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Webinar: Choosing Application Performance Management (APM) Tools

Date: Wed June 30, 2010
Time: 12:00 noon EDT (1 hour)
Speaker: Peter Sevcik, NetForecast

Now available: Recording and Slides

With over 30 application performance management (APM) tool vendors offering scores of products, buyers face hundreds of confusing choices. Compounding the problem, the lack of a common taxonomy, or standard APM nomenclature, makes cross-vendor product comparisons especially challenging.

To address this challenge, NetForecast has developed an APM tools framework anyone can use to define APM requirements and map them to vendor offerings. The APM framework is a comprehensive description of application management functions and features. Building on essential infrastructure management concepts, it provides a common nomenclature that makes it easy to compare APM tools. The framework also places Apdex elements in their appropriate contexts.

Good performance is delivered with tools that directly support APM processes and best practices. The APM framework lets you describe and prioritize the functions and features appropriate for your environment, and helps guide your APM strategy.

Presentation Outline

  • Technique: How performance is measured
  • Location: Where performance is measured
  • Data: What information is gathered
  • Analysis: Making the data useful
  • Process: How the tool supports operations
  • Business: How the tool integrates with the business

Free Customizable Product Selection Checklist

As a Webinar attendee, you will receive an Excel tool to help you intelligently select the framework elements you need to create your own custom product selection checklist to evaluate APM tools. For example, you will be able to define the level of Apdex support you require.

Attend this Webinar before investing in your next performance management tool. Find out how to avoid decisions based on vendor hype, and to select APM tools whose features match the needs of your enterprise.


Register and tune in to the live event, ask questions, or contribute comments:

Once you register, you will receive an email confirmation containing the login information for the event. You can add this to your calendar. You will also have the option of testing your system to confirm that the ActiveX Webinar plugin can run.

The Apdex Webinar Program

This event is the second in a series of educational Webinars by the Apdex Alliance. Apdex Webinars aim to address a variety of performance management topics, with an emphasis on how to apply the Apdex methodology. Further events are currently planned in September and November 2010. Bookmark the Apdex Exchange and check back for detailed announcements as we confirm the speakers and topics.

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