Understanding the benefits of Apex
Apex is full of dynamic reporting tools for both novices and power users. All interaction with Apex occurs in a web browser, so any person with the right permissions can create and consume reports from anywhere on the network using a browser.
You can achieve visibility of everything the Observer Platform has seen and collected. Apex presents dashboard views of application, network, and infrastructure performance to ensure applications function smoothly and your IT organizational goals are supported. This trending data is supplied by the data sources connected to Apex. If an established connection is broken between the data source and Apex, any data transfer that goes “missing” from Apex during the downtime will be backfilled after the connection is re-established (up to a configured number of previous collection days).
The responsive HTML5 interface makes it simple for individuals and teams to create dashboards. Dashboards can be made intuitively in just a few drag-and-drop operations, or they can be perfectly tailored with advanced filtering, drill-downs, and sophisticated performance and baseline measurements. Everyone is able to contribute with Apex.
Metrics and measurements are intelligently chosen; just describe what you want to see. The most applicable network trending sources are automatically chosen for you. This means if the trending data exists, contextually-appropriate data will be displayed regardless of how or where it was captured.
Track the paths of your multi-tier applications and get insight. Apex offers application dependency mapping (ADM), which automates the discovery of application interdependencies. The results are dynamically created maps, built to visualize those complex relationships with simplified clarity. It provides critical information for locating issues and migrating applications to new environments, plus you can see the end-user experience at each intersection.
Widgets and dashboards you create can be shared between your colleagues if you choose to share them. By default, what you create on your own will be associated with your user. You can promote these items to be viewable and usable by other users, so your work efforts do not have to be duplicated by other people. Any changes made to a promoted item will cascade to all the places it is used. But don’t worry: you can use filtering to create unique variations of the same base item.
If you always want the latest-and-greatest stable version, you can have it in a few clicks—or even automate it. Be part of the release channel, and get updates and patches directly from VIAVI. Product updates, including new minor release and patches can be handled automatically or on-demand. Schedule the download, schedule the installation, or schedule both, and never look far for updates again. You can even perform rollbacks (downgrades) to previous patches, so feel confident moving forward.