Application performance management - standard & individual
What is application management?
Application management (also known as application performance monitoring or apm) ensures that all applications (standard software or web applications) perform as expected. This technique evaluates the performance of the applications and checks if everything is running smoothly.
Two different kinds of application management
When it comes to application performance monitoring, there are two different kinds to choose from:
- Standard application management
- Individual web application management
A recent trend in the area of monitoring solutions for individual web applications involves the use of cloud-based tools like New Relic and AppDynamics, which can monitor the performance of highly complex web applications at the source code level. Administrators and IT teams in SMEs, however, are less concerned by these tools; what they need are monitoring solutions which can monitor standard applications such as databases, mail servers, and firewalls.
PRTG is your All-in-One Application Manager
PRTG helps you to keep control over all your applications. You gain a concise overview on individual dashboards as well as detailed statistics about every application running in your network. If desired, you get a prompt alert whenever PRTG discovers a defined status (e.g. application doesn't respond or web server is offline). This allows you to react quickly before problems become severe.
Application performance management
3 great benefits of application performance management with PRTG
Ensure business-critical applications run smoothly
Every company has business-critical applications. When these crash, the firm has a real problem and sales are in danger. PRTG starts with the web server, then checks the Exchange server, database applications, and all cloud or virtual environment applications. PRTG application monitoring software monitors all these processes centrally and automatically.
Monitor unusual network activity
Everything seems to be alright – your applications are up and running with no sign of errors. Yet downtime can occur quickly if problems are not discovered immediately. PRTG not only comes with an application monitoring service, it also monitors bandwidth, traffic, data packets and many other network elements.
Control the use of resources
How many resources are used by your applications? Are resources blocked, or are they used optimally? PRTG Application Monitoring Tool keeps track of all your applications, as well as their use of resources. The software signals alarms promptly, so you can act before capacity-related problems arise.
“We can all work with greater peace of mind knowing that our systems are constantly being monitored.”
Markus Puke, Network Administrator at the Schüchtermann-Klinik.
PRTG manages your server applications - thoroughly and reliably
What is a sensor?
by Kimberley, Product Evangelist
What, exactly, is a "sensor" within PRTG? What is a "channel"? This video discusses PRTG sensors and channels, including a few concrete examples of both, to illustrate this fundamental PRTG concept.
In most small and medium-sized companies, the administrator is not only responsible for original network devices such as switches and routers, but also for the entire IT infrastructure - and thus for a whole series of standard applications, whose performance has a direct impact upon business-critical processes.
Increasingly, so-called unified monitoring solutions are being implemented to consolidate all the elements that are important to administrators into one single, comprehensive tool: from hardware to virtual systems, to traffic and line and device utilization, and even the availability and performance of standard applications.
PRTG Network Monitor is a prime example of a unified monitoring solution designed especially for small and medium-sized businesses. Our monitoring software allows you to monitor each of the functions in your IT structure with just one tool, and comes with features for monitoring all your crucial standard applications.
SQL, Exchange & Co. in Ceck
PRTG monitors every important out-of-the-box SQL Server application:
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016
- Oracle SQL Server
Furthermore, thanks to its ADO SQL V2 sensor, PRTG can embed into its application monitoring practically any database that is addressable via OLE DB (Object Linking and Embedding, Database) or ODBC (Open Database Connectivity).
Mail Server Monitoring
Email communication is still the backbone of nearly every company communication structure. In addition to the tools for monitoring a variety of email servers, PRTG provides standard tools for monitoring blacklists and round trip sensors for monitoring an email's entire send/receive cycle.
- Exchange (Backup, Database, Mail Queue, Mailbox, Public Folder)
Web Server Monitoring
Web servers are the third group of standard applications found in most corporations. Because these servers are the basis for Internet and Intranet sites, they also require extremely high levels of availability and performance. Here too, PRTG covers the references of the field:
While PRTG is able use its wide range of predefined sensors to automatically recognizes IIS and Apache web servers, the monitoring of an NGINX web server requires a bit of work: check out Paessler's Knowledge Base to discover a script that can be integrated as a sensor in PRTG.
Monitoring of virtualized environments and cloud applications - all inclusive with PRTG
Monitoring of virtualized environments
Virtualization is another technique that is currently playing a significant role in many corporations. If it is used properly, virtualization can save time, resources, and money. The prerequisite for this method, however, is an adequate level of availability and performance. PRTG comes with a comprehensive selection of sensors for all major virtualization platforms:
Monitoring of cloud-based applications
More and more, companies are turning to cloud storage services. Along with ensuring a fast and uninterrupted Internet connection, administrators must also monitor these cloud services directly. PRTG provides a full range of predefined sensors for all the leading cloud services:
- Amazon CloudWatch
- Google Analytics
- Google Drive
- Microsoft OneDrive
PRTG also includes a sensor that monitors the availability and response time of a number of SaaS providers, including Bing, Facebook, Office 365, Salesforce, Twitter, and YouTube.
More application monitoring possibilities...
In addition to the groups listed above, PRTG comes with other sensors for monitoring standard applications and services such as SharePoint Server, FTP Server, Active Directory, RADIUS, MS Terminal Server, and more.
At any time, you can use self-defined sensors to monitor all of your individual applications and embed them in PRTG.
The status of your applications at a glance
Thanks to its predefined application performance monitoring sensors, PRTG is ready for use in a matter of minutes.
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Engineering Quality Made in Germany
With PRTG, Paessler AG offers a powerful, affordable and easy-to-use unified monitoring tool. Over 200,000 administrators worldwide use our software, whether it be to monitor their server performance, virtual environments, or even the accessibility of their websites. PRTG is a network analysis solution for Windows.
Our network monitoring software was created in 1997 by Dirk Paessler. We are an established software company with headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany. We place great value on our high standards and never stop developing our software. And if ever there is an issue, our support team usually responds within 24 hours (except weekends).
Get started with application performance monitoring with PRTG. You'll save time, worry, and money. PRTG is installed in a matter of minutes. Enjoy 100 free sensors, plenty for small networks. Upgrade whenever you like.
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