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APM Best Practices

Realizing Application Performance Management

Authors: Sydor, M.J., Sleeth, K., Toigo, J., Yourdon, E., Donaldson, S.E., Siegel, S.G., Donaldson, G.

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  • Details the value proposition of APM and its impact on the IT organization  
  • Outlines the organization forms that successful practitioners employ
  • Helps readers manage the evaluation and selection of a monitoring solution
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The objective of APM Best Practices: Realizing Application Performance Management is to establish reliable application performance management (APM) practices—to demonstrate value, to do it quickly, and to adapt to the client circumstances. It's important to balance long-term goals with short-term deliverables, but without compromising usefulness or correctness. The successful strategy is to establish a few reasonable goals, achieve them quickly, and then iterate over the same topics two more times, with each successive iteration expanding the skills and capabilities of the APM team. This strategy is referred to as “Good, Better, Best”. 

The application performance monitoring marketplace is very focused on ease of installation, rapid time to usefulness, and overall ease of use. But these worthy platitudes do not really address the application performance management processes that ensure that you will deploy effectively, synergize on quality assurance test plans, triage accurately, and encourage collaboration across the application life cycle that ultimately lowers overall application cost and ensures a quality user experience. These are also fine platitudes but these are the ones that are of interest to your application sponsors. These are the ones for which you need to show value. This CA Press book employs this iterative approach, adapted pragmatically for the realities of your organizational and operational constraints, to realize a future state that your sponsors will find useful, predictable and manageable—and something that they will want to fund. In the meantime, you will learn the useful techniques needed to set up and maintain a useful performance management system utilizing best practices regardless of the software provider(s).

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strongMichael J. Sydor/strong is a software solution architect who has invested 20 years in the mastery of high performance computing technology. He has significant experience identifying and documenting technology best practices and has designed programs to mentor and realize client performance management teams. With a broad combination of software and systems architecture experience, as well as critical situation and traditional performance analysis, Michael is well-positioned to influence and guide major initiatives within client IT organizations, for both distributed and mainframe architectures, and across the telecommunications, cable, financial trading, media, banking, insurance, and utilities industries.

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Softcover $74.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3141-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
APM Best Practices
Book Subtitle
Realizing Application Performance Management
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
CA Technologies, Inc
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-3142-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-3142-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-3141-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 504
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