The time to test performance is before you go live. Performance results can be challenging to get while developing applications and performing quality assurance (QA) on code, but using an APM tool during development and QA can simplify the task. Finding bugs in your new or updated code with an APM tool before going live can save you a bunch of time and money. As the line continues to blur between development, deployment, and production, an APM tool like SolarWinds® AppOptics™ is excellent to use from the start, so you can deliver required performance the moment the application deploys.
Code is too often “guilty until proven innocent,” and depending on your environment, your developers have little or no access to production. Issues have to be diagnosed quickly and accurately, so you can tell the developer what needs fixing. With today’s architectures becoming increasingly complex, and enormous pressure to deploy more releases in less time, APM is a necessity. One product, AppOptics, is a simple and powerful APM tool used by ops managers, SREs, application owners, and developers.
There will always be production issues due to the number of changes in the application, the velocity at which those changes get deployed, and changes in user behavior. AppOptics can help you address these issues. No matter what your role is, it will guide you to the root cause of performance issues, even if you don’t have intimate knowledge of the application.
When you think about it, it always seems to come down to time. How much time has the application been down? How long have your users been experiencing a problem? How much time will it take to get your application up and running again? Stuff happens, and when it does, you need to get at the root cause fast and minimize the time it takes to get your application back to performing as designed. That’s where the AppOptics troubleshooting triple threat comes in. There are three powerful ways AppOptics helps you get to the root cause of performance problems: distributed tracing, exception tracking, and live code profiling. All three combined provide what you need to quickly and accurately identify what’s causing your applications’ poor performance.
Troubleshooting performance problems with APM and logs together can provide exponential value if you can easily correlate poor performing transactions with the logs associated with those transactions. Why is this important? It can be hard to track the root cause of a problem from distributed systems’ logs due to lack of connection between logs. Today you can get to the root cause of a performance problem by using distributed tracing. On its own, tracing is impressive, but adding a tightly integrated, single click drill down directly from a transaction trace into the associated logs for those requests is game-changing. AppOptics provides this capability by using distributed tracing to generate and propagate context (i.e., trace IDs) throughout the lifetime of requests. Then, annotating this context on associated log lines, we create logs with distributed context. These context-rich logs in SolarWinds Loggly® and Papertrail™ allow users to isolate individual requests across all systems for better diagnostics. It’s also easy to implement this with other log management systems.
Comprehensive performance monitoring, from custom on-premises to your highly distributed cloud applications, in one product.
Remove the wall between Application and Infrastructure metrics, allowing combined dashboards.
Consolidated monitoring of all your servers, hosts, containers, and serverless environments.