Internet of Things: From Buzz to Billions

Initially introduced as a solution for enterprises looking to solve issues with industrial grade switches and gateways, the IoT is rapidly becoming a vast, global system of interrelated devices designed to address economic, environmental and societal challenges.

From smart water solutions that leverage performance sensors to measure water use and quality, to devices that monitor robotic arms on manufacturing floors, the IoT is everywhere. Edge computing and IoT are dictating how enterprises, government agencies, hospitals, plant floors and even farms are doing business.

Accenture forecasts the industrial IoT market will top $123 billion by 2021, and McKinsey predicts the IoT ecosystem will eventually be worth $581 billion for information and communication technology (ICT)-based spending.

Since its introduction, one critical component of the IoT has changed: products no longer exist in isolation. New technologies enable products and services to interact and learn from one another, bringing added complexity to backend infrastructures. As a result, enterprises are looking for a tool (not a toolbox) to help monitor, manage and monetize their IoT investment.

According to a recent consumer survey by CSG, end users are embracing connected devices and IoT technology in their daily lives. The majority of respondents (60%) said the IoT’s greatest appeal is its potential to make their lives easier. And with the rapid growth of the IoT market, new applications are reaching home, office and city environments, making it more important than ever for businesses to ensure optimal application performance.

But there is a strong need for help in solving critical application issues on the edge—problems of great concern to end users. A 2018 survey of U.S. consumers by security firm F-Secure found that 66% of respondents have delayed purchasing IoT home devices due to privacy or security concerns.

Indeed, the IoT revolution is already underway. The question is, are you ready?

Preparing for IoT

The goal for successful IoT deployment is to create the ultimate customer experience for end users. The AppDynamics purpose-built IoT SDK puts enterprises in the driver’s seat. Developers decide when, where and how often data is sent, and the business side determines which KPIs to measure in relation to device type, hardware and firmware version. Sometimes an agent isn’t the answer; smart devices and sensors have CPU, memory and consumption limitations, so being able to control data behavior is a great strength of the AppDynamics IoT SDK.

Not sure if your customers or prospects have an IoT play? Remember, just like every business has become a software business, every business will become an IoT business. Traffic lights, parking meters, irrigation systems, smart buildings, connected banks, factories, railways and bathrooms…believe me, I could go on and on.

Learn how AppDynamics IoT monitoring can help you secure your share of the growing Internet of Things market!

AppDynamics Now Offers More than 100 Extensions

At AppDynamics, it’s been our mission to equip enterprises with true Application Intelligence. As the expanded application ecosystem grows, many enterprises are using a combination of legacy, contemporary, and cutting-edge infrastructure components. So today we’re proud to announce we now integrate with over 100 extensions so users can leverage performance insights like never before. We strive to create a seamless extension ecosystem to merge with your current toolset.

The Application Intelligence Platform is open, extensible, and interoperable to fit any business need. Through our extension ecosystem, AppDynamics Exchange, our community comes together to share knowledge and contribute back extensions that provide deep integrations to the tools modern enterprises frequently use.
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A few extension categories I’d like to highlight are:

Monitoring extensions – integration metrics from other monitoring systems and services such as Apache, RabbitMQ, CouchBase, IBM DataPower, and Apica.

Alerting extensions – allow creation of custom notifications to integration AppDynamics’ health rule violations and events with alerting or ticketing systems such as PagerDuty, VictorOps, ServiceNow, and Atlassian JIRA.

Cloud auto-scaling extensions – integration cloud orchestration functionality such as creating, destroying, restarting, configuring, and validating machine and image instances. These include Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

REST API & SDKs – enable retrieval of data from the AppDynamics system, including application and infrastructure metadata, metrics, events, and transaction snapshots. AppDynamics developer SDKs are available on Github. Through our API, you can download our Java SDK and the Python SDK.

With these integrations, users can monitor metrics within a business context, rapidly remediate issues, and automate baselining to detect glitches. Extensions also leverage the core Application Intelligence Platform including APM, mobile, and analytics.

Using AppDynamics and our slew of extensions, companies can help foster a DevOps culture and enable IT Ops, developers, and business professionals understand their application data, troubleshoot performance issues, and make strategic business decisions.

Come check out our community of extensions here, and download a FREE trial of AppDynamics today!