In today's business world, user expectations for application performance are incredibly high. This comes at a time when, from a developer's standpoint, challenges are constantly growing. In particular, developing business applications today is more complex than when a single application ran on dedicated hardware with its traffic running over a corporate backbone network.
Applications typically are comprised of multiple components, each running on different systems—virtualized, distributed, hybrid, and cloud—all interconnected using a variety of company-owned, public Internet-based, or even cellular networks.
To build such modern applications, developers could use some help. That is where application performance management (APM) solutions come in.
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