Application Performance Management (APM) in the Digital Enterprise
 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128040188, 9780128040812

Application Performance Management (APM) in the Digital Enterprise

1st Edition

Managing Applications for Cloud, Mobile, IoT and eBusiness

eBook ISBN: 9780128040812
Paperback ISBN: 9780128040188
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 17th February 2017
Page Count: 302
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Application Performance Management (APM) in the Digital Enterprise enables IT professionals to be more successful in managing their company’s applications. It explores the fundamentals of application management, examines how the latest technological trends impact application management, and provides best practices for responding to these changes.

The recent surge in the use of containers as a way to simplify management and deploy applications has created new challenges, and the convergence of containerization, cloud, mobile, virtualization, analytics, and automation is reshaping the requirements for application management.

This book serves as a guide for understanding these dramatic changes and how they impact the management of applications, showing how to create a management strategy, define the underlying processes and standards, and how to select the appropriate tools to enable management processes.

Key Features

  • Offers a complete framework for implementing effective application management using clear tips and solutions for those responsible for application management
  • Draws upon primary research to give technologists a current understanding of the latest technologies and processes needed to more effectively manage large-scale applications
  • Includes real-world case studies and business justifications that support application management investments


IT professionals including Network Administrators, System Administrators, Database Administrators, Application Developers, and their managers. Academic and corporate researchers in networking, cloud and mobile computing, and software management

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Overview

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 2—Evolution of Application Management
  • Chapter 3—Managing Traditional Applications
  • Chapter 4—Managing Applications in the Cloud
  • Chapter 5—Managing Virtualized Systems
  • Chapter 6—Managing Mobile Computing
  • Chapter 7—Managing Web-Based Applications
  • Chapter 8—Application Management Security
  • Chapter 9—Distributed, Tiered, and Componentized Application Architectures
  • Chapter 10—DevOps and Continuous Delivery
  • Chapter 11—Managing Application Programming Interfaces and Connected Systems
  • Chapter 12—Application Performance Management and User Experience Management
  • Chapter 13—Managing Containerized Applications
  • Chapter 14—Application Management in the Software-Defined Data Center
  • Chapter 15—Application Management in the Internet of Things
  • Chapter 16—The Case for Standards
  • Chapter 17—Looking Ahead
  • Appendices
  • Summary

Chapter 2. The Evolution of Application Management

  • Historical Perspective
  • Definition
  • The Early Days
  • The 1960s
  • The 1970s
  • The 1980s
  • The 1990s
  • The 21st Century: The First Decade
  • The Teens (2010—Present)
  • Summary

Chapter 3. Management of Traditional Applications

  • Looking Back
  • The Management Imperative
  • Responsibilities
  • Knowing
  • Controlling
  • Functional Perspective
  • Summary
  • Key Takeaways

Chapter 4. Application Management in the Cloud

  • Public Cloud
  • Private Cloud
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Management of Cloud Applications
  • Summary

Chapter 5. Application Management in Virtualized Systems

  • Introduction to Virtualization
  • Why Virtualize?
  • Server Virtualization
  • Application Virtualization
  • Virtual Appliances
  • Virtual Desktop Interface
  • Network Virtualization
  • Storage Virtualization
  • Service Virtualization
  • Virtual Integration
  • Virtual Machine Migration
  • Workload Balancing
  • Scaling Using Virtual Systems
  • Image Checkpoint and Rollback
  • Challenges of Managing a Virtual Environment
  • Summary
  • Key Takeaways

Chapter 6. Management of Mobile Applications

  • Mobile Applications
  • Basic Management Objectives
  • Local Applications
  • Remote Data
  • Remote Functionality
  • Applications on Laptops
  • Tablets, Smartphones, and BYOD
  • Security in BYOD
  • Summary
  • Key Takeaways

Chapter 7. Managing Web-Based Applications

  • Introduction to Web-Based Applications
  • Why Web-Based Applications?
  • Managing Web-Based Applications
  • Challenges of Managing Web-Based Applications
  • Summary
  • Key Takeaways

Chapter 8. Application Management Security

  • Application Development
  • Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors
  • Insecure Interaction Between Components
  • Risky Resource Management
  • Porous Defenses
  • Securing Applications in Production
  • Summary
  • Key Takeaways

Chapter 9. Distributed and Componentized Applications

  • Introduction
  • Application Diversity
  • The Evolution of Application Complexity
  • Heterogeneity, Scale, and Integrations: The “Loose Cannons” of Application Performance
  • APM for Complex Applications, in a Nutshell
  • “Real World” APM
  • The Role of Analytics
  • Summary
  • Key Takeaways

Chapter 10. DevOps and Continuous Delivery

  • Introduction
  • Agile Development
  • DevOps: “It Takes a Village”
  • Continuous Delivery
  • DevOps and Continuous Delivery
  • Summary
  • Key Takeaways

Chapter 11. Application Programming Interfaces and Connected Systems

  • Introduction
  • The Role of Tools in the API Economy
  • The Role of the Application Programming Interface Gateway
  • Application Programming Interface Consumer Usage in the Enterprise
  • Application Programming Interface Provider Usage in the Enterprise
  • Summary
  • Key Takeaways

Chapter 12. Application Performance Management and User Experience Management

  • Introduction
  • Application Performance Management: MultiDimensional Visibility to Application Execution
  • Analytics
  • Application Performance Management and User Experience Management, Compared and Contrasted
  • On-Premises and Software as a Service–Based Application Performance Management Solution
  • The Application Performance Management Ecosystem
  • Instrumentation and Data Sources Supporting Application Performance Management
  • Taxonomy of Product Categories Supporting Application Performance Management
  • User Experience Management
  • Summary
  • Key Takeaways

Chapter 13. Managing Containerized Applications

  • Introduction
  • Why Containerize?
  • The Revitalization of Containers
  • Benefits of Managing Containerized Applications
  • Summary
  • Key Takeaways

Chapter 14. Application Management in a Software-Defined Data Center

  • Introduction to the Software-Defined Data Center
  • Fundamental Resources of the SDDC
  • Compute (Physical and Virtual)
  • Software-Defined Storage
  • Software-Defined Networking
  • Security
  • Why Move to an SDDC?
  • Managing SDDCs
  • Implement Centralized, Policy-Driven, and Application-Centric Management Style
  • Create Blended Teams With Cross-Domain Expertise
  • Orchestrate a Hands-On Approach
  • Cultivate Policy-Driven Infrastructure Provisioning and Management Process
  • Increase Capacity Management Focus
  • Use a Multivirtualization and Multicloud Management Approach
  • Create and Package Repeatable Software and Infrastructure Configuration
  • Take Advantage of IT Vendor Support
  • Challenges of Managing an SDDC
  • IT Silos
  • Business Pressure
  • Performance Visibility and Operations
  • Software Licensing
  • Summary
  • Key Takeaways

Chapter 15. Application Management in the Internet of Things

  • Instrumentation
  • Implementation
  • Management
  • Configuration
  • Security
  • Fault
  • Performance
  • Accounting
  • Summary
  • Key Takeaways

Chapter 16. The Case for Standards

  • Introduction
  • Managing With Internet Engineering Task Force Standards
  • Managing With the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers Standards
  • Managing With the Tivoli Systems Application Management Specification
  • Managing With Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. Standards
  • Managing With ASL-BiSL Foundation Standards
  • Managing With ISO/IEC Standards
  • Summary
  • Key Takeaways

Chapter 17. Looking Ahead

  • Introduction
  • Cloud Computing Innovations
  • The Changing Face of Applications
  • Software-Defined Everything
  • Advanced Predictive Analytics for Performance Management
  • Dynamic Policy Rules
  • Autonomics and Cognitive Computing
  • Heightened Security Needs
  • Normalizing DevOps
  • Cloud Management Standards
  • Changing of the Guard
  • Other Possible Innovations
  • Back to the Future With Acme
  • Summary

Appendix A. Service-Level Management

Appendix B. The Configuration Management Database and Configuration Management System

Appendix C. The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing


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