How Black Friday and Cyber Monday Were Saved with Performance and Monitoring Tools

Ah, the holidays. A great occasion to spend quality time with your family, eat a little too much, and indulge on the fantastic shopping deals. Online shopping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday account for a critical chunk of a retailer’s yearly revenue. Any downtime or abnormal slow performance will directly impact the bottom line […]

If You’re an APM Customer, You Might Be Missing Out On a Powerful Combo

Peanut butter and jelly. Love and marriage. Horse and carriage. Coffee and cup. Batman and Robin. Some things just belong together. It’s even a little bit magical the way that certain things can be combined to form a whole that’s greater than the sum of its parts. That’s certainly true of the classic combo examples […]

Don’t Let (Application) Performance Ruin Your Valentine’s Day

It’s almost Valentine’s day. Are you a believer or a begrudger who categorizes the day as commercialism merely designed to empty our pockets? Regardless of where you fall on the skeptical scale, according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey, we’re going to spend almost $19 billion painting the day red. […]

The New Modern Family: Business + Development + Operations = BizDevOps

Hello, from a new member of AppDynamics team! I recently joined the team to lead application performance management (APM) product marketing. Last month, when I was talking with Jyoti Bansal, CEO of AppDynamics, he shared his vision for the company. Where the market is heading and how application performance and end-user experience insights can influence […]

End-to-End Monitoring of Critical Applications: A Health Care Example

Thanks to an early season skiing accident, I found myself sitting in the Emergency Department of a small hospital in a Colorado ski town. The hospital had recently gone through a major renovation and was proud of its investment on HIT (Health care IT). Most patient workflows are now automated. Check-in and registration were a breeze. […]

How Hallmark was able to proactively avoid application outages and stalls

Last week I was able to catch up with Chris Tranter, Technical Lead at Hallmark UK.  Hallmark’s engineering team runs on tight deadlines, and like all popular websites, places a huge importance on customer experience. As you can imagine, their site has abnormal and inconsistent load times, especially through the holiday season. Ensuring a smooth, […]

2015 APM Predictions from AppDynamics

This article originally appeared on APMDigest.com In addition to our predictions on APMdigest’s list of 15 Predictions for 2015, AppDynamics offers some additional predictions: 1. In 2014, we continued to see the rapid ascent of a new generation of APM company that is leveraging big data, cloud, SOA, analytics and Agile technologies to out-innovate the […]

10 Practical Tips for Making APM a Success

With every enterprise-grade software tool, there’s a right and a wrong way to use it. Luckily for AppDynamics’ customers, we have superb customer success team to help facilitate this process and teach our users the best practices — this might be why they keep recommending AppDynamics to their friends and family. That’s why we’ve turned […]

APM & DevOps: How To Collaborate Effectively with the Virtual War Room

We’ve all been there: the dreaded War Room. When a critical application starts behaving badly, everyone and their uncle is on high alert, on conference bridges, chat sessions, and often physically in the same room trying to get to the bottom of the problem. And here’s how the conversation usually goes: Non-Technical Lead: “Okay, what […]

Speed Kills: Every (milli)second counts [INFOGRAPHIC]

Application performance tends to be one of those things everyone knows is important, but it’s hard to put a specific number to just how important. Earlier this year, Gartner published their findings (subscription required) from Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Microsoft, and many others that showed as performance, most notably speed, slows down, their revenue is negatively […]

Gartner’s 2014 APM Magic Quadrant names AppDynamics a Leader for the Third Time!

The AppDynamics team has done it again! For the third year in a row, Gartner has positioned AppDynamics as a Leader in its 2014 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring. And we are a leader that’s also positioned furthest along the Completeness of Vision axis. We believe these tremendous achievements point to our companywide effort […]

Top 10 Reasons Your Application Is Running Poorly

“Hey…the Internet is down” or “the application is really slow” are common problems I’ve heard over the years. As the Ned Stark meme goes, how does one simply fix “it’s slow”? I’ve been working with enterprise-grade applications for over 10 years now, and I’d like to think I’ve become pretty darn good at it. At […]

4 Insider Tips to Help E-Commerce IT Departments Get Ready For The Holiday Season

Parag Sanghavi helped contribute to this post When consumers are thinking about which gifts to buy for their friends and family, retail businesses are crossing their fingers hoping their e-commerce stores will survive the holiday rush. As per Internet Retailer, e-commerce holiday sales are set for double-digit growth this year. Internet Retailer also projects there […]