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CA Application Performance Management Case Study

Florida Department Of Transportation Gains Visibility with CA APM Docker Monitoring


This case study of Florida Department of Transportation is based on a January 2017 survey of CA Application Performance Management customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.


The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select CA APM:

  • Biggest challenges when monitoring new applications:
    • Scaling their monitoring with growth
    • Improving their monitoring strategy
    • Alert correlation or noise reduction
    • The growing complexities of application infrastructure
    • Maintaining SLAs or other performance KPIs

Use Case

  • Plan for deploying applications in the next 12 months:
    • Hybrid cloud (on-prem + cloud)
  • Plans to support the following technologies in the next 12 months:
    • Programming languages (e.g. PhP, Ruby, Google Go)
  • Using the following tools to automate development, deployment, or management processes:
    • A homegrown solution


  • Results of using CA APM to monitor container and cloud applications:
    • Gained 360-degree visibility into their apps, server infrastructure, and containers (all in one place)
    • Increased speed and simplified the triage of their application performance issues for every app in any environment
    • Improved the ability to pinpoint what was happening and where even if part of their application is in the cloud and other parts are on premise
    • Increased their ability to detect problems throughout their entire stack, from infrastructure to user experience
    • Increased their speed to roll out new services faster to support the business
  • Rates CA APM’s ability to monitor cloud-native and containerized applications in the following environments when compared to the competition:
    • Amazon Web Services (AWS): superior to
    • Docker: superior to
    • Cloud Foundry: superior to
    • Hybrid Cloud: superior to
    • Jenkins support: superior to
  • CA APM helped improve the following in a hybrid cloud environment:
    • speed triage of deployment: improved
    • visibility: improved
    • their ability to reduce complexity: improved
    • their ability to focus on important app issues: improved
  • Agreed with the following:
    • CA APM’s Docker monitoring allows them to easily see which container is running which app to improve troubleshooting of application performance issues
    • As application complexity explodes, they can understand how their applications are functioning on cloud platforms such as AWS.

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