The hybrid cloud model—combining public cloud services with private (on-premise) resources—is immensely appealing to many organizations. Why? Because hybrid cloud computing lets you keep elements of your environment, such as transaction processing systems, on premise while running other parts of applications, such as an e-commerce frontend, in the cloud to gain better scalability, faster deployment, and lower costs.
However, there’s actually a downside that many organizations are only now starting to discover. Here’s a hint: it has to do with visibility, accountability, and control. How well can you monitor performance of your applications that are wholly or partly in the cloud? Can you get all the performance and troubleshooting data you need to solve problems quickly and make better decisions about resources? Are you instantly aware when there’s a failure or a bottleneck anywhere in the transaction stack, regardless of where it’s running?
That’s the catch with the hybrid cloud model, as well as up-and-coming multi-cloud models or a straight-up public cloud model. You need a way to monitor application performance that gives you as much control of the customer and user experience as possible, along with a greater understanding of application dependencies across your hybrid infrastructure.
This white paper will help you understand how you can achieve end-to-end visibility into application performance, no matter where your application or parts of your application are running. You’ll learn what to look for when choosing an application performance monitoring solution, and we’ll share some lessons learned about monitoring applications in the cloud.