10 Tips to Improve Application Performance

 

Tip #1:  Collaboration

Often users are not only operating their own devices at work, but also a range of independent project management apps.  While these SMAC apps (social, mobile, analytics and cloud), offer tremendous benefits for employees, IT and database administrators are often unaware of these apps, and hence, how to optimize them to improve their performance, and ensure they don’t disrupt a network’s performance.

Tip #2:  Integrate APM into Your Cloud Structure

As applications are increasingly distributed across public, private and hybrid cloud environments, modern APM systems must adapt accordingly to cloud based requirements that are fundamentally different than those of traditional APM, and as such, administrators can more easily automate essential work and carry out network demands.

Tip #3: Increase Visibility

Visibility across the application stack will help identify performance bottlenecks and improve the end-user experience. This includes the application delivery chain comprising the application and all the backend IT that supports it — software, middleware, extended infrastructure and especially the database.

Tip #4: Optimize Infrastructure Dashboards

Many traditional monitoring tools provide a dashboard typically featuring many charts and data which can be hard to interpret, while lacking enough information to easily diagnose a problem, especially a performance related problem. On the other hand, tools with wait-time analysis capabilities provide a more actionable view into performance, identifying how an application request is executed step-by-step and which processes and resources the application is waiting on.

Tip #5: Variation Monitoring

Due to the dynamic nature of a database, it is critical to be able to compare abnormal performance with expected performance by establishing application and database performance references. Through analyzing applications performance at set times, it becomes easier to identify a variation before it becomes a larger problem, and to track the code, resource or configuration change that could be the root cause and solve the problem quickly.

Tip #6: Utilize a Dynamic WAN Solution

Unlike traditional WAN networks, newer dynamic models offer traditional MPLS connection to the enterprise data center as well as a connection via broadband to a VPN and the Internet. With hybrid WAN networks, administrators can alleviate network congestion while ensuring application performance improves.

Tip #7: Unified View

Today’s complex applications are supported by an entire stack of technologies. A unified view of application performance shared with the entire team and based on wait-time analysis will ensure that everyone can focus on solving application problems quickly, while optimizing database performance will help make users happier across the board.

Tip #8: Turbocharge Applications using ADCs

Leading software-based application delivery controllers (ADCs) are designed to optimize enterprise application environments by load balancing, rate shaping, SSL offloading, and other techniques. They can deliver traffic to application servers in a much more efficient manner, squeezing greater capacity, greater performance, and better ROI from applications. ADCs can protect application servers from Internet shocks and traffic surges that would otherwise impair performance.

Tip #9: Client Optimization

Advanced Web content optimization (WCO) solutions deployed on Web servers examine application content and then smooth out content complexities to reduce bandwidth requirements and improve rendering inefficiencies. In addition,  file merging JavaScript, style sheets, and images reduces the amount of roundtrip traffic, while metadata removal and other compression and caching techniques can further enhance content optimization.

Tip #10: SharePath

Correlsense’s award winning SharePath  software is the only application performance management product in the market that can trace single user requests for any application and follow them through the entire technology stack within an enterprise data-center. SharePath is not limited to Java, .Net, and PHP applications, as it is used to monitor and trace through web-servers, proxy-servers, rich-clients, C/C++ based applications, VDI technology, service buses, and more.

 

 

 

 

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