ATLANTA, September 15, 2010 —In this research note from Gartner, the connection between effective application performance monitoring (APM) and positive end user experiences are explored. The complex IT environment maintained by a majority of enterprises requires special tools to ensure that the service levels required by today’s applications are met. Furthermore, Gartner predicts that by 2015, more than 50% of enterprises will need capabilities beyond those delivered by current APM tools. This finding based on research that takes into consideration a trend towards more dynamic applications and evolving IT environments like Cloud, suggests that enterprises need to consider factors outside of the traditional enterprise IT environment. A holistic approach which takes into consideration links and components that extend beyond the firewall is recommended. By incorporating capabilities like application acceleration and route optimization, optimization technologies offered by Internap, enterprises can maintain application performance and sustain positive end user experiences.