With the increasing prevalence of virtualization and cloud computing, real-time visibility into data center operations becomes crucial. This is why APM which monitors end-to-end, through all infrastructure components is paramount:
As more enterprises consolidate their data center environments via virtualization and cloud computing, visibility into these environments is getting murky. Without persistent visibility—real-time and historical insight into both virtual and physical systems—IT managers have less information about just how well their data centers are operating. They typically overprovision network infrastructure, standardize equipment and attempt to cobble together metrics from discrete systems to plan for any upcoming changes. This can drive up costs, threaten reliability and reduce IT responsiveness to business demands.
You can read the full article here in the Data Center Journal: Boosting Visibility Into Complex Data Center Operations