Monitoring NGINX with AppDynamics

Did you know the AppDynamics Application Intelligence Platform includes monitoring for hundreds of IT components out of the box, including NGINX and NGINX Plus? They’re all featured in the AppDynamics Exchange. With the AppDynamics extension for NGINX, you gain powerful capabilities and insights including: Business Context: Application transaction tracing automatically associates IT ...Read More

Code Poets: The Story of Pretentious Developers [VIDEO]

Every engineering department has one, a self-entitled, cocky developer who thinks their code is flawless. They may even refer to themselves as literal “code poets”. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Vooza to provide an inside look, and to serve as a public service announcement for those out there. Check out our ...Read More

Save the date for AppDynamics AppSphere™ 2015!

AppSphere is back at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas November 30 – December 4. We hope you’ll join us for our second global user conference! Over the next few months, we will share more conference details, like how you can become a speaker, what sessions to look forward to, opportunities for training, ...Read More

How Hallmark was able to proactively avoid application outages and stalls

Last week I was able to catch up with Chris Tranter, Technical Lead at Hallmark UK.  Hallmark’s engineering team runs on tight deadlines, and like all popular websites, places a huge importance on customer experience. As you can imagine, their site has abnormal and inconsistent load times, especially through the holiday season. ...Read More

Priorities for Application Operations Teams in 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

As we start 2015, IT and Application Operations teams prioritize their goals to improve the overall efficiency, migrate to the cloud, place importance on big data, among other department goals. In case you’ve been living under a rock, and haven’t heard about the monumental success of AppDynamics AppSphere™ 2014, well now you ...Read More

Is Your Intelligence Failing You in One Critical Area?

How’s your Business Intelligence software working out for you? If your experience has been like that of many BI users, your answer is probably a bit of a mixed bag. That’s because most BI users have experienced a combo of great insights and extreme frustration from their BI software. Change is in ...Read More

A non-technical guy’s take on Business Transaction Monitoring

I began my journey in the Application Performance Management (APM) space a little over two years ago. Transitioning from a security background, the biggest thing I was concerned about was picking up the technology quickly. Somewhere between JVMs, CLRs, JMX, IIS, and APIs I was a little overwhelmed. The thing that caught ...Read More

Everything’s Bigger in Texas — Including AppDynamics!

It’s a great day to be an AppDynamo in Texas! This morning we opened our Dallas office with President Joe Sexton to personally welcome each employee with a warm handshake, cup of coffee and breakfast. This evening we had CFO Walter Berger host a town hall, followed by food and drinks for ...Read More

Is Your Database Dragging Down your PHP Application?

Here’s a quiz from our last PHP application performance post: How much of a PHP application’s execution time is used up accessing the database? 50%? 75%? You may recall the real answer, since it is so (some might say surprisingly) big: some 90% of PHP execution time happens in the database layer. ...Read More

What is the business impact? – ITOA use case #4

In the first three parts of this series I’ve covered common ITOA use cases we’ve seen across our customer base: Visualize the environment Rapid troubleshooting Prioritize issues and opportunities Analyze the business impact The fourth use case, analyzing business impact, is a way to quantify the value of all the work IT ...Read More