6 Ways Application Performance Management Is Influencing Culture for Better Business Success

There’s no question digital transformation is fueling demand for application performance management (APM). Cloud adoption, rapid change, and the deployment of new technologies are the cornerstones of the transition, as is a shift in focus to applications, developers, and ultimately improving the customer experience. But how does that translate to business success? As Managing Director […]

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 […]

Drive Velocity and Keep Teams Focused On Customers with Latest Updates to AppDynamics

Today, we’re excited to deliver new AppDynamics functionality across observability, intelligence, and usability. With these updates, we continue our ongoing efforts to help enterprise companies provide world-class customer experiences with the help of real-time performance monitoring. You can also now take advantage of the newest Machine Agent enhancements and bug fixes without waiting for a […]

10 Key Take-outs From a Proven Technology Leader

Specsavers CIO Phil Pavitt has worked for 18 companies in a stellar 35-year career in technology, across organisations as varied as Transport for London, Centrica, Aviva, and HMRC, the UK government department responsible for revenue and customs. Phil was a star speaker at the recent AppD Summit Europe, where he delivered a compelling and thought-provoking […]

7 Steps to Great APM Dashboards

One of the most highly rated sessions at AppSphere 2016 and again this May at AppD Summit Europe was AppDynamics Senior Sales Engineer Andy Jackson’s dashboard top tips presentation. If you’re an AppDynamics customer, this is a not-to-be missed opportunity to learn how to create dashboards that inform and encourage action. Thought-provoking, educational, and entertaining, […]

IT holds more business influence than they realise

A ‘well oiled’ organization is one where IT and the rest of the business are working together and on the same page. In order to achieve this there needs to be good communication, and for good communication there needs to be a common language. In most organizations, while IT are striving to achieve their goal […]

How much does downtime cost?

Unscheduled downtime happens all the time. In 2012 alone dozens of big-name websites went down for hours at a time, from GoDaddy.com to, well, almost anything running on Amazon. Every time an outage occurs, the Internet has a field day speculating about everything from the cause of the outage to who got fired for it. […]

My Top 3 Automated Tasks for Finding and Fixing Problems

Automation sets apart organizations at the top of their game from the rest of the pack. The limiting factor in most organizations is that they are usually too busy putting out fires and keeping up with all of their other obligations to expend the effort required to envision and build out their automation strategy. With […]

Intelligent Alerting for Complex Applications – PagerDuty & AppDynamics

Today AppDynamics announced integration with PagerDuty, a SaaS-based provider of IT alerting and incident management software that is changing the way IT teams are notified, and how they manage incidents in their mission-critical applications.  By combining AppDynamics’ granular visibility of applications with PagerDuty’s reliable alerting capabilities, customers can make sure the right people are proactively […]

Introducing AppDynamics for PHP

It’s been about 12 years since I last scripted in PHP. I pretty much paid my way through college building PHP websites for small companies that wanted a web presence. Back then PHP was the perfect choice, because nearly all the internet service providers had PHP support for free if you registered domain names with them. Java and .NET wasn’t an option […]

Application Runbook Automation – A Detailed Walk Through

On Monday AppDynamics announced a new feature called Application Runbook Automation (RBA). The response to this announcement has been great and many people want to see the details on how we implement RBA within AppDynamics, so I’m going to walk you through it step by step in this blog post. If you don’t already know […]

Don’t be an “Also-Ran” – Application Runbook Automation for World Class IT

Your applications are the lifeblood of your business–the culmination of countless hours of development, testing, bug fixes, more testing, and finally deployment to production. No matter how good your coding and testing practices are, though, eventually your applications will slow down, start to throw errors, and crash. How quickly and effectively you remediate these business […]

Turnkey APMaaS by AppDynamics

Since we launched our Managed Service Provider program late last year, we’ve signed up many MSPs that were interested in adding Application Performance Management-as-a-Service (APMaaS) to their service catalogs.  Wouldn’t you be excited to add a service that’s easy to manage but more importantly easy to sell to your existing customer base? Service providers like […]

AppDynamics & Splunk – Better Together

A few months ago I saw an interesting partnership announcement from Foursquare and OpenTable.  Users can now make OpenTable reservations at participating restaurants from directly within the Foursquare mobile app.  My first thought was, “What the hell took you guys so long?” That integration makes sense on so many levels, I’m surprised it hadn’t already […]