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Infrastructure & Operations – Trends to Watch from Gartner

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.

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Netflix Takes on the Cloud

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 – […]

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Less is More When Monitoring Business Transactions

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 […]

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Application Virtualization Survey Reveals Hesitation

Taking a break from the rush of activity at VMWorld, today we released the results of our first Application Virtualization Outlook survey.  With virtualization a top priority for many CIOs in the next year, we wanted to hear from IT professionals about their plans to virtualize mission-critical apps. Most importantly, we wanted to learn how […]

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It’s All About The Business

I’ve never written a blog post before, but Jyoti tells me, from experience, that if you write about your passion, it’s a piece of cake. So here goes. My passion is to create technology to make application management easier and more productive so that companies can focus on delivering value instead of fretting about just […]

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“This Week in Cloud Computing” – Agility & the Cloud

I recently had a chance to visit the webcast “This Week in Cloud Computing” and share some of my thoughts about cloud trends and application performance management. One thread of the conversation that I found particularly interesting was the discussion of agility in cloud computing. Although this theme comes up from time to time, most […]

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2001: A Download Odyssey

Over the past few days, we’ve shot past 2001 downloads of our free java performance tool, AppDynamics Lite. What does that mean? Well, first and foremost, it’s an excuse to post a picture of the monolith from the movie 2001:Equally as important, perhaps, is that the milestone of 2K downloads in only a matter of […]

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The ROI of APM: Application Performance and Impatient End Users

How much time will your customers spend on your web site if it slows to a crawl? Will they linger patiently, or will they immediately surf away to a competitor? According to a 2009 research study by Forrester Consulting, 47% of users expect a web page to load in two seconds or less–and 40% will […]

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Moving to the Cloud? Know Thy App

If you’re thinking about moving to the cloud, you’re not alone. From what we hear, the majority of IT departments are planning to at least take tentative steps into the cloud. They’re enticed by the promise of elastic computing for mission-critical applications, and they want the ability to only pay for what they need. They’re […]

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Monitoring versus Management

Many people are confused by the terms “monitoring” and “management.”  This is because only application monitoring solutions have typically been available in the marketplace, so that’s what people are used to seeing.  If a solution comes along that calls itself “management,” buyers don’t necessarily know the difference. AppDynamics has embraced the APM label, but we’re […]