The landscape for application performance management (APM) and network performance management (NPM) tools has changed enormously over the last few years, driven largely by changing infrastructure and application architectures.
The industry as a whole, including enterprises, service providers and vendors, is grappling with difficult performance management issues. How do you monitor, analyze and optimize the behavior of highly distributed, virtualized, cloud-based systems built of ever smaller components such as containers and micro-services? SDxCentral recently examined the trends that are re-shaping the APM and NPM markets and driving the need for integrated APM/NPM solutions. This special report focuses on some of the findings specifically in the NPM area.