By Dan Cornell
The cloud changes the application performance management picture, depending on how much or how little data is managed through cloud services. What are the implications of the broadening use of the cloud on application performance issues?
You can see my full answer online where I talk about the different concerns you should look into for Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) application components (sorry - registration required). For those looking for a quick preview, I lay out situations where you should (hopefully) be able to rely on your vendors to meet performance goals - backed up by your SLA, of course - as well as situations where you have to focus on crafting an infrastructure setup to meet your performance goals yourself. I also briefly look at current performance management tools and situations where you might need to roll some of your own solutions to gather the data you will need..
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