The Amazon AWS outage has cast questions as to whether AWS (and the cloud in general) is ready for hosting revenue-critical production applications. The outage lasted for more than a day for many popular sites like Reddit and Zuora, and it raised many doubts about cloud computing. But before we write off the cloud, let’s […]
Many root causes ago I was working with a customer who suspected they had a memory leak in production. Their JVM console event logs were showing the famous OutOfMemory exception and these were being thrown periodically every three to four days causing production outages. To stop these exceptions, the operations team would restart all JVMs […]
At AppDynamics I’m pretty excited to be involved with such a great bunch of people that are rewriting the rulebooks of how customers manage application performance. A pretty bold statement to make you might be thinking? Perhaps. But having spent my life traveling the world to conquer application performance and availability, I’m pretty happy to […]
Transitioning distributed applications to the fast-changing environment of the cloud is a complex and risky process. How do you move out of the safety of your data center, where you have successfully run for years (if not decades), without sacrificing the performance of your applications? There is no easy way to predict your application’s performance […]
In our last post, we talked about the importance of business transactions for applications in the cloud. They’re also crucial for managing highly distributed applications. But what is a business transaction? Consider a business transaction to be a user-generated action within your system. The best practice for determining the performance of your application isn’t to […]
I’m looking forward to my Cloud Connect panel, “Instrumenting Applications When Access Goes Away,” on Monday March 7th in Santa Clara. I’ve seen a lot of companies migrate their mission critical applications to the cloud. And what changes when companies start managing cloud-based apps? To quote our customer, Adrian Cockcroft at Netflix– “Everything. Data center […]
A new version of AppDynamics Lite is available for download. One thing that makes AppDynamics unique is our 10-30 promise. Users should be able to self-install Lite in 10 minutes and start getting value in 30. We do this by auto-discovering your application dependencies and automatically instrumenting the app, with no manual code changes.
At AppDynamics, we focus on listening to our customers and their needs. We’ve also noticed their surprise and delight when they see our technology in action and realize they can defy the conventional wisdom of how Application Management can work. Over the last year, we’ve collected a short-list of key questions that APM buyers should […]
It’s 2011, and AppDynamics got what we wanted as a holiday gift—15,000 downloads of our free java troubleshooting tool, AppDynamics Lite. To commemorate the 15,000th downloader, we emailed all of our Lite users and offered to send one of our patented “I Take No Crap From My App” T-shirts in exchange for a public screenshot […]
The Cloud gets all the hype. But according to the recent survey conducted by AppDynamics, getting to the Cloud is still taking a back seat to the need to finish application virtualization. We recently surveyed a group of professionals directly responsible for the oversight of application performance, specifically in Java and/or .NET environments. Based on […]
Attendees of the 2010 Gartner Data Center Conference exhibited a lot of interest around Application Performance Management, as evidenced by the packed room where Gartner analyst Donna Scott discussed application availability in her session “Uptime All the Time.”
AppDynamics is spending the week in Las Vegas–or, as our Southwest pilot wisecracked as our plane descended, “Lost Wages.” But it’s not for fun—at least, not that kind of fun. We’re talking to prospects and customers at the 2010 Gartner Data Center conference.
San Francisco’s QCon was expecting a smaller crowd, but ended up bursting at the seams: the event sold out weeks ahead of time and in many sessions it was standing room only. Targeted at architects and operations folks as much as developers, QCon was heavy on the hot topics of the day: SOA, agile, and […]