Archive for the AppDynamics Category

It’s Late 2016, What’s the New Rule for Performance Test Environments?

This question was passed around internally last week: “Does anyone on this distribution list have a list of good reasons why a test environment should approximate that of production to provide accurate test results in lieu of using a cheaper, smaller test environment and math to estimate

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Correlating Business Transactions with Business Transaction Logs in APM

Over the last two decades, software development in the enterprise has changed from applications in silos to distributed and composite applications. These new solutions connect multiple services, databases, and even mainframe computers to solve more complex business problems. In this new solution development practice, the end users

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Performance Assessment – Collaboration

Learn to Collaborate Communication breakdown is not unique to IT. Somehow, most IT organizations create towers. Maybe this happens to reduce the number of status meeting or to allow for a tree-shaped management chain. When leadership creates these separate teams, the intention is not to prevent the

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Autotrader uses AppDynamics to Solve Performance Issues in Production

There is a common theme among the stories told by our new enterprise customers freshly adopting our AppDynamics platform. As their application grows in scale to meet their customer demands, their time to diagnose performance issues were painfully increasing, too. Operations and development teams slowly seemed to

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Ultrafast Server Side Performance Optimization

When your solution is too slow to meet your business objectives you need to optimize it. This post is primarily based on a recent optimization project we did using AppDynamics to improve their solution. I will note that there were a few browser side optimizations that we

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Documenting Complex Enterprise Apps

Many of the enterprise systems we encounter are very complex. Unfortunately, the IT teams that develop and support these solutions will oftentimes have inaccurate documentation to show all of the elements. The design of the software is handled by one organization whereas the actual implementation onto the

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AppDynamics – How to Create and Monitor a Local .Net Application

Summary AppDynamics provides a 15-day free trial so you can test out its features on a self-host basis. This article is going to give you the steps needed to download the AppDynamics Agent and the AppDynamics Controller and begin monitoring an application on the Windows platform immediately. If you don’t already have

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AppDynamics Fall ’14 Release: Revolutionizing APM

Orasi and AppDynamics empower companies to dramatically improve mean time to recovery (MTTR) and optimize end user performance. This new solution delivers focused and actionable insights to optimize the business transaction performance and stability. The AppDynamics Fall ’14 Release includes major enhancements in five areas;  Next-Gen Platform

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Winning the Performance Race

From experience running benchmarks, I can tell you that in order to win them, you must have the full run of the servers, settings and the code. However, this is not the typical case in any large enterprise solution operating in the ‘real’ world. How can you

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Understanding Performance of PayPal as a Service (PPAAS)

By Steve Sturtevant, Sales Engineer at AppDynamics In a previous post – Agile Performance Testing – Proactively Managing Performance – I discussed some of the challenges faced in managing a successful performance engineering practices in an Agile development model.  Let’s continue this with a real world example,

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