DevOps Archive

Scaling Your Application Efficiently – Horizontal or Vertical?

Anyone deploying an application in production probably has some experience with scaling to meet increased demand. A generation ago, virtualization made scaling your application as simple as increasing your instance count or size. However, now with the advent of cloud, you can scale to theoretical infinity. Maybe you’ve even set up some ...Read More

Keep CALM And Embrace DevOps – Automation

Following on from my blog post on Culture, I want to turn my attention to the next letter in the CALMS model – the letter A for Automation. If you boil down DevOps to its basics then it’s all about releasing new applications or features at speed while maintaining quality. In order ...Read More

DevOps: How to Build Trust From the Bottom Up

There are lots of ways DevOps can fail. For all the revolutionary promise of the idea, it takes a tricky cultural shift to get Development and Operations working together. Many companies—especially big ones—take a top-down approach. C-suite execs trumpet a Brand New DevOps Initiative, which everyone else resists, undermines, or ignores. As ...Read More

BizDevOps: Taking DevOps a Step Further

Traditional siloed IT organizations, which were primarily driven by strictly gated Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes and workflows, created tremendously effective controls around operating, and evolving IT systems. This operational methodology was effective when the business expected methodical change to happen via large releases of hardware and software functionality that most ...Read More

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

Keep CALM And Embrace DevOps – Culture

This is my first blog post at AppDynamics, and I have to say that it’s great to be aboard. It’s been a hectic first couple of weeks, but the energy, enthusiasm and friendliness of everyone I have met has made me very excited about 2015! AppDynamics has a market leading APM and analytics ...Read More

The New Modern Family: Business + Development + Operations = BizDevOps

Hello, from a new member of AppDynamics team! I recently joined the team to lead application performance management (APM) product marketing. Last month, when I was talking with Jyoti Bansal, CEO of AppDynamics, he shared his vision for the company. Where the market is heading and how application performance and end-user experience ...Read More

The Real Cost of Downtime, The Real Potential of DevOps

Hang around any IT department (or the AppDynamics offices) and you likely won’t finish a cup of coffee before somebody brings up the cost of downtime or the ascent of DevOps. And that’s a good thing, because these are two topics that are central to the value that IT brings to enterprises ...Read More

Monitoring NGINX with AppDynamics

Did you know the AppDynamics Application Intelligence Platform includes monitoring for hundreds of IT components out of the box, including NGINX and NGINX Plus? They’re all featured in the AppDynamics Exchange. With the AppDynamics extension for NGINX, you gain powerful capabilities and insights including: Business Context: Application transaction tracing automatically associates IT ...Read More

Code Poets: The Story of Pretentious Developers [VIDEO]

Every engineering department has one, a self-entitled, cocky developer who thinks their code is flawless. They may even refer to themselves as literal “code poets”. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Vooza to provide an inside look, and to serve as a public service announcement for those out there. Check out our ...Read More