The deployment of distributed apps is increasing with every passing day. There are various private, hybrids, and public clouds where these apps are deployed, and the performance of apps is of paramount importance. This age is the digital era, and no one likes waiting for something to happen. If an app has a slow loading time, then there are high chances for users to skip it.
The modern-day users expect high-speed performance along with consistency in the apps. A survey has indicated that 62 percent of people have high expectations when it comes to digital tools performance, whereas 80 percent of the people delete an app if it is not performing precisely. And as useful, they want it to showcase. The bar for every application performance is very high, and it is impossible to reach that bar without proper network performance.
Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Tool
The one option that app developers and network administrators can look at is application performance monitoring tool. It helps in tracking the performance of apps, pinpointing any issue that is degrading the app flow, and result in bad end-user experience, etc. The network problems are not easy to identify, and the operations teams are always confused about the effect of a wrong network on an app’s performance. The enterprises usually have dedicated operational teams who manage the infrastructure of any app. Although there are dedicated teams, it is not possible to have proper communication with the network and to understand how it is performing. This scenario is the reason why they should start using APM to facilitate the collaboration between teams and bring down the mean time taken to repair a particular network.
This solution is designed to identify the problem and solve it as soon as possible. The app operations team will recognize a problem immediately with APM, and the issue is escalated to the networks team that can handle it. It aligns network performance with application performance and correlates their performance.
The effectiveness of a dynamic dashboard is one of the significant features of Network Visibility that requires special mention. This feature has a set of widgets that can showcase various trends of Transmission Control Protocol connection metrics. They also show the TCP socket metrics for the selected time range too. It gives network errors and PIE metrics too.
With all the data present in the dashboard, it becomes easy for you to identify the issues present in the underlying network infrastructure. If there is a stalled transaction on a particular application, then with network visibility, the users will be able to find the insights of the network in the dashboard. There are underlying issues in a network, and those can be shown directly on the panel or dashboard.
The snapshot correlation is another popular feature of APM that people have to look out for use. It retains the snapshot of particular transactions. If any transactions are slow or if any user is diagnosing the network for any problem, the Application takes an immediate snapshot. You will get to see the processing of that particular transaction. The transaction snapshot will come with a network tab for monitoring the dynamic dashboard. This scenario will allow you to correlate with the network metrics that were captured at that particular point of time. Each of these charts will have a snapshot time range highlighted. You can look for a correlation with the help of these time ranges and point out the root cause of this entire issue. You can view any critical issues almost immediately with the help of a snapshot correlation.
The network issues for an app may arise at any time of the day, and if you are not notified about the effect on time, you won’t be able to figure out what it is. But with APM, you don’t have to worry about these notifications. If the tool identifies an issue present in the network that results in a degraded app’s performance, you will be notified immediately about it. You can fix the problem directly with the help of these notifications. They won’t let you hurt your business.
Business Transaction Monitoring
APM is a tool that understands the application performance in terms of business transactions and user requests. Most of the APM tools are not capable of this. It gives you the network performance details in the form of a business transaction context. You will be able to understand an app’s performance from a user point of view.
The end-user satisfaction is the key. Every business looks out for this satisfaction and contentment for future success. And if you understand how an end-user is feeling about your app performance, you can figure out what to alter and enhance for better app performance.
Automatic App Mapping
Usually, there will be times when you want to change the code of your app. The other web APMs require manual configuration when there are slight changes in the code. But with APM, you don’t have to worry about the manual mapping. Everything will be done automatically. All you have to do is just relax, sit back, and settle down.
The applications at present are more significant than how they used to be. Although you start with a small application, there comes a time when you have to scale it. Usually, people worry about app management once they increase the size of their app, but it is not the case with APM. You can improve the app’s performance with ease. Motadata APM is designed to scale some thousands of nodes with just one single management server. This way, it will be pretty useful for all modern businesses.
Simple to Use
Other application management solutions are not so easy to use. They require manual configuration whenever a code deploys, and even maintenance of these tools is not easy. But APM makes everything simple. It is intuitive, intelligent, and users don’t have to worry about its performance at all.
So, when you make some significant changes in the code of an application, you need to compare the app’s performance before and after changing the system-based code. You will be able to put side by side the snapshots of the performance of an app before and after changing the code.
It is not something that you will find in any other application that you will find in the market. You can find out how the recent update of your app is affecting its performance directly in your dashboard only. If there are any performance issues, you can check its root cause almost immediately.