Massive changes are occurring to how applications are built and how they are deployed and run. The benefits of these changes are dramatically increased responsiveness to the business (business agility), increased operational flexibility and reduced operating costs.
The environments onto which these applications are deployed are also undergoing a fundamental change. Virtualized environments offer increased operational agility, which translates into a more responsive IT operations organization. Cloud computing offers applications owners a complete outsourced alternative to internal data center execution environments. IT organizations are in turn responding to public cloud with IT-as-a-Service initiatives.
Taken together, these changes replace a monolithic, dedicated applications environment that did not change very quickly with a distributed, shared and rapidly changing environment that creates new application performance management challenges.
To address these challenges, a new category of solutions is required that focuses on the operations staff that is responsible for supporting:
- Every application (physical, virtual or cloud)
- Running across every operating system (Windows or Linux)
- For every source of application (purchased or custom developed)
Read more about the challenges and approaches required for the modern enterprise and how AppFirst is firmly positioned to address this category.