Top 10 APM Solutions – Q1 2017

IT Central Station’s crowdsourced user review platform helps technology decision makers around the world to better connect with peers and other independent experts who provide advice without vendor bias.

Our users have ranked their solutions according to their valuable features, and have also discussed where they see room for improvement. You can read user reviews for the top 10 Application Performance Management solutions here, to help you decide which solution is best for you.

Users compare and give feedback on the APM solutions that they’ve used — based on product reviews, ratings, and comparisons.

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#1 AppDynamics APM

AppDynamics APM is ranked by our users as the number one solution of Q1 2017, but what do users really think of the solution?

For David A. Wheeler, “the modules that we are finding most valuable are as follows:

  • Applications: This provides us insight into how our applications are performing within our environments and affords us the ability to identify opportunities and make changes to code/environment to effect positive performance lift.
  • Databases: This module is amazing; allows our developers the ability to view into the SQL nodes themselves to quickly rule in/out any hardware issues. It also provides them with access to download execution plans directly via AppDynamics, which in turn helps improve turnaround time for fixes and such.
  • End User Monitoring: Whereas the Application module gives us insight as to how our applications are performing within our environments, End User Monitoring provides us similar data from a browser perspective. In other words, it provides us the complete experience from the clients’ perspective; tremendously valuable indeed.

Gustin Eaton writes that “I think I would like to see a better way to deploy and upgrade the machine agents that we use. Currently, we have to use SCCM, and that might just be our environment with the customer. Personally, I am not the best with Linux commands; I’m learning. I’m a GUI person. Give me a button to click on with a mouse pointer, and that’s just me.

I personally don’t have anything I think they need to add. They’re the great minds. They’re the leaders of technology, so they’ll think of what I need before I do.”


IT Central Station users rank CA APM as the number two solution of the end of Q1 2017.

As said in his video review above, Mike Miller writes that “The most valuable features I believe would actually be two things I would go into: The insight it gives into the applications that it’s actually applied to, and the flexibility to do many things with those metrics, and also feed your own metrics from external sources.”

Felipe Silva Castro writes that the CA APM workstation (console) connection is too slow with some metrics.

The integration with CA Spectrum is quite difficult to create, and it is also only one way, only being used to view alarms coming from CA APM. It would be interesting to visualize APM metrics in CA Spectrum OneClick. I see a need to improve this integration.”

#3 New Relic APM

New Relic APM is ranked by our users as the number three solution of the end of Q1 2017, but what do users really think about the solution?

One DevOps engineer shares that “APM products are something that needs to be well-tailored to your specific needs and environment. for the project I’m currently working on, we chose new relic after a bake-off with another vendor. both products were great, but new relic came up on top and we’ve been very happy with the insights it provides.”

Ken Maier adds that “We really love the INSIGHTS query and dashboarding capabilities.  It would be great to see this expand even further with more options for querying.”

#4 HPE AppPulse Suite

IT Central Station users rank HPE AppPulse Suite as the number four solution of the end of Q1 2017, but what do users really think of HPE AppPulse Suite?

Joe Rolfe shares that “AppPulse Active allows us to very quickly produce synthetic monitoring for our applications, for some applications we’ve never been able to monitor before, some older Legacy applications.

It gave us a set of tools that we could use to create the transactions and to play them back flawlessly on applications that we previous hadn’t been able to. It was very quick.”

Jose Carlos Granados Chillon adds that “I think they can improve the feature that identifies the operating systems, the brand of the devices, the response time, geolocalization. Security is also important because we also use HPE Fortify on Demand, another HPE tool, to identify whether there is any security breach.”

#5 Dynatrace

Dynatrace is ranked by our users as the number five solution of the end of Q1 2017.

Arda Haliloglu writes that “The most valuable feature is that we can see every database call executed from Java applications. Since most of the workload of applications are database-based, it is important to see and analyze SQL statements.

Dynatrace provides the ability to drill down to different dashlets and see what is going clearly, which is extremely useful.”

This SysAdmin suggests the following points for room for improvement:

  • Either use fewer system resources and be faster or use more resources to pre-compute the PurePath on recent X minutes of data
  • More flexibility with refresh times
  • More UI options
#6 ITRS Geneos

IT Central Station users rank ITRS Geneos as the number six solution of the end of Q1 2017.

Ken Ramsay writes that “The ability to logically normalize data gathered from multiple types of sources via pre-built plugins is extremely powerful. This functionality, coupled with the ability to import custom data via the Toolkit plugin allows ITRS Geneos to be leveraged to monitor every system in the enterprise.”

Louis Louca explains that he “would like better access to the data that is being collected.

ITRS are addressing this by using a KAFKA API interface to the gateway. Access to the data provides the ability to summarize, aggregate and correlate events and in many cases predict outages.”

#7 Avada Software Infrared360

Avada Software Infrared360 is ranked by our users as the number seven solution of the end of Q1 2017.

For Infrared360’s valuable features, David Corbett lists:

  • Monitoring that ties into our incident management system
  • Visibility of the MQ environment to non-MQ personnel

Brad Rodgers suggests improvements that would allow “The interface just needs to keep improving to where it looks more and more like other applications.

Then, when new users come in, it’s not as hard for them to learn and navigate around the environment. It’s easy to navigate once you understand how they set their GUI up. It would be something similar to how Windows or Excel follow a certain platform design and you know exactly how they work.”

#8 BMC TrueSight Operations Management

IT Central Station users rank BMC TrueSight Operations Management as the number eight solution of the end of Q1 2017.

“The Event Management is outstanding; still is the most interesting part of the product”, writes Stefan Timmermann.

Timmermann then continues to identify areas which could use improvement, such as “The sizing (which is difficult), the maintenance of it and the upgrade paths. This is a difficult area which is not easy to cover, as every client has a different approach towards implementing the product.”

#9 Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse

Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse is ranked by our users as the number nine solution of the end of Q1 2017.

Bill Burke lists valuable features such as “Ability to see end to end user, application, server, and network response time and throughput data. Good reporting and alerting mechanism.

Easy interfacing with Wireshark or Riverbed Transaction Analyzer to view detailed packet data. Easy to organize web page families, network device interface, and server response time and throughout into real-time or historical views.”

Burke then adds that regarding improvement, he finds a “Need to bring back the NetFlow module for AppResponse.”

#10 Quest Foglight

IT Central Station users rank Quest Foglight as the number 10 solution of the end of Q1 2017.

Robert Singleton shares that “having standard monitoring features and a central repository saves us a lot of time and reduces the risk of incidents. It replaces a lot of manual tasks and makes it easier for us to be more pro-active and to prioritize issues across multiple systems.”

One Systems Engineer writes that “My only complaint from Foglight for monitoring is that you only get a plot for five minute average for metrics like CPU and Memory, on the application side I can see metrics more quickly at 15 seconds for metrics like active sessions, heap. I would like to see the same for CPU and memory.”

Read more user reviews for the Top APM of 2017 here.


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Application Performance Management Tools: What Real Users Are Saying

When it comes to enterprise tech professionals using Application Performance Management tools, what are their top suggestions and points of feedback for other users?

In this collection of APM reviews, we’ve handpicked the most useful review topics that will shed insight on the top solutions in today’s enterprise tech market.


“How Has Using CA APM Improved Your Organization?”

Jadieep Singh Sra, Consultant:

“In our organization, the critical applications are being monitored with thresholds set for any malfunctioning through Application Performance Management. Also, we have configured Dashboards which display any deviation of the application from normal…Overall the Tools helps to detect any issue emerging with in-depth analysis available for the resolution through APM components.”

Manish A. Parikh, ESM Engineer:

“APM is a new culture here so we are working with customers in getting them introduced to the product. We want to show them how Deep Dive provided by APM can help them with DevOps lifecycle as well as proactive monitoring…Will continue to show customers the usefulness of this tool and how they can use it to generate reports on their app performance as well as the service it provides…”

“Where Do you See Room for Improvement in CA APM?”

Mike Miller, Principal Analyst at a Communications Service Provider:

“I think as we’re all moving forward to automated deployments, it’d be nice to have that out-of-the-box with this product. Also, scaling it, the data nodes writing automatically would be a very nice feature.”

Ryan Combe, Data Analyst:

“I’d like some simpler dashboards; some easier reporting. Everything looks a little too technical. To show our executives, it needs to look a little nicer.”

AppDynamics APM

“How Has Using AppDynamics APM Improved Your Organization?”

Sid Roy, VP Operations and Client Support:

“We are a services organization, so we use AppDynamics with our customers. It has allowed us to expand our footprint in the application management business with virtually all of our major accounts…We have a new value proposition for our customers- enhanced visibility, enhanced stability, and we can reduce our costs to them because our cost structure is reduced by using AppDynamics.”

Gustin Eaton, Application Support Lead:

“Once we got AppDynamics, we could see that this part of the application is where the issue is. When they’re trying to process these certain files, something’s wrong in this sector. We may still have to reboot the servers to get the customers up and running immediately, but then we can circle back around that day and address the actual issue.”

“Where Do you See Room for Improvement in AppDynamics APM?”

David A. Wheeler, Production Operations SysAdmin:

“The product has a pretty diverse metrics browser, but I’d like to see better out-of-the-box visual reporting so that we can roll this up to management. I have no doubt that will be improved in the next release.”

Louay Chamma, Operations Project Manager:

“The business transaction limit. We didn’t even know (about it), but when we encountered that, a lot of business transactions were actually being lost because they couldn’t be captured anymore. Again, we’re making tweaks to the system and constantly learning about it. It’s a very complex application, and requires almost a full-time person to be in there working on it all the time.”

HPE AppPulse Suite

“How Has Using HPE AppPulse Suite Improved Your Organization?”

ProjectMngr1948, Manager of Smart Services:

“It has proactively reduced the number of crashes, hence I know before the issue actually happens. I do carry out the testing during QA and pre-production environment.”

Leonard Tocco, Supervisor Infrastructure:

“We use AppPulse to look at two of our most important applications. Our contact centers that take calls from our customers, and our website that our customers use to pay bills online, etc…We’ve been able to find misconfigured network segments, we’ve been able to find data we’ve never had before…and customer portals that we probably would not have found on our own without AppPulse.”

“Where Do you See Room for Improvement in HPE AppPulse Suite?”

Jisela Hernandez Suastes, Subaddress Production Management:

“Currently, the information for management teams and technical teams are in the same view, but it would be useful if we could separate these views.”

Joe Rolfes, Application Development Specialist Lead:

“Right now you can schedule downtime on a one-off basis. I’d like to be able to schedule application downtime if I know the application I’m monitoring is going to be down, and the one I’m responsible for needs to go down every night for a scheduled recycle. I have to schedule it manually everyday, but I would love to say, “Every night at 2:00 in the morning it’s going to be down, so don’t monitor it for an hour.” This would prevent false positives saying that the application’s down.”


“How Has Using Dynatrace Improved Your Organization?”

Randall Hinds, Program Manager:

“We isolated to root cause on multiple occasions, identified performance bottlenecks in load balanced app infra, and delivered unparalleled usage and performance reporting for newly designed applications.”

SysAdmin9707, Systems Administrator III:

Dynatrace facilitates great live performance monitoring, allowing us to easily and visually detect problems before they become a large impact issue to the business. It is not uncommon to detect and quickly use various drill down options such as PurePath to quickly identify and provide initial analysis on problems.”

“Where Do you See Room for Improvement in Dynatrace?”

Randall Hinds, Program Manager:

“Decodes on less used/popular protocols are available, but they should be included.  Additional investment should not be required.”

SysAdmin9707, Systems Administrator III:

  • “Either use fewer system resources and be faster or use more resources to pre-compute the PurePath on recent X minutes of data.
  • More flexibility with refresh times.
  • More UI options.”

Read what other users at IT Central Station discuss in their APM reviews.

New Reviews for 2017: Application Performance Management (APM) Solutions Roundup

In IT Central Station’s user community, 9822 users follow the Application Performance Management (APM) Solutions category. Users in our community have already contributed new reviews for Application Performance Management (APM) Solutions in 2017 for CA APM: AppDynamics, New Relic, HPE AppPulse Suite, Avada Software Infrared 360, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor, and CA App Synthetic Monitor. Users discuss the valuable features of the solutions that they use, as well as where they see room for improvement.

apm reviews

CA APM- New 2017 User Reviews

Valuable Features

Praveen Pathi writes that “The extensive monitoring alert gave the ability to act quickly before an outage happens.”

Mike Miller agrees, noting that “Suddenly, we were able to evaluate based off how code was being traced. In one incident, it saved us 18 hours in finding the actual problem in the logic for that application once we had a problem.”

Max Lukovsky shares that “It helped us with number of challenges we faced in the past. It prevented a lot of downtime and a lot of outages with the Java side of the house.”

Room For Improvement

Nonetheless, Felix Mendes Sutarelli comments that “The reports are a key part of APM in my vision because it is through them that we manage to generate the evidence to direct the development team and operational support to address. However, we cannot extract the information of the tool through reports.”

An IT Technical Integrator Level IV at a financial services firm adds “The dashboard tools need a significant update in terms of the widgets that are available, usability, and ability to modify how data points are labeled.”

An IT Leader at a financial services firm further points out “The solution is technically scalable, but it is very expensive for our business. This is a problem for scalability.”

AppDynamics- New 2017 User Reviews

Valuable Features

Shaun Dolan’s review of AppDynamics APM Solution highlights the “Root cause analysis of issues in real time when they happen, alerted upon within moments of identification.”

According to Gustin Eaton, “The most valuable feature is the live reporting on what’s going on in our system: Are all of our transactions going smoothly? Are we having a bottleneck somewhere? The benefits are less man hours, less downtime, and faster resolutions.”

Karim Djaafar notes:

  • The “stacktrace” exceptions that are well detailed
  • The ability to see the history of executions
  • The intuitiveness of the product to analyse metrics

Room For Improvement

Jack Mignosa shares “Things I struggled with most were the visual widgets in dashboards. I feel like there could have been more online guidance.”

Gaute Holmin writes “The biggest room for improvement is related to maintenance of the solution. A centralized upgrade of agents is sorely missed.”

Himanshu Jain adds “Nowadays, CI is very much in demand and because of that, Docker compatibility is increasing. However, to install AppDynamics on Docker is still a challenge.”

New Relic

Valuable Features

Devops Engineer at a Tech Company lists a number of valuable features to the New Relic APM Solution, writing “New Relic was very easy to deploy and had minimal impact on our environments. Visibility was near-total out of the box and support was extremely helpful in adding the missing instrumentation into the product.”

HPE AppPulse Suite- New User Reviews 2017

Valuable Features

Manager Smart Services at Roads and Transport Authority reviews the HPE AppPulse Suite APM Solution, noting that “It has a lot of value for us. It gave us a lot of customer insight such as understanding the customer needs and their issues.”

Room For Improvement

However, Manager Smart Services also points out that “Since it is a premature product, one of the things that they could improve is to provide faster access to the solution.”

Avada Software Infrared 360- New User Reviews 2017

Valuable Features

Brad Rogers comments that “The administration piece makes it very easy to do MQ administration. It gives us a lot more flexibility and capabilities.”

Room For Improvement

But Rogers adds that “The interface just needs to keep improving to where it looks more and more like other applications. Then, when new users come in, it’s not as hard for them to learn and navigate around the environment.”

SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor- New User Reviews 2017

Valuable Features

Jacob Houg’s review of the SolarWinds Server And Application Monitor notes that it “Provides a simple way to get very in-depth monitoring configured for our most popular applications.”

Room For Improvement

Houg still sees room for improvement in “Mapping interactions between systems.”

CA App Synthetic Monitor

Valuable Features

AdvisorA36Ae highlights these valuable features to the CA App Synthetic Monitor APM Solution:

  • Historical measurement
  • Availability statistics.

Room For Improvement

Nonetheless, AdvisorA36ae sees room for improvement:

  • Ability to delegate and limit functionality
  • Allow certain people to only see certain data.

Read more new user reviews for Application Performance Management (APM) Solutions on IT Central Station here.

Application Performance Management (APM) Reviews- Best of 2016

IT Central Station users review the best enterprise APM solutions of 2016

IT Central Station users have reviewed the main enterprise APM solutions and ranked them based on reliability, stability and ROI from the solution. Below are the top 5 solutions in 2016 according to our user community.

APM user reviewsAppDynamics APM:

IT Central members highlight ease of deployment and reliability as key factors for picking AppDynamics APM as their APM solution, while one area of improvement our community member noted was adding more support for next generation mobile platforms.


Our community members who have used the solution have highlighted a number of pros such as CEM and EP agents, Introscope, the transaction recording feature and the ADA which helps with the root cause analysis. Noted area for improvement by our users included better integration with other tools, and out of the box reporting.

New Relic APM:

Our IT Central users highlight real time performance metrics, on demand profiling and ApDex/ Error monitoring as key features of New Relic APM they like  while areas to improve include better configurability through the dashboard and the cost of the solution.

HPE AppPulse Suite:

IT Central users list user action response time, crash trail and stability as key features of HPE AppPulse Suite, while areas to improve according to our community are more reporting and analytics and separate views for the management and technical teams.


This user comments that valuable features of Dynatrace include, “simple classic but effective UI (unlike some modern UI’s out there that have too much white-space), wide variety of dashlets available to monitor various services/components.” This user pointed out that an area where there was room for improvement was that, “they could increase the restrictions available for user-based roles.”

You can read more user reviews for Enterprise APM solutions, including the full top 10 Application Performance Management solutions of 2016 on IT Central Station.

AppDynamics Winter ’16 News

Today’s post features a guest article by Anand Akela, Director of Product Marketing for APM at AppDynamics.

Not long ago at AppDynamics AppSphere™ 2015, we announced the AppDynamics Winter ’16 Release (4.2) that brings significant enhancements to our Application Intelligence Platform to provide essential support for businesses’ digital transformation initiatives.

The new release extends the capabilities of AppDynamics’ application-centric Unified Monitoring solution, providing greater visibility into the user journey with detailed user sessions support, and expanded monitoring with Server and Browser Synthetic Monitoring and support for C/C++ applications. It also brings major upgrades to AppDynamics Application Analytics solution to provide richer, deeper insights into users, applications, and the correlations between application performance and business metrics.

Enhanced Unified Monitoring

AppDynamics Unified Monitoring provides end-to-end visibility from the end-user through all the application layers and their supporting infrastructure, enabling comprehensive management of end-user experience and application health.

In addition to general availability for Server Monitoring and C/C++ language support, the new release also introduces more than two dozen new extensions to expand AppDynamics’ monitoring capabilities to more application and infrastructure components, including many for Amazon Web Services. In addition, the new release brings numerous functional and usability enhancements for Java, .Net, Python, PHP, Node.js and Web Server monitoring solutions.

General availability of application-centric server monitoring

AppDynamics Server Monitoring is an application-centric server monitoring platform that proactively detects and helps quickly resolve server performance issues in context of business transactions. As a key component of the AppDynamics Unified Monitoring solution, server monitoring complements application and database monitoring to provide the end-to-end visibility needed to improve end-user experience and reduce monitoring complexity.

Server Monitoring provides comprehensive CPU, memory, disk, networking, and running processes metrics for Linux and Windows servers. With the new solution, customers can drill down (see figure 1) to detailed server metrics directly from the end-to-end application flow map when troubleshooting application performance issues.

Fig 1 : Drill down directly from the application flow map to view server details.


We are also announcing the Service Availability Monitoring (SAM) pack, which will be available as an add-on to Server Monitoring to help customers track the availability and basic performance metrics for HTTP services running on servers not natively monitored via an AppDynamics agent.


Fig 2: Service Availability Monitoring

General availability of C/C++ monitoring SDK

With the new release, AppDynamics now also supports monitoring of C/C++ applications via a monitoring SDK that enables the same real-time, end-to-end, user-to-database performance visibility as other supported languages, for rapid root-cause analysis and issue resolution.


Fig 3: C/C++ Application Performance Monitoring

These powerful capabilities are now available for C/C++ applications: automatic discovery and mapping of all tiers that service and interact with the C/C++ applications, automatic dynamic baselining, data collectors, and health rules, as well as managing key metrics including application load and response times, and key system resources including CPU, memory, and disk I/O.

Expanded Amazon Web Services monitoring with new extensions

Concurrent with the Winter ’16 Release, AppDynamics announced the availability of two dozen new extensions, including 19 for monitoring Amazon Web Services (AWS) components. These extensions are now available at the AppDynamics Exchange, joining more than one hundred extensions to enable monitoring application and infrastructure components not natively monitored by AppDynamics.


Fig 4: Extended coverage of AWS with new extensions

Powerful End-User Experience Monitoring

The Winter ’16 Release adds support for real-user sessions, providing a rich and detailed view into the user journey — what actions users take on a browser or a mobile device, step-by-step, as they move through the funnel, and how application performance impacts their journey. In addition, Browser Synthetic Monitoring becomes generally available. Together, Browser Synthetic Monitoring, and Browser and Mobile Real-User Monitoring with user sessions support, provide a comprehensive view of performance from the end-user perspective in a single intuitive dashboard.

Sessions monitoring as part of Browser/Mobile Real-User Monitoring

With the Winter ’16 Release, AppDynamics Browser and Mobile Real-User Monitoring now tracks and captures a user’s entire journey on a website or mobile app from the start until a configurable period of inactivity, or start-to-finish of a transaction sequence. Sessions can be viewed for individual users or a class of users. Sessions data is important for understanding funnel dynamics, tracking conversion and bounce rates, and seeing where in the sequence users had issues or disengaged. Performance issues and health violations and their causes are captured throughout a session, and the correlation with business impact can be captured, especially in conjunction with AppDynamics Application Analytics.

General Availability of Browser Synthetic Monitoring

Browser Synthetic Monitoring enables enterprises to ensure availability and performance of their websites even in the absence of real user load. Incorporating the highly regarded, open-source WebPageTest technology, Browser Synthetic Monitoring eliminates the variability inherent in real-user monitoring, and provides accurate measurements for baselining performance, competitive benchmarking, and management of third-party content performance. In addition to reporting on availability, Browser Synthetic Monitoring can be scripted to measure a sequence of transactions simulating an actual user’s workflow, including entering forms data, log-in credentials, and actions to test and ensure application logic.

Because it is a cloud-based solution, enterprises can scale their synthetic monitoring up or down as needed, schedule measurement jobs flexibly anytime 24/7, and choose which of more than two dozen points of presence around the globe they want to measure, and with which browsers. Measurements can also be set up to automatically re-test immediately on error, failure, or timeout to reduce or eliminate false positives for more intelligent alerting. There’s no need to wait for the next available testing window, by which time conditions may have changed. Browser Synthetic data can be viewed side-by-side with Browser and Mobile Real-User data in a single dashboard; Browser Synthetic Monitoring snapshots are also correlated with AppDynamics’ server-side APM for end-to-end traceability of issues.

Enhanced Application Analytics

AppDynamics Application Analytics is a rich, highly extensible, real-time analytics solution that gives IT and business teams deep insights into customer behaviors, and illuminates the correlations between application performance and business metrics. The updated Application Analytics provides support for more data sets, including all of AppDynamics APM data, log data, and APIs for importing/exporting external data sets; a custom SQL-based query language that enables unified search and log correlation with business transactions; a number of user interface enhancements and new out-of-the-box data widgets; and role-based access control.

These improvements allow enterprise users to immediately access rich customer profiles and behavioral data, and to quickly and conveniently perform customized queries to get the insights they need to more effectively engage their customers and make decisions that optimize business outcomes.

Advanced Query Language – AppDynamics Query Language (ADQL)

Application Analytics makes data accessible via the SQL-like, dynamic AppDynamics Query Language (ADQL), which enables advanced, fast, and nested data searches across multiple datasets, and supports rapid ad hoc analyses in real time.

Event Correlation between transactions and logs

Business, marketing and performance data is typically siloed and in many different formats. Application Analytics auto-correlates business transactions data from APM and log data from machine agent to provide unprecedented end-to-end analytics into the digital user journey, and the corresponding impact on business metrics.

Out-of-the-box visualization

This release introduces many new out-of-the-box visualization widgets to create interactive custom dashboards to provide actionable data. New out-of-the-box widgets include funnel widget to track drop off; user conversion widget; and widgets to do ad hoc analysis (multiple X and Y). Analytics widgets can be saved to custom dashboards, and reports can be scheduled for users and senior management.

Role-based access control

In addition, role-based access control is added to AppDynamics Application Analytics, enhancing security for sensitive business and customer data, while at the same time simplifying access for users within the context of their permissions. It now enforces strict access control to analytics data by job function and supports flexible data access control by data type. It also unifies multiple logins thereby improving user experience and adoption inside organization.

An enhanced platform that is an essential pillar of digital transformation

As the world becomes increasingly defined by software, enterprises of every description are pursuing digital transformation to satisfy user expectations for always-on, always effective engagement, and to realize the competitive efficiencies and advantages of digital delivery. The AppDynamics Application Intelligence Platform, with the far-reaching enhancements of the Winter ’16 Release, is designed to provide the next-generation application support needed to help enterprises achieve the user experience and operational success that is at the heart of effective digital transformation.

To read more about AppDynamics and the other popular APM solutions on our site visit the APM page today!

Top APM Tools – 2016 Edition

Application Performance Management (APM) is a way for companies to monitor and manage their software applications and performance. It is a critical function managed by DevOps, IT operations, application teams, developers, support teams, business managers, and other application professionals.

Here at IT Central Station, we offer a crowdsourced platform that allows real users to share their opinions about tech products with the rest of the enterprise tech community. We have compiled over 95,000 views of the top APM tools by real users in 2015 and analyzed their trends in the infographic below. All of our data is based on actual behavior of real users researching and comparing APM vendors on IT Central Station.


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