APM Archive

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

Application Analytics for the New Millennium

What’s old is new again. That maxim is no truer than in the white hot Application Performance Management (APM) market. A decade ago APM was a dusty corner of enterprise IT, focusing on keeping creaky enterprise apps up and running. Today, the world has changed. Applications have changed. Enterprise IT is undergoing ...Read More

The End of my Affair with Apdex

A decade ago, when I first learned of Apdex, it was thanks to a wonderful technology partner, Coradiant. At the time, I was running IT operations and web operations, and brought Coradiant into the fold. Coradiant was ahead of its time, providing end-user experience monitoring capabilities via packet analysis. The network-based approach ...Read More

The Evolution of APM

In my previous post, I discussed the importance of APM. The APM market has evolved substantially over the years, mostly in an attempt to adapt to changing application technologies and deployments. When we had very simple applications that directly accessed a database then APM was not much more than a performance analyzer ...Read More

Why is APM Important?

Application Performance Management, or APM, is the monitoring and management of the availability and performance of software applications. Different people can interpret this definition differently so this article attempts to qualify what APM is, what it includes, and why it is important to your business. If you are going to take control ...Read More

How Jostens Improved End-User Experience for Online Yearbooks

Jostens is one of the world’s leading providers of yearbooks, class rings, graduation materials, and championship rings, including the NFL Super Bowl rings. Earlier this year, Jostens deployed AppDynamics to manage several of their applications. I talked with Theresa Chasar, Sr. Director, IT Infrastructure, Operations, and Services at Jostens about their experience ...Read More

AppDynamics Now Monitors Python Applications, Enter our Beta Program!

Python is a programming language that lets you work quickly and integrate systems more effectively. No wonder why it showed up as most popular coding language of 2015 in the annual CodeEval’s annual publication where they publish data on the “Most Popular Coding Languages” based on hundreds of thousands of data points ...Read More

5 Reasons APM Fails

Aside from kicking off our first of many CIO blogs, I also have a lot more tactical content I’d like to share with the APM community. After speaking to thousands of APM users over my time with Gartner, and several in the last few weeks at AppDynamics there are some key issues ...Read More

How Retailers Can Have a Successful Black Friday [INFOGRAPHIC]

Partnering with InternetRetailer.com, we wanted to see exactly how e-commerce sites prepared for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and how those preparations led to the success (or lack thereof) during the busy holiday season. One stat that jumps out at me is extremely telling: “Those that had a site performance troubleshooting process ...Read More

Questioning the Application Performance Monitoring Magic Quadrant

There has been some discussions in emails, LinkedIn groups, and other forums on my move to AppDynamics, and calling into question impartiality at the time of researching and co-authoring the APM Magic Quadrant. The Gartner Magic Quadrant process is rigorous and backed by a large methodology which documents the process and steps ...Read More