What is APM?

Application performance management (APM) is the practice of detecting and addressing software application issues, so that end users have a quality experience. As applications and platforms have deepened in complexity, the need for APM solutions has become more crucial.

The solutions monitor and manage application performance, availability and security throughout the application lifecycle by measuring the response times of users, application components and specific transactions.

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The need for a cohesive APM strategy

A poor user experience translates into lost revenue, making an end-to-end APM strategy more important than ever. But monitoring and managing business applications have become more challenging with the advent of hybrid cloud, mobile technology and agile development. Monitor these various technologies separately, and you risk missing critical application issues.

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Predictive analytics

Keep users happy by identifying and addressing potential application issues before they impact customers.

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Automated fixes

Reduce user dissatisfaction by addressing—and resolving—an issue more quickly.

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Customizable dashboards

Enable visibility into all monitoring data, so IT support teams can collaborate and see information contextually.

IBM Application Performance Management


The IBM Application Performance Management portfolio provides visibility, control and automation of your mission-critical applications. For most of your environments, our solutions help you pinpoint the root cause of your application issue more quickly and resolve the problem.

Easily monitor your applications to ensure optimal performance.

Integrated capabilities cover five key areas:

Integrated capabilities cover five key areas:

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A foundation built on enhanced visibility

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Learn how to find the root cause of application problems in minutes.

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More reliable apps, fewer headaches

A proactive application performance management strategy improves application quality and stability, accelerates release cycles and reduces costs. It also simplifies monitoring and management throughout the application lifecycle, regardless of the platform. A proactive application performance management strategy includes:

Gain full visibility

Get a clear view into where an issue originated, so you can resolve it more quickly, reducing operational costs.

Keep an eye out

Wherever your apps reside, you can identify issues before they impact your users.

Gain context

Detailed information about application problems provides contextual information, which helps business or regulatory compliance.

Increase agility

Reduce hands-on management with automation, and your applications become more agile. You also reduce risks, shorten operational roll-outs and accelerate scaling.

Understand issues

Insight into potential issues helps reduce outages and improve business performance.

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