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“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 notifications. These would typically require opening custom ports when you leverage the AppDynamics SaaS environment. AppDynamics works by placing an agent running on your servers which reports to the controller. It’s common to have several agents monitoring your applications. To further the ea... (more)

Too Big To Scale – Data Visualizations at Web Scale

Too Big To Scale – Data Visualizations at Web Scale Big news last week was about the JPMC data breach that could potentially impact millions of customers. This news brought about the return of “banks that are too big to fail” discussions on a much smaller scale then we saw during the financial crisis a few years back. The fact is, we live in a world where data breaches can and will happen and the response to these incidents becomes critically important to the company as well as the consumer. Data at Web Scale This sequence of events got me thinking about just how big many of our e... (more)

Building a Business-Driven Infrastructure | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Transforming IT: Building a Business-Driven Infrastructure For the Software Defined Business By Dustin Whittle September 17, 2014 Executives charged with building business-driven applications have an extremely challenging task ahead of them. However, the cavalry has arrived with useful tools and strategies built specifically to keep modern applications working efficiently. We partnered with Gigaom Research to carefully grasp, and articulate, how these modern methodologies are improving the lives of IT professionals in today’s software-driven businesses. Typically, this knowledge ... (more)

AppSphere Speaker Panel: Cloudy With A Chance Of Innovation

AppSphere Day One general sessions ended with a panel of cloud experts led in discussion by Jonah Kowall, research vice president – IT operations at Gartner, with questions prepared by Jonah and also submitted by the audience. The course of the discussion indicated that — like so many things in this time of transformation and generational shift — there’s still a lot of confusion and uncertainty about the vague but huge concept of “the cloud,” and at the same time, great opportunity. Some misconceptions dispelled, guiding principles, and best practices offered by the panel: The c... (more)

Dispatch from AppSphere #2: Transforming the Future

The AppSphere general sessions kicked off Monday afternoon with a full house in the beautiful Chelsea Theater at the Cosmopolitan. Joe Sexton, AppDynamics president of worldwide field operations, opened the afternoon sessions, followed by Founder and CEO Jyoti Bansal, who presented the Application Intelligence address. I couldn’t help but be struck by what a powerful group of individuals filled the auditorium. To the average onlooker, they may have appeared to be a bunch of brainy computer types. But in reality, these are the people who keep the country’s and the world’s money an... (more)