Server Monitoring Tools

Server Monitoring

AppDynamics, an application performance management solution provides the required metrics of server monitoring tools along with the troubleshooting capabilities of APM software.

What is server monitoring?

Server monitoring includes various approaches and tools for monitoring the performance of applications and web servers. It includes collecting machine- and infrastructure-level metrics that help operations teams understand their infrastructure, but they often fail to find, isolate and troubleshoot performance issues that occur in the application code.

What's the problem?

However, most of the server monitoring tools are incapable of knowing how applications are performing. None of the server monitoring tools can explain the following:

The slow part of the application code

The frequency, performance and application functionality used

Exceptions of application functionality

Impact of a slow external service call impact on the application response time 

The response time of each request to my application

The components of application involved in any of transactions to understand the slowdown

The way the application code operates in the run time

It is almost next to impossible to restore application service quickly, without answering these fundamental questions.

What's the solution?

To address these queries, most companies adopt log monitoring and analytics as a solution. However, log file monitoring cannot answer many of the questions without a lot of customization. The latest APM tools understand the actual internal workings of your applications - they view the code executing, all entry and exit calls to the application, transactions, exceptions and their associated impact, etc.

Key Benefits of AppDynamics:

View server health and chart application topology

Find and fix performance slowness by drilling down to code-level detail

Track important server metrics and trend performance

Ensures end users are not impacted by fixing bottlenecks

What's the impact?

APM products providing a tremendous amount of value. Some of the benefits of using APM:

Quicker QA cycle due to rapid problem isolation, detection, and resolution.

Quick development owing to less time tracking down bugs.

Steady production environment because of better QA and development.

Reducing MTTR from hours/days to minutes.

Fewer bugs released as they are easier to identify and remediate.

"One of the key advantages that we have seen from Business iQ is that it provides a vehicle for both business colleagues and IT colleagues to collaborate together around a single source of truth."

John Hill, Chief Information Officer, Carhartt

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