If you were to put application and network teams into a single room and ask them if ensuring optimal application performance and availability for their end users was critical to the success of their companies, you would undoubtedly have all heads shaking yes. The question, of course, is how?
Many of us have lived through war rooms urgently called in response to degraded customer experiences, due to a performance or availability problem with a key application. Today’s modern applications are more distributed and modular than ever before, so not only has the number of stakeholders increased, but the lines of demarcation have also become blurred — causing confusion over responsibilities. Managing and optimizing application performance today is dependent on an increasingly complex underlying network and internet infrastructure that traditional application monitoring solutions fail to bridge, leaving visibility gaps for DevOps and NetOps to struggle with.