70% of Cloud Adopters Do Not Know How to Measure Application Performance
UNITED KINGDOM, LONDON – 6 December 2012 – ExtraHop Networks, the leading provider of network-based application performance management (APM) solutions, today announced the findings of a new survey of IT professionals. The survey results emphasised the importance of performance measurement when deploying applications to the cloud and the current lack of awareness of how to achieve that visibility.
In the survey of 140 IT managers and professionals, conducted at IPEXPO in October 2012, more than two-thirds (70%) of respondents indicated that they are unaware of how to measure performance of applications placed in the cloud, despite 86% stating that performance visibility in the cloud is vital. This lack of visibility blinds IT departments to opportunities for improvement and to potential problems that could affect customers.
"Measuring the performance of applications in the cloud is the most important aspect of cloud adoption," said Owen Cole, VP EMEA at ExtraHop Networks. "Many assume the cloud vendor takes care of performance measurement, however vendors usually only monitor resource utilisation such as CPU and memory and not the applications and their flows, nor the transactions. More importantly, these vendors do not provide correlated, cross-tier visibility for the entire application delivery chain. Without these unified measurements, you cannot see how your applications are performing or analyse the end-user experience."
The research also indicated that lack of visibility hinders cloud adoption; results found the following top three reasons that organisations do not adopt cloud solutions:
- Performance auditing and accountability (30%)
- Achieving unified performance management across the datacentre (20%)
- Keeping track of assets (12%)