What Real IT Leaders Are Saying About APM

Application performance management (APM) used to be considered a niche discipline, but it’s rapidly become an essential tool in the modern IT leader’s toolbox. So while APM itself isn’t new, it is new enough that best practices are only now starting to coalesce as organizations embrace APM as part of their regular duties. So what […]

Why is APM Important?

Application Performance Management, or APM, is the monitoring and management of the availability and performance of software applications. Different people can interpret this definition differently so this article attempts to qualify what APM is, what it includes, and why it is important to your business. If you are going to take control of the performance […]

Delivering Value with BizDevOps

Companies are rapidly adopting DevOps practices to create higher-quality software faster and more efficiently to improve customer experience, lower IT costs and enhance productivity.  But the key to success for software-driven businesses is delivering value with BizDevOps. Using both lean and agile methodologies, DevOps brings software development, IT operations and quality assurance (QA) teams together […]

Prospects uses AppDynamics APM to see into their complex environment

Recently, I was able to meet and chat briefly with Kalpesh Vadera, Computer Services Manager for Prospects — an online seller of higher education study guides. Since Prospects is ultimately an e-commerce site, their performance is crucial to their bottom line. Any outages or stalls will hurt incoming revenue. Therefore, they put a tremendous amount […]

Top 5 Java Performance Metrics to Capture in Enterprise Applications

The last couple articles presented an introduction to Application Performance Management (APM) and identified the challenges in effectively implementing an APM strategy. This article builds on these topics by reviewing five of the top performance metrics to capture to assess the health of your enterprise Java application. Specifically this article reviews the following: Business Transactions […]

Autotrader uses AppDynamics to Solve Performance Issues in Production

There is a common theme among the stories told by our new enterprise customers freshly adopting our AppDynamics platform. As their application grows in scale to meet their customer demands, their time to diagnose performance issues were painfully increasing, too. Operations and development teams slowly seemed to come to accept an untrue reality that solving […]

How ING Gains Visibility into their Complex Distributed Environment

One of the greatest benefits of my job is the first-hand insight I gain about our customers’ experiences with AppDynamics. I have the privilege of understanding the impact their technical challenges have on their business execution and how AppDynamics can help them reach their optimal application performance. Most recently, Davide Franzino, ITS Service Technical Manager […]

The End of my Affair with Apdex

A decade ago, when I first learned of Apdex, it was thanks to a wonderful technology partner, Coradiant. At the time, I was running IT operations and web operations, and brought Coradiant into the fold. Coradiant was ahead of its time, providing end-user experience monitoring capabilities via packet analysis. The network-based approach was effective in […]