Journey to the Cloud: A Step-by-Step Guide to Accelerating Cloud Migrations While Maintaining Total Application Visibility

Global enterprises are reaping the benefits of cloud migration, including cost reduction, improved flexibility (scaling up or down to meet demands), greater agility when responding to technological change, and enhanced customer experiences. But for most organizations, cloud migration requires tough decisions. The three most common cloud journey strategies include: Rehosting: The simplest option—also known as […]

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 Build Hybrid Cloud Confidence

This blog post is coauthored by Vamsi Chemitiganti, Chief Strategist at Platform9 Systems. The hybrid cloud is not a new concept. Way back in 2010, AppDynamics founder Jyoti Bansal had an interesting take on hybrid cloud. The issues Jyoti discussed more than eight years ago are just as challenging today, particularly with architectures becoming more […]

Why Idempotency and Ephemerality Matter in a Cloud-Native World

The first time I heard “idempotent” and “ephemeral,” I had no idea what they meant. Perhaps I should have, though, because idempotent and ephemeral patterns are not new to the computing world. In mathematics and computer science, idempotence is a property in which no matter how many times you execute some operations, you achieve the […]

Strangler Pattern: Migrate to Microservices from a Monolithic App

In my 20-plus years in the software industry, I’ve worn a lot of hats: developer, DBA, performance engineer and—for the past 10 years prior to joining AppDynamics—software architect. I’ve been coding since sixth grade and have seen some pretty dramatic changes over the years, from punch cards and 8-inch floppies to DevOps and microservices. This […]

AppDynamics Cloud Arrives in Europe

Ask people where “the cloud” is, and most will likely respond “it doesn’t matter.” And that is true in the absolute sense. The physical location of cloud services is unknown and in theory should not matter. Except when it does. For many organizations today, and in particular those in the EU, data residency (where the […]

Introducing AppDynamics for Kubernetes

Today we’re excited to announce AppDynamics for Kubernetes monitoring, which will give enterprises end-to-end, unified visibility into their entire Kubernetes stack and Kubernetes-orchestrated applications for both on-premises and public cloud environments. Enterprises use Kubernetes to fundamentally transform how they deploy and run applications in distributed, multicloud environments. With AppDynamics for Kubernetes, they will have a […]

Attaining Nirvana: The Four Levels of Cloud Maturity

Cloud adoption is atop every CIO’s priority list, and for good reason. Technology stacks are advancing at lightning speeds. Application architectures of the past decade are aging fast and being replaced with modern, public and private cloud-based ones. But while cloud adoption is inevitable, the vast majority of organizations are still searching for an effective […]

Top 3 Challenges of Adopting Microservices as Part of Your Cloud Migration

IDC estimates 60% of worldwide enterprises are migrating existing applications to the cloud. With the promise of greater flexibility, a reduction in overhead, and the potential for significant cost savings, it’s a logical decision. But instead of performing a “lift and shift,” – simply moving an existing application to a cloud platform – many businesses […]

IDC White Paper: Critical Application And Business KPIs for Successful Cloud Migration

Today, enterprises worldwide are moving towards a cloud-first strategy with the promise of benefits like agility, scalability, and innovation-at-speed. However, migrating to the cloud can also present issues with security, compliance, performance, and more. As a result, it’s critical for businesses to understand the types of application and infrastructure monitoring, analytics, and performance information needed […]

The Enterprise is Ready for the Cloud …

Recently, we here at AppDynamics have seen two major transformations in adoption of the public cloud. First is the adoption of the cloud for production workloads, and second is adoption of the cloud by large enterprises. Transformation 1: From Dev/Test/QA to Production Workloads Because dev/test cycles for applications have different capacity requirements at different times, […]

The answer for government applications migrating to the cloud: visibility

Recently, I’ve had several conversations with US Federal Government Agencies about monitoring applications moving to FedRAMP (The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) data centers. Because of the Government’s Cloud First policy, which mandates that agencies take full advantage of cloud computing benefits, agencies are increasingly forced to move application outside of their own data […]

Cloud Auto Scaling using AppDynamics

Are your applications moving to an elastic cloud infrastructure? The question is no longer if, but when – whether that is a public cloud, a private cloud, or a hybrid cloud. Classic computing capacity models clearly indicate that over-provisioning is essential to keep up with peak loads of traffic while the over-provisioned capacity is largely […]