Over a year ago, AppDynamics announced a partnership with Microsoft and launched AppDynamics Lite on the Windows Azure Store. With AppDynamics Lite, Windows Azure users were able to easily monitor their applications at the code level, allowing them to identify and diagnose performance bottlenecks in real time. Today we’re happy to announce that AppDynamics Pro is now available as an addon in the Windows Azure store, which makes it easier for developers to get complete visibility into their mission-critical applications running on Windows Azure.
- Easier/simplified buying experience in Windows Azure Store
- Tiered pricing based on number of agents and VM size
- Easy deployment from Visual Studio with NuGet
- Out-of-the-box support for more Windows Azure services
“AppDynamics is one of only a handful of application monitoring solutions that works on Windows Azure, and the only one that provides the level of visibility required in our distributed and complex application environments,” said James Graham, project manager at MacMillan Publishers. “The AppDynamics monitoring solution provides insight into how our .NET applications perform at a code level, which is invaluable in the creation of a dynamic, fulfilling user experience for our students.”
Easy buying experience
Purchasing the AppDynamics Pro add-on in the Windows Azure Store only takes a couple of minutes. In the Azure portal click NEW at the bottom left of the screen and then select STORE. Search for AppDynamics, choose your plan, add-on name and region.
AppDynamics Pro for Windows Azure features new tiered pricing based on the size of your VM (extra small, small or medium, large, or extra large) and the number of agents required (1, 5 or 10). This new pricing allows organizations with smaller applications to pay less to store their monitoring data than those with larger, more heavily trafficked apps. The cost is added to your monthly Windows Azure bill, and you can cancel or change your plan at any time.
Deploying with NuGet
Use the AppDynamics NuGet package to deploy AppDynamics Pro with your solution from Visual Studio. For detailed instructions check out the how-to guide.
Monitoring with AppDynamics
- Monitor the health of Windows Azure applications
- Troubleshoot performance problems in real time
- Rapidly diagnose root cause of performance problems
- Dynamically scale up and scale down their Windows Azure application based on performance metrics
Additional platform support
AppDynamics Pro automatically detects and monitors most Azure services out-of-the-box, including web and worker roles, SQL, Azure Blob, Azure Queue and Windows Azure Service Bus. In addition, AppDynamics Pro now supports MVC 4. Find out more in our getting started guide for Windows Azure.
Get started monitoring your Windows Azure app by adding the AppDynamics Pro add-on in the Windows Azure Store.