As organizations continue to exploit both public and private clouds to deliver enterprise software to global user bases, application performance monitoring and performance improvement become large-scale challenges. From aligning application processing demands with the right platform to ensuring that end users enjoy fast performance and maximum availability, organizations must deploy effective application performance management strategies in order to control costs, ensure that baseline performance metrics are met, and deliver positive user experiences that will help encourage application adoption.
Traditional application performance management can be described as having five key components. These include:
Beyond the Five Pillars Traditional application performance management can be described as having five key components.
Akamai sees application performance management as a multifaceted challenge that demands a holistic solution. We provide application performance management as part of our Ion solution, which goes beyond the typical database, application, and Web tiers of application delivery infrastructure to address what we call "the 4th tier," which extends from the Web infrastructure tier, out of the origin, and across the Internet.
This approach is designed to provide a clear picture of every element of application performance in the cloud, as well as actionable intelligence in near- real time to optimize performance. Learn more about Akamai's Ion, Akamai's application management service.