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Complex Hybrid Cloud Environments: Tools You Need to Gain Visibility Into Services, Infrastructure and Applications

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Summary
Today's customers demand high-performing, low-latency applications. If your business is running applications on a hybrid cloud with Amazon Web Services (AWS), you need a powerful suite of monitoring tools to ensure optimal performance.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud computing powerhouse with nearly half of the public cloud infrastructure market, according to Gartner. For organizations with hybrid cloud installations, essentially a mix of private and public cloud services working in conjunction, an effective monitoring solution must excel at managing this complex environment.

If your organization leverages legacy, on-premises monitoring solutions, this hybrid world is a challenge to navigate. You may use multiple monitoring tools on-premises, each supporting a small fraction of the overall architecture. But if these tools don’t talk to each other, it’s a daunting task to pinpoint an issue’s root cause and correlate it to a user’s experience. Furthermore, if these tools aren’t optimized for hybrid clouds, your organization will have a hard time solving performance and health issues.

A Trio of Must-Have Monitoring Tools 

AppDynamics’ eBook, 3 Critical Monitoring Tools for Hybrid Cloud Applications, is a best-practices guide for monitoring business-critical, hybrid apps on AWS. It provides essential advice for managing these complex hybrid environments, and names the three critical tools your organization needs to gain full visibility into your services, infrastructure and applications.

These three critical tools provide:

  • Application and Infrastructure Monitoring: For gauging the health and performance of the AWS cloud resources supporting your applications. This tool provides deep visibility into your critical apps, enabling powerful functionality to help you take advantage of the cloud’s cost-effectiveness and agility.
  • Trace Monitoring: If your organization is implementing microservices and/or serverless architectures to modernize development practices, this AWS trace monitoring solution makes it far easier for developers to analyze and debug any application, including those running on serverless and microservice architectures. 
  • Application and Business Transaction Monitoring: By providing cross-stack, end-to-end visibility and direct correlation between technical issues and business performance, this powerful solution nicely compliments native AWS monitoring tools. It empowers both technical and non-technical users to gain deep insights into how applications are performing, and how they affect the business. It includes native extensions for more than 25 AWS cloud services, including Amazon CloudWatch and AWS X-Ray, providing even richer context around AWS metrics.

Get Started Today

By leveraging these 3 critical monitoring tools for hybrid environments, your organization can gain deep visibility into your diverse collection of applications, IT environments and users. To learn more about the best ways to monitor business-critical, hybrid apps on AWS, download our AppDynamics eBook, 3 Critical Monitoring Tools for Hybrid Cloud Applications.