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Cisco (AppDynamics) is Named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the Sixth Consecutive Year

Today, Cisco (AppDynamics) was named a Leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring Suites for the sixth year in a row. We…

By Thomas Wyatt | March 21, 2018 | Share

Cisco (AppDynamics) is Named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the Sixth Consecutive Year

Today, Cisco (AppDynamics) was named a Leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring Suites for the sixth year in a row. We…

Unlock the Value of IoT with Performance Monitoring

From cars to home appliances to wearables, the Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly found its way into everyday objects, changing the way we live…

By Anupam Jindal June 22, 2018 | Share

The Pain of Not Doing DevOps

For planning new software projects and maintaining existing deployments, DevOps helps organizations creates stronger ties between all stakeholders throughout the development lifecycle. So it’s no…

By Sean Stanford May 18, 2018 | Share

Engineering, Product

How to Ensure Your Applications Meet Business Goals

It makes sense that every application you use should provide tangible business value. But IT has long been stymied in proving this is true. Traditional monitoring tools let you know how your systems were performing but offered little insight into whether a delayed response from a database—or any other performance issue—was having a cascading effect […]

Engineering, Product

The Consumerization of IT and What It Means for Modern DevOps

As professionals in the IT space, we’re constantly introduced to new terms, concepts, technologies and practices. In many cases, we view these terms as IT-specific to help us be more proficient and cutting-edge. Or at least that’s what we strive to achieve. With many companies trying to disrupt the verticals they target, it’s important for […]

Engineering, Product

11 Best Practices for Continuous Performance Testing

Capturing reliable telemetry on your apps is less about which toolchains you use, and more about using them effectively to automate the processes and techniques we discussed in my prior blogs (part 1, part 2, part 3) in this series. Don’t get me wrong, having the right tools is paramount, but when it comes to […]

Culture

Spotlight: Will May’s journey from Sales Rep to Vice President of WW Inside Sales

At AppDynamics, we have leaders that have grown within the company and who have helped define our values and culture. Will May is one of those leaders. In his 6 years at AppDynamics, he has directly participated in working towards AppD’s key initiatives, cultivating a global culture of inclusivity, positivity, and entrepreneurial energy. While AppD’s […]

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Why APM Matters in AWS Lambda and Serverless

In the last few years, we’ve heard a lot of buzz about cloud strategies. Although it has become something of a buzzword in broader circles, from a technical perspective, the purposes of “cloud” can be boiled down into two objectives: Actively manage as little infrastructure as possible Facilitate change within applications as much as possible From […]

Product

Improved Database Support Enhances Data Visibility and Helps Resolve Problems Faster

Total visibility is crucial to monitoring the database environments that support your most critical applications. That’s why AppDynamics recently released a number of updates to our Database Visibility functionality. Not only do we now support monitoring Couchbase, but we also added snapshot correlation, support for custom cluster configuration, and enhancements to our ability to collect […]

Engineering, Product

Advances In Mesh Technology Make It Easier for the Enterprise to Embrace Containers and Microservices

More enterprises are embracing containers and microservices, which bring along additional networking complexities. So it’s no surprise that service meshes are in the spotlight now. There have been substantial advances recently in service mesh technologies—including Istio’s 1.0, Hashi Corp’s Consul 1.2.1, and Buoyant merging Conduent into LinkerD—and for good reason. Some background: service meshes are […]

Engineering

Why DevOps Often Fails in FinServ

Financial services organisations are often late adopters of new technologies and methodologies. There are a number of reasons for this, some related to the way regulators and auditors operate in the industry, others to the difficulties of replacing old systems and practices, which often scale to such levels that it’s not always feasible to replace […]

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How to Monitor Code You Didn’t Write

Almost no one writes all their own code. Whether you are an engineer in IT operations or a developer, you are most likely working with code written by someone outside your organization. As a result, one question we hear repeatedly is how do you monitor third-party code? The answer is that it depends whether you […]

Engineering, Product

How APM Can Support Service Assurance

I’m a New Zealand-based Senior Sales Engineer for AppDynamics with more than 12 years of experience in the IT sector. I’ve had a lot of interesting work-related experiences over the years—living in Thai hospitals, traveling by armed convoy to remote gold mining sites, and even getting down and dirty with calculating the yield of offal […]