Why Is Custom Application Monitoring So Challenging?

This post was originally published on Network Computing

Businesses are increasingly turning to purpose-built, custom applications to manage mission-critical processes. In fact, the average enterprise-level organization now has more than 460 custom applications to manage, according to the Cloud Security Alliance.

Of course, there are many advantages to deploying custom applications, including ensuring adherence to precise specifications and allowing for greater control over processes that enable differentiation in the marketplace. But there are also risks, especially when outages directly impact the customer experience, reputation, and revenue opportunities.

What is custom application monitoring?

In particular, monitoring the performance of custom applications and troubleshooting issues is challenging for many IT operations teams. Some organizations may not even know that their applications are failing until they start to get notifications from impacted employees and customers – and by then, the damage is already done. So, what makes custom application monitoring so challenging? And how can organizations become more proactive in assuring their performance?

Let’s explore a few different types of custom applications, how application performance monitoring is traditionally done, and discuss the benefits of adopting a packet-based approach for large organizations with distributed infrastructure and diverse user locations.

Examples of custom applications and their uses across industries

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