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Sandi Mappic

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Applications typically log additional data such as exceptions to different data sources. Windows event logs, local files, and SQL databases are most commonly used in production. New applications can take advantage of leveraging big data instead of individual files or SQL. One of the most surprising experiences when we start monitoring applications is noticing the logging is not configured properly in production environments. There have been two types of misconfiguration errors we’ve seen often in the field: logging configuration is copied from staging settings while deploying the application to production environment, logging wasn’t fully configured and the logging failed to log any data To take a closer look, I have a couple of sample applications to show how the problems could manifest themselves. These sample applications were implemented using MVC5 and are runnin... (more)

Part Dev, Part Ops = #DevOps By @AppDynamics | @DevOpsSummit

Read more about how AppDynamics helps foster DevOps and take five minutes to get complete visibility into the performance of your production applications with AppDynamics Pro today! The post Part Dev, Part Ops = DevOps [INFOGRAPHIC] written by Dustin Whittle appeared first on Application Performance Monitoring Blog from AppDynamics. ... (more)

How to Run @AppDynamics in @Azure | @CloudExpo

“Is it possible to run the AppDynamics controller within my own Microsoft Azure IaaS?” I hear this question fairly regularly and would like to walk you through how to host the controller in your own Azure cloud. First off, the pros of having AppDynamics with Azure: Have full control and ownership of the data collected by AppDynamics Provide additional security to access the data (for example, lock it down to a corporate VPN only). Enable easy integration between AppDynamics and your services, such as Active Directory for authentication or internal bug tracking system for alert n... (more)

Top 10 Reasons Your Application Is Running Poorly

“Hey…the Internet is down” or “the application is really slow” are common problems I’ve heard over the years. As the Ned Stark meme goes, how does one simply fix “it’s slow”? I’ve been working with enterprise-grade applications for over 10 years now, and I’d like to think I’ve become pretty darn good at it. At AppDynamics, we have an industry-leading APM solution which can pinpoint the root cause of issues nearly instantly and help your team resolve the issue as quickly as possible. So you need to constantly ask your Ops team: what are the problems that plague our most valuable ... (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)