When we launched AppDynamics Pro back in October 2009, it redefined the way organizations could monitor and manage the performance of their production Java applications. The feedback we’ve received to date can be summed up as “Simple, Smart, Powerful and easy to use.” Over the last decade, words like “simple” and “smart” were rarely associated with Application Performance Management (APM) solutions. Why? Because APM solutions were only as good as the users that configured them. For most organizations it was a full-time job just to keep their APM instrumentation, metrics, thresholds and alerts up-to-date so they could safely run in production, albeit with limited visibility because of overhead concerns.