Industry Insights: Renovating the Configuration Management Database

Digital business is the norm for many enterprises, yet with this ongoing digital transformation, changes in visibility and service management are paramount. As part of these initiatives, they are deploying modern tooling to support their agile business initiatives. The end users I most often speak with are managing or implementing monitoring and often APM, but […]

Industry Insights: State of the CIO 2016

Last month published both data and analysis on a survey they conducted the state of the CIO 2016. Some insights presented are that there is no end in sight to digital transformation. While companies are increasingly investing in digital channels there is no finish line. These projects represent an ongoing adaptation of business models, […]

Industry Insights: 2015 Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference

The Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference was held in Las Vegas earlier this month, and attracted over 3,500 attendees and over 113 sponsors including AppDynamics. We had a lot of users stop by, and I spent at least 8-10 hours at the booth talking to analysts, users, and existing customers. There was […]

Industry Insights: 2015 Gartner APM “Suites” Magic Quadrant

The 2015 edition of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for APM published this week. There were several interesting changes, the first being that the name of the research has been changed. The research is now titled “APM Suites” versus simply APM. The second big change is the lead author; the research is now being led by […]

Industry Insights: Gartner Survey Analysis Critical Dimensions in APM

Gartner analyst Cameron Haight did a survey Survey Analysis: End-User Experience Monitoring Is the Critical Dimension for Enterprise APM Consumers (Gartner clients only) over the summer across users about their APM implementations. There are several key areas where the data is quite telling. Users main concerns Users of APM tools based on this Gartner survey, […]

Industry Insights: What happened to Boundary?

While I was at Gartner there was a trend towards distributed analysis of the network and host metrics; this trend was something we decided as a group to call AA-IPM and has since become IPM. In the research note How to Leverage Application-Aware Infrastructure Performance Monitoring to Simplify Root Cause Analysis (Gartner client access only) […]

Industry Insights: Forrester – Develop Infrastructure Metrics Using The Balanced Scorecard

Forrester recently published a great research note Develop Infrastructure Metrics Using The Balanced Scorecard by Richard Fichera, Sophia I. Vargas with Glenn O’Donnell, Vanessa Wegner. In this research, the Forrester team outlines how to measure I&O effectively. This often came up in my discussions with end users, but it was never laid out as clearly […]

CIO Insights: AppDynamics driving and capturing India’s growth

AppDynamics was founded by Jyoti Bansal (CEO) and Bhaskar Sunkara (CTO), two talented and driven Indian technologists, born and educated in India. These two passionate individuals believe it’s critical to remain connected to their roots, and the universities that have educated them. Jyoti is involved with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi, one of […]

Industry Insights: Regulating failure (Reg SCI)

When examining the complexity in today’s applications and environments, and why APM technologies are becoming more critical by the day, those responsible for an application’s lifecycle must understand what an application does. Aside from providing application visibility, APM tools help troubleshoot issues. The failure to see and troubleshoot is a constant struggle for those supporting […]

Why I Joined AppDynamics

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve accepted a role with AppDynamics as VP of Market Development and Insights, helping AppDynamics expand into new markets both in terms of addressing buyers and in additional areas where technology can be applied. At the same time, I will be running much of the public insights we’ll be focusing […]