How will the software defined data center (SDDC) increase the need for application performance management? First it is a highly dynamic environment that will shift your software infrastructure from on premise to off premise. This means monitoring must be in place to ensure performance is acceptable. Bernd Harzog of The Virtualization Practice outlines more reasons in his latest post:
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) will be a highly dynamic environment with constantly changing configuration and resource allocation settings driven by various forms of automation including the provisioning of workloads from service catalogs, the scaling of workloads in response to demand, and the migration of workloads across hosts for workload balancing and prioritization reasons. Due to Agile Development, applications are now changing more quickly than ever before. So we are going to have rapidly changing applications running on a rapidly changing software infrastructure. This will drive the need for SDDC Application Performance Management.
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