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 ...Read More

Top 5 Performance Metrics to Capture in Enterprise PHP Applications

The last couple articles presented an introduction to Application Performance Management (APM) and identified the challenges in effectively implementing an APM strategy. This article builds on these topics by reviewing five of the top performance metrics to capture to assess the health of your enterprise PHP application. Specifically this article reviews the ...Read More

EMA Report: The Need for Unified Monitoring [INFOGRAPHIC]

One of the first things I learned when I started working in application intelligence was how central the application economy is to connecting components like code, data, and design, with concepts like IoT. Applications drive the network between enterprise and their end-users. As its economy skyrockets, the back-end requirements to scale that growth ...Read More

Why IoT Could Cripple Your Business

When the subject of the Internet of Things (IoT) arises, all-too-often it’s around forward-looking statements such as budgets and market share, number of devices, and the multitude of use cases. However, the topic of the complexities in the backend systems, third party calls, and exactly how taxing this will be on the ...Read More

Franken-Monitor Doesn’t Give Insightful User Metrics [COMIC]

Following up on our previous comic where Frank’s boss declares they’re adding database monitoring, Frank and his boss have another encounter about user metrics. Since Frank, and his company, are using several tools to monitor their users the data they gain doesn’t give them clear results or context. A lot of the ...Read More

Q&A with Ravi Mhatre of Lightspeed Venture Partners

Recently I had the opportunity to speak with investor and board member of AppDynamics, Ravi Mhatre of Lightspeed Venture Partners. Ravi is a lead investor focusing on enterprise, mobility, and cloud-based services and applications, leading investments in Bromium, MuleSoft, Nutanix, among several others. Similar to my conversations with Steve and Matt, Ravi ...Read More

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 ...Read More

Mobile User Experience, the Real 2015 Internet Trend

In her annual report for KPCB back in May, Mary Meeker cited a number of trends, statistics and metrics that show the increasing importance of online activity such as the growth in internet users to 39% of the population globally, the growth of mobile phone users to 73% penetration of the population globally ...Read More

How Analytics turns APM into an insightful goldmine

It should be no surprise to most of you that software is no longer a tool. In today’s application-centric world, software is the business.  It is the key difference maker between a good and great company. Modern day banks, retailers, automobile manufacturers, media companies all are scrambling to transform into a software-defined ...Read More

5 Things Your CIO Needs to Know about Docker

It’s no secret that Docker has revolutionized the application virtualization space. Today, it’s one of the fastest adopted technologies across enterprises of all sizes—and now, It’s more than just a developer’s preferred open source framework. It also drives the ideal business case to C-level decision makers by creating the ideal transitional opportunity for ...Read More