APM Archive

5 Steps to DevOps Success with Application Analytics and BizDevOps

In my last blog, I talked about how the process of BizDevOps is emerging to utilize DevOps practices that further drive the overall business agenda and how a business transaction can be that common language for collaboration between Dev, Ops, and Biz. DevOps is an approach that improves collaboration among Dev and ...Read More

How Black Friday and Cyber Monday Were Saved with Performance and Monitoring Tools

Ah, the holidays. A great occasion to spend quality time with your family, eat a little too much, and indulge on the fantastic shopping deals. Online shopping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday account for a critical chunk of a retailer’s yearly revenue. Any downtime or abnormal slow performance will directly impact ...Read More

If You’re an APM Customer, You Might Be Missing Out On a Powerful Combo

Peanut butter and jelly. Love and marriage. Horse and carriage. Coffee and cup. Batman and Robin. Some things just belong together. It’s even a little bit magical the way that certain things can be combined to form a whole that’s greater than the sum of its parts. That’s certainly true of the ...Read More

Don’t Let (Application) Performance Ruin Your Valentine’s Day

It’s almost Valentine’s day. Are you a believer or a begrudger who categorizes the day as commercialism merely designed to empty our pockets? Regardless of where you fall on the skeptical scale, according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey, we’re going to spend almost $19 billion painting ...Read More

End-to-End Monitoring of Critical Applications: A Health Care Example

Thanks to an early season skiing accident, I found myself sitting in the Emergency Department of a small hospital in a Colorado ski town. The hospital had recently gone through a major renovation and was proud of its investment on HIT (Health care IT). Most patient workflows are now automated. Check-in and registration ...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

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