SEO, 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 […]

Engineering

A Day in the Connected Life of the Internet of Things

Applications have become the lifeblood of today’s businesses. Gone are the days when you had to pay bills by mail, or walk inside a bank branch to transfer money. And hailing a rideshare requires just a few taps or swipes on your mobile phone or smart watch. My Experience with IoT On a recent trip […]

Engineering

Is Serverless the New Mainframe?

A few years ago at the DevNexus developers conference in Atlanta, I was chatting with a few former colleagues over dinner. As an avid fan of the HBO show Silicon Valley, as well as a technologist impressed with the rise of serverless technologies, I jokingly said we should “build the Box“—i.e., a serverless appliance not […]

AIOps, Engineering

Successfully Deploying AIOps, Part 3: The AIOps Apprenticeship

Part one of our series on deploying AIOPs identified how an anomaly breaks into two broad areas: problem time and solution time. Part two described the first deployment phase, which focuses on reducing problem time. With trust in the AIOps systems growing, we’re now ready for part three: taking on solution time by automating actions. […]

AIOps, Engineering

Successfully Deploying AIOps, Part 2: Automating Problem Time

In part one of our Successfully Deploying AIOps series, we identified how an anomaly breaks into two broad areas: problem time and solution time. The first phase in deploying AIOps focuses on reducing problem time, with some benefit in solution time as well. This simply requires turning on machine learning within an AIOps-powered APM solution. […]

AIOps, Engineering

Successfully Deploying AIOps, Part 1: Deconstructing MTTR

Somewhere between waking up today and reading this blog post, AI/ML has done something for you. Maybe Netflix suggested a show, or DuckDuckGo recommended a website. Perhaps it was your photos application asking you to confirm the tag of a specific friend in your latest photo. In short, AI/ML is already embedded into our lives. […]