More companies today are adopting cloud services and related technologies like microservices architecture and containerization to build and deliver digital services faster and achieve greater IT agility. Monitoring and managing the performance of these dynamic application environments spanning the cloud and other third-party services is difficult, however, without the right tools. Leveraging an application performance management solution with built-in application dependency mapping tools is one way firms can overcome the challenge of having limited visibility into complex, distributed application environments.
Application mapping tools detect and visualize all components and services involved in the delivery of an application as well as the dependencies among those components and other applications in real time. Firms can then see and analyze how these different moving parts interact and impact overall application performance and the user experience.
Application dependency mapping tools help developers and IT operations teams better understand the topology of the service delivery environment—how different applications are accessed and communicate with each other and how they are performing. By discovering and mapping all resources involved, application dependency mapping tools show you the connections between individual components as well as the dependencies between your application and the underlying infrastructure. By providing you with a real-time snapshot of your application architecture, they enable accelerated troubleshooting and proactive performance management.
Application dependency mapping tools allow you to proactively detect and fix broken or poorly performing components, hot spots, and connection issues anywhere in the application delivery chain. And they make it easier to isolate the root cause of errors, outages, and slow response times—for faster incident resolution and recovery.
Obtaining a real-time map of dependencies between your applications, services, processes, and components is particularly important when it comes to monitoring highly dynamic cloud environments. SaaS monitoring and cloud monitoring solutions leverage application dependency mapping tools to give you visibility into the current state of your application stack across both cloud and on-premises tiers, helping you:
Dynatrace’s full-stack monitoring solution leverages built-in application dependency mapping tools and sophisticated AI algorithms and analytics to enable smart, proactive application performance management. Install a single agent, and in minutes, Dynatrace automatically discovers and visualizes your entire application architecture in real time and supplies your teams with detailed DevOps metrics via intuitive, pre-configured dashboards.
Suitable for cloud and container environments including Azure endpoint monitoring and Docker monitoring use cases, our platform brings together deep-dive application and infrastructure monitoring, real user monitoring, synthetic monitoring, and cloud performance monitoring tools—to provide you with comprehensive digital performance management capabilities.