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11 Best Practices for Continuous Performance Testing

Capturing reliable telemetry on your apps is less about which toolchains you use, and more about using them effectively to automate the processes and techniques we discussed in my prior blogs (part 1, part 2, part 3) in this series. Don’t get me wrong, having the right tools is paramount, but when it comes to […]

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Why APM Matters in AWS Lambda and Serverless

In the last few years, we’ve heard a lot of buzz about cloud strategies. Although it has become something of a buzzword in broader circles, from a technical perspective, the purposes of “cloud” can be boiled down into two objectives: Actively manage as little infrastructure as possible Facilitate change within applications as much as possible From […]

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Improved Database Support Enhances Data Visibility and Helps Resolve Problems Faster

Total visibility is crucial to monitoring the database environments that support your most critical applications. That’s why AppDynamics recently released a number of updates to our Database Visibility functionality. Not only do we now support monitoring Couchbase, but we also added snapshot correlation, support for custom cluster configuration, and enhancements to our ability to collect […]

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Advances In Mesh Technology Make It Easier for the Enterprise to Embrace Containers and Microservices

More enterprises are embracing containers and microservices, which bring along additional networking complexities. So it’s no surprise that service meshes are in the spotlight now. There have been substantial advances recently in service mesh technologies—including Istio’s 1.0, Hashi Corp’s Consul 1.2.1, and Buoyant merging Conduent into LinkerD—and for good reason. Some background: service meshes are […]

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How to Monitor Code You Didn’t Write

Almost no one writes all their own code. Whether you are an engineer in IT operations or a developer, you are most likely working with code written by someone outside your organization. As a result, one question we hear repeatedly is how do you monitor third-party code? The answer is that it depends whether you […]

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How APM Can Support Service Assurance

I’m a New Zealand-based Senior Sales Engineer for AppDynamics with more than 12 years of experience in the IT sector. I’ve had a lot of interesting work-related experiences over the years—living in Thai hospitals, traveling by armed convoy to remote gold mining sites, and even getting down and dirty with calculating the yield of offal […]

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Expanding Amazon Web Services Monitoring with AppDynamics

Enterprises are increasingly moving their applications to the cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the leading cloud provider. In this blog, I will provide some additional details on the expanded support of AWS monitoring. 20 AWS Monitoring Extensions The AppDynamics platform is highly extensible to monitor various technology solutions that are not discovered natively. […]

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Amazon ECS or EKS? AppDynamics Supports Both

You’ve probably read our recent blog on monitoring Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) with AppDynamics, which integrates seamlessly into EKS environments. There are multiple approaches to running Docker containers in AWS, and we support them. The two main flavors are Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) and EKS. Here’s how they differ, and why […]

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Puppet, an Oldie but Goodie: A DevOps Eponym

Calling a software company that was founded in 2005 an “oldie but goodie” might sound a little ludicrous. After all, AppDynamics, founded in 2008, was not far behind. But technology advances at a dizzying pace, and it’s not unusual for “older” tech of a decade or so to feel antiquated, even quaint. So does Puppet, […]

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Why Application Intelligence + Network Intelligence Equals Better Business Outcomes

As more enterprises distribute applications not only between data centers, but also across data centers and multiple clouds, the application footprint is growing in size and complexity. And with companies increasingly relying on better end-to-end performance as a key requirement for business success, performance implications for these highly distributed and scalable applications are greater than […]