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.



Product

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 was effective in […]




News

Driving Business Decisions Off Data

There are multiple systems in use for basing business decisions. The popular business intelligence (BI) market focuses on the use of back office data that must be aggregated or otherwise centralized and sliced and diced to make business decisions. While this is clearly critical data, and BI is a $14.4B market according to Gartner (calendar […]




Product

5 Reasons APM Fails

Aside from kicking off our first of many CIO blogs, I also have a lot more tactical content I’d like to share with the APM community. After speaking to thousands of APM users over my time with Gartner, and several in the last few weeks at AppDynamics there are some key issues that cause APM […]




News

CIOs in Today’s Digital Landscape

Today’s CIOs face a daunting task: They must move their enterprises from a traditional organization, with some degree of optimization and automation, into the digital business age. Digital businesses are software-defined — dependent on or driven by software, and leveraging software-derived data to drive decision-making. In order to move businesses into the digital age, much […]




Product

Questioning the Application Performance Monitoring Magic Quadrant

There has been some discussions in emails, LinkedIn groups, and other forums on my move to AppDynamics, and calling into question impartiality at the time of researching and co-authoring the APM Magic Quadrant. The Gartner Magic Quadrant process is rigorous and backed by a large methodology which documents the process and steps in publishing this […]




Engineering

BizDevOps: Taking DevOps a Step Further

Traditional siloed IT organizations, which were primarily driven by strictly gated Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes and workflows, created tremendously effective controls around operating, and evolving IT systems. This operational methodology was effective when the business expected methodical change to happen via large releases of hardware and software functionality that most often were delivering […]




News

Why I Joined AppDynamics

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve accepted a role with AppDynamics as VP of Market Development and Insights, helping AppDynamics expand into new markets both in terms of addressing buyers and in additional areas where technology can be applied. At the same time, I will be running much of the public insights we’ll be focusing […]