Businesses want to ensure that their digital assets are always available and responsive. Synthetic monitoring is a technique to understand the performance of most critical business transactions and common paths in applications. With this method, businesses can foresee availability and performance issues in their digital systems and take action accordingly.
What is Synthetic Monitoring?
Synthetic monitoring (also known as directed monitoring) is a technique for tracking business application performance by simulating a path through the application. To do that, a route with different checkpoints is predefined. While the “synthetic” user goes through, these checkpoints provide performance metrics to ensure application availability. Wikipedia defines synthetic monitoring as follows: