Cloud, Engineering

Step up your multi-cloud management game with Kubernetes

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digital transformation by as much as four to seven years for companies in all sectors and regions, according to a recent McKinsey Global Survey. To keep pace with this rapid development life cycle, 90% of enterprises expect their cloud usage going forward to exceed prior plans. In an era when being […]

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Upgrade your monitoring experience with our reimagined mobile app

Businesses are deploying aggressive digital transformation strategies to keep pace in today’s hypercompetitive IT landscape, and their application footprints are exploding exponentially in size and complexity. As a result, monitoring these ecosystems 24/7 from end to end — always a difficult endeavor — has become an even more overwhelming effort for the ITOps teams, DevOps […]

Cloud, Engineering

IaaS, PaaS, SaaS — Sorting Through the Alphabet Soup of “as a Service”

The cloud. It’s the hot topic on the tongues of technologists and practitioners struggling to keep pace with the ever-increasing demands of the digitally native user during a period of record-breaking transformation and innovation. In our Agents of Transformation 2021: The rise of full-stack observability report, we found that they implemented projects an average of […]

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Unlock Windows Container Visibility in Kubernetes with AppDynamics

Diversity is in the air, even in the cloud. While Kubernetes was once solely the domain of Linux fans, Windows devotees can at long last fully leverage the power of container orchestration and realize the significant operational and cost savings it delivers. Windows containers aren’t quite full Kubernetes citizens yet — for example, control pane […]

Engineering

How We Simplified Synthetic User Experience Monitoring Using Ephemeral Containers in Kubernetes

No application monitoring strategy is complete without synthetic monitoring. By simulating the journeys of an end user or API through a website or web application, synthetic monitoring plays a critical role in proactively alerting IT teams to performance problems, so that the business can ensure these sites and apps are available and responsive for the […]

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Lambda, Lambda, Lambda: Instrumenting Python Lambda Functions with AppDynamics

­­­With the growing trend of organizations migrating applications to incorporate serverless technologies, it’s more important than ever to have a full understanding of how various application components communicate with one another. Recently, AppDynamics received the AWS Lambda Ready designation (to go along with our other 3 AWS designations) validating our low-effort integration approach that provides […]

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Accelerating Digital Transformation and Application Performance In Turbulent Times

At the end of 2019, we were already in the middle of a fourth industrial revolution around machine learning, artificial intelligence, and robotics when the global COVID-19 pandemic changed everything. More or less overnight, people around the world began working and using applications from home in greater numbers than we’ve ever seen before. And while […]

Engineering

Don’t Fear DevOps: How to Overcome Anxiety and Build a Winning Strategy

As AppDynamics’ Technical Evangelist for Analytics and Business Intelligence, Marco Coulter is passionate about the interaction between humans and technology. A former startup CTO, Marco progressed from operator to leadership roles at CSC, CA Technologies and 451 Research. He earned the nickname “the tech whisperer” for his ability to translate business drivers for a technical audience and […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]