OPNETWORK is OPNET’s annual technology conference focusing on application and network performance management.
Application Performance Management is an increasingly dynamic IT management discipline. It seems to have emerged as the “end-game” upon which other disciplines are converging – network management and operations to name a few. The visibility of performance management in the application development community is also on the rise. In short – it’s a very hot topic!
A few “hot” trends and topics that intersect with APM include:
- Performance engineering – can you actually deploy applications faster and more successfully by introducing more steps to the QA process? A number of OPNET’s customers would say “Yes – absolutely!”
- WAN optimization– this is a big, important networking trend that introduces big, important requirements for managing the applications that traverse those networks.
- Virtualization – while the objective may be resource optimization, app performance is becoming recognized as a key consideration when assessing “should we… or shouldn’t we?”
What topics would you add to the list?