Jonah Kowall

About Jonah Kowall

Jonah Kowall is the Vice President of market development and insights, helping drive the company’s product roadmap and vision, while developing entry into new markets and providing valuable technology and business insights to fuel the accelerating and broad-based demand for the company’s Application Intelligence Platform. Jonah comes to AppDynamics with a diverse background including 15 years as an IT practitioner at several startups and larger enterprises focused on infrastructure and operations, security, and performance engineering. These included running tactical and strategic operational initiatives, going deep into monitoring of infrastructure and application components. In 2011 Jonah changed careers, moving to Gartner to focus on availability and performance monitoring and IT operations management (ITOM). Jonah led Gartner's influential application performance monitoring (APM) and network performance monitoring and diagnostics (NPMD) magic quadrants and research as a research vice president.

AppDynamics and IBM Unlock Mainframe Transactions

Today’s digital businesses rely upon a large amount of software systems built throughout the history of the organization. Much of the focus to date has been on systems of engagement such as mobile and web applications, but there are countless systems underneath these newer modern applications. As applications themselves evolve to the next computing paradigm, […]

CIO Insights: Gartner CIO Survey Vertical Perspectives

The Gartner perspectives on the CIO survey data always makes for great reading at the start of the year, and these documents for 2017 were published a few weeks ago. These documents are created by the lead analysts in a particular region or vertical slice, looking at the CIO survey for their coverage areas. The […]

The Analyst Take: Gartner Data Center Conference 2016 Preview

Now that another successful AppSphere 2016 has come and gone, we’re already on to planning the next major event in which AppDynamics is participating. Held in Las Vegas, the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference is the oldest consecutively running event in the Gartner portfolio, and this year marks its 35th year. The […]

A Guide to Your AppSphere Agenda: Product Deep Dives

For the second year in a row, I’ve been honored with the task of managing the Deep Dive sessions at AppSphere. This year we have some really great sessions planned. Much of the content is focused on what we’ve delivered in the last year and what’s coming up in the future for our products and […]

Industry Insights: The Threat Behind Digital Transformation

The age of digital disruption is upon us, as the last decade alone has proven in terms of technology and disruption with the progression of organizations like Uber, Airbnb, and Netflix. We are also on the brink of new disruptions in industry, including banking or payments, insurance, healthcare, construction, packaging, and many more. These not […]

Industry Insights: The Challenges Behind New User Interfaces

The future of computing will be bifurcated. On one hand, there will be entirely new models for computing such as voice, autonomous agents, and bots, with no traditional user interfaces. On the extreme opposite hand, there will be new user interfaces augmented with our ‘real’ worlds, such as the innovation done by Microsoft holographic computing […]

Industry Insights: Renovating the Configuration Management Database

Digital business is the norm for many enterprises, yet with this ongoing digital transformation, changes in visibility and service management are paramount. As part of these initiatives, they are deploying modern tooling to support their agile business initiatives. The end users I most often speak with are managing or implementing monitoring and often APM, but […]

How to use AppDynamics with LoadRunner for Load Testing

While AppDynamics is most commonly used by IT Operations, Developers, and DevOps teams in production environments, to troubleshoot those difficult to recreate and see problems a growing trend of pre-production usage occurs. A large number of our users have been using AppDynamics for years within performance engineering practices. The key is being proactive, avoiding performance […]

Industry Insights: CIO.com State of the CIO 2016

Last month CIO.com published both data and analysis on a survey they conducted the state of the CIO 2016. Some insights presented are that there is no end in sight to digital transformation. While companies are increasingly investing in digital channels there is no finish line. These projects represent an ongoing adaptation of business models, […]

Gartner Ranks AppDynamics #1 in all 5 Use Cases in New Research

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant is a branded research methodology which ranks technology providers ability to address a specific technology market as defined by the analysts. This means the company’s ability to execute and vision for the market is the focus of the research. This research is extremely well regarded, but extremely time consuming to craft. Within […]