How to Develop a Winning DevOps Innovation Strategy

I recently had the privilege of speaking at DevOpsDays London 2019, the long-running DevOps conference which last month drew some 400 enthusiastic attendees, each keenly interested in software development and IT infrastructure operations. As a Solutions Engineer at AppDynamics, my presentation focused on the importance of application performance monitoring (APM) in a DevOps environment, and […]

The Major Paradigm Shift That’s Changing the IT Landscape

Applications are central to the way companies do business today. The problem businesses face is two-fold: not only is the application essential to the way they compete, but the competitive bar has been raised by the tech giants of the world—Google, Facebook, Netflix, et al.—who’ve evolved as design-led, cloud-native organizations that know how to iterate […]

How to Future-Proof Your App Environment: The Four Plays for IT Success

As your enterprise IT infrastructure grows more distributed by the minute, you might know what it feels like to be treading water in an ocean of data. And you’re not alone. For most companies developing and monitoring apps to accommodate increasingly fragmented customer experiences, innovation comes with complexity in the form of fragmented data and […]

Anomaly Detection and Root Cause Analysis with AppDynamics Cognition Engine

When we talk about AppDynamics’ powerful Cognition Engine, we’re talking about the automatic detection of anomalies in business transactions. Cognition Engine enables you to pinpoint deviating application performance, isolate resource problems, and respond with automated actions. By leveraging a variety of specialized machine learning (ML) models, AppDynamics can detect anomalies in real time and at […]

Creating an AIOps Ecosystem to Help Enterprises Automate Digital Experiences

At AppDynamics, we’re committed to helping you along your AIOps journey by providing a platform that derives real-time insights, triggers self-healing actions, and automates operations. We can’t do it alone. That’s why I’m thrilled to introduce the AppDynamics Integration Partner Program (IPP), a carefully curated ecosystem focused on accelerating your business by providing customers with […]

The Power of Real-Time: How the On-Demand Revolution Is Changing Performance Monitoring

Today, thanks to companies like Uber — which recently had the biggest IPO of 2019 — along with the likes of Amazon, Airbnb, and more, consumers can order a ride, buy groceries, transfer money, or book a place to stay — all in just a few clicks within an app. In this new world, how brands […]

ClusterOps Challenges and How AIOps Can Help

The container revolution may be only a few years old, but it shows no signs of slowing. Organizations are placing an ever-widening variety of workloads in containers, and managing them with resource managers like Mesos and container orchestrators like Kubernetes. Cluster operations, or ClusterOps, is a discipline that evolved from middleware engineering. It helps enterprises […]

AIOps—Luxury or Necessity?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) were first discussed by classical philosophers attempting to describe how the human brain works as a mechanical manipulation of symbols. Fast forward to the 1940s, and scientists began to explore AI and ML with mathematical reasoning and the introduction of the programmable digital computer. But even after the […]

Why End User Experience Monitoring Is Critical for IT Success

End user experience monitoring is one of the key capabilities of an end-to-end application performance management solution. By tracking every transaction in the customer’s journey, IT professionals can optimize the user experience with end-to-end performance monitoring tools that quickly identify application issues and significantly reduce mean time to repair (MTTR). IT teams today must ensure […]

3 New Technologies Enterprises Should Consider for Advanced APM

The game remains the same, but the rules are changing for technologists of today’s digital enterprise. And while cloud adoption hasn’t altered their commitment to end-to-end customer satisfaction, it has made it more complex from a performance and reliability perspective. That’s why the proliferation of cloud means a corresponding increase in the importance of application […]

Successfully Deploying AIOps, Part 3: The AIOps Apprenticeship

Part one of our series on deploying AIOPs identified how an anomaly breaks into two broad areas: problem time and solution time. Part two described the first deployment phase, which focuses on reducing problem time. With trust in the AIOps systems growing, we’re now ready for part three: taking on solution time by automating actions. […]

Successfully Deploying AIOps, Part 2: Automating Problem Time

In part one of our Successfully Deploying AIOps series, we identified how an anomaly breaks into two broad areas: problem time and solution time. The first phase in deploying AIOps focuses on reducing problem time, with some benefit in solution time as well. This simply requires turning on machine learning within an AIOps-powered APM solution. […]

Successfully Deploying AIOps, Part 1: Deconstructing MTTR

Somewhere between waking up today and reading this blog post, AI/ML has done something for you. Maybe Netflix suggested a show, or DuckDuckGo recommended a website. Perhaps it was your photos application asking you to confirm the tag of a specific friend in your latest photo. In short, AI/ML is already embedded into our lives. […]

Think 2019: Embracing the Cognitive Enterprise

Twenty years ago, companies were just beginning to leverage the internet to revolutionize the way they do business. Much has changed since then, of course, with a scrappy online bookseller emerging to become the world’s second largest e-commerce company and one of the biggest cloud providers—not to mention having one of the highest market caps […]

IBM Think 2019: Enterprise Software’s Big Event

With over a century of innovation, IBM has led some of the greatest technological advancements in computing history. This tradition continues today with Big Blue’s ambitious efforts in quantum computing. And with its pending acquisition of Red Hat, IBM is positioning itself to be the premier enterprise IT provider. IBM last year merged several of […]