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.



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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 […]




Engineering

The Role of APM in Continuous Integration and Continuous Release

Today’s software defined and driven business requires fast changes in business models, this permeates successful businesses. What this means is that almost every company is learning how to make small rapid changes and adjustments within their business, especially within software systems. The result of this is that IT is feeling immense pressure to evolve, the […]




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Industry Insights: 2015 Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference

The Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference was held in Las Vegas earlier this month, and attracted over 3,500 attendees and over 113 sponsors including AppDynamics. We had a lot of users stop by, and I spent at least 8-10 hours at the booth talking to analysts, users, and existing customers. There was […]




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Industry Insights: 2015 Gartner APM “Suites” Magic Quadrant

The 2015 edition of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for APM published this week. There were several interesting changes, the first being that the name of the research has been changed. The research is now titled “APM Suites” versus simply APM. The second big change is the lead author; the research is now being led by […]




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Industry Insights: My thoughts from AppSphere 15

Stuck in Vegas for two weeks, longing to be back home, it was a trial of might and perseverance. The first week was spent at AppDynamics AppSphere, and the second at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference. (Look for a post next week on the Gartner conference.) The second annual AppSphere drew […]




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Industry Insights: Gartner Survey Analysis Critical Dimensions in APM

Gartner analyst Cameron Haight did a survey Survey Analysis: End-User Experience Monitoring Is the Critical Dimension for Enterprise APM Consumers (Gartner clients only) over the summer across users about their APM implementations. There are several key areas where the data is quite telling. Users main concerns Users of APM tools based on this Gartner survey, […]




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What CIOs need to take away from Gartner Symposium

Gartner Symposium is the high level CIO conference to attend. In this venue Gartner unveils new thinking including new predictions, surveys, and other insights into how people and technology will solve the problems of the future.   Highlights Introduction to the algorithmic economy The kickoff keynote by Peter Sondergaard the SVP leading Gartner’s Research business […]




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Software will power the Internet of Things

Today’s connected world is moving from devices towards things, what this means is that by using increasingly low cost sensors embedded in devices we can create many new use cases. These span across use cases in cities, vehicles, home, offices, factories, retail environments, worksites, health, logistics, and health. These use cases rely on ubiquitous connectivity […]




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Industry Insights: What happened to Boundary?

While I was at Gartner there was a trend towards distributed analysis of the network and host metrics; this trend was something we decided as a group to call AA-IPM and has since become IPM. In the research note How to Leverage Application-Aware Infrastructure Performance Monitoring to Simplify Root Cause Analysis (Gartner client access only) […]




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Industry Insights: Forrester – Develop Infrastructure Metrics Using The Balanced Scorecard

Forrester recently published a great research note Develop Infrastructure Metrics Using The Balanced Scorecard by Richard Fichera, Sophia I. Vargas with Glenn O’Donnell, Vanessa Wegner. In this research, the Forrester team outlines how to measure I&O effectively. This often came up in my discussions with end users, but it was never laid out as clearly […]