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CGI uses AppDynamics unified monitoring to gain performance insight

This blog post is a summary of a case study that I conducted with CGI. You can see the full case study HERE. Quite often, the vast majority of the AppDynamics customers that I interview maintain only their own in-house software applications. Speaking to CGI about its performance demands gave me an interesting ...Read More

How Kraft is able to scale using AppDynamics

This blog post is a summary of a case study that I conducted with Kraft. You can see the full case study HERE. Have you ever come across KraftRecipes.com? When it comes to receiving large amounts of traffic, KraftRecipes.com is definitely no exception. A collection of excellent recipes for all sorts of meal ...Read More

Apartments.com uses AppDynamics to find issues New Relic couldn’t

This blog post is a summary of a case study that I conducted with Apartments.com. You can read the full case study HERE. Every company is becoming a software company In this post, I would like to discuss a common theme that is beginning to emerge as I speak to our diverse ...Read More

Prospects uses AppDynamics APM to see into their complex environment

Recently, I was able to meet and chat briefly with Kalpesh Vadera, Computer Services Manager for Prospects — an online seller of higher education study guides. Since Prospects is ultimately an e-commerce site, their performance is crucial to their bottom line. Any outages or stalls will hurt incoming revenue. Therefore, they put ...Read More

Autotrader uses AppDynamics to Solve Performance Issues in Production

There is a common theme among the stories told by our new enterprise customers freshly adopting our AppDynamics platform. As their application grows in scale to meet their customer demands, their time to diagnose performance issues were painfully increasing, too. Operations and development teams slowly seemed to come to accept an untrue ...Read More

How ING Gains Visibility into their Complex Distributed Environment

One of the greatest benefits of my job is the first-hand insight I gain about our customers’ experiences with AppDynamics. I have the privilege of understanding the impact their technical challenges have on their business execution and how AppDynamics can help them reach their optimal application performance. Most recently, Davide Franzino, ITS ...Read More

How Oceanwide gains visibility into their .NET private cloud environment

I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Jonathan Victor, COO at Oceanwide, a leading insurance software company. Jonathan and I discussed the challenges they faced prior to implementing AppDynamics APM, such as gaining visibility into their cloud operations and diagnosing the root cause of performance issues. We also discussed how ...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

The APPrentice

In this week’s episode, Donald Trump enlists Team ROI and Team Overhead to solve a Severity1 incident on the “Trump Towers Website”. Team Overhead used “Dynoscope” and took 3 weeks to solve the incident, while Team ROI took 15 minutes by using AppDynamics.   ...Read More

Buzzword Bingo by UrbanDictionary.com

It seems like every article, tweet, blog post I read someone has a different definition of the same buzzwords – especially in technology.  Mentioning cloud or big data on a tech blog is like bringing sand to the beach. That’s one of the reasons why we made The Real DevOps of Silicon Valley – to make ...Read More