Engineering

4 Lessons that Operations Can Learn From Batman

In honor of the summer blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises, let’s take a look at one of the most celebrated heroes in history—Batman. (Okay, granted, he’s not real. But that doesn’t mean he can’t help us understand some best practices regarding application uptime and availability, right? Look, just bear with me here.) 1. Always have […]




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Going Mobile with AppDynamics REST API

Its always great when customers want to build their own applications on top of your data and platform. A few weeks back one of our customers in Europe decided to build their own mobile application, so they could monitor the performance of their mission-critical business transactions from any smart phone or mobile device. Here is the […]




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Top 5 Gotchas for Monitoring Applications in the Cloud

If you haven’t already, many IT organizations are migrating some of their applications to the cloud to become more agile, alleviate operational complexity and spend less time managing infrastructure and servers. The next question you may ask yourself is, “How will we monitor these applications and where should we even begin with so many monitoring […]




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What’s the big deal with AppDynamics Azure Monitoring?

Let me guess: you’re probably expecting AppDynamics to be “another monitoring solution” for Windows Azure. You’re expecting it to show you basic server metrics like CPU, memory and disk I/O, along with a few CLR counters thrown in for good measure. Well, I’m sorry to disappoint you–but these metrics in isolation are about as useful […]




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Users share their AppDynamics Lite for .NET Experiences

A week has passed since we officially launched our free version of AppDynamics Lite for .NET to the public, and so far its been garnering attention and positive reviews from the APM community. For example, someone from a major Canadian telecommunications company downloaded .NET Lite and informed us on how quickly they were able to […]




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Monitoring .NET applications just got way better

A frustrated user calls to inform you that your .NET application is running slow in production. Pop quiz hotshot, what do you do? The most obvious choice would be to check system resource of your IIS web servers that run your application. For example, Performance Monitor (Perfmon) in Windows gives you visibility of how an application […]




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AppDynamics Customers “Jam” at First EMEA User Conference in Mallorca

If you’d asked me 12 months ago whether I’d be sat in a luxury hotel, on the spanish island of Mallorca, hosting AppDynamics first ever EMEA customer conference with 50+ attendees. I would have kindly asked you to put your crack pipe down. Yet, over the past few days that’s exactly what we did. Due […]




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Customer Success at AppDynamics is More Than Just Software

“Support from AppDynamics is the best I’ve ever received from any vendor. Once again, you’ve met your norm. Thank you for the excellence so many other vendors no longer offer.”   -AppDynamics Customer If you’ve been following our blogs regularly, you might have noticed we enjoy highlighting quantifiable benefits our customers have gained from using AppDynamics to […]




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UX – Monitor the Application or the Network?

Last week I flew into Las Vegas for #Interop fully suited and booted in my big blue costume (no joke). I’d been invited to speak in a vendor debate on User eXperience (UX): Monitor the Application or the Network? NetScout represented the Network, AppDynamics (and me) represented the Application, and “Compuware dynaTrace Gomez” sat on […]




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Finding the Root Cause of Application Performance Issues in Production

The most enjoyable part of my job at AppDynamics is to witness and evangelize customer success. What’s slightly strange is that for this to happen, an application has to slow down or crash. It’s a bittersweet feeling when End Users, Operations, Developers and many Businesses suffer application performance pain. Outages cost the business money, but […]




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An Introduction to the Data Cloud

As data has grown exponentially at many sites, companies have been forced to horizontally scale their data.  Some have turned to sharding of databases like Postgres or MySQL, while others have switched to newer NoSQL data systems.  There have been many debates in the last few years about SQL vs. NoSQL data management systems and […]




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Spot the Difference in AppDynamics 3.4

Okay, admit it. The title Spot the Difference in AppDynamics 3.4 caught your attention, especially after we just recently announced our free End User Monitoring features, and now you’re here to find out what other insanely cool stuff we’ve been working on to enhance the experience for APM aficionados, customers and people like you! I’m proud to […]




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Code Deadlock – A Usual Suspect

Imagine you’re an operations guy and you’ve just received a phone call or alert notifying you that the application your responsible for is running slow. You bring up your console, check all related processes, and notice one java.exe process isn’t using any CPU but the other Java processes are.  The average sys admin at this […]




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APM vs NPM. 2nd Round K.O.

Round Two – Last time I wrote a blog comparing APM versus network-based APM tools, which I still consider NPM at it’s core regardless of what some critics and competitors claim. Let me make one thing clear though, NPM is great for equipping IT network administrators to see how fast or slow data is traveling […]




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APM vs NPM. Round One.

Another three-letter acronym I see frequently mixed in with APM is NPM which stands for Network Performance Management. At first glance they look very similar. The distinction appears very subtle with just a one letter difference, but it speaks volumes because their core technologies and approaches to application performance monitoring are fundamentally different. Application Performance Management […]