Living in an increasingly fast-paced world, we expect immediacy in every aspect of our lives. Gone are the days of dial-up Internet when patience was a virtue. Nowadays, speed is everything, and when we don’t have it, it can drive us mad.
In an office environment, performance and productivity go hand in hand. Your applications need to be readily accessible and unencumbered by slow connections. Application performance monitoring ensures that we have the necessary visibility into application performance to ensure that our systems are working smoothly and without interruption.
So how can you maximize your application performance and increase your productivity? Let’s look at a few steps to follow:
Application performance monitoring begins with data collection. It’s impossible to fix a problem if you don’t know it exists; therefore, visibility is essential when monitoring applications. This includes real-time vigilance that allows you to address issues as they appear. Because systems and network devices generate unlimited amounts of data, your application monitoring must be able to filter data according to your business’s specific needs, allowing you to effectively address those connectivity problems most important to your organization.
In general, your networks should be running at a set speed. Unusual spikes in activity or excessive bandwidth usage can indicate that something is wrong. Understanding the baseline performance of your network will help establish a historical profile of your activity, and then any deviation from this action can be construed as a red flag, indicating that there is suspicious action on your network.
Application performance reports should reflect the most utilized interfaces, highest packet loss and other fundamental metrics, as well as real-time data that allows you to explore expert analysis, graphical views and intuitive workflows to gain a greater awareness of your network activity.
Once data has been collected, you can detect patterns that allow you to adjust your network infrastructure and improve your predictive decision making. Performance data analysis must be ordered and logged within a single platform to avoid conflicting diagnoses.
After all performance data has been gathered and analyzed, it is crucial that your results be shared among IT staff members in order to develop cohesive strategies to improve performance and boost productivity. Data can also be exported to other platforms to advance application management solutions.
Your teams can only be as productive as you allow them to be. High-speed performance depends on agile applications that can work in tandem with users and not lag behind due to network anomalies. Products like OmniPeek Network Analysis Software from Savvius enable organizations to keenly observe application performance through network analysis dashboards, expert analysis reports, views, filters and more. Graphs, high-level metrics and comprehensive packet analysis afford network professionals a bird’s-eye view of application performance and network status so that no issue goes undetected or unaddressed.
For more information on our Network Analysis software and speak directly with an expert, please contact us directly.