Jim Hirschauer is a Technology Evangelist for AppDynamics. He has an extensive background working in highly available, business critical, large enterprise IT operations environments. Jim has been interested in application performance testing and monitoring since he was a Systems Administrator working in a retail bank. His passion for performance analysis led him down a path where he would design, implement and manage the cloud computing monitoring architecture for a top 10 investment bank. During his tenure at the investment bank, Jim created new processes and procedures that increased overall code release quality and dramatically improved end user experience.
We get a lot of questions about our analytics-driven Application Performance Management (APM) collection and analysis technology. Specifically, people want to know how we capture so much detailed information while maintaining such low overhead levels. The short answer is, our agents are intelligent and know when to capture every gory detail (the ...Read More
In most organizations, managing the service level of critical applications is still a challenge. For some there is a lack of strategic planning, for others it’s simply not applying the proper tools and methodology to their everyday work. Regardless of the reason there are steps that need to be taken in all ...Read More
The term “Big Data” is quite possibly one of the most difficult IT-related terms to pin down ever. There are so many potential types of, and applications for Big Data that it can be a bit daunting to consider all of the possibilities. Thankfully, for IT operations staff, Big Data is mostly ...Read More
In case you weren’t aware, Team USA speed skating came home from the Olympic games in Sochi with zero medals. Not just zero Gold medals, zero medals in total (not counting short track skating which only netted one silver medal). Now I’m not a big speed skating fan but what happened during ...Read More
Financial Services companies operate in a difficult environment. Many of their applications are absolutely vital to the proper workings of the global economy. They are one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world, and they are a constant target of hackers. Their systems need to be available, performant, and secure ...Read More
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
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
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
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
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