Get Smarter About Container Monitoring
“It’s a great time to be working in IT,” said Peter Waterhouse, senior advisor, CA Technologies. That’s how the recognized thought leader begins his webinar “Container Monitoring: Improving Performance in Constantly Changing Applications,” which covers essential techniques that can improve performance in today’s dynamic IT environments.
Waterhouse believes that enterprises—in this world of rapidly changing applications—need to conduct their digital business at scale, to support the development and continuous delivery of apps across multiple channels. That equates to more functional richness, analytics, contextual awareness, and new styles of apps—in short, always ensuring the best possible customer experience from highly performant applications. “The business is always changing,” he said.
In this environment that has evolved from traditional monolithic style applications to microservices, Waterhouse believes that containers are “no-brainers,” significantly improving flexibility, and increasing developer productivity. Worldwide adoption of containers is increasing exponentially. However, containers can introduce complexity. For that reason, businesses need to engage in smart container monitoring. They need to get “modern” and essentially bake quality into their applications, building in supportability, reliability, availability, performance, and maintainability. (Take a virtual tour of CA application performance management for container monitoring)
In the webinar, Waterhouse discusses new techniques for managing containers in the context of the highly dynamic environments in which they operate. You will learn:
- How small changes in containers (in code, apps, and architecture) can remain undetected, but cumulatively build to cause severe problems
- How to apply multi-dimensional analysis to track container changes across time to pinpoint the impact on performance
- How to increase the supportability and resilience of containerized applications within and across the continuous delivery pipeline
Waterhouse ends his webinar with a discussion of challenging issues that businesses will face, including performance baselining, actionable alerting, topology mapping and visualization, and monitoring flexibility. He also discusses CA’s Application Performance Management solution and how it tackles those challenges. (You can also access a chapter from the Container Monitoring and Management ebook here.) The bottom line is that monitoring container performance requires that you achieve a greater understanding of container technology while unlearning habits and practices that no longer work.