Monthly Archive:: January 2014

A Newbie Guide to APM

Today’s blog post is headed back to the basics. I’ve been using and talking about APM tools for so many years sometimes it’s hard to remember that feeling of not knowing the associated terms and concepts. So for anyone who is looking to learn about APM, this blog is for you. What ...Read More

Taking Advantage of What the Cloud Has to Offer

Moving your application to the cloud isn’t as simple as porting your code over and configurations to someone else’s infrastructure – nor should it be. Cloud computing represents a shift in the world of application architecture from vertical scalability to horizontal scalability. This new paradigm offers organizations the opportunity to build highly scalable and ...Read More

APM vs aaNPM – Cutting Through the Marketing BS

Marketing; mixed feelings! I’m really looking forward to the new super bowl ads (some are pure marketing genius) in a few weeks but I really dislike all of the confusion that marketing tends to create in the technology world. In todays blog post I’m going to attempt to cut through all of ...Read More

The Digital Enterprise – Problems and Solutions

According to a recent article featured in Wall Street and Technology, Financial Services (FS) companies have a problem. The article explains that FS companies built more datacenter capacity than they needed when profits were up and demand was rising. Now that profits are lower and demand has not risen as expected the ...Read More

Instrumenting .NET applications with AppDynamics using NuGet

Introduction One of the coolest things to come out of the .NET stable at AppD this week was the NuGet package for Azure Cloud Services. NuGet makes it a breeze to deploy our .NET agent along with your web and worker roles from inside Visual Studio. For those unfamiliar with NuGet, more ...Read More

A Private Equity Buy Out Horror Story

This is a cautionary story from my personal work history about one private equity company’s buy-out of an enterprise software vendor. A major news story broke today about Elliot Management Corporation’s bid to take Riverbed Technology private for a premium of $19.00 per share in cash. One of Riverbeds competitors Compuware has ...Read More

Bootstrapping DropWizard apps with AppDynamics on OpenShift by Red Hat

Getting started with DropWizard, OpenShift, and AppDynamics In this blog post, I’ll show you how to deploy a Dropwizard-based application on OpenShift by Red Hat and monitor it with AppDynamics. DropWizard is a high-performance Java framework for building RESTful web services. It is built by the smart folks at Yammer and is ...Read More

Insights from an Investment Banking Monitoring Architect

To put it very simply, Financial Services companies have a unique set of challenges that they have to deal with every day. They are a high priority target for hackers, they are highly regulated by federal and state governments, they deal with and employ some of the most demanding people on the ...Read More
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