CA Technologies’ strategic direction in APM is now aligned with changes in market dynamics. Customers are using their APM products not only to monitor, tune and troubleshoot transactions across mainframes and distributed computing environments–but also to manage a wide range of applications across traditional, web and mobile computing environments. CA APM 9.7 was designed to support customers across the development lifecycle–catering to a wide range of users with varying levels of technical expertise, including developers, application owners and operations staff.
With CA APM 9.7 and all future releases, the emphasis is on and will be on enhancing the user experience as well as on activities designed to improve ease-of-use, speed time-to-market, increase automation, fine-tune analytics and add support for additional platforms and agents. CA Technologies’ will differentiate its APM offerings based on the ability to provide APM services across a broad spectrum of application types and systems topologies—with deep dive diagnostics, transaction tracing, synthetic and real-user monitoring, and analytics.
CA Technologies has always been a leader in APM–both through acquisitions and organic growth. With the acquisition of Wily in 2006, they set the standard for deep application diagnostics and root cause analysis. In 2010, they acquired Nimsoft, monitoring software for networking components, servers, databases, applications, and virtualized environments, on-premise and in the cloud—now fully integrated into the CA Technologies product line as Nimsoft Unified Infrastructure Monitor. The 2013 acquisition of Nolio provided technology for CA Release Automation. CA Technologies has integrated these technologies to provide a comprehensive transparent solution.