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Contributed article by Nir Livni, VP of Products, Correlsense
Cloud, Virtualization and Mobile Devices drive the market into a new breed of APM and Big Data Analysis
In the coming year I think we will see many
interesting trends in the area of cloud, virtualization and big data. There has
been an exponential increase in the number of applications, end users and
devices, all contributing to an increase of volume of activity, applications
being redesigned to handle these new volumes, and infrastructure resources that
need to provide a platform that is capable for these new levels of demand.
Couple this with the fact that users expect your application to
behave like Google searches and respond within 1 second - Application
Performance Management (APM) is facing new challenges and needs new breed of solutions.
The new breed of solutions has to deal with new requirements which are derived
from the new trends as we see and anticipate them.
With the exponential increase of user traffic, and derived exponential increase of application and infrastructure components
interacting with each other, APM has become a "Big Data" problem on its own.
The amount of data that needs to be analyzed, in real-time, puts APM in the
"Big Data" space and the APM solutions need to be able to technically deal with
huge amounts of data, as well as bursts of traffic in peak times and other
In 2013, we will continue to see huge increases in cloud
deployments, both public and private, both IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)
and PaaS (Platform as a Service). Enterprises will be able to deploy faster, rollout faster, and leverage
more of their investments, providing their business with more agile
capabilities. This will put APM in a much more strategic position than it was.
As cloud technologies simplify a lot of operational aspects, performance
management becomes more complex and is of greater importance than ever.
About the Author
Nir Livni, VP of
Nir brings more than 17 years of experience in
the software industry. He is a graduate of the MAMRAM IDF computer academy and
holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and Computer Science from Bar Ilan
University. He graduated magna cumlaude with an MBA from Tel Aviv University.