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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...
Software is eating the world. The more it eats, the bigger the mountain of data and wealth of valuable insights to digest and act on. Forward facing customer-centric IT organizations, leaders and professionals are looking to answer questions like how much revenue was lost today from pl...
AppDynamics recently announced the support for applications running an expanded suite of services from Amazon Web Services (AWS). As many enterprises are migrating or deploying their new applications in the AWS Cloud, it is important to have deeper insight and control over the applicat...
This blog post is a summary of a case study that I conducted with Kraft. You can see the full case study HERE. Have you ever come across KraftRecipes.com? When it comes to receiving large amounts of traffic, KraftRecipes.com is definitely no exception. A collection of excellent re...
I’m writing this blog flying over China on my way to Asia. I always enjoy spending time in this side of the world, since there is so much change and innovation happening at a massive scale. At the same time this pace of change causes a lot of chaos and opportunity. When analyzing...
  In Part 1 of this series, we were introduced to some of the fundamental security flaws that may afflict your PHP applications. In Part 2, let’s dive a bit deeper into some of the most advanced security flaws that may afflict your environment. Truth be told, there are poten...
A transaction is defined as one or multiple threads running in or across server boundaries on multiple runtime environments. And with today’s rapid enterprise growth, the demand for high-performance transactions through software run applications is higher than ever before, which ...
Recently, we here at AppDynamics have seen two major transformations in adoption of the public cloud. First is the adoption of the cloud for production workloads, and second is adoption of the cloud by large enterprises. Because dev/test cycles for applications have different capacity...
Despite the craziness of San Francisco’s 45th Annual Pride Celebration and Parade on Sunday, June 28, 2015, AppDynamics celebrated an event of our own. AppDynamics help a Women in Technology (WiT) event and united 53 women from various Bay Area Tech Companies came together t...
In recent interview, a IT operations director told us, “We frankly have too many tools, and many of them weren’t performing to our expectations.” If you are an enterprise ops leader managing complex applications, chance are pretty high that you can relate to that statement. At AppDynam...
Every company is becoming a software company In this post, I would like to discuss a common theme that is beginning to emerge as I speak to our diverse range of customers from so many different business verticals. No matter what your business, it is beginning to become increasingly cle...
This article originally appeared on Intellyx blog Rounding Out Platform with Synthetic Monitoring A decade ago, the Application Performance Management (APM) market was a dusty corner of enterprise IT, focusing on keeping creaky enterprise apps up and running. Today, the world has chang...
For mobile app developers, their app’s rating is the only metric that matters. In no other industry is your work graded with such a public display that directly relates to your future success. Imagine if restaurants had to display their Yelp and reviews on their front door. ...
In this final blog on the DevOps CALMS model, we end on S for Sharing. Now I have to be honest, the first time I saw the CALMS model I initially questioned whether ‘Sharing' was really needed. I mean, surely with the right ‘Culture', then this would ensure sharing anyway? Even in my bl...
Today is an exciting day in my career at AppDynamics so far, because we have just released a report called “An app is not enough – a new research report for software-defined retailers“. It’s the result of a lot of hard work by the EMEA marketing team in which we...
Being on the frontline of digital enterprise builds a solid foundation towards pioneering innovative methods to advance your business–but it also entails simplifying complex processes and high volumes of data on a day to day basis. As the reigning leader in IP-based networking pr...
This article originally appeared on Kurtosys’ blog. In the last two years, there has been a big change in the way Kurtosys delivers applications to clients, most of which can be attributed to the use of cloud-based Infrastructure services. To keep pace with this shift, we have ha...
Organizations these days increasingly understand the importance of providing a delightful user experience to their customers as a key contributor to achieving their business objectives. They also increasingly realize that the performance of their websites, as experienced by the custome...
Real-time web applications are becoming very popular in this software-defined world. “Real-time” often means a very quick response time from the web/application server. In modern programming, it is typically accomplished by making a series of non-blocking asynchronous calls...
  We are very excited to announce that from version 4.1 onwards, AppDynamics will support first class monitoring of Apache Web Servers. Apache Web Server has been the most popular web server for some time and is often the gateway to highly distributed applications. Needless to say...
Application-centric. And business transaction-focused. These two qualities are the heart of what sets AppDynamics Server Monitoring apart from other server monitoring tools, and make it such an essential component of a unified monitoring solution. “Application-centric” in that it takes...
AppDynamics Python Application Monitoring is here, bringing the full capabilities of the AppDynamics Application Intelligence Platform to Python applications: the real-time end-to-end visibility, the rapid and intuitive drill-down into root cause, the fast mean-time-to-resolution, the ...
Seven years ago, when we founded this company, we had a vision of “one solution to rule them all” for software monitoring and application intelligence — one comprehensive platform that would capture user experience on any device, anywhere; trace business transaction performance across ...
If you have a real-user monitoring program in place — our AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring or Mobile Real-User Monitoring solutions, for example — do you really need synthetic monitoring? After all, real-user tells you just what kind of experience your users are having, and tha...
This kicks off Market Insights, a new series of posts I will be writing, focused on thought leadership research coming from the press, bloggers and analysts covering the APM and other associated markets. Let’s start off by breaking down some market data from Gartner to understand...
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 problems you might experience in your ....
Back in 2005, the concept Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) was coined by Gartner to capture the requirement of visibility into business operations. BAM delivered this visibility through aggregation and summarization of information around business activities. The BAM solution would ca...
In this software-defined world, where enterprises are delivering most of their services via web applications and mobile apps, it is very important for them to ensure their customers are getting excellent experience. Node.js is rapidly becoming one of the most popular platforms for...