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Voices of Unified APM—Part 3

From production to development environments As AppDynamics has proven its success in production environments, more and more customers are rolling it out in their development environments. In addition to improving the quality of code that is released into production, AppDynamics supports the adoption of DevOps initiatives by providing everyone with access to the same information. […]

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Voices of Unified APM—Part 2

Expanding Initial Deployments The value of unified APM is fully realized when the solution is deployed throughout an organization’s entire environment. However, many of our customers told us that they were able to achieve significant benefits by starting small.  This approach not only provided clear justification for wider use, it also helped convince engineers throughout […]

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Voices of Unified APM—Part 1

Application performance monitoring or APM means a lot more to companies today than just identifying and resolving application errors. IT leaders attending AppDynamics’ Global Tour in San Francisco, Minneapolis, New York, and Dallas described how APM has evolved into unified monitoring and become a kind of central nervous system for their companies, keeping track of […]

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Meet the Year Up Interns of the Business Technology Team

Year Up’s motto is to “close the opportunity divide,” by teaching young adults the qualities they need to develop professionally to join the workforce. For the first six months, interns take classes to learn both technical and professional skills. Interns spend the next six months of their Year Up experience with a partner company where […]

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AppD Hackathon Project Shows APM Power in Digital Marketing

AppD Hackathon Project Shows APM Power in Digital Marketing Back in the days when my AppDynamics colleague, Piyush Mathur, and I worked for a social media analytics company, we often heard digital marketers complain about their IT systems not scaling due to the additional load generated by big budget campaigns. We also saw enterprises lose […]

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Unstoppable: How Belief Helped Fuel the AppDynamics Journey from Start-Up to Market Leader

“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” ― Gail Devers Yesterday marked the 10-year anniversary of the founding of AppDynamics on April 1, 2008. Coincidentally, it was also the five-year anniversary of my first […]

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My First AppDynamics Sales Kick-Off

I joined AppDynamics less than two weeks ago – and that’s all the time it took for me to truly live and breathe the AppDynamics culture and mission. Within my first week, I had the opportunity to attend the AppDynamics Sales Kick-Off (SKO) in heavenly Miami. During my flight back to California, I sat in […]

Culture, Engineering

Hackathoning with IoT, Blockchain, and AppDynamics

Early in the new year, AppDynamics hosted a hackathon to give employees a chance to explore technologies they were curious about, have fun, and build cross-functional relationships. I teamed up with a group of women who were interested in researching blockchain. Other members of the team included Balwinder Kaur, Nicole Hu, Audrey Nahrvar, Jeanie Oh, […]

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KubeCon + CloudNativeCon: A Diverse and Growing Community

The motto for this year’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, “Keep Cloud Native Weird,” proved to be as much a prediction as a slogan when temperatures plummeted last week and snow began to fall in Austin, Texas. Despite Austin uncharacteristically turning into a winter wonderland, the attendance for this third annual event was truly impressive, boasting over […]

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 […]