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

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

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

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

Save the date for AppDynamics AppSphere™ 2015!

AppSphere is back at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas November 30 – December 4. We hope you’ll join us for our second global user conference! Over the next few months, we will share more conference details, like how you can become a speaker, what sessions to look forward to, opportunities for training, ...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