Principle #1: Complete Visibility

See what you need to see – when you need to see it.

Taming Container Chaos and Simplifying Complexity

In a recent TechValidate Survey, 55% of IT organizations said their biggest challenge when monitoring new applications is the growing complexity of application infrastructure.

The fact is, container-based applications exponentially increase the number of components, relationships and dependencies to be managed, making traditional visualizations and topology mapping obsolete. The question: with all these moving parts adding more complexity, what’s the most effective way for you to gain control?

Container monitoring tracks clusters of containers and services, enabling you to have an aggregated view across microservices, apps and containers. And beyond visualizations and alerts, it’s also possible to add custom data sources and extract captured data later.

With container monitoring, you can distill containerized environments into easy-to-understand, sharable views of application performance. Performance metrics can be correlated across hosts, containers, microservices, and applications, enabling you to contextualize issues immediately – no lengthy data capture, manual analysis, problem hand-offs, or multiple tools required.

"More than 30% of organizations are already delivering software via microservices, and 75% see them as being very important or critical to the future of their business."

Source: Microservices: Reducing Complexity and Delivering an Optimal Customer Experience in an Omnichannel World, EMA Webinar, January 2016


Chris Kline, VP DevOps Strategy and Nishant Kabra, Product Management, CA Technologies

"Managing Intentional Chaos: Succeeding with Containerized Apps"

Chapter from Container Monitoring and Management eBook

The old rules don’t apply anymore. To manage containers in production environments, you need to gain a greater understanding of container technology while unlearning habits and practices that no longer work. Logging, monitoring, notifications, remediation and metrics – all must be managed differently than before. Missing out on even one could shake a team or an organization’s confidence in containers.

Read the chapter now to learn:

  1. How containers add complexity to the overall system

  2. New design goals

  3. How to make agile decisions with containers

  4. Tools for taming complexity

See the 4 Principles of
Container Monitoring in Action

Over 95% of new microservices will be deployed in containers by 2021.

Source: IDC Predictions Provide a Blueprint and Key Building Blocks for Becoming a Digital Native Enterprise, #US43171317, October 2017

94% of executives face increased pressure to release apps more quickly.

Source: 2 Vanson Bourne, “How to Survive and Thrive in the Application Economy” global study, September 2014

Learn More about Container Monitoring

Take the Chaos Out of Container Monitoring

Pete Waterhouse, CA Technologies, October 3, 2017

The Truth is Out There - Application Monitoring in a World of Intentional Chaos

Pete Waterhouse, CA Technologies, November 2, 2017

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Accelerating the Application Lifecycle with Microservices, Docker Containers and End-To-End Visibility of the User Experience

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Power Digital Performance with a new Model for APM

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CA APM Docker Monitoring

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