White paper

The Importance of Transaction Tracing for Managing the Performance of Applications in Distributed, Dynamic and Cloud Environments

APM solutions that instrument the Java JVM or the .NET CLR have been in wide scale commercial use since 1996. However, trends like Agile Development, scaled out deployment on commodity hardware and software platforms, data center virtualization, private clouds, hybrid clouds and public cloud computing have significantly changed the environments in which modern applications operate.

These significant changes have produced new requirements for APM solutions – requirements that many legacy vendors of second generation APM solutions do not meet. This paper outlines the new environment, the resulting new requirements, and explains how the Dell Foglight solution with Distributed Transaction Tracing is uniquely suited to address these new requirements.