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Ten years ago, the standard way to troubleshoot an application issue was to look at the logs. Users would complain about a problem, you’d go to operations and ask for a thread dump, and then you’d spend some time poring over log files looking for errors, exceptions, or anything that mi...
There was a time when I thought more was better. More french fries are better; more ice cream is better; more of everything is always better. I followed this principle as a way of life for many years until one day I woke up and realized that I was obese and slow. I realized that [...]T...
Often times big enterprises have difficulty keeping pace with changes in technology. This means more often than not operations teams are responsible for legacy systems and are constrained by the monitoring tools that were built to support those legacy systems. Just because your technol...
Today we are blogging something a little different than our normal. I’m Jim Hirschauer the Operations Guy, and this is my esteemed colleague Dustin Whittle the Developer. In this blog post we’re going to discuss how we would take an application from inception through develo...
Why End User Monitoring? In a previous post, my colleague Tom Levey explained the value of Monitoring the Real End User Experience. In this post, we will dive into how we built a service to scale to billions of users. The “new normal” for enterprise web applications include...
Managed Service Providers have a big task these days. A few years ago applications were much less complex and understanding those application architectures and dependencies before on-boarding was much more simple. These days we have applications that combine classic architecture, servi...
App Man previously covered how to go mobile with the AppDynamics REST API and Dojo highlighting the AppDynamics Gauges project. In this post, we will cover how to get the most out of AppDynamics by leveraging the REST API. Custom Dashboards AppDynamics comes with very powerful and sexy...
This week I went to Portland, Oregon for the O’Reilly Open Source Convention. OSCON is one of my favorite conferences because of the quality and diversity of the talks. Usually when I go to an event I am too busy presenting, working our booth, or meeting with customers and partne...
Automation sets apart organizations at the top of their game from the rest of the pack. The limiting factor in most organizations is that they are usually too busy putting out fires and keeping up with all of their other obligations to expend the effort required to envision and build o...
Web application performance is fundamentally associated in the mind of the end user; with a brands reliability, stability, and credibility. Slow or unstable performance is simply not an option when your users are only a click away from taking their business elsewhere. Understanding you...
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The AppDynamics team is in Portland, Oregon this week to showcase AppDynamics at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention. This event is a great opportunity to meet with the community and connect with thought leaders in the open source world. Stop by our booth for office hours if you&...
I’m an operations guy. I’ve been one for over 15 years. From the time when I was a Systems Administrator I was always intrigued by application performance and jumped at every opportunity to try and figure out a performance problem. All of that experience has taught me that ...
The AppDynamics team is excited to announce the official launch of AppDynamics X, a new exchange for plugins, integrations and extensions for AppDynamics Pro, and AppSphere, an AppDynamics community portal for application management professionals to maximize their deployment of AppDyna...
Today we announced a great milestone at AppDynamics: We have selected an application performance management (APM) solution to monitor our Drupal/WordPress website, and we decided to go with AppDynamics. In order to get a pretty sweet discount on the product we agreed to sell our souls ...
Hey, who invited the developer to our operations conversation? In Devops Scares Me – Part 2 my colleague Dustin Whittle shared his developer point of view on DevOps. I found his viewpoint quite interesting and it made me realize that I take for granted the knowledge I have about ...
Today was another glorious day at AppDynamics HQ. We received yet another cease and desist letter from our friendly competitors at CA, Inc. It turns out they aren’t happy with our truth campaign. Apparently, CA doesn’t like it when a competitor who beat them in 100% of the deals in whi...
Your application is fast and scalable, right? How do you know? How often do you run performance or load tests? In this post I will give an overview of the tools of the trade for performance and load testing web applications. Open-Source performance testing tools These tools allow you t...
Both MariaDB and Percona Server are forks of MySQL and strive to be drop in replacements for MySQL from a binary, api compatibility, and command line perspective. It’s great to have an alternative to MySQL since you never know what might happen to it given that Oracle bought it f...
The AppDynamics team is in Addison, Texas this week to showcase AppDynamics for PHP at the LonestarPHP Conference. This event is a great opportunity to meet with the community and connect with thought leaders in the PHP world. Stop by our booth if you’re in the area! Check out th...
The Old Enterprise Sales Routine When I was an IT Architect at a financial services company I got to interact with a lot of software vendors. Sometimes I had a great experience, sometimes it was terrible, most of the time I didn’t want to be bothered by the vendor. I really just ...
What is DevOps? In the first post of this series, my colleague Jim Hirschauer defined what DevOps means and how it impacts organizations. He concluded DevOps is defined as “A software development method that stresses communication, collaboration and integration between software d...
The AppDynamics team went to Santa Clara, California this week for O’Reilly’s Velocity conference. If you aren’t familiar with the Velocity conference, it is the premier web performance conference. The event was packed with great sessions from the world’s foremo...
I recently had the luxury of sitting on a beach for a while to unwind, de-stress, and recharge my batteries. Even though I really shouldn’t have been thinking about work, the IT performance geek inside of me is always lurking. He can’t be switched off so I allow him to ente...
The AppDynamics team headed to Dallas this week to host another AppJam at the historic Arlington Hall. The AppJam exceeded expectations with an audience 150% larger than anticipated and featured great talks from FamilySearch, Orbitz, and AppDynamics. If you weren’t able to make i...
The AppDynamics team headed to Berlin this week to showcase AppDynamics for PHP at the International PHP Conference. We’ve previously written about the “Why” behind the recent announcement of AppDynamics for PHP, but the proof was in the pudding when the room at IPC S...
McLaren this year will launch their P1 Supercar, which will turn the average driver into a track day hero. What’s significant about this particular car is that it relies on modern day technology and innovation to transform a drivers ability to accelerate, corner and stop faster t...
In this week’s episode, Donald Trump enlists Team ROI and Team Overhead to solve a Severity1 incident on the “Trump Towers Website”. Team Overhead used “Dynoscope” and took 3 weeks to solve the incident, while Team ROI took 15 minutes by using AppDynamics....
DevOps is scary stuff for us pure Ops folks that thought they left coding behind a long, long time ago. Most of us Ops people can hack out some basic (or maybe even advanced) shell scripts in Perl, ksh, bash, csh, etc… But the term DevOps alone makes me cringe and think I might really ...
We all know performance is important, but performance tuning is too often an afterthought. As a result, taking on a performance tuning project for a slow application can be pretty intimidating – where do you even begin? In this series I’ll tell you about the strategies and technologies...
It’s not an exciting or glamorous subject but it’s an absolutely critical concept for properly managing your applications and infrastructure. CMDB, CMS, SIS, EIEIO (joking) or anything else you want to call it these days is a concept that has been poorly implemented from the very begin...
Speaker: Brian Rodecap, Director of Architecture at Fidelity Investments At AppDynamics we pride ourselves on having the best APM solution in the market. Last week Brian Rodecap, Director of Architecture at Fidelity Investments, gave a talk highlighting how AppDynamics helps Fidelity m...
Unicorns, those magical mythical creatures that many have searched for but never actually found. One of our customers recommended AppDynamics to their associates and compared us to “Unicorns … only real.” This analogy is really great since Enterprises have been search...
Welcome back to my series on migration to the cloud. In my last post we discussed all of the effort you need to put into the planning phase of your migration. In this post we are going to focus on what should happen directly after the migration has been completed. Regardless of how wel...
Welcome, let’s start with a quick introduction of who you are and what your role is at PagerDuty. My name is Alex, I’m PagerDuty’s CEO and co-founder. And what beer will you be drinking tonight? Guinness! It’s the office favorite. What problems does your solution or s...