John Rakowski

About John Rakowski

John Rakowski is Director of Product Marketing for Application Performance Management (APM) and analytics at AppDynamics. Prior to his current role, John was the lead analyst for APM and IT Operational Analytics (ITOA) at Forrester Research helping clients with their APM and analytics strategies. Earlier he worked at Fujitsu and Capgemini architecting and implementing systems management technologies for enterprises in the financial and utilities sectors plus UK government. John has more than 10 years of experience with systems management and monitoring technologies. You can follow John on twitter at

IDC White Paper: Critical Application And Business KPIs for Successful Cloud Migration

Today, enterprises worldwide are moving towards a cloud-first strategy with the promise of benefits like agility, scalability, and innovation-at-speed. However, migrating to the cloud can also present issues with security, compliance, performance, and more. As a result, it’s critical for businesses to understand the types of application and infrastructure monitoring, analytics, and performance information needed […]

Time to Redefine Your Career at AppD Summit Europe

This is a guest blog post by Vicky Woollaston, Digital Editor @WIREDUK As I write this post, I’m reflecting on our complete dependence on software and technology today. While not having access to emails for an hour or so might be a welcome relief to some, an outage on such a critical application not only […]

5 Reasons Tech Leaders Should Attend AppD Summit Europe

“Technology remains key to business success.” This statement comes from the 19th Annual Global CEO Survey which was conducted by PwC. It’s a simple, yet incredibly loaded and exciting statement for anyone working in enterprise IT. It’s also the reason why we have a whole track at our free tech conference on May 3rd, 2017, […]

Making Dev and Ops First Class Citizens At Standard Bank

Now that AppSphere 2016 is over, I have been reflecting on the track sessions that I managed and the ones that I watched at the event. While all of them were very good, there are a couple which really stand out for me. One of these was ‘Standard Bank’s: Agile, DevOps & the Role of […]

Visit AppDynamics at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Barcelona

It’s that time of the year- Gartner’s next Symposium/ITxpo is taking place in Barcelona this week, and the AppDynamics team is onsite attending again. Last year we were impressed by discussions with CIOs and senior IT executives around how important application performance is to driving business performance – and we are looking forward to even […]

Driving DevOps Adoption at AppSphere 2016

“DevOps is trendier than a cronut on a hoverboard.” This is the start of one of four AppSphere 2016 best practices track session abstracts, and I couldn’t agree more with the quote above. When reviewing the many submissions from customers, there was one use case that came up again and again, and this focused on […]

4 Reasons Why Virtual War Rooms Are Essential To APM

Just over a year ago in our 4.0 or Fall ’14 release we announced ‘The AppDynamics Virtual War Room’ feature that enables business, IT development and operations teams to easily collaborate through the AppDynamics console. With applications increasing in complexity due to Microservices architecture techniques, container technologies and reliance on third party systems, the need […]

When Is Research Not Research?

  We all know that analysts and independent research firms that publish market insight reports and predictions for the future vary widely in validity and credibility. There are huge variances in how vendors are ranked and, at AppDynamics, we tend to take these reports with a pinch of salt, content as we are with our […]