DevOps Archive

Industry Insights: What happened to Boundary?

While I was at Gartner there was a trend towards distributed analysis of the network and host metrics; this trend was something we decided as a group to call AA-IPM and has since become IPM. In the research note How to Leverage Application-Aware Infrastructure Performance Monitoring to Simplify Root Cause Analysis (Gartner ...Read More

Franken-Monitor Doesn’t Give Insightful User Metrics [COMIC]

Following up on our previous comic where Frank’s boss declares they’re adding database monitoring, Frank and his boss have another encounter about user metrics. Since Frank, and his company, are using several tools to monitor their users the data they gain doesn’t give them clear results or context. A lot of the ...Read More

Industry Insights: Forrester – Develop Infrastructure Metrics Using The Balanced Scorecard

Forrester recently published a great research note Develop Infrastructure Metrics Using The Balanced Scorecard by Richard Fichera, Sophia I. Vargas with Glenn O’Donnell, Vanessa Wegner. In this research, the Forrester team outlines how to measure I&O effectively. This often came up in my discussions with end users, but it was never laid ...Read More

5 Things Your CIO Needs to Know about Docker

It’s no secret that Docker has revolutionized the application virtualization space. Today, it’s one of the fastest adopted technologies across enterprises of all sizes—and now, It’s more than just a developer’s preferred open source framework. It also drives the ideal business case to C-level decision makers by creating the ideal transitional opportunity for ...Read More

The Franken-Monitor adds Database Monitoring [COMIC]

In June with our Summer ‘15 Release, we introduced the IT world to true Unified Monitoring — a single pane of glass to monitor your whole environment. Finally obtain complete visibility into your entire IT Infrastructure with an industry-first application-centric integrated monitoring platform. Coinciding with the release, we re-introduced the concept of ...Read More

How We Synthetically Monitored the Republican Presidential Debate

Last week marked the first (of many) Republican presidential debates leading up to the 2016 election. All politics aside, we at AppDynamics were eager to see the investment these candidates made in their digital platforms, and how response time would be affected throughout the debate. As we saw with President Obama’s campaign ...Read More

5 Character Traits To Avoid When Recruiting DevOps Pros

I can guarantee that if you are involved in recruiting new IT employees for your organization this year, then DevOps skills will be on your priority list. The problem is that I can also guarantee that many resumes and LinkedIn profiles will be awash with the word DevOps. After all, according to ...Read More

65% of enterprises need more than 3 hours to troubleshoot application problems

Recently conducted research by Enterprise Management Associates and AppDynamics showed that IT organizations are spending extensive amounts of time and resources on application support. This research based on a survey of 302 IT professionals, also suggested that the majority of companies are still trying to manage complex applications using siloed tools and ...Read More

Docker: The Secret Sauce to Fuel Innovation

Much has already been written about the virtues of Docker, and containers in general like CoreOS or Kubernetes. How life-changing Docker is, how innovative, etc. However, the real secret to Docker’s success in the marketplace is the hidden retribution of innovation. Innovation and R&D is the lifeblood of today’s technology success. Companies, ...Read More

Top 10 Application Performance Problems

A transaction is defined as one or multiple threads running in or across server boundaries on multiple runtime environments. And with today’s rapid enterprise growth, the demand for high-performance transactions through software run applications is higher than ever before, which means a greater need for these threads to be run on their ...Read More