Constructing a Reference Architecture for Infrastructure Performance Management
People like to talk about change and all of the problems that change brings, but when it comes to managing the performance of business critical applications and systems, the reality is that the current state is broken. The problems with the current state are two-fold. Once, while many enterprises have hundreds or even thousands of business critical and performance critical applications few of these applications are being instrumented for the response time that they are delivering to their end users. The second problem is that the tools that are being used to manage the infrastructure that supports these applications do not provide a real-time, deterministic, and comprehensive picture into the performance (latency) that the infrastructure is delivering to these workloads.