Monitor essential application and software layers in your hybrid IT infrastructure.
There is a category of tools that are identified as application performance monitoring (APM) tools. (The original acronym stood for application performance management but that evolved.) Advanced APM tools were originally created for developers to get insights into Java virtual machines (JVMs). These tools are typically understood to be those with an in depth set of capabilities in each of these three areas: front-end monitoring, application discovery, tracing and diagnostics (ADTD), and analytics.
It's common for modern businesses to rely on 2,000+ custom-developed applications, and it requires substantial cost, time and effort to ensure 24/7 optimal performance of those applications. But industry analysts estimate that most organizations only deploy APM solutions for 5-15% of their applications due to the cost and complexity of those solutions.
The more general term "application health monitoring" applies to technologies that offer a subset of these capabilities in some or all of these three categories. The simpler, more streamlined application monitoring tools offer more basic capabilities focused on application health (vs. performance) but are far less expensive and easier to implement for a broader set of applications.
Zenoss offers low-cost, low-friction application health monitoring for the other 85-95% of your applications. The Zenoss platform delivers the most comprehensive cloud and infrastructure monitoring. Through agents and ingestion of streaming data, it also provides application health monitoring that includes:
"Bring in data from APM tools, infrastructure monitoring, log management, and all of your monitoring platforms into one centralized place where you can run machine learning to get intelligence about your systems."
-Nancy Gohring, Senior Analyst, 451 Research