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A recent Wall Street Journal article discussed the challenges that online content publishers have in monetizing their content as more and more user traffic shifts to mobile devices from traditional desktop/laptop computers/browsers. Data from Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet trends report ...
AppDynamics AppSphereTM 2015 is just around the corner! We’re so excited to bring you a second year of the best Application Intelligence thought leadership, influencers, and training to the main stage at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas on Nov 30 to Dec 4. The theme for this year’s ...
Each week, we measure the website home page performance of about 30 consumer sites using our Browser Synthetic Monitoring (Beta) tool. A summary of the results with the complete rankings and data for each of the sites is published each week by MobileStrategies360.com. It’s incred...
AppDynamics is proud to announce its latest NPS score of 85, another above average score for the application intelligence company. A leading metric for evaluating customer loyalty, the Net Promoter Score is a key indicator to growth and determines customers’ likelihood to recomme...
Databases are an incredibly useful tool for storing data. Similar to a library storing books in an organized structure consisting of categories – such as history or art – a database imposes order on your data so that you can quickly construct the information you are looking...
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 techno...
This blog post is based on the London School of Economics and Political Science press release published on September 15.  This week, I had the chance to learn about an exciting new partnership we kicked off with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). LSE ...
Last month Amod Gupta and I presented in a webinar titled “Add Apache Web Server to your Unified Monitoring Toolkit”. I kicked off the webinar by providing an overview of AppDynamics Unified Monitoring solution and an overview of Apache Server Monitoring solution. Figure 1. Application...
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, the hottest technology...
This blog is based on the C Spire press release published on September 8.  I recently caught up with Eric Jacobsen, Application Systems Architect at C Spire in Ridgeland, Mississippi. C Spire is a diversified telecommunications and technology services company and operate...
It’s somehow time to mark the end of summer with Labor Day weekend. And with that time, comes the rush we remember well as Back to School season. As most students are already back or soon to return to school, we decided to look at some major retailers and how their back-to-school...
Welcome to the first Dynamic Digest, a weekly recap of the latest news happening in our industry. Want the pulse of what’s going on in computer software and analytics, performance management, cloud computing, data and other like topics? We got you covered! This week, Salesforce is seek...
While I was at Gartner there was a trend towards distributed analysis of the network and host metrics; this trend was something we decided as a group to call AA-IPM and has since become IPM. In the research note How to Leverage Application-Aware Infrastructure Performance Monitoring to...
The last couple articles presented an introduction to Application Performance Management (APM) and identified the challenges in effectively implementing an APM strategy. This article builds on these topics by reviewing five of the top performance metrics to capture to assess the health...
One of the first things I learned when I started working in application intelligence was how central the application economy is to connecting components like code, data, and design, with concepts like IoT. Applications drive the network between enterprise and their end-users. As i...
When the subject of the Internet of Things (IoT) arises, all-too-often it’s around forward-looking statements such as budgets and market share, number of devices, and the multitude of use cases. However, the topic of the complexities in the backend systems, third party calls, and...
Following up on our previous comic where Frank’s boss declares they’re adding database monitoring, Frank and his boss have another encounter about user metrics. Since Frank, and his company, are using several tools to monitor their users the data they gain doesn’t giv...
Recently I had the opportunity to speak with investor and board member of AppDynamics, Ravi Mhatre of Lightspeed Venture Partners. Ravi is a lead investor focusing on enterprise, mobility, and cloud-based services and applications, leading investments in Bromium, MuleSoft, Nutanix, amo...
Forrester recently published a great research note Develop Infrastructure Metrics Using The Balanced Scorecard by Richard Fichera, Sophia I. Vargas with Glenn O’Donnell, Vanessa Wegner. In this research, the Forrester team outlines how to measure I&O effectively. This often c...
In her annual report for KPCB back in May, Mary Meeker cited a number of trends, statistics and metrics that show the increasing importance of online activity such as the growth in internet users to 39% of the population globally, the growth of mobile phone users to 73% penetration of ...
It should be no surprise to most of you that software is no longer a tool. In today’s application-centric world, software is the business.  It is the key difference maker between a good and great company. Modern day banks, retailers, automobile manufacturers, media companies...
One of the most prominent current trends among enterprise companies is the nearly insatiable demand for enterprise mobile applications. By some reports, 85% of companies have a mobile backlog of between one and 20 applications, with a majority (50%) having a backlog of between 10 and 2...
It’s no secret that Docker has revolutionized the application virtualization space. Today, it’s one of the fastest adopted technologies across enterprises of all sizes—and now, It’s more than just a developer’s preferred open source framework. It also ...
I can guarantee that if you are involved in recruiting new IT employees for your organization this year, then DevOps skills will be on your priority list. The problem is that I can also guarantee that many resumes and LinkedIn profiles will be awash with the word DevOps. After all, acc...
At some point, your enterprise is going to realize that it has to get serious about improving the performance/quality of your mobile applications. There’s a lot of confusion/misunderstanding about what’s involved in monitoring performance of mobile applications. In this blo...
Last week, I had the pleasure to host and co-present with August Azzarello from The Container Store in a webinar titled “How The Container Store uses AppDynamics for Continuous Testing”. In this webinar, August explained how they have taken application performance managemen...
In June with our Summer ‘15 Release, we introduced the IT world to true Unified Monitoring — a single pane of glass to monitor your whole environment. Finally obtain complete visibility into your entire IT Infrastructure with an industry-first application-centric integrated...
Following up on my discussion with Steve Harrick, I had the opportunity to speak with Matt Murphy of Menlo Ventures. Matt is a longtime industry veteran focusing on mobile and cloud enterprise investments including Instart Logic, Puppet Labs, Shazam, and several others. He’s also...
Last week marked the first (of many) Republican presidential debates leading up to the 2016 election. All politics aside, we at AppDynamics were eager to see the investment these candidates made in their digital platforms, and how response time would be affected throughout the debate. ...
In one of the webinars I presented towards the end of June What’s New in the AppDynamics Summer ’15 Release?, we polled more than 200 attendees about their application environment. I anticipated seeing a higher number of responses for Java and .NET environments, but, I was ...
Read more about DIRECTV’s work with AppDynamics in the full case study here. The more I’m learning about application intelligence, the more I’m realizing the competitive advantage that our customers gain with AppDynamics. DIRECTV is one of the world’s leading pr...
Much has already been written about the virtues of Docker, and containers in general like CoreOS or Kubernetes. How life-changing Docker is, how innovative, etc. However, the real secret to Docker's success in the marketplace is the hidden retribution of innovation. Innovation and R&D ...
AppDynamics was founded by Jyoti Bansal (CEO) and Bhaskar Sunkara (CTO), two talented and driven Indian technologists, born and educated in India. These two passionate individuals believe it’s critical to remain connected to their roots, and the universities that have educated th...
What is AppDynamics Customer Advisory Council?   Customer Advisory Council (CAC) is an in-depth, hands-on experience here at AppDynamics. We envision our customers as power users and want them to experiment with our latest products, features, and ideas before we raise the curtains...
Recently conducted research by Enterprise Management Associates and AppDynamics showed that IT organizations are spending extensive amounts of time and resources on application support. This research based on a survey of 302 IT professionals, also suggested that the majority of compani...
When examining the complexity in today’s applications and environments, and why APM technologies are becoming more critical by the day, those responsible for an application’s lifecycle must understand what an application does. Aside from providing application visibility, APM tools help...
Consider that the benefits derived from proactive monitoring do not necessarily come from just one tool, albeit tool selection is a key element, but it is not the only one. “A fool with a tool is still a fool” – Grady Booch. Listening to what your business partners need from an applic...
This blog post is a summary of a case study that I conducted with CGI. You can see the full case study HERE. Quite often, the vast majority of the AppDynamics customers that I interview maintain only their own in-house software applications. Speaking to CGI about its performance d...
The Internet of Things. Cloud. Big Data. Real-Time Analytics. To those who do not quite understand what these phrases mean (and let’s be honest, that’s likely to be a large portion of the world), words like “IoT” and “Big Data” are just buzzwords. The truth is, the Internet of Things e...
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Steve Harrick of Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) to discuss current trends and future outlook within the technology industry. Along with leading IVP’s investment in AppDynamics — and being a Board Observer — Steve a...