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 […]
AppDynamics is founded on a set of deeply held beliefs regarding our industry and how it’s changed over the last several years. But it’s never good to let deeply held beliefs stay unchallenged. So every now and then, we do a reality check. Our most recent reality check was during our webinar presentation of AppDynamics […]
At the recent Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Meetup, Netflix presented their lessons learned from their migration to the Amazon Cloud for its revenue-critical applications. Netflix is the leading online movie service and their business growth has been astonishing. Take a look at their stock chart for the last year. The presenter was Adrian Cockcroft – […]
Here’s a guest blog from one of AppDynamics’ international partners, Stefan Zoltai from sysPerform. Stefan wanted to write about how he used AppDynamics to solve a performance problem for a major telecom company in Switzerland—and we said, sure! Take it away, Stefan… I’d like to talk about how we used AppDynamics for a major production […]
Memory, Memory, Memory… Memory is a critical part of Java, in particular, the management of memory. As a developer, memory management is not something you want to be doing on a regular basis, nor is it something you want to do manually. One of the great benefits of Java is its ability to take […]
It’s time for another update to our series on Top Application Performance Challenges. Last time I looked at Java’s synchronization mechanism as a source for performance problems. This time around I take on what is likely the Performance Engineer’s bread and butter … slow database access! Behind this small statement lies a tricky and multifaceted […]
In my last post, I wrote about how using Business Transactions as a management unit is critical for managing modern-day applications efficiently. Sticking to this train of thought, I will focus on how this applies to various aspects of application management. The first area I want to cover is monitoring and troubleshooting. In a highly […]