Jonah Kowall

Jonah Kowall

Jonah Kowall is the Vice President of market development and insights, helping drive the company’s product roadmap and vision, while developing entry into new markets and providing valuable technology and business insights to fuel the accelerating and broad-based demand for the company’s Application Intelligence Platform. Jonah comes to AppDynamics with a diverse background including 15 years as an IT practitioner at several startups and larger enterprises focused on infrastructure and operations, security, and performance engineering. These included running tactical and strategic operational initiatives, going deep into monitoring of infrastructure and application components. In 2011 Jonah changed careers, moving to Gartner to focus on availability and performance monitoring and IT operations management (ITOM). Jonah led Gartner's influential application performance monitoring (APM) and network performance monitoring and diagnostics (NPMD) magic quadrants and research as a research vice president.



News

Industry Insights: What happened to Boundary?

While I was at Gartner there was a trend towards distributed analysis of the network and host metrics; this trend was something we decided as a group to call AA-IPM and has since become IPM. In the research note How to Leverage Application-Aware Infrastructure Performance Monitoring to Simplify Root Cause Analysis (Gartner client access only) […]




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Industry Insights: Forrester – Develop Infrastructure Metrics Using The Balanced Scorecard

Forrester recently published a great research note Develop Infrastructure Metrics Using The Balanced Scorecard by Richard Fichera, Sophia I. Vargas with Glenn O’Donnell, Vanessa Wegner. In this research, the Forrester team outlines how to measure I&O effectively. This often came up in my discussions with end users, but it was never laid out as clearly […]




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CIO Insights: AppDynamics driving and capturing India’s growth

AppDynamics was founded by Jyoti Bansal (CEO) and Bhaskar Sunkara (CTO), two talented and driven Indian technologists, born and educated in India. These two passionate individuals believe it’s critical to remain connected to their roots, and the universities that have educated them. Jyoti is involved with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi, one of […]




Product

Industry Insights: Regulating failure (Reg SCI)

When examining the complexity in today’s applications and environments, and why APM technologies are becoming more critical by the day, those responsible for an application’s lifecycle must understand what an application does. Aside from providing application visibility, APM tools help troubleshoot issues. The failure to see and troubleshoot is a constant struggle for those supporting […]




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China bucking the trends of IT growth

I’m writing this blog flying over China on my way to Asia. I always enjoy spending time in this side of the world, since there is so much change and innovation happening at a massive scale. At the same time this pace of change causes a lot of chaos and opportunity. When analyzing the market […]




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Market Insights: Gartner APM Market Share Analysis

This kicks off Market Insights, a new series of posts I will be writing, focused on thought leadership research coming from the press, bloggers and analysts covering the APM and other associated markets. Let’s start off by breaking down some market data from Gartner to understand where the growth is coming from in the APM […]




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AppDynamics Monitoring Excels for Microservices; New Pricing Model Introduced

It’s no news that microservices are one of the top trends, if not the top trend, in application architectures today. Take large monolithic applications which are brittle and difficult to change and break them into smaller manageable pieces to provide flexibility in deployment models, facilitating agile release and development to meet today’s rapidly shifting digital […]




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IT Transformation At Upcoming Gartner Infrastructure and Operations Events

My previous alma mater, Gartner, is gearing up for two major events for infrastructure and operations professionals. These two conferences consist of IT Operations Management Summits in both Orlando (June 15th to 17th at booth #403) and Berlin (June 1st and 2nd at booth S1). I’m going to be attending both of these, but instead […]




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CIO: Systems of engagement require visibility and analytics

As we’ve all seen over the last several years, there’s been a dramatic re-allocation of budget and focus to move innovation from systems of record to systems of engagement. In its research report, “The Seismic Shift in Application Portfolios,” Forrester describes how companies using primarily less fluid software in systems of record now need to […]




Engineering

Baltic DevOps and Upcoming DevOps Monitoring Webinar

I was able to spend time in Tallinn at the first TopConf conference focused on DevOps. The conference had a good turnout of over 80 attendees for its first year. The list of speakers was excellent at the conference, including technology companies such as Skype and SoundCloud and thought leaders of DevOps like Kris Buytaert. Hearing […]