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Self Tuning Applications in the Cloud: It’s about time!

In my previous blog I’ve written about the hard work needed to successfully migrate applications to the cloud.   But why go through all that work to get to the cloud? It’s to take advantage of the dynamic nature of the cloud with the ability (and agility) to quickly scale applications. Your application’s load probably […]

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Cloudfail: Lessons Learned from AWS Outage

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 […]

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Fighting Application and APM Complexity

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 […]

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Migrating to the cloud — let APM Analytics Show You the Way

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 […]

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The Power of the Business Transaction

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 […]

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How should you manage performance in the cloud?

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 […]

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Key Questions to Ask APM Vendors

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 […]

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A Holiday Greeting in Verse

‘Twas nearly 2011, a brand-new year But app owners stared sadly at their beer. They had a problem, and it seemed just enormous They craved a surefire solution to application performance.

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APM Survey Results: Virtualization First, Cloud Second

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 […]

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Gartner on Application Uptime & Availability

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.”