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We are excited to announce that AppSphere 2014 will feature keynotes from 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.   Secure your seat for these must-see sessions at AppDynamics AppSphere 2014 — November 3-5, 2014 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The conference will also include a panel of cloud experts from Microsoft, Google, Red Hat, and AWS discussing the future of the Cloud. Including breakout sessions featuring industry thought leaders from American Express, MongoDB, CoreLogic, Lithium, and more. See the full list of speakers at AppSphere 2014. Jonah Kowall’s bio: Jonah Kowall is a Research VP in Gartner’s IT Operations Management group. He focuses on application performance monitoring (APM), event correlation and... (more)

A New Breed of Actionable Analytics

Data is dumb but we can't seem to get enough of it these days. An entire industry has evolved to make sense of the massive amounts of data being generated every day. Massive data collection by itself does not guarantee the context required to solve business and IT problems... If we are smart about data, however, it will lead us in the right direction. Today's businesses are defined by the software they run on, enabling them to innovate and create new services faster. Apple re-invented the music industry through software; Netflix changed the way we consume movies through software; ... (more)

The Fourth Digital Wave: The Age of Application Intelligence

This post originally appeared on APM Digest Welcome to the fourth era of digital. The first three periods or ages or phases — call them what you like — were each defined clearly by transformative events. First, the dawn of the personal computer age in April 1977 with the debut of the Apple II (and validated in August 1981 with the introduction of the IBM PC). Next, the beginning of the Internet age when the Netscape browser was released in 1994, which redefined forever the way we connect. Then, on June 29, 2007 — ushered in again by Steve Jobs and Apple — the mobility era began ... (more)

Announcing AppDynamics Application Intelligence Platform

AppDynamics is excited to unveil details behind our new Application Intelligence Platform which is the technology foundation for the AppDynamics portfolio of performance monitoring, automation and analytics solutions (transaction analytics was also announced today). Today’s software defined businesses need the ability to see everything in their application environment, act with certainty, and know faster. See, Act, & Know, the three core pillars of Application Intelligence. Making sense of all the data, transactions, events and user interactions in these environments is increasi... (more)

Don’t Treat the Symptoms — The Importance of Finding the Root Cause

I was recently reading Freakonomics’ authors Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner’s latest book, Think Like a Freak, and passed over a quote that really resonated with me: So rather than address their root causes, we often spend billions of dollars treating the symptoms and are left to grimace when the problem remains. Sure they were referring to socioeconomic issues such as poverty and crime and not application monitoring, however, the statement still holds true. Since my time at AppDynamics I’ve seen and overheard customers claiming they don’t need an APM solution because they ... (more)