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In our second video installment of the How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App, we delve into the use cases where the mobile form factor is best leveraged. If you haven’t seen the first part of the series, Mobile Application Strategy, check it out now! Jonah Kowall, John R...
Bugs. Once upon a time – and not so very long ago – that word had only one meaning: annoying little critters that crawl, sting, bite, and can generally make your life a misery. But in today’s modern technological age, the word bug has a new meaning: flaws in software applications. ...
Recently, I sat down with John Rakowski, Jonah Kowall, and Kalyan Ramanathan to discuss the strategy and planning behind building and supporting a 5-star mobile app. It was a lively discussion given their previous experiences with Forrester, Gartner, and Crittercism, respectively. They...
Smart mobile teams know that delivering a 5-star app is more than just finding a good business use-case and designing an app with wow experience; it’s also about ensuring amazing app performance. Apps that perform well will engage the customer – poor app performance is a sure fire way ...
Traditional siloed IT organizations, which were primarily driven by strictly gated Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes and workflows, created tremendously effective controls around operating, and evolving IT systems. This operational methodology was effective...
DevOps is an approach that improves collaboration among Dev and Ops teams to enable fast delivery of applications and ensure impeccable end-user experience. BizDevOps takes the concept of DevOps to a new level – by bringing the business context and insights to day to day DevOps activit...
Hello, from a new member of AppDynamics team. I recently joined the team to lead application performance management (APM) product marketing. Last month, when I was talking with Jyoti Bansal, CEO of AppDynamics, he shared his vision for the company. Where the market is heading and how ...
Today’s CIOs face a daunting task: They must move their enterprises from a traditional organization, with some degree of optimization and automation, into the digital business age. Digital businesses are software-defined — dependent on or driven by software, and leveraging softwa...
PHP Handlers? mod_php? FPM? How do we make sense of the inner workings of PHP outside of our lines of code? We know we can run PHP on the server to build web applications swiftly, but how can we optimize our environment and configurations to reach maximum scale? We know that PHP has it...
Partnering with InternetRetailer.com, we wanted to see exactly how e-commerce sites prepared for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and how those preparations led to the success (or lack thereof) during the busy holiday season. One stat that jumps out at me is extremely telling: “Those tha...
Eight months ago we set out to start a philanthropy program from the ground up.  While it has been a recent edition to the AppDynamics culture, it has had a huge impact in its infant stage. For the past three years, we’ve participated in San Francisco Adopt-A-Family. From the beginning...
Peanut butter and jelly. Love and marriage. Horse and carriage. Coffee and cup. Batman and Robin. Some things just belong together. It’s even a little bit magical the way that certain things can be combined to form a whole that’s greater than the sum of its parts. That’s certainly true...
What a great end to another quarter of explosive growth and an ever-growing base of customers. And our customers are showing us the love! In the second half of our fiscal year that ended January 31st, AppDynamics earned a Net Promoter Score, or NPS Score®, of 87.  That’s our highest sc...
AppDynamics’ success in the marketplace and our growth trajectory have been just phenomenal. But for me personally, one of the most rewarding aspects of founding and growing a tech start-up is the opportunity to work with some of the smartest and most skilled people on the planet. We w...
Hang around any IT department (or the AppDynamics offices) and you likely won’t finish a cup of coffee before somebody brings up the cost of downtime or the ascent of DevOps. And that’s a good thing, because these are two topics that are central to the value that IT brings to enterpris...
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve accepted a role with AppDynamics as VP of Market Development and Insights, helping AppDynamics expand into new markets both in terms of addressing buyers and in additional areas where technology can be applied. At the same time, I will be r...
It’s been another outstanding year at AppDynamics! Our fiscal year ended January 31st, and I’m happy to report our amazing growth trajectory continues. Annual bookings doubled to more than $150 million. We closed more than 20 deals worth $1+ million each. Our client base grew to over 1...
Ah, the holidays. A great occasion to spend quality time with your family, eat a little too much, and indulge on the fantastic shopping deals. Online shopping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday account for a critical chunk of a retailer’s yearly revenue. Any downtime or abnormal slow...
From NGINX, they “accelerates content and application delivery, improves security, facilitates availability and scalability for the busiest websites on the Internet.” Next layer explanation: NGINX (open source) and NGINX Plus (commercial) are an HTTP server and reverse proxy, and an IM...
Thanks to an early season skiing accident, I found myself sitting in the Emergency Department of a small hospital in a Colorado ski town. The hospital had recently gone through a major renovation and was proud of its investment on HIT (Health care IT). Most patient workflows are now au...
It’s almost Valentine’s day. Are you a believer or a begrudger who categorizes the day as commercialism merely designed to empty our pockets? Regardless of where you fall on the skeptical scale, according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Surve...
Last week I was able to catch up with Chris Tranter, Technical Lead at Hallmark UK. Hallmark’s engineering team runs on tight deadlines, and like all popular websites, places a huge importance on customer experience. As you can imagine, their site has abnormal and inconsistent load ti...
Every engineering department has one, a self-entitled, cocky developer who thinks their code is flawless. They may even refer to themselves as literal “code poets”. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Vooza to provide an inside look, and to serve as a public service announcement for those ...
I began my journey in the Application Performance Management (APM) space a little over two years ago. Transitioning from a security background, the biggest thing I was concerned about was picking up the technology quickly. Somewhere between JVMs, CLRs, JMX, IIS, and APIs I was a little...
AppSphere is back at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas November 30 – December 4. We hope you’ll join us for our second global user conference! Over the next few months, we will share more conference details, like how you can become a speaker, what sessions to look forward to, o...
As we start 2015, IT and Application Operations teams prioritize their goals to improve the overall efficiency, migrate to the cloud, place importance on big data, among other department goals. In case you’ve been living under a rock, and haven’t heard about the monumental success of A...
How’s your Business Intelligence software working out for you? If your experience has been like that of many BI users, your answer is probably a bit of a mixed bag. That’s because most BI users have experienced a combo of great insights and extreme frustration from their BI...
It’s a great day to be an AppDynamo in Texas! This morning we opened our Dallas office with President Joe Sexton to personally welcome each employee with a warm handshake, cup of coffee and breakfast. This evening we had CFO Walter Berger host a town hall, followed by food and drinks f...
Here’s a quiz from our last PHP application performance post: How much of a PHP application’s execution time is used up accessing the database? 50%? 75%? You may recall the real answer, since it is so (some might say surprisingly) big: some 90% of PHP execution time happens in the data...
In the first three parts of this series I’ve covered common ITOA use cases we’ve seen across our customer base: Visualize the environment Rapid troubleshooting Prioritize issues and opportunities Analyze the business impact The fourth use case, analyzing business impact, is a way to qu...
1. In 2014, we continued to see the rapid ascent of a new generation of APM company that is leveraging big data, cloud, SOA, analytics and Agile technologies to out-innovate the solutions provided by legacy APM providers. We will see more of this in 2015 with many older companies going...
In the first two posts of this series we’ve taken a look at two common ITOA use cases: Visualize the environment Rapid troubleshooting I recommend spending some time familiarizing yourself with the first three use cases I’ve highlighted, they lay some important groundwork for the rest ...
With every enterprise-grade software tool, there’s a right and a wrong way to use it. Luckily for AppDynamics’ customers, we have superb customer success team to help facilitate this process and teach our users the best practices — this might be why they keep recommending AppDynamics t...
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Over the past 10 years, performance monitoring has revolutionized IT, specifically because measuring application behavior in terms of Business Transactions is something *everyone* can agree on, because everyone understands what it means when “Checkout” is slow, stalled, or errored, eve...
With the troubleshooting virtual war room capabilities, AppDynamics now provides customers with a powerful ad-hoc virtual space that gives Ops & Dev teams one place they can chat, make system changes in real time, view and annotate events on second-interval charts so everyone (even non...
“There was 5 exabytes of information created between the dawn of civilization through 2003, but that much information is now created every 2 days, and the pace is increasing…,” – Eric Schmidt, Former CEO, Google. If IT leaders hadn’t already heard Schmidt’s famous quotation...
Once you can visualize the inter-dependencies inside your environment, the second common ITOA use case involves leveraging this visibility to solve operational problems. Being able to pinpoint root cause of an issue using data generated from your application environment is of the utmos...
AppDynamics role with Cloud Foundry is two-fold. First, as a member of the foundation, we’ll offer our unparalleled performance monitoring and cloud experience to help define the standards for the initiative, dedicating resources and contributing code in the true open-source spirit. Se...
With the troubleshooting virtual war room capabilities, AppDynamics now provides customers with a powerful ad-hoc virtual space that gives Ops & Dev teams one place they can chat, make system changes in real time, view and annotate events on second-interval charts so everyone (even non...