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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.”

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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 […]