Keep CALM And Embrace DevOps – Lean

Following on from my last blog posts on culture and automation, I want to move on to the next letter of the CALMS model – the letter L for Lean.  Defining Lean For many, and for myself, the basis of modern Lean principles come from Toyota and the Toyota Production System. If you ...Read More

CIO: Changing Sourcing Strategies

Sourcing strategies are evolving rapidly. CIOs have to handle this shift, where innovation isn’t coming from the usual vendors. There is a clear movement toward those who can facilitate the most critical agendas to enable digital business. New organizational structures are required that allow for a culture of innovation and experimentation. In ...Read More

How ING Gains Visibility into their Complex Distributed Environment

One of the greatest benefits of my job is the first-hand insight I gain about our customers’ experiences with AppDynamics. I have the privilege of understanding the impact their technical challenges have on their business execution and how AppDynamics can help them reach their optimal application performance. Most recently, Davide Franzino, ITS ...Read More

Why It’s So Difficult for Devs to Create Apps for the Apple Watch

Well, that didn’t take long. According to an article on Reuter’s some people are reporting their first impressions of the Apple Watch and, unsurprisingly, they are already complaining about the performance of the apps on the Apple Watch. As an engineer who started my career working on real-time embedded systems for industrial ...Read More

AppDynamics AppSphere 2015 is just months away, let the countdown begin!

Mark your calendars for Nov 30 – Dec 4 When we were planning our first user conference last year, we knew AppSphere would be special, but it was even more incredible than we had imagined. We hosted hundreds of attendees from over 350 companies, 20 countries, and countless disciplines and backgrounds. But, ...Read More

Application Analytics for the New Millennium

What’s old is new again. That maxim is no truer than in the white hot Application Performance Management (APM) market. A decade ago APM was a dusty corner of enterprise IT, focusing on keeping creaky enterprise apps up and running. Today, the world has changed. Applications have changed. Enterprise IT is undergoing ...Read More

The End of my Affair with Apdex

A decade ago, when I first learned of Apdex, it was thanks to a wonderful technology partner, Coradiant. At the time, I was running IT operations and web operations, and brought Coradiant into the fold. Coradiant was ahead of its time, providing end-user experience monitoring capabilities via packet analysis. The network-based approach ...Read More

Getting Started with Pivotal Cloud Foundry and AppDynamics

This post originally appeared on Pivotal’s blog The primary objective of a platform should be to provide a high-level of automation. This provides easy management of applications and services, while delivering consistent and error-free deployment of applications. While this high level automation provides a critical foundation, additional specialized services can be added ...Read More

16 Metrics to Ensure Mobile App Success: Part 1 Performance Metrics

Smart mobile teams know that developing and releasing a mobile app is just the first step in the long journey to delivering a successful and 5-star mobile app. If you have to make your app successful (however you define success – improved brand, more money, more engagement), you need to measure the ...Read More

The Evolution of APM

In my previous post, I discussed the importance of APM. The APM market has evolved substantially over the years, mostly in an attempt to adapt to changing application technologies and deployments. When we had very simple applications that directly accessed a database then APM was not much more than a performance analyzer ...Read More