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The cloud is transforming enterprise IT. All over the world, businesses of every size and industry are migrating applications from enterprise data centers to the cloud to improve IT agility and contain costs. According to Cisco Global Cloud Index, by 2018, 78% of all workloads will be processed in the cloud and only 22% will be processed by traditional data centers. The cloud introduces a variety of performance management and service quality challenges for corporate IT planners and network administrators. Conventional APM and NPM tools for enterprise networks can�t provide a complete view of traffic behaviour. Website performance is influenced by a number of factors including application design, placement of servers and content, and Internet latency. When it comes to monitoring Internet performance, choosing network and cloud service providers, or deciding where to host content or locate data centers, many IT planners and network operations teams are operating in the dark. Internet performance can vary widely by service provider and geography. The application performance management2 (APM) and network performance management (NPM) solutions you rely on today were designed for use in enterprise networks. APM and NPM tools can identify that performance problems are associated with Internet connections, but they don�t provide visibility into critical Internet performance metrics so you can take corrective actions. As you move applications and services to the cloud, the challenges only become more complex. Fortunately, help has arrived. New cloud-based Internet performance management (IPM) services provide valuable insights into the dynamics of the Internet so you can make better- informed network planning and partnering decisions and deliver better customer experiences and business results. Read this whitepaper to review common performance management challenges and the fundamental reasons to add IPM tools to your performance management and monitoring arsenal.