Microservices Sprawl: How Not to be Overrun

The rise of containers and microservices has skyrocketed the rate at which new applications are moved into production environments today. While developers have been deploying containers to speed up the development processes for some time, there still remain challenges with running microservices efficiently. Most existing IT monitoring tools don’t actually maintain visibility into the containers […]

Top 10 New Improvements Found in the .NET Framework Version 4.6.2

In the late 1990s, Microsoft began working on a general purpose development platform that quickly became the infrastructure for building, deploying, and running an unlimited number of applications and services with relative ease while focusing on the Internet User Experience (IUE). Then, in February of 2002, Microsoft finally launched the first version of these shared […]

Mobile App Monitoring Best Practices

For many companies, and up until about just five years ago, the only metrics for how well a mobile app performed were network call errors and whether it crashed or not. But those times are long behind us, as there’s nothing simple about today’s mobile apps. Issues are harder to find and fix than ever. […]

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 […]

Okta is Driving Fast, but with Eyes Wide Open

The new “speed” conversation When you’ve been writing marketing about tech companies since the dawn of the millennium, as I have, you hear the topic of speed come up a lot. And rightfully so. It is, of course, a vital metric and, in a marketing sense, a crucial differentiator when selling your product to the […]

Tips on How to Prepare for AppDynamics Certification

If you attended AppSphere 2016 in Las Vegas, or visited AppDynamics University, you’re probably aware that we recently launched our first official certification program. If you haven’t heard about it, we have some relevant info to share with you. First, what is it, and who is it for? We’ve embarked on a journey to build […]

Convergence Between IT and Business — Mean Time to Business Awareness

The line between IT and business is getting blurry. Modern CIOs are aiming to transform IT organizations to be more customer-centric and shift the culture from servicing the business to driving the business. Not changing with the times can have dire consequences — Forbes Global 2000 companies are estimated to lose $2.5 billion annually due […]

United Airlines and Real-time Business Monitoring

Flying out in front One of the world’s largest airlines, United Airlines, has an impressive history of using one of humankind’s greatest innovations — the airplane — to serve people. On April 6, 1926, pilot Leon “Lee” Cuddeback flew a Laird Swallow biplane flew from Boise, Idaho, to the railroad mail hub at Pasco, Washington, […]

Business iQ Correlates Business Metrics with Application Performance

Business iQ combines business and application performance into a single, real-time view With the launch of Business iQ at AppSphere 2016, many customers have asked us about the new business-focused dashboards they saw in our on-stage demo. Our customers want to understand how AppDynamics can help them achieve real-time business monitoring. Before diving into our […]