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Quick Reference: Learn how an Application Performance Analysis can help you quickly and totally eliminate any additional application performance troubleshooting time and just get started working on a fix.

Quick Reference: Application Performance Analysis



Appalyzer Transaction Processor
A PacketIQ Application Performance Analysis features our exclusive Appalyzer® software for extracting accurate network and application performance metrics from ordinary packet captures.

Our tools and proesses provide the most accurate metrics to help characterize and troubleshoot networked applications.



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Application Performance Analysis

Eliminate application performance problems!


Are you a CIO, IT Director, or Network / Application / Project Manager with business-critical applications that just aren't performing well?

Are you on the hook to end-users and department heads to answer the obvious question: What is the problem?    What is being done about it?   And... when is it going to be fixed?

With no solid answers?

Are your experienced network and application support teams unable to identify the true source of the problem (and back up their conclusions with hard data)? Are they finger-pointing at each other?

Do you want to totally eliminate any additional troubleshooting time and cost and just get started working on the real fix?

Would you like an unbiased, vendor-independent analysis of the problem by someone with the right tools, processes, and a LOT of experience troubleshooting application performance issues?

If you answered 'Yes' to any of these questions...

You need an Application Performance Analysis by PacketIQ!

An Application Performance Analysis (APA) is a detailed packet-level analysis of application response time performance and the factors that govern how the application interacts with the network environment, broken down into Client, Network, and Server processing delays - and the underlying metrics for each factor.

An APA reveals the true source and nature of appliation performance issues!



The benefits of eliminating poor response times from leveraging an Application Performance Analysis include:


  • Increased revenues / reduced costs from the significant increase in user productivity


  • Reduction in user frustration and the associated costs of loss of focus / lowered morale


  • A reduction in the number of performance related trouble tickets and associated costs


  • An increase in the level of regard and support of your IT department




The significant factors of networked application performance illustrated :


CNS Diagram

PacketIQ utilizes our exclusive Appalyzer® software to characterize and report all of the critical factors governing application performance in a network environment.

Appalyzer Main Screen

Appalyzer Transaction Data:

Appalyzer Transaction Processor

Application metrics from PacketIQ's Appalyzer® software is summarized in an Application Performance Analysis report:
Application Performance Analysis Report (1)
You will find the measured performance metrics listed below in comprehensive reports, including the PacketIQ Native App-Turns per Second metric.
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Application Performance Analysis Report (2)
This section of an APA report includes Response Time Components graphs, Server Processing Time Events data, and a statistical analysis of application traffic rates.
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An APA provides accurate measurements of:


  • Total Transaction Times
  • Task-Level Response Times
  • User 'Think' Times
  • Client Processing Time
  • Server Processing Time
  • Client & Server Ports
  • Response Time Distribution Percentages
  • Network Packets/Bytes
  • Average Packet Sizes
  • Application Turns
  • App Turns Latency
  • Network Transport Time
  • Network Data Rates (Avg & Peak)
  • Native App-Turns/Sec

As well as grapical displays of how the end-user response times are divided between Client Processing, Network Transport, Server Processing, and App Turns Latency effects, peak application bandwidth demands, TCP effects, Server Processing Time Events, and the requests that caused them.




An APA ultimately provides:

  • An accurate measurement of what the response times really are right now (user experience is subjective).

  • A clear picture and supporting metrics on where and how the response times are distributed between Client-Network-Server.

  • An accurate synopsis of the specific factors causing poor application performance.

  • 1-2 Week data collection -to- Executive Report delivery!

APA metrics are reviewed by our performance analysts to identify the root cause and next steps for resolving the performance issues.

If needed, we can do a deep-dive into the transactional and code-level aspects of the application to isolate a root cause.


An APA is based on passive packet-level captures of typical user activites, and is application, protocol, and network independent.


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An Application Performance Analysis is the right solution for:

Troubleshooting Poor Application Performance

Quickly and accurately identify the true source of poor performance issues so that resolution efforts can be focused on the right area, which significantly reduces troubleshooting time and costs and alleviates finger pointing between support groups.

The ability to clearly isolate the source of a performance issue to the Client, Network, or Server, as well as determine the effects of bandwidth constraints and application turns on overall response time performance is an essential first step in troubleshooting any application performance issue.

An often un- or mis-diagnosed issue that is clearly identified in a PacketIQ APA session is the presence of Server Processing Time Events, which are instances where the client makes a request of the server, the server immediately acknowledges that request, but multiple seconds go by before the server actually beings delivering data to the client. This is usually due to background database queries and/or processing, and can incur multiple (3-300) second delays - which directly affect the end user in the form of high response times.

Qualifying New Business Applications Before Purchase

APA data can provide a crucial decision factor by comparing the network efficiency of similar software products offered by multiple vendors - especially externally hosted SaaS solutions, whose hosts tend to be centrally located and could end up being geographically distant from some or all of your sites.

Identifying and eliminating potential performance issues before committing a lot of $$$ to a solution that will become a support nightmare is - as they say - priceless.

Supporting Pre-Deployment Network Impact & Performance Assessments

PacketIQ relies upon APA data in our modeling activities to provide the metrics needed for accurate projections from a Network Impact and Performance Assessment .

Verifying Network Efficiency / Performance of Applications Being Developed

Companies who develop software solutions in-house should leverage an Application Performance Analysis at key points in development cycles to identify and address network-related or other performance issues when it's much cheaper and easier to fix the problem.

Benchmarking Application Performance Characteristics

Business critical applications should have a packet-level capture & analysis 'benchmark' performed periodically and/or between significant version upgrades to serve as reference data for future performance comparisons or troubleshooting efforts.


PacketIQ services leverage our unique tools and processes to provide unprecedented accuracy and visibility into the critical performance affecting conditions in your network and applications - making it possible to practically and efficiently manage your IT infrastructure to maximize performance and user satisfaction with minimal cost.


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