McLaren this year will launch their P1 Supercar, which will turn the average driver into a track day hero. What’s significant about this particular car is that it relies on modern day technology and innovation to transform a drivers ability to accelerate, corner and stop faster than any other car on the planet–because it has: […]
In this week’s episode, Donald Trump enlists Team ROI and Team Overhead to solve a Severity1 incident on the “Trump Towers Website”. Team Overhead used “Dynoscope” and took 3 weeks to solve the incident, while Team ROI took 15 minutes by using AppDynamics.
The most enjoyable part of my job at AppDynamics is to witness and evangelize customer success. What’s slightly strange is that for this to happen, an application has to slow down or crash. It’s a bittersweet feeling when End Users, Operations, Developers and many Businesses suffer application performance pain. Outages cost the business money, but […]
A new year, a new iPhone and a new quarter. What else is new? How about a new company? Last month I was fortunate enough to join a stellar marketing team at one of the fastest growing enterprise software startups in the bay area. The company you ask? AppDynamics, and did I mention we’re also […]
Last week a performance engineer called Ben Bramley published a blog entitled “APM Market Disruptors – AppDynamics and New Relic“. The purpose of his article was to provide an overview of AppDynamics and New Relic, whilst also summarizing the key approaches each vendor/solution has taken to simplify and disrupt the APM marketplace. Firstly, we’re thrilled […]
When I joined AppDynamics less than a year ago, we were situated in a 6,000 sq ft “cozy” office on 2nd and Brannan. On my first day I was greeted with a MacBook Pro and was asked to find a spare desk amongst the boxes and carnage of a typical startup environment. To my left […]
Interest in the Application Performance Management (APM) category is very high right now. To stay one step ahead of their clients, the Industry Analysts who cover the category and write research to advise their clients have been very busy. In December alone, there were six different analyst reports being researched by the major analyst […]
2011 was an amazing year for AppDynamics. We experienced tremendous growth and success, largely down to the many customers around the world who believed in our vision, technology, and ability to help Dev and Ops teams better manage application performance in production. The Application Performance Management (APM) market isn’t an easy market to succeed in, […]
We recently finished conducting our annual Application Performance Management survey. Over 250 IT professionals participated, and they shared insights such as: – Many Ops and Dev teams are anticipating growth in their applications by 20% or more – Over 50% are planning to move to the cloud, and are architecting brand-new applications to be cloud-ready […]
Peter Drucker proclaimed: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” Do you know what’s “normal” for your mission-critical application? Actually, wait a second–with Halloween having just finished up, maybe the following Young Frankenstein reference is more appropriate. Whenever I focus on the word “normal,” the first thing that pops into my head (pardon […]
This is my first blog. I’ve been a sales engineer for three application performance management (APM) products over the last 7 years (CA Wily Introscope, SpringSource/Hyperic, and now AppDynamics). I hadn’t really considered myself much of a “blogger” because I have alway thought that actions speak louder than words. So I guess you are wondering […]
The majority of us in IT are specialists, with the exception of a few VPs of engineering who are “special” in their own “special” world of being “special.” What I mean by this is that no single person has the skills or experience to do everything well in IT. IT is too big for me […]
How intelligent is your monitoring agent? The agent should not do too much processing locally to ensure minimal impact to application performance by utilizing the smallest CPU and memory footprint possible. On the other hand, offloading some processing to the agent results in less network traffic and more scalability from the monitoring Mgmt Server.
On Tuesday, Gartner announced this year’s Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring (APM). I’ll make a few observations from reading the MQ and then suggest 3 additional criteria that APM buyers should consider to make informed buying decisions. The research report started with an analysis of the APM market growth at 15% year-over-year and $2 […]