Sep 28, 2021

3 min read

Application Monitoring in a Modern Cloud World

What Is Application Monitoring?

Application monitoring, also referred to as application performance monitoring (APM), is the process of collecting and analyzing data about an application. You do this to ensure expected application performance. Monitoring applications is a critical element in ensuring your users are happy. This need has existed since the early days of the internet. There’s always been a need to monitor your email applications, for example. The problem is that the capability wasn’t available because of technological limitations.

The Needed Change

As applications became even more complex, virtualization, microservices, and containers became part of normal IT life. The introduction of cloud computing from Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the mid-2000s helped add flexibility to deploying applications. Now you have Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and many more as additional cloud options.

Application Monitoring Now

With all this data and infrastructure complexity in cloud environments, IT needed more than monitoring. When new instances are added, you need a tool that can be ready to collect data. You also now have more types of applications to monitor, like Node.js, Go, and others.

Go With the Change

As you’ve seen, IT is not without changes. Applications need technological advancements in order to meet increased user needs. And IT professionals need monitoring solutions to keep up. You’ve seen how application monitoring has changed to support the advancements in the modern cloud world.