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Assess and select the right application monitoring tools

Last updated:May 2018

Editor's note

Application admins must be able to effectively collect and analyze application data to ensure that the applications in their environment are up and running strong. Application performance monitoring is the most effective method to achieve this. Solid application monitoring tools ensure that the infrastructure behind an application is performing as it should and can even pinpoint possible issues with the application before they occur.

Application monitoring tools can introduce several benefits to the enterprise as long as an application environment is extensive enough to require them. Some of these benefits include:

  • performance prioritization
  • productivity increase
  • SLA compliance
  • customer experience monitoring
  • business monitoring

There are a myriad of options on the market for buyers looking to acquire application performance monitoring (APM) software, and finding the right one means comparing how the different options manage monitoring, reporting and analysis. Buyers should also be on the lookout for emerging functionalities, like AI and machine learning.

This buyer's guide helps readers sift through the options available and determine what they need from application monitoring tools, including the functionalities they should assess and evaluate. It also provides info on leading vendors in the market and how organizations can implement APM into their application environment successfully.

1The business case for APM tools in the modern enterprise

Learn about the different use cases where an organization would need to buy APM software and how these products would fulfill those specific needs.

2Make the right APM tool purchase looking at these features

Read about the notable features and capabilities that application monitoring tools have and how notable vendors in the APM market deliver those functions.

3Roundup of leading APM software vendors and their offerings

There is a lot to choose from in the APM market. Read this in-depth product overview of the different application monitoring tools available -- their notable features, versions and the buying and licensing options available.

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