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Bhaskar Sunkara, co-founder and CTO of AppDynamics, announced a new innovation initiative called AppD Labs during Day 2 of AppSphere 2016. It was a casual atmosphere billed as “quality engineering time”, as guests were treated to beer service upon entering the General Sessi...
The new “speed” conversation When you’ve been writing marketing about tech companies since the dawn of the millennium, as I have, you hear the topic of speed come up a lot. And rightfully so. It is, of course, a vital metric and, in a marketing sense, a crucial differentiator when sell...
In a session at AppSphere 2016, Blackbaud presented “How Blackbaud Transformed From On-Prem to SaaS Through DevOps and AppDynamics”, where Blackbaud shared the challenges and benefits of moving from an on-premise model to an SaaS-delivered model. They also discussed how DevOps practice...
We saw many exciting demos at AppSphere 2016 which showcased new capabilities of the App iQ Platform. To pull off these live demos on stage, numerous cross functional teams put in months of planning and weeks of setup and rehearsal to make sure each demo was delivered successfully. Ent...
If you attended AppSphere 2016 in Las Vegas, or visited AppDynamics University, you’re probably aware that we recently launched our first official certification program. If you haven’t heard about it, we have some relevant info to share with you. First, what is it, and who is it for? W...
At AppDynamics, our employees come from some of the best and most renowned universities worldwide. This also includes many of the younger, fresher faces of our company. On-campus recruiting begins in the fall and continues until the early months of winter, in which we interview hundred...
Now that another successful AppSphere 2016 has come and gone, we’re already on to planning the next major event in which AppDynamics is participating. Held in Las Vegas, the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference is the oldest consecutively running e...
As we head into the Thanksgiving weekend with thoughts of relaxing with family and friends, there are a group of folks who will still be working or on call the whole time. The Dev and Operations teams of major online stores will have been preparing for this period for many months. Cybe...
The line between IT and business is getting blurry. Modern CIOs are aiming to transform IT organizations to be more customer-centric and shift the culture from servicing the business to driving the business. Not changing with the times can have dire consequences — Forbes Global 2000 co...
Flying out in front One of the world’s largest airlines, United Airlines, has an impressive history of using one of humankind’s greatest innovations — the airplane — to serve people. On April 6, 1926, pilot Leon “Lee” Cuddeback flew a Laird Swallow biplane flew from Boise, Idaho, to th...
Return to sender, dress is a no. Not my style — even with a discount code Welcome to the busiest time of the year for retailers This week marks one of the busiest sales periods for retail, with Black Friday being a central focus for consumers and the media alike. During the holiday per...
Business iQ combines business and application performance into a single, real-time view With the launch of Business iQ at AppSphere 2016, many customers have asked us about the new business-focused dashboards they saw in our on-stage demo. Our customers want to understand how AppDynami...
Business iQ is the revolutionary new App iQ performance engine that enables business outcome monitoring in addition to your traditional application monitoring. AppDynamics’ unique and patented approach to application performance management (APM) has allowed us to analyze business metri...
Life in the digital transformation Maybe you don’t gamble, but imagine you’re in a major Las Vegas casino feeding some dollars into a slot machine. The reels are spinning. They begin to stop one at a time: Triple Diamond… Triple Diamond… Your adrenaline kicks up… Triple Diamond! Then s...
As part of AppDynamics’ fall 2016 release, we’re excited to announce Business iQ, a new breakthrough App iQ performance engine enabling enterprises to drive success throughout every phase of their digital transformation journey. Built to empower modern CIOs to transition their organiza...
Businesses today need to move at high velocity in order to remain competitive. The digital transformation that has propelled many industries to make investments in their applications now requires tighter alignment between business and IT. In order to achieve ideal velocity, companies m...
It’s that time of the year- Gartner’s next Symposium/ITxpo is taking place in Barcelona this week, and the AppDynamics team is onsite attending again. Last year we were impressed by discussions with CIOs and senior IT executives around how important application performance is to drivin...
Think of an austere, windowless room filled with massive metallic machines. All are hooked together with multi-colored wires and covered in lights that blink at random. What metaphor would you use to describe that? Odds are, you wouldn’t say, “A cloud.” In reality, &#...
For the second year in a row, I’ve been honored with the task of managing the Deep Dive sessions at AppSphere. This year we have some really great sessions planned. Much of the content is focused on what we’ve delivered in the last year and what’s coming up in the fut...
Containers have grown tremendously in popularity in recent years. Originally conceived as a way to replace legacy systems completely, container technology has instead become a way to extend monolithic systems with newer, faster technology. As an example of this growth, the 2016 RightSc...
I always look forward to seeing what’s in store for emerging technology at AppSphere. It’s been an exciting year already for all things connected, from wearables and sensors, to the enterprise ecosystem around the Internet of Things–and it’s only growing. Today,...
“DevOps is trendier than a cronut on a hoverboard.” This is the start of one of four AppSphere 2016 best practices track session abstracts, and I couldn’t agree more with the quote above. When reviewing the many submissions from customers, there was one use case that came up again and ...
Companies know what’s on the line when their applications aren’t performing at their best. It’s no longer excusable to have an outage or slow-to-load page on your site. With attention spans dwindling, a first impression is a lasting one, and if your applications aren’t running properly...
As part of our Application Performance Management solution, AppDynamics automatically discovers the topology of your distributed application (application flow map shows the interconnections between different parts of your application – Figure 1) and provides a unified monitoring ...
 With only a few weeks to go until our third annual AppSphere 2016 user conference, the AppDynamics offices are busier than ever preparing for the big event, and this year we’ve committed to outdoing ourselves when we host this year’s Partner Day. As one of our partner...
Here at AppDynamics, we’ve been gearing up to make AppSphere 2016 our best event yet, full of the expertise, networking opportunities, and tools you’ll need to enhance your abilities and be a leader in your field. Last year we brought together over 1,500 attendees from some...
The transportation industry has seen its fair share of downtime this year. If you’ve been anywhere near the news lately, you have probably seen how severe the effects of a performance outage can be to airlines on a global scale. As the airline industry scales to digitally integrate wit...
Be the first to get certified At AppSphere 2016 this November, AppDynamics University will launch the first in a series of technical certifications for IT professionals who implement and use AppDynamics. As an attendee, you’ll have an opportunity to be among the first to attain our new...
I can’t believe it’s already been a year since AppDynamics AppSphere 2015, seems like it was just yesterday. Once again held at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, AppSphere 2015 had over 1,500 attendees from the world’s top enterprises and included speakers from Pearson, ...
In the newly released report, “The Forrester Wave™: Application Performance Management Solutions, Q3 2016” by Milan Hanson and Eveline Oehrlich, Forrester evaluated and analyzed 14 top Application Performance Management solutions. The firms were evaluated against twenty-eight criteria,...
The age of digital disruption is upon us, as the last decade alone has proven in terms of technology and disruption with the progression of organizations like Uber, Airbnb, and Netflix. We are also on the brink of new disruptions in industry, including banking or payments, insurance, h...
The HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) and the Hack programming language haven’t really gotten the coverage they deserve. The biggest news in DevOps culture over the past few years had to do with the performance of PHP 7 and the Zend Engine 3. The quieter developments in HHVM may end ...
Over the course of their 12-week program, our interns were given a glimpse of life at AppDynamics. Entering the program wide-eyed and eager to learn beyond expectations, they were exposed to our culture of constant improvement and process optimization. From learning to write “cle...
Welcome to the Dynamic Digest, a weekly recap of the latest news happening in our industry. Want the pulse of what’s going on in enterprise software and analytics, performance management, cloud computing, data, and other like topics? We got you covered!   This week in the wo...
In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s that time of year again. My Facebook feed is back from vacation, filled with stories of parents’ struggles with their children to get them ready for the return to school with new clothes and the necessary supplies. That probably helps ...
In the early days of the web, web pages were static and did not change. Today, however, most websites you visit are like applications you might find on your desktop — they offer dynamic content that changes on the fly. Users can interact with the app and get different information...
This was originally posted on OpenShift’s blog. Introduction Regardless of whether you are developing traditional applications or microservices, you will inevitably have a requirement to monitor the health of your applications, and the components upon which they are built. Furthe...
Companies in the digital marketplace of the 21st century know a customer has their options. They make every minute of the day count for something, and they don’t have time to waste sitting in front of a screen waiting for something to load. If they feel like time is wasted with broken ...
Welcome to the Dynamic Digest, a weekly recap of the latest news happening in our industry. Want the pulse of what’s going on in enterprise software and analytics, performance management, cloud computing, data, and other like topics? We got you covered! This week in the world of ...
Even from a business perspective, application performance management (APM) has become a critical tool in turning business, user, and performance data into relevant insights. Application owners, line-of-business (LOB) managers, and service delivery stakeholders are all investing in APM ...