Build an Application-Aware Infrastructure with Cisco Intersight Workload Optimizer

March 29 2021

With AppDynamics + Cisco Intersight Workload Optimizer (IWO), InfraOps teams can be confident drivers of application performance in their own right.

There’s no question that maintaining strong application performance within complex multi-cloud environments is the key to delivering a standout digital experience for your customers and employees. But not all companies are aware just how critical an optimal infrastructure is to application performance. AppDynamics + Cisco Intersight Workload Optimizer supports intelligent, highly collaborative problem-solving between AppOps and InfraOps teams to build a truly application-supportive infrastructure for the modern enterprise.

Through a powerful shared interface, InfraOps teams can work with AppOps teams to gather the necessary insights to modernize their environments and reduce infrastructure-related issues that impact performance while sustaining growth and innovation. Here’s how.

What AppDynamics Delivers

Full-stack business observability from AppDynamics helps organizations build a flawless digital experience by tying end user and application performance metrics to business outcomes. By monitoring, correlating and interpreting performance data in real time, AppDynamics enables developers, ITOps and business owners to make collaborative decisions that support KPIs like customer retention and revenue. With a deep understanding of how your hybrid or cloud-native infrastructure impacts your user experience and application performance, your teams can act on the most business-critical issues with speed and precision.

How IWO Supports Application Performance

IWO is a real-time decision engine that continuously ensures applications have the resources they need when they need them. The intelligent software analyzes application resource consumption, costs and compliance constraints to automatically allocate resources in real time.

How AppDynamics + IWO Work Together

AppDynamics discovers and maps your business application topology and resource utilization while IWO takes this information and connects it to your data center and cloud infrastructure stack. Once connected, IWO orchestrates and drives actions in your infrastructure environment to help ensure that application components get the computing, storage and network resources they need for workload placement, capacity and scaling. Together, these intelligent tools replace sizing guesswork with real-time analytics and modeling so that you know how much infrastructure is needed to allow your applications and business to keep pace with demand.


Ensure application performance. Workload automation reduces the risk of poor application performance due to IT infrastructure without over-provisioning resources.

Show IT’s value to the business. Infrastructure resource decisions are directly tied to the performance of business-critical applications.

Bridge the application | infrastructure gap. Full-stack automation supports efficient teamwork, and full-stack observability provides a common understanding of application dependencies.

Accelerate application migration. A holistic understanding of application topology, resource usage and the data center stack reduces risk in application migration projects.

IWO correlates application data with infrastructure data. AppDynamics correlates application data to business outcomes.

Your deployment, your way

You need to be able to develop and deploy your applications on the infrastructure that makes sense for your programmers, users, and budget. AppDynamics allows your teams to connect with the platforms they need using popular programming languages such as Java, .NET, Node.js, PHP, Python, C/C++, and more.

The level of automation is up to you — teams can automate the software’s decisions according to their level of comfort: recommend (view only), manual (select and apply), or automated (executed in real time by software). IWO detects all the elements in your environment, so your teams can quickly model what-if scenarios based on the real time environment to accurately forecast capacity and make deployment decisions.

Application performance relies on well-written and properly architected applications getting the resources they need, when they need them. AppDynamics + IWO provide the insights needed to better allocate infrastructure resources and support capacity planning, helping ensure that workloads continue to perform at an optimal level.


No matter how you deploy your applications, the powerful combined solution of AppDynamics + IWO automatically scales workloads, storage and databases in real time to boost performance and free your IT staff to focus on what they do best. Get started on the journey to full-stack observability, optimal application performance, and more efficient IT and infrastructure operations with AppDynamics + IWO.

Want to learn more about what AppDynamics + IWO can do for your business? Check out our latest webinar: Optimize Your Application Infrastructure Performance, or start a free trial of AppDynamics + Cisco Intersight Workload Optimizer, today.

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