Some things never change: application performance issues. Flashback to twelve years ago when I was working at Mercury Interactive on their managed service for application performance management (APM). That year, Italy won the World Cup (again) and Enron went down in flames. It was cutting edge at the time to use synthetic monitoring to measure response time for the end-to-end transaction from fixed Points-of-Presence (PoPs) globally. We talked about things like moving from reactive to proactive modes when managing application performance issues and the difficulty in finding the needle in the haystack.
Read the article over at Riverbed here.