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Application Performance Management (APM) Software

Best Application Performance Management (APM) Software

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Application Performance Management (APM) Software Overview

What is APM Software?

Application performance management (APM) software monitors software to ensure performance and availability. These tools have been traditionally focused on enterprise applications like ERP systems. They alert IT staff to any disruptions to load time or response time that are preventing end users from accessing mission-critical applications.


APM tools don’t just alert IT managers concerning problems, they also help to prevent problems from occurring in the first place. They do this by detecting early warning signs that might presage future issues.

New Approaches

Applications have become much more difficult to manage because of the shift away from monolithic applications. Modern applications are often composite, highly complex, distributed apps comprising many different cloud services.


Traditional APM was not necessarily designed to manage these highly distributed apps. They are often unable to manage the interplay between different services. For this reason, some new approaches have emerged which are capable of monitoring all kinds of apps whether on-premise, SaaS, mobile or web apps.

User Experience Management and APM

As end users are more and more attuned to very fast consumer web applications, expectations regarding the performance of complex business applications are higher than ever, and user experience management has consequently become an important subset of application performance management.

Pricing Information

Enterprise application performance monitoring tools are typically priced per server, and sometimes time in use is also a factor. These systems typically cost at least $200 per month per server. SMB solutions are often significantly less expensive.

Application Performance Management (APM) Products

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SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

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222 Ratings

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) delivers application and server monitoring capabilities for IT pros enabling them to diagnose and troubleshoot issues faster. The vendor’s value proposition is that this solution prevents slow applications and downtime from impacting end-users and...

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager

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72 Ratings

SolarWinds® Virtualization Manager (VMAN) is an intuitive tool for monitoring, performance management, capacity planning and optimization. Complete visibility into your environment Manage both VMware and Microsoft environments - on-premises or in the cloud - with a single tool. VMAN also visu...

Dynatrace

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68 Ratings

Dynatrace is the new application monitoring platform from Dynatrace LLC in Waltham, MA.

72 Ratings

New Relic is an all-in-one web and mobile application performance management provider for the cloud and the datacenter. They provide 24x7 user monitoring and code-level diagnostics for production apps deployed on dedicated infrastructures, the cloud, or hybrid environments and real time end-to-en...

3 Ratings

Retrace (formerly APM+) is a lightweight agent allowing developers to have an always-on Application Performance Management solution that enables the identification of application performance issues. Retrace gives developers continuous, real-time analysis of application behavior. The vendor says i...