The cloud introduces new challenges for data center and application performance. Jonah Kowall, Gartner research director for IT operations management, is cited in a discussion of important considerations for this environment:
Application performance monitoring tools should help data center managers determine whether applications are implemented in the optimal manner…Whenever you are dealing with shared resources — as in a cloud infrastructure — performance fluctuations in one workload can affect the hardware’s other workloads, said Kowall. Application performance is critical and user experience is the most relevant metric of all for data center performance, he noted.
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