Monitoring is an important link in all IT deployment projects - let alone Web-based applications. It ensures the new tools delivering values intended. In monitoring Web-based applications performance, always keep the above "W" questions in mind and find the right tool to help. Once these questions are answered - i.e. which part of the application is slow, for which users the issue is affecting, and during what time of day - mapping the root cause of the application performance is fairly straight forward.
Doug Hibberd is executive vice president, engineering and general manager, APAC, SolarWinds
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