The Massive DevOps Efficiency Problem No One Wants to Talk About

More people are online and engaging virtually than ever before, and it makes me wonder about the experience for the businesses on the other side of that — the ones that are actually providing these digital experiences. What are the unique challenges or opportunities they’re facing as a result of the increased engagement with their […]

Don’t Fear DevOps: How to Overcome Anxiety and Build a Winning Strategy

As AppDynamics’ Technical Evangelist for Analytics and Business Intelligence, Marco Coulter is passionate about the interaction between humans and technology. A former startup CTO, Marco progressed from operator to leadership roles at CSC, CA Technologies and 451 Research. He earned the nickname “the tech whisperer” for his ability to translate business drivers for a technical audience and […]

Holy moly, one year already?!

I can’t believe it’s already been one year into my journey with AppDynamics. This has been one of the best transitions in my career of more than 25 years, and I feel like it just started yesterday. For me, it all began back in January 2017, when Cisco announced their intent to acquire AppDynamics. Although […]

Puppet, an Oldie but Goodie: A DevOps Eponym

Calling a software company that was founded in 2005 an “oldie but goodie” might sound a little ludicrous. After all, AppDynamics, founded in 2008, was not far behind. But technology advances at a dizzying pace, and it’s not unusual for “older” tech of a decade or so to feel antiquated, even quaint. So does Puppet, […]

The Pain of Not Doing DevOps

For planning new software projects and maintaining existing deployments, DevOps helps organizations creates stronger ties between all stakeholders throughout the development lifecycle. So it’s no surprise that DevOps is rapidly gaining popularity around the world. In the most recent Global Development Survey from Evans Data, 72% of developers reported working in a formal DevOps environment, […]

Why Metrics Must Guide Your DevOps Initiative

Metrics-oriented thinking is important to DevOps. It is key to continuous improvement – and a core tenant of any agile or DevOps philosophy. Metrics are factual and once agreed upon, these facts are used to drive discussions and methods. They also allow for a collaborative effort to execute decisions that contribute towards business outcomes. DevOps, […]

AppJam 2012: Accelerating DevOps Culture at Edmunds.com

John Martin, Senior Director, Production Engineering, Edmunds.com Collaboration between Dev and Ops is a critical part of how Edmunds.com manages its 30 critical web application. Development requires hard data from Operations so they can fully understand how to improve application performance. In this session John will discuss the key drivers for DevOps at Edmunds.com,  how […]