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In today’s software-defined business era, uptime and availability are key to the business survival. The application is the business. However, ensuring proper application performance remains a daunting task for their production environments, where do you start? Enter Business Transactions. By starting to focus on the end-user experience and measuring application performance based on their interactions, we can correctly gauge how the entire environment is performing. We follow each individual user request as it flows through the application architecture, comparing the response time to its optimal performance. This inside-out strategy allows AppDynamics to instantly identify performance bottlenecks and allows application owners to get to the root-cause of issues that much faster. By becoming business transaction-centric application owners can ensure uptime and availab... (more)

Join Gartner, IBM, + AWS at AppSphere and save $200 when you register in August!

AppSphere is just a few short months away, and we’ve lined up an incredible agenda that will uncover the trends that are affecting technology and discuss best practices for managing the impact of evolving technology on your bottom line. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from thought leaders like Jonah Kowall, Research Vice President, IT Operations at Gartner; Lance Crosby, Chief Executive Officer of SoftLayer, an IBM Company; and Bill Platt, General Manager of Amazon Web Services. You’ll also hear a panel of experts from Microsoft, Google, Red Hat, and SoftLayer discuss the fu... (more)

AppDynamics Supports Scala and the Typesafe Reactive Platform with Play2/Akka

In the AppDynamics Spring 2014 release we added support for the Scala language and the TypeSafe Reactive Platform with support for Play2 and Akka based applications. We are excited to announce a strategic partnership with TypeSafe to provide the best APM solution in the market for Reactive applications. “Our new partnership with AppDynamics provides end to end visibility into production applications running on the Typesafe Reactive Platform. With AppDynamics’ unique support of Scala, Akka and Play, developers will be able to build reactive applications in record time, troublesho... (more)

@DevOpsSummit | The Future of Ops [#DevOps]

In my first post, I discussed how software and various tools are dramatically changing the Ops department. This post centers on the automation process. When I was younger, you actually had to build a server from scratch, buy power and connectivity in a data center, and manually plug a machine into the network. After wearing the operations hat for a few years, I have learned many operations tasks are mundane, manual, and often have to be done at two in the morning once something has gone wrong. DevOps is predicated on the idea that all elements of technology infrastructure can be c... (more)

The Incredible Extensible Machine Agent

Our users tell us all the time: The AppDynamics platform is amazing right out of the box. But everybody has something special they want to do, whether it’s to add some functionality, set up a unique monitoring scenario, whatever. That’s what makes AppDynamics’ emphasis on open architecture so important and useful. The functionality of the AppDynamics machine agent can be customized and extended to perform specific tasks to meet specific user needs, either through existing extensions from the AppDynamics Exchange or through user customizations. It helps to understand what the mac... (more)