July 25, 2017 | Written by: Aaron Tobin
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Today’s business environment increases the pressure on nearly everyone to go beyond their traditional roles. Everyone from infrastructure and operations professionals, application owners, application developers and DevOps team members now need to help drive continuous innovation to meet business objectives.
Continuous innovation is driven by continuous delivery of new and updated applications. It is easy to see why application performance management (APM) tools have become such a necessity. IBM has long been recognized as an industry leader in application performance management, most recently by Forrester in their Application Performance Management Leadership report.
This week, we’re aiming to strengthen our leadership position with new enhancements to our IBM Cloud Application Performance Management offering.
Here’s what the latest version of IBM APM delivers:
- Custom UI builder. Create your own dashboards to hand tailor the exact monitoring experience you need
- Monitor your APIs. Ensure availability and performance of exposed APIs from your secured enterprise services, and determine root cause for problematic transactions that span through multiple backend services
- Expanded coverage of application environments. This includes new support for IBM Middleware on Linux on Power LE and Linux on System z and other popular offerings.
- Data retention. Retain and visualize data for trend analysis and export reports
We’ve also simplified the APM portfolio to two core offerings. IBM Cloud APM, Base is for IT operations teams. The other offering is IBM Cloud APM, Advanced for app owners, developers, DevOps teams, and IT Operations teams. Why? Each offering customizes more relevant performance information than ever before.
Here are some additional capabilities specific to each offering.
Cloud APM, Base
- Create custom views with choice of metrics, the time frame, and the type of chart in which to display the data. These dashboards can also be exported to reports in a variety of formats
- Receive Linux on IBM z Systems support for monitoring the Linux operating system, IBM WebSphere Applications Server, IBM DB2, IBM MQ, and IBM Integration
- Monitor the Linux operating system, IBM WebSphere Application Server, and IBM DB2 with Linux on IBM Power Systems (Little Endian) support
Cloud APM, Advanced
Receive all of the capabilities mentioned for the Base offering, plus:
- Unlock resource monitoring and transactions tracking of IBM API Connect environments
- Also unlock resource monitoring and deep diagnostics for Java Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) runtimes
- Track transactions and get deep diagnostics for Red Hat JBoss runtimes, added to the existing resource monitoring capabilities
For more information on IBM Cloud Application Performance Management, feel free to reach out to me. You can also take a look at our demo video showing how to easily identify slow website transactions and isolate the cause.
We also have industry-specific white papers taking a look at Application Performance Management and DevOps for the following: