Jun 21, 2018: ST colloquium: Polder Valley

June 21, 2018Polder Valley
Room: RA 3334ST colloquium

In the continuously changing world of IT, Application Performance Monitoring is one of the most interesting and fast-growing developments for organizations.

Gartner* defines application performance monitoring (APM) as one or more software and hardware components that facilitate monitoring to meet five main functional dimensions: end-user experience monitoring (EUM), runtime application architecture discovery modeling and display, user-defined transaction profiling, component deep-dive monitoring in application context, and analytics. (*www.gartner.com)

In today’s reality many companies are transforming their IT infrastructure into a modern (hybrid) cloud infrastructure. The biggest barriers to cloud adoption, security and data privacy risks, are well understood and processes have been put in place to mitigate them. Enterprises now also recognize that most cloud companies invest heavily in the security of their cloud infrastructure, platforms and cloud applications. From that perspective organizations increasingly acknowledge the importance of end user monitoring, the most important dimension of APM. More than anything else, applications are the "products" of IT, the core services through which businesses perform. Organizations must organize their IT in such a way that their users, such as employees, customers, students and citizens, are satisfied with the services that are offered. To increase control, different IT monitoring tools are being used, each with their own specifications and added value. The most common techniques to monitor the end-user experience are synthetic monitoring, and real user measurement. Synthetic monitoring simulates user interactions with applications, including fully scripted transactions, from any location around the world. By simulating user interactions in this way, you can constantly test applications for availability and performance (time). It provides detailed information on what’s causing application performance issues. By constantly simulating the end-user, performance issues can be recognized before the users are impacted. With real user measurement you can monitor end-user interactions with applications. You can observe their behaviour on the application. This can help you drill-down into specific application issues.

In this session we are going to take a deep dive into the APM products that Polder Valley develops, such as the design, architecture, languages, security and user experience.

About Polder Valley and Invinitiv:

Polder Valley is the youngest organization and start-up of the Invinitiv-group.
Invinitiv, a spin-off of the University of Twente, consisting of a result-oriented group of independent organizations that work closely together at the headquarters in Hengelo. Our specialisations are IT-automation for Application Performance Monitoring; implementation of monitoring solutions; hybrid cloud solutions and training, coaching and the embedding of “21st Century Skills”.
Polder Valley is a product development organization that develops intelligent software products for the APM market. Our sales area is focused on the Netherlands and the rest of the world. In the Netherlands we sell our products and combine this sale with consultancy, engineering and training by our sister organizations: The Backbone, ExplainiT and IT2IT.
Our goal is to create added value for our customers with IT-automation products to fulfil their information needs. We develop “intelligent solutions for a smarter world.” To accomplish this, we have a tight-knit, experienced and intelligent team with master degreed colleagues. We work closely together with students of Inter-Actief and with the University of Twente.

For more information, visit our websites:
- www.poldervalley.com
- www.invinitiv.com