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Cisco (AppDynamics) is Named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the Sixth Consecutive Year

Today, Cisco (AppDynamics) was named a Leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring Suites for the sixth year in a row. We…

By Thomas Wyatt | March 21, 2018 | Share

Cisco (AppDynamics) is Named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the Sixth Consecutive Year

Today, Cisco (AppDynamics) was named a Leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring Suites for the sixth year in a row. We…

Unlock the Value of IoT with Performance Monitoring

From cars to home appliances to wearables, the Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly found its way into everyday objects, changing the way we live…

By Anupam Jindal June 22, 2018 | Share

The Pain of Not Doing DevOps

For planning new software projects and maintaining existing deployments, DevOps helps organizations creates stronger ties between all stakeholders throughout the development lifecycle. So it’s no…

By Sean Stanford May 18, 2018 | Share

Culture

Meet AppD Intern and Agent of Transformation, Cheyenne Biolsi

Cheyenne Biolsi is a recent graduate of Cornell University, where she majored in Computer Science and Economics. This summer, she was chosen as one of 24 interns at AppDynamics, a select few who were encouraged to do something more with their summer off. They took a leap as interns and made a huge impact across the […]

Engineering

How Top Investment Banks Accelerate Transaction Time and Avoid Performance Bottlenecks

A complex series of interactions must take place for an investment bank to process a single trade. From the moment it’s placed by a buyer, an order is received by front-office traders and passed through to middle- and back-office systems that conduct risk management checks, matchmaking, clearing and settlement. Then the buyer receives the securities […]

Engineering

How Anti-Patterns Can Stifle Microservices Adoption in the Enterprise

In my last article, Microservice Patterns That Help Large Enterprises Speed Development, Deployment and Extension, we went over some deployment and communication patterns that help keep microservices manageable as you use more of them. I also promised that in my next post, I’d get into how microservice patterns can become toxic, create more overhead and […]

Engineering, Product

The Serverless Revolution: Why and How The Movement Will Allow Teams to Deploy With More Velocity and Confidence

The serverless movement has recently received another jolt of momentum with Google’s recent release of KNative. Leveraging some of the hottest technologies including Kubernetes and Istio, KNative raises the bar of serverless by supporting a wide set of platforms including Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift. With such a set of heavy hitters, if […]

Culture

2018 Summer Internship Recap

The intern season has been in full force this summer, and the time has flown by before our eyes. Most of our interns are now heading back to their universities, taking with them weeks full of learning, mentorship, friendships, and new experiences. This year, we had an intern class of 24, including 18 in San […]

The App Attention Index 2017

See what keeps users interested — and what turns them off — in this must-read report. Download now

Engineering, Product

Microservice Patterns That Help Large Enterprises Speed Development, Deployment and Extension

This is the first in a two-part series on microservice patterns and anti-patterns. In this article, we’ll focus on some useful patterns that, when leveraged, can speed up development, deployment, and extension. In the next article, we’ll focus on how microservice patterns can become toxic, create more overhead and unreliability, and become an unmanageable mess. […]

Engineering, Product

Managing Software Reliability Metrics: How to Build SRE Dashboards That Drive Positive Business Outcomes

Customers expect your business application to perform consistently and reliably at all times—and for good reason. Many have built their own business systems based on the reliability of your application. This reliability target is your service level objective (SLO), the measurable characteristics of a service level agreement (SLA) between a service provider and its customer. […]

Engineering, Product

How to Ensure Your Applications Meet Business Goals

It makes sense that every application you use should provide tangible business value. But IT has long been stymied in proving this is true. Traditional monitoring tools let you know how your systems were performing but offered little insight into whether a delayed response from a database—or any other performance issue—was having a cascading effect […]

Engineering, Product

The Consumerization of IT and What It Means for Modern DevOps

As professionals in the IT space, we’re constantly introduced to new terms, concepts, technologies and practices. In many cases, we view these terms as IT-specific to help us be more proficient and cutting-edge. Or at least that’s what we strive to achieve. With many companies trying to disrupt the verticals they target, it’s important for […]

Engineering, Product

11 Best Practices for Continuous Performance Testing

Capturing reliable telemetry on your apps is less about which toolchains you use, and more about using them effectively to automate the processes and techniques we discussed in my prior blogs (part 1, part 2, part 3) in this series. Don’t get me wrong, having the right tools is paramount, but when it comes to […]