How to Deliver High-Performing, Business-Critical Web Applications
It's important to manage the performance and availability of your critical Web applications in order to deliver consistently superior services aligned with your business goals. Meeting this challenge requires a new approach to application performance management, where IT becomes a strategic service provider and an innovation partner of the business organization. Knowledge Center contributor Prabhjot Singh discusses the six habits you should develop to deliver high-performing, business-critical Web applications.In the rapidly growing Web application services environment, business transactions are well traveled. They are carried over diverse and interconnected infrastructures, through networks, application servers, firewalls and virtualized systems via heterogeneous operating systems and distributed service-oriented architectures (SOAs). This all creates a Web application environment that is highly-complex, vulnerable to multiple points of failure and difficult to manage in production. Your challenge is to deliver the critical Web-based services in order to achieve your business and customer goals and, simultaneously, manage the performance and availability of these services 24/7. You need to optimize the user experience, predict and resolve problems before customers feel the pain, and improve service levels.
Meeting this challenge requires a new approach to Application Performance Management (APM), where IT becomes a strategic service provider and an innovation partner of the business organization. It does so by delivering high-quality, business-oriented IT services that are managed from the user's perspective. Navigating this transformation presents many challenges. You may ask yourself the following questions:
1. "With so many interconnected parts in my infrastructure, how do I determine the source of performance problems quickly and end finger pointing between my IT operations teams?"