APM Archive

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

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

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

2015 APM Predictions from AppDynamics

This article originally appeared on APMDigest.com In addition to our predictions on APMdigest’s list of 15 Predictions for 2015, AppDynamics offers some additional predictions: 1. In 2014, we continued to see the rapid ascent of a new generation of APM company that is leveraging big data, cloud, SOA, analytics and Agile technologies ...Read More

Prioritize with business context – ITOA use case #3

In the first two posts of this series we’ve taken a look at two common ITOA use cases: Visualize the environment Rapid troubleshooting I recommend spending some time familiarizing yourself with the first three use cases I’ve highlighted, they lay some important groundwork for the rest of this series. With that, let’s ...Read More

10 Practical Tips for Making APM a Success

With every enterprise-grade software tool, there’s a right and a wrong way to use it. Luckily for AppDynamics’ customers, we have superb customer success team to help facilitate this process and teach our users the best practices — this might be why they keep recommending AppDynamics to their friends and family and ...Read More

Stop troubleshooting based on hunches and intuition – ITOA use case #2

In the first installment of this series, I talked about why analytics matters for IT Operations teams and drilled into the first of five ITOA use cases — visualizing your environments. I described our flow map feature at length, which automatically maps the topology of the application environment so customers can understand ...Read More

If you can’t see it, you can’t manage it – ITOA use case #1

“There was 5 exabytes of information created between the dawn of civilization through 2003, but that much information is now created every 2 days, and the pace is increasing…,” – Eric Schmidt, Former CEO, Google. If IT leaders hadn’t already heard Schmidt’s famous quotation, today they are definitely facing the challenge he ...Read More

Cracking the Code: A Holistic Look at the Developer Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are software developer jobs on the rise? Which cities are the most popular for tech workers? Are Computer Science degrees spiking with the tech boom? Which coding language earns developers the highest salary? These are a few of the questions we set out to answer and showcase with our Cracking the Code ...Read More

Speed Kills: Every (milli)second counts [INFOGRAPHIC]

Application performance tends to be one of those things everyone knows is important, but it’s hard to put a specific number to just how important. Earlier this year, Gartner published their findings (subscription required) from Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Microsoft, and many others that showed as performance, most notably speed, slows down, their ...Read More