Why Forrester named IBM a leader in the APM market

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I am pleased to announce that IBM Application Performance Management (APM) has been named a leader in the report “The Forrester Wave™: Application Performance Management Solutions, Q3 2016.” Forrester, the research and advisory analyst firm, explored 14 APM vendors and evaluated them according to current offering, strategy and market presence.

Forrester ranked IBM as a leader due to its scores in the current offering category as well as in the strategy and vision criteria. Highlights from the report include:

  • “IBM augments APM with cognitive analysis…producing health insight for customer transactions and their effects on the business. Analytics figures into everything.”
  • “IBM has a rich set of infrastructure monitoring capabilities; at the same time, it scores well on new needs like real-user monitoring, mobile application crash detection, and coaxing business/financial impact from the monitored transactions.”
  • “IBM envisions the APM market moving from technology metric collection and display to business application key performance indicator (KPI) satisfaction, with a strong trend toward DevOps”

Read the full “Forrester Wave™: Application Performance Management, Q3 2016” report here.

I’d like to share some additional reasons why you should consider IBM APM to help you manage, monitor and analyze the performance of your business-critical applications.

We’ve got the vision

The convergence of DevOps and APM is here, and IBM can help you take action. IBM APM helps bring together operations teams and application developers, providing a single tool for testing performance before and after launching into production. It also gives you code-level diagnostics and detailed insight into the user experience.

We’re cognitive

IBM’s industry-leading analytics can help you with root-cause analysis, do multivariate predictions and provide prescriptive recommendations. Cognitive analytics learn what normal application behavior is and can help spot anomalies long before your preset thresholds would have sounded alarms.

We’re connected

Unlike some other vendors, we have a broad, comprehensive IBM solution to meet clients’ needs, without requiring additional contracts with third-party vendors. As an add-on to IBM APM, IBM Customer Experience Analytics lets you understand how your clients’ experiences relate to your business results. With another IBM APM add-on, IBM MobileFirst Quality Assurance, you will get full-fledged mobile app management, including sentiment analysis and crash analytics. Only IBM can offer this breadth of coverage—APM, customer experience management, mobile app management and more.

We’re hybrid

IBM APM provides visibility into applications in the cloud, on premises and in hybrid environments. No matter where your applications and their underlying infrastructure live, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve got insight for the whole team

IBM APM provides end-to-end visibility of applications and application infrastructure to a diverse range of users, including line of business application owners, IT operations teams, application support teams, application developers and DevOps teams. IBM APM dashboards make it easy to give the right people the information they need to ensure applications are performing well and issues are resolved quickly. This helps you make sure your users are happy and it keeps your revenue flowing.

Want more? Explore common scenarios and issues in our interactive demo environment on IBM Marketplace. You can also start a 30-day no-cost trial to try IBM APM with your own data.

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