides an actionable checklist of seven critical steps you should be taking now to increase the business impact of your digital transformation initiatives.

What are real users saying about APM? The discipline and technology of Application Performance Management (APM) are not new. However, they are new enough in the IT field that best practices are only now starting to coalesce as organizations embrace APM as part of their regular duties. This paper offers a brief overview of APM and then describes 10 emerging best practices drawn from real APM user experiences as reported on IT Central Station, the leading product review site for APM and other enterprise IT solutions.

Download this New eBook to Learn:
- Why Microsoft Exchange specifically needs to run on virtualized infrastructure that is in a healthy and “Desired State”
- How Exchange can benefit from running on virtualized infrastructure
- How traditional approaches to virtualization and cloud management exacerbate performance issues for Microsoft Exchange
- How economic abstractions of the data center achieve and maintain a healthy, “Desired State” in virtual and cloud environments

As DevOps becomes more than just a nice-to-have component of digital transformation, it’s critical to know the aspects that bring the best ROI from its adoption. As it brings together cross-functional teams to collaborate and streamline results into business outcomes, it requires tools that manage business, performance, and user data in one platform; it requires Application Intelligence. This eBook delves into the best practices in implementing DevOps toward your digital transformation.

DevOps has already taken the IT world by storm, and it’s continuing to transform the way organizations develop, deploy, monitor, and maintain applications, along with underlying infrastructure. It’s quickly transitioning from a niche scope to a critical business outcome that all teams hoping to scale to digital transformation. We collected the top 10 practices around DevOps your CIO and team need to know about to adopt the best model for success.

RTView Enterprise Monitor aggregates health and performance data of individual components to interpret the impact on your top-level business applications and middleware platforms so that you can instantly grasp the bigger picture in context.

This e-book breaks down the various foundational components that build up the transition to DevOps within an enterprise. It also introduces the continuous life cycle that maintains the integration and collaboration needed to deliver an exceptional end user experience with your applications.

This eBook looks at how APM is evolving to handle new challenges in IT. These include breaking monolithic applications into microservices, containers, the transition to mobility and the increased use of APIs to connect systems, data analytics, visualizations and the cloud. While traditional systems have trouble keeping up with these updated capabilities, today’s APM solutions have to be able to adapt and execute on these expectations to track and optimize an end user’s experience.

Everyone talks about the soft benefits of APM, but what about hard dollar savings? AppDynamics asked customers to calculate how much they've saved with AppDynamics, and the results are pretty awesome. This white paper outlines three ROI case studies with real APM users: Edmunds.com, Fox News and Karavel. Read the white paper to find out how much they saved with APM.

From engaging and delighting customers, to enhancing employee productivity and supporting business-critical processes, your applications are the foundation of your business. Hence the need for APM. But, how do you choose the right solution? This paper will give you the information you need to know to pick an APM solution that will help optimize your business applications to ensure they deliver at 100%.

When operating distributed systems and distributed applications, you need access to as much information as possible. This paper provides developers, operators, and IT professionals with a dozen proven recipes for Monitoring Docker Containers.

Download this free eBook to see how the Optanix Platform helps you focus on what’s important – managing your business services and service delivery infrastructure – rather than devoting time to the maintenance of your management platform. Learn how Optanix helps you to:
- See the Whole Picture
- Focus on What Matters
- Accelerate Remediation
- Get Better Every Day

Are you having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep — can you sleep at all? We know what’s keeping today’s CIO up at night. Businesses all over the world run on applications and data. Your business does as well. The success of your business relies on your IT infrastructure and network because they support and carry the applications that represent the lifeblood of your company. How to keep things up and running, connected, responsive, and relevant could be keeping you up at night. Today’s CIO has many questions, and the answers lie in areas like optimizing decisions with insights, embracing agility to accelerate your IT transformation, and managing your hybrid environment. We’ve got the answers.

Managing the performance of a retail site can be a challenging endeavor given there is a balancing act of providing the right rich content while ensuring performance expectations are met. Tracking the right metrics is essential in order to be truly insight driven and make decisions at the speed of the customer. Check out five top metrics which impact users perception of the performance of your site. Track these, get a competitive advantage.

What’s keeping today’s application owners up at night? Plenty. Keeping applications running like clockwork is so much more than just uptime. Today’s app owner has many questions, and the answers lie in areas like optimizing decisions with insights, embracing agility to accelerate your application delivery, and managing your hybrid environment. How do you ensure the right outcomes in today’s environment? What are the right sets of options needed to transform your IT environment to make it flexible, composable, and scale at will? How do you create an environment that allows your IT infrastructure to be agile and react quickly? How do you manage in a hybrid world? What about IT decisions needed to drive competitive differentiation? No wonder you can’t sleep!

Software applications are the mainstay of modern business. Applications deliver business-critical services to customers and enable companies to function efficiently. To ensure performance and availability of their applications, companies must have full visibility and control of the applications and enabling infrastructure. If an outage or slowdown occurs, the company needs to know precisely where the problem originated, what caused it, and how to prevent it from occurring again. This paper explains the importance of APM to today’s businesses, provides recommendations that companies should consider when evaluating solutions, and suggests steps companies can take now to adopt APM solutions that meet their particular business needs.

Not sure which Application Performance Management vendor to choose? Download IT Central Station's free report and find out what your peers are saying about the leading APM solutions. Learn about:
- Valuable Features
- Room for Improvement
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