AppDynamics for Amazon Web Services

When it comes to managing apps in the cloud, it’s not just about providing visibility into the infrastructure, but also about providing code-level insight into the business transactions within your application.

Regardless of where your apps are running, whether on-premises, in the cloud or in a hybrid environment, AppDynamics covers all your application intelligence needs.

Monitoring cloud native applications on Amazon Web Services

AppDynamics provides visibility into:

  • Native AWS technologies  including EC2, RDS, SQS, S3 and DynamoDB.

  • Core infrastructure monitoring through our CloudWatch monitoring extension which allows baselining of infrastructure metrics and enable time-based comparisons of CPU, Memory, I/O and other infrastructure utilization.

All this with a flexible deployment model via AWS, on-premises, or SaaS

The ability to trace a transaction visually and intuitively through the interface was a major benefit AppDynamics delivered. This visibility was especially valuable when Nasdaq was migrating a platform from its internal infrastructure to the AWS Cloud. We used AppDynamics extensively to understand how our system was functioning on AWS, a completely new platform for us.

— Heather Abbott, Senior Vice President of Corporate Solutions Technology at Nasdaq

Migrating applications from on-premise to AWS

AppDynamics provides critical planning insights by automatically

  • Discovering all the business transactions completed in your application.

  • Mapping and visualizing how the business transactions execute through your distributed architecture components.

  • Baselining the key performance indicators to facilitate comparison pre and post move.

When we first saw the graph of the architectural components of the application that came up automatically with AppDynamics, we had a much clearer understanding of how to maximize the application design as we moved to run on the AWS Cloud.

— Roy Early, Production Support Manager at Allconnect

Auto-scaling your cloud applications

AppDynamics complements AWS  for auto-scaling of application compute instances by:

  • Setting up workflows, health rules, policies for auto-scaling based on a combination application metrics and infrastructure metrics.

  • Enabling elastic scaling driven by application performance, preventing over-provisioned infrastructure that is underutilized.

  • Learn how to configure AppDynamics to auto-scale AWS instances

“Our private infrastructure is rather static, which is radically different from Amazon Web Services. Our success in our first steps with AWS are because we bridged those two together with AppDynamics.

— John Martin, Sr. Director of Production Engineering at

Monitoring hybrid environments

AppDynamics allows enterprises to manage hybrid cloud applications by providing:

  • A single interface for end to end transaction tracing across distributed architectures: on-prem, cloud, hybrid.

  • Superior anomaly detection, set against automatic dynamic baselines and SLAs, tailored for environment characteristics.