OpnetT Technologies has recently revealed its strategy for High Definition Application Performance Management (APM). According to the company in its news release statement, domain specific knowledge is important, however this “silo based” approach is insufficient to effectively manage the end-to-end performance of IT services.
“High Definition APM addresses key challenges in effective IT service management. A successful approach must be broad, since the typical enterprise application relies on dozens or even hundreds of separate hardware and software components, such as web servers, network devices, and data bases. Experts employ specialized management tools to support each domain. Domain specific knowledge is important, however this “silo based” approach is insufficient to effectively manage the end-to-end performance of IT services.
“According to Alain Cohen, OPNET President and CTO, ‘Some vendors who claim to deliver ‘end-to-end’ APM merely present side-by-side views from multiple management tools. A true end-to-end approach requires integration of data and workflows across management domains. However, OPNET’s concept of High Definition APM goes beyond ‘end-to-end’ by emphasizing deeper, higher-resolution data and advanced analytics to leverage that data to enable root cause analytics and problem prevention.'”