Ixia has published a new e-book called The ABCs of Performance Monitoring. This book is a reference guide for those who want to learn about new practices for monitoring application and network performance in complex IT environments. Ixia has published similar guides covering The ABCs of Network Visibility Volume 1 and Volume 2 and The ABCs of Inline Security

Many organizations have incorporated cloud, SD-WAN, virtualization, and edge computing to increase the speed and flexibility of their IT infrastructure and reduce operating costs. While providing major benefits, these technologies also present new challenges for maintaining performance and availability of applications. Key data is no longer directly accessible or even under the control of the organization. Moving large volumes of data back to the data center for monitoring is costly and can take too long. A bad user experience can impact the success of new services and impact revenue collection and company reputation. 

An effective monitoring strategy is essential to rolling out new services successfully, maintaining an adequate user experience, and quickly resolving any issues or outages. In a competitive environment, new strategies are required to anticipate problems before they impact users. New monitoring techniques are needed to access key data outside the organization’s direct control. And new architectures are needed to analyze data closer to where it is generated. 

This ABCs book defines fifteen concepts key to performance monitoring. The information is intended to fill gaps in the reader’s understanding and provide a foundation for further investigation. Additional references are included for further reading on each topic.   

Download the e-book now to strengthen your understanding of key performance monitoring concepts.