AppDynamics Extends APM Solution to Include End User Monitoring
Application Performance Management Vendor AppDynamics announced End User Monitoring Support on Tuesday, March 7th. The capability to measure browser rendering times and network latency is added as an integral part to the solution at no extra cost. It seamlessly integrates into existing business transactions and the traffic shows also up on the flow map.
Older products on the market, like BMC Coradiant, or Tivoli ETEWatch, used network sniffing technologies to measure network times, but none of them was including the time spent in the browser, which is increasing in importance with dynamic scripting on the browser side. Additionally, those technologies cannot be used to monitor applications hosted in the cloud, like on IaaS or PaaS, as they required addition of a network appliance.
Additionally AppDynamics EUM provides basic analytic features, similar to what Google Analytics provides. They allow visualizing the number of calls and response times per browser or geographic region.
The EUM feature is part of AppDynamics Pro and is available for SaaS customers right now. It is expected to be available for on-premise deployments with the release of version 3.4, currently scheduled for end of March.