Anand Akela

Anand Akela

Anand Akela is Director of Product Marketing for Application Performance Management (APM) at AppDynamics. Prior to his current role, Anand was head of product marketing of APM at CA Technologies. Earlier he worked at Oracle and HP in various product marketing, product management, and engineering roles in the systems management, servers, data center energy efficiency, and enterprise software areas. Anand has more than 20 years of experience in product marketing, product management, strategic planning and software development. Anand received his MBA from The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Pune University in India. You can follow Anand on twitter at https://twitter.com/aakela



Product

Q&A: How The Container Store uses AppDynamics for Continuous Testing

Last week, I had the pleasure to host and co-present with August Azzarello from The Container Store in a webinar titled “How The Container Store uses AppDynamics for Continuous Testing”. In this webinar, August explained how they have taken application performance management (APM) one step further by embracing APM in their development lifecycle, enabling their […]




Product

Got Apache? Now Add it to your Unified Monitoring toolkit

In one of the webinars I presented towards the end of June What’s New in the AppDynamics Summer ’15 Release?, we polled more than 200 attendees about their application environment. I anticipated seeing a higher number of responses for Java and .NET environments, but, I was a bit surprised to see more than 57% of […]




News

65% of enterprises need more than 3 hours to troubleshoot application problems

Recently conducted research by Enterprise Management Associates and AppDynamics showed that IT organizations are spending extensive amounts of time and resources on application support. This research based on a survey of 302 IT professionals, also suggested that the majority of companies are still trying to manage complex applications using siloed tools and a combination of […]




Product

Monitoring Amazon SQS with AppDynamics

AppDynamics recently announced the support for applications running an expanded suite of services from Amazon Web Services (AWS). As many enterprises are migrating or deploying their new applications in the AWS Cloud, it is important to have deeper insight and control over the applications and the underlying infrastructure in order to ensure they can deliver […]




Product

Asynchronous transactions power real-time web applications

Real-time web applications are becoming very popular in this software-defined world. “Real-time” often means a very quick response time from the web/application server. In modern programming, it is typically accomplished by making a series of non-blocking asynchronous calls. Most of the popular programming languages are now supporting asynchronous transactions. Node.js, for example, was primarily developed […]




News

Welcome to Application-centric Server Monitoring

Application-centric. And business transaction-focused. These two qualities are the heart of what sets AppDynamics Server Monitoring apart from other server monitoring tools, and make it such an essential component of a unified monitoring solution. “Application-centric” in that it takes a top-down approach. Typical legacy approaches employ a bottom-up strategy, meaning that they look at and […]




Engineering

5 tips to ensure optimal performance of Node.js apps

In this software-defined world, where enterprises are delivering most of their services via web applications and mobile apps, it is very important for them to ensure their customers are getting excellent experience. Node.js is rapidly becoming one of the most popular platforms for building fast and scalable web and mobile applications. The Infographic, Node.js Goes Mainstream […]




Product

Complete visibility into Docker containers with AppDynamics

Today we announced the AppDynamics Docker monitoring solution that provides an application-centric view inside and across Docker containers. Performance of distributed applications and business transactions can be tagged, traced, and monitored even as they transit multiple containers. Before I talk more about the AppDynamics Docker monitoring solution, let me quickly review the premise of Docker […]




Engineering, Product

How Jostens Improved End-User Experience for Online Yearbooks

Jostens is one of the world’s leading providers of yearbooks, class rings, graduation materials, and championship rings, including the NFL Super Bowl rings. Earlier this year, Jostens deployed AppDynamics to manage several of their applications. I talked with Theresa Chasar, Sr. Director, IT Infrastructure, Operations, and Services at Jostens about their experience with AppDynamics and […]




Engineering, Product

AppDynamics Now Monitors Python Applications, Enter our Beta Program!

Python is a programming language that lets you work quickly and integrate systems more effectively. No wonder why it showed up as most popular coding language of 2015 in the annual CodeEval’s annual publication where they publish data on the “Most Popular Coding Languages” based on hundreds of thousands of data points we’ve collected by […]




Engineering, Product

5 Steps to DevOps Success with Application Analytics and BizDevOps

In my last blog, I talked about how the process of BizDevOps is emerging to utilize DevOps best practices that further drive the overall business agenda and how a business transaction can be that common language for collaboration between Dev, Ops, and Biz. DevOps is an approach that improves collaboration among Dev and Ops teams […]




Engineering

The New Modern Family: Business + Development + Operations = BizDevOps

Hello, from a new member of AppDynamics team! I recently joined the team to lead application performance management (APM) product marketing. Last month, when I was talking with Jyoti Bansal, CEO of AppDynamics, he shared his vision for the company. Where the market is heading and how application performance and end-user experience insights can influence […]