March 30, 2022 By IBM Instana Team < 1 min read

Our customers have long recognized that IBM Instana® has the best application performance monitoring (APM) observability capabilities in the industry. Now others are starting to notice too, including Gartner.

The IBM Instana platform helps users autonomously manage the most dynamic applications, whether they are running on mainframes, cloud providers or mobile phones. But what about getting a view of application performance from the outside? How can you measure your users’ perceived application performance?

Adding synthetic monitoring

We’re proud to announce we’re adding synthetic monitoring to IBM Instana to provide an outside-in view of application performance. It will aid in indicating when there are network problems between the user and back-end services. IBM Instana users will soon be able to use synthetics and topology to evaluate test coverage with recommendations for additional tests.

We’ll add the ability to test APIs and websites. Tests will be executed by IBM Instana Points of Presence (PoPs), which could be hosted from anywhere a client needs to test. For example, applications behind the firewall could be tested by a PoP in the same network zone, even for SaaS customers. IBM Instana also plans to host PoPs in various hyperscales and geographic regions.

Learn more

In IBM Instana release 227, we started with a limited technical preview for a few clients. Look for further announcements as we progress toward an open beta. Interested? We invite you to post your ideas to help shape our application feature request going forward. Do you want to talk with us about synthetic monitoring? Email me at cganawa@us.ibm.com and we can set up a time to chat.

Get started with IBM Instana

More from IBM Instana

Probable Root Cause: Accelerating incident remediation with causal AI 

5 min read - It has been proven time and time again that a business application’s outages are very costly. The estimated cost of an average downtime can run USD 50,000 to 500,000 per hour, and more as businesses are actively moving to digitization. The complexity of applications is growing as well, so Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) require hours—and sometimes days—to identify and resolve problems.   To alleviate this problem, we have introduced the new feature Probable Root Cause as part of Intelligent Incident…

Observe GenAI with IBM Instana Observability

6 min read - The emergence of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI), powered by large language models (LLMs) has accelerated the widespread adoption of artificial intelligence. GenAI is proving to be very effective in tackling a variety of complex use cases with AI systems operating at levels that are comparable to humans. Organisations are quickly realizing the value of AI and its transformative potential for business, adding trillions of dollars to the economy. Given this emerging landscape, IBM Instana Observability is on a mission to…

Average 219% ROI: The Total Economic Impact™ of IBM Instana Observability

2 min read - What can your organization achieve with a modern observability solution? Data from a new Forrester Consulting study showed that a composite organization that used the IBM Instana™ Observability platform achieved a 219% ROI over three years. Likewise, it saw a 90% reduction in troubleshooting time by providing high fidelity data to the right people at the right time. About the study IBM commissioned Forrester to conduct the Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study by interviewing four clients about the value of their…

IBM Newsletters

Get our newsletters and topic updates that deliver the latest thought leadership and insights on emerging trends.
Subscribe now More newsletters