Cloud, Engineering

How to Develop a Winning DevOps Innovation Strategy

I recently had the privilege of speaking at DevOpsDays London 2019, the long-running DevOps conference which last month drew some 400 enthusiastic attendees, each keenly interested in software development and IT infrastructure operations. As a Solutions Engineer at AppDynamics, my presentation focused on the importance of application performance monitoring (APM) in a DevOps environment, and […]

Engineering, Product

Visual Completeness: Why Traditional Browser Metrics Are Insufficient

If you’re looking to improve user-perceived load times of your web app and need a benchmark metric to gauge your progress, this blog will explain how measuring visual completeness can help focus your efforts on the optimizations that matter most.  But before we delve deeper into the topic of visual completeness, let’s do a quick […]

AIOps, Engineering

Slowdown is the New Outage (SITNO)

Common application outage sources have been addressed by implementing Agile, DevOps and CI/CD processes. The resulting increase in system uptime allows site reliability engineers (SREs) to move their focus onto tuning performance, and for good reason. While outage-driven news headlines can cause stock prices to plummet short term, the performance-driven reputation loss is a slow […]

Cloud, Engineering

3 Key Challenges to Your DevOps Transformation

“Technology is easy, it’s people who are hard,” says Red Hat technology evangelist Gordon Haff. That certainly seemed to be the case for organizations undertaking a DevOps transformation. Here are three key issues to focus on.  1) You May Fail  Just how difficult is a DevOps transformation? Seventy-five percent of DevOps initiatives through 2020 will […]

Engineering

Cloud Orchestration: 3 Best Practices for Organizing Cloud Automation

Cloud computing offers organizations a reliable, scalable and cost-effective way to run their critical business applications. And given the cloud’s many advantages, it’s no surprise that a recent Gartner study forecast the cloud services industry to grow at nearly three times the rate of overall IT services through 2022. As many IT teams have learned, […]

Cloud, Engineering

Single vs. Multi-Tenant Cloud Architecture: The Value of Multi-Tenancy

Cloud migration isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Your organization has many tough decisions to make before and during this critical and often complex process. One major consideration is single vs. multi-tenant cloud architecture. Is a single-tenant cloud the way to go? Or will multi-tenancy provide the most benefit for your business? Before discussing the pros and […]

Engineering, Product

The AppD Approach: Principles of Cloud Metrics

At AppDynamics, we are committed to making cloud performance data a first class part of our product. Below are some of the principles we use to guide our roadmap for cloud performance data. Connecting to Cloud Platforms Should Be Dead Simple Connecting to a cloud platform to ingest its performance data—whether it’s Amazon CloudWatch, Azure […]

Engineering

ClusterOps Challenges and How AIOps Can Help

The container revolution may be only a few years old, but it shows no signs of slowing. Organizations are placing an ever-widening variety of workloads in containers, and managing them with resource managers like Mesos and container orchestrators like Kubernetes. Cluster operations, or ClusterOps, is a discipline that evolved from middleware engineering. It helps enterprises […]

Engineering

AIOps—Luxury or Necessity?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) were first discussed by classical philosophers attempting to describe how the human brain works as a mechanical manipulation of symbols. Fast forward to the 1940s, and scientists began to explore AI and ML with mathematical reasoning and the introduction of the programmable digital computer. But even after the […]

Engineering

Why End User Experience Monitoring Is Critical for IT Success

End user experience monitoring is one of the key capabilities of an end-to-end application performance management solution. By tracking every transaction in the customer’s journey, IT professionals can optimize the user experience with end-to-end performance monitoring tools that quickly identify application issues and significantly reduce mean time to repair (MTTR). IT teams today must ensure […]