Jonah Kowall

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.


Culture, Engineering

Why Metrics Must Guide Your DevOps Initiative

Metrics-oriented thinking is key to continuous improvement – and a core tenant of any agile or DevOps philosophy. Metrics are factual and once agreed upon, these facts are used to drive discussions and methods. They also allow for a collaborative effort to execute decisions that contribute towards business outcomes. DevOps, although becoming a commonly used […]




News

Announcing IBM Z APM Connect for AppDynamics

Today’s enterprises, built upon legacy systems, continue to innovate. During their Symposium last week (October 1st-5th), the most significant gathering of CIOs in the world, Gartner said that legacy systems will continue to underpin the digital transformation in the enterprise. As a result, these systems must be improved, with Gartner’s Tina Nunno saying it’s time to stop […]




News

AppDynamics Summit NYC: Strategic Partnerships Get Tighter

Watching the registration numbers grow for AppDynamics Summit New York City is exciting. Summit NYC will be the largest event we’ve hosted to date, packed into a single day – October 19th, with a smaller number of tracks. The venue looks unique, and we are excited to announce and deliver high-quality content and facilitate networking […]




News

AppDynamics and ServiceNow Integration Updates for Knowledge 17

ServiceNow Knowledge17 kicks off this week in Orlando, Florida. Right across the street from Gartner ITOSSS, AppDynamics will have a booth and presence at both events. I’ll be leading a lunch session at the Gartner event, along with a panel featuring several key customers discussing their journey with APM as well as broader IT trends […]




News

AppD Summit Europe and Gartner’s UK CIO Insights

Gartner’s recently published CIO survey provides a useful set of data that puts our daily work into perspective. As I’ve done in the past, I’ll break down the regional analysis early in the calendar year. I’ve done a vertical analysis of these results in a recent blog post, CIO Insights: Gartner CIO Survey Vertical Perspectives. […]




News

AppDynamics and ServiceNow Together at AppD Summit Europe

Today’s enterprises are revamping the way they deliver services. This shift is key to digital transformations and the general trend towards business agility. This realignment must also encompass the way services are procured, provisioned, and operated with an end-to-end process. Those I speak with have aggressive plans to incrementally adapt IT service management initiatives to […]




Product

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, […]




Engineering

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 […]




News

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 […]




Product

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 […]