APM Thought Leadership Archive

AppSphere 2014 Wrap: Three Days of Transformation

The big keynotes and general sessions energized and inspired all of us. We’re buzzing with new ideas, we’ve seen our concepts validated, and we see the direction we’re going in as we return to the real world to pursue our collective mission to keep the world’s important applications, and the enterprises they ...Read More

Before PHP Performance, Looking at Your Software Process

In an effort to optimize your application performance you benchmark and profile your code, built a solid testing environment, collect key metrics, the whole nine yards. Yet, a growing realization eventually dawns on you that your team isn’t pushing out new features as fast as they used to without placing the performance ...Read More

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Upgrade to Java 8

This past March, Oracle released their most anticipated version in almost decade, Java 8. The latest version had a growing buzz since it had been announced, and companies of all sizes were eager to upgrade. Our partner, Typesafe conducted a Java 8 adoption survey of 2,800 developers and found 65% of companies ...Read More

Focusing on Business Transactions is a Proven Best Practice

In today’s software-defined business era, uptime and availability are key to the business survival. The application is the business. However, ensuring proper application performance remains a daunting task for their production environments, where do you start? Enter Business Transactions. By starting to focus on the end-user experience and measuring application performance based ...Read More

The Incredible Extensible Machine Agent

Our users tell us all the time: The AppDynamics platform is amazing right out of the box. But everybody has something special they want to do, whether it’s to add some functionality, set up a unique monitoring scenario, whatever. That’s what makes AppDynamics’ emphasis on open architecture so important and useful. The ...Read More

Transforming IT: Building a business-driven infrastructure for the software defined business

Executives charged with building business-driven applications have an extremely challenging task ahead of them. However, the cavalry has arrived with useful tools and strategies built specifically to keep modern applications working efficiently. We partnered with Gigaom Research to carefully grasp, and articulate, how these modern methodologies are improving the lives of IT ...Read More

The future of Ops, part 2

In my first post, I discussed how software and various tools are dramatically changing the Ops department. This post centers on the automation process. When I was younger, you actually had to build a server from scratch, buy power and connectivity in a data center, and manually plug a machine into the ...Read More

The future of Ops, part 1

The disruption of industries through software Marc Andreessen famously stated in 2011 that “software is eating the world”. The world runs on software defined businesses. These businesses realize that in order to be efficient and stay ahead of the competition they must innovate or they will die. Technology is no longer secondary ...Read More

One bad App can ruin your health

How do users react when their mobile applications aren’t performing up to expectations? How frustrated do they become? These were answers we sought out to find when we started the App Attention Span Research with the University of London. We wanted to find quantitative proof to see how poor performing apps affect ...Read More

Holographic Haystacks — Capturing Business Transactions

Why Archive Every Business Transaction? The other day I found myself in a discussion with a prospect regarding the merits of capturing complete stack traces for every transaction that flowed through their production system. You see AppDynamics doesn’t do that; we capture problematic business transactions, and this bloke seemed concerned someone would one ...Read More
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