Forrester just released its Market Overview: Application Performance Management, Q4, 2011 report. I’m proud to say that both Forrester and Gartner recognize Quest as a leader in APM.
This is great research with a new updated definition of Application Performance Management, recognizing the convergence of the old APM definition historically restricted to Java EE and .NET, and the much larger need to monitor data from all areas of the hardware and software infrastructure.
This report provides valuable insight into:
Forrester sees APM as evolving from system monitoring and management to service management, based on several factors including business success reliance on application performance, the necessity of short-term returns and the complexity of the business service. These factors have caused applications to become unmanageable without the use of application aware, performance monitoring tools.
The APM Reference Model clearly details the requirements to effectively monitor those systems and additionally provide the level of management to best support complex application performance issues in an integrated manner. The Model focuses on the importance of having a complete problem and incident management process and not simply a set of disconnected tools.
This new application performance solution requires:
As application platform technologies continue to emerge and evolve, and applicaiton developement processes become more agile, applications become more complex and so does the process of managing their performance. APM solutions must follow the mantra of simplifying APM, just like Foglight does. Built from the ground up to simplify APM, Foglight provides all the capabilities in the APM Reference Model and helps speed APM success in your company.