There are ongoing discussions around how we can leverage log data collected for one process or analysis across many tools which want to consume and analyze this data. The log data could come from network devices, servers, applications, or other controllers used in the datacenter. These log sources need to be parsed, analyzed, correlated, and reported upon by multiple tools. Often having a simple way to ingest and share this data between IT Operations, Security Operations, Development, Application Support, and Quality Assurance provides a big productivity boost during troubleshooting, testing, and understanding the overall application health.
Myself and Mark Nicolett have recently published a note on the differences and similarities between the use cases for traditional operations and security operations : http://www.gartner.com/resId=1737914
The APM toolkit for RFP has also been published, which is useful for those investigating APM solutions or those who are beginning a RFP process : http://www.gartner.com/resId=1729222
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