Monitoring PCF at Scale: Drinking from the Loggregator Firehose

AppDynamics monitoring for Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) provides a simplified view into PCF infrastructure, enabling operators to proactively address issues that impact the performance of the platform and the apps running on it. The Risk of Information Overload Knowing what to monitor in a PCF deployment can be a challenge. PCF leverages a number of […]

Using Chaos Engineering to Test AppDynamics Monitoring in PCF

Infrastructure failures can expose gaps in system monitoring and inspire a chaos engineering approach—essentially tossing the proverbial monkey wrench into a system to proactively find and fix problems before they lead to outages. If you’re running a Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) environment on Amazon AWS, for example, you may get notification of failures via an […]

AppDynamics Launches Extension BuildPack for Pivotal CloudFoundry Applications

Not long ago, we told you about Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) buildpacks and service brokers, and all the ways you can deploy AppDynamics agents in a PCF environment. Buildpack is the key concept here. When you do a deployment to PCF, the buildpack is your foundation. You include the app with the buildpack, which incorporates […]

Blue-Green Deployment Strategies for PCF Microservices

Blue-green deployment is a well-known pattern for updating software components by switching between simultaneously available environments or services. The context in which a blue-green deployment strategy is used can vary from switching between data centers, web servers in a single data center, or microservices in a Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) deployment. In a microservices architecture, […]

Pivotal Cloud Foundry: Two Tiles Are Better Than One

In an earlier blog in our series on monitoring applications deployed to the Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) platform, my colleague Jeff Holmes described how AppDynamics provides an intuitive and user-friendly dashboard for a single view of all your key performance indicators for system health and availability. This broke new ground and has been warmly welcomed […]