The AppD Approach: One Size Agent Doesn’t Fit All

When it comes to deploying agents for your APM solution, a one-size-fits-all approach may sound tempting, but like most one-size solutions, they simply can’t hold up to the countless scenarios encountered in today’s enterprises.  We take a different approach at AppDynamics, providing intelligent agents tailored to your specific platform that provide a highly precise level […]

APM vs NPM. Round One.

Another three-letter acronym I see frequently mixed in with APM is NPM which stands for Network Performance Management. At first glance they look very similar. The distinction appears very subtle with just a one letter difference, but it speaks volumes because their core technologies and approaches to application performance monitoring are fundamentally different. Application Performance Management […]

Agent Intelligence

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.