Modern multi-tier applications rely critically on networks to communicate between tiers as well as between components within each tier. Consequently, network performance is critical to the success of such applications. Application managers can deploy network monitoring tools to measure and analyze the performance of networks that connect all components of multi-tier applications, to ensure that application performance and user experience goals are being met.
Legacy system performance monitoring solutions include rudimentary or no network monitoring functionality. Captured performance data from these solutions, which include server monitoring tools such as Linux server monitoring tools, is not sufficient to drill down to any network issues that may be the root causes of application performance problems.
Digital performance management solutions that include highly capable application and network monitoring tools enable network performance data to be correlated with application performance metrics. This delivers insights into how network performance is affecting application performance and ultimately user experience. Dynatrace, the market and technology leader in digital performance management, offers comprehensive tools for monitoring your entire application stack including network and database performance monitoring tools. Using Dynatrace, you can obtain full insight into the performance of your applications.
In addition to capturing host-level network performance, Dynatrace network monitoring tools also allow you to monitor the quality of network communication between processes in your applications. This allows you to discover which processes consume the most network bandwidth or are experiencing network connection issues. Captured data is also useful for application development tools such as Java development tools where network performance metrics can be used for design considerations in application architecture.
Dynatrace network monitoring tools visualize all inbound and outbound process connections over both physical and virtual network interfaces including those in virtualized cloud environments. With this detailed visualization, you can achieve visibility into the services and processes that experience network connectivity issues. Together with data obtained from Dynatrace log analytics tools which analyze the log content of mission-critical processes across all application hosts, you can quickly identify any performance bottlenecks in your network.
Dynatrace digital performance monitoring offers comprehensive monitoring of all application tiers from front-end user interactions to back-end infrastructure services including server hosts and network health. Dynatrace network monitoring tools collate network performance metrics with server resource metrics to provide an integrated view of network and server health. You can view actual data throughput in network connections between hosts and processes together with CPU, memory, and disk consumption in a single pane of glass.
You can use data from Dynatrace network monitoring tools together with data from integrated Dynatrace tools such as those for MySQL profiling to pinpoint inefficient or resource-hogging processes anywhere within the distributed application architecture. Along with identifying performance bottlenecks, monitoring data and analytics from Dynatrace also help you with capacity planning for network and server resources.