Survey Finds IT Managers Struggle with Cloud Application Performance

December 6, 2012

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%)
"Organisations need to move towards more-intelligent IT operations where IT teams can easily see problems and fix them whether in the cloud or in traditional environments. Otherwise, these issues can affect customers, with the potential for lost revenue and damage to the reputation of the company brand," concluded Cole.

To learn more about monitoring application performance in the cloud, download the white paper: Five Reasons Why Network-Based Application Performance Management (APM) Is Necessary for Cloud-Enabled IT Environments.

About ExtraHop Networks

ExtraHop Networks is the leading provider of network-based application performance management (APM) solutions. The ExtraHop Application Delivery Assurance system performs the fastest and deepest analysis in the industry, achieving real-time transaction monitoring at speeds up to a sustained 10Gbps in a single appliance and application-level visibility with no agents, configuration, or overhead. The ExtraHop system quickly auto-discovers and auto-classifies applications and devices, delivering immediate value out of the box. ExtraHop Networks provides award-winning solutions to companies across a wide range of industries, including ecommerce, communications, healthcare, and financial services. The privately held company was founded in 2007 by Jesse Rothstein and Raja Mukerji, engineering veterans from F5 Networks and architects of the BIG-IP v9 product. Follow us on Twitter @ExtraHop. For more information, visit www.extrahop.com.

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