A Holiday Greeting in Verse

‘Twas nearly 2011, a brand-new year But app owners stared sadly at their beer. They had a problem, and it seemed just enormous They craved a surefire solution to application performance. ...Read More

APM Survey Results: Virtualization First, Cloud Second

The Cloud gets all the hype.  But according to the recent survey conducted by AppDynamics, getting to the Cloud is still taking a back seat to the need to finish application virtualization. We recently surveyed a group of professionals directly responsible for the oversight of application performance, specifically in Java and/or .NET ...Read More

Gartner on Application Uptime & Availability

Attendees of the 2010 Gartner Data Center Conference exhibited a lot of interest around Application Performance Management, as evidenced by the packed room where Gartner analyst Donna Scott discussed application availability in her session “Uptime All the Time.” ...Read More

Infrastructure & Operations – Trends to Watch from Gartner

AppDynamics is spending the week in Las Vegas–or, as our Southwest pilot wisecracked as our plane descended, “Lost Wages.” But it’s not for fun—at least, not that kind of fun. We’re talking to prospects and customers at the 2010 Gartner Data Center conference. ...Read More

QCon: Enough with the theory, already—Let’s see the code

San Francisco’s QCon was expecting a smaller crowd, but ended up bursting at the seams: the event sold out weeks ahead of time and in many sessions it was standing room only. Targeted at architects and operations folks as much as developers, QCon was heavy on the hot topics of the day: ...Read More

If Your App Had a Facebook Status It’d Be, “It’s Complicated”

AppDynamics is founded on a set of deeply held beliefs regarding our industry and how it’s changed over the last several years.  But it’s never good to let deeply held beliefs stay unchallenged.  So every now and then, we do a reality check. Our most recent reality check was during our webinar ...Read More

Netflix Takes on the Cloud

At the recent Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Meetup, Netflix presented their lessons learned from their migration to the Amazon Cloud for its revenue-critical applications.  Netflix is the leading online movie service and their business growth has been astonishing.  Take a look at their stock chart for the last year. The presenter was ...Read More

Getting to the Root of Swisscom Application Performance

Here’s a guest blog from one of AppDynamics’ international partners, Stefan Zoltai from sysPerform. Stefan wanted to write about how he used AppDynamics to solve a performance problem for a major telecom company in Switzerland—and we said, sure!  Take it away, Stefan… I’d like to talk about how we used AppDynamics for ...Read More

APM for the Non-Java Guru: What leak?

Memory, Memory, Memory…   Memory is a critical part of Java, in particular, the management of memory. As a developer, memory management is not something you want to be doing on a regular basis, nor is it something you want to do manually. One of the great benefits of Java is its ...Read More

What’s Under Your Hood? APM for the Non Java Guru: ORMs & Slow SQL

It’s time for another update to our series on Top Application Performance Challenges. Last time I looked at Java’s synchronization mechanism as a source for performance problems. This time around I take on what is likely the Performance Engineer’s bread and butter … slow database access! Behind this small statement lies a ...Read More
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