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AppDynamics is a company focusing on application performance management (APM) and IT Operations Analytics (ITOA). They are based in San Francisco, CA.
The Application Intelligence market has been heating up recently even more than before. With tools that present a relatively lower price point, and better results for customers, now a lot of companies that could not afford this kind of monitoring are jumping on the bandwagon. Monitoring of complex distributed environment is a key to a company’s success, and can greatly help in the DevOps process.
AppDynamics is offering suite of tools in this space. The one we’re going to have a quick look at today is Application Performance Management (APM). The tag line for this is: “Monitor and manage complex applications to identify and resolve performance issues.”
From a deployment and performance point of view, this application is installed in the following pattern:
Within the last 10 years or so, various software development methods have evolved and have gained more adoption. Inevitably this resulted in overlaps and the expansion across various group silos.
DevOps started to gain popularity around 2009 through a series of events describing it’s benefits and implementation.
According to wikipedia, the definition is:
“DevOps is a software development method that emphasizes communication, collaboration (information sharing and web service usage), integration, automation, and measurement of cooperation between software developers and other IT professionals. The method acknowledges the interdependence of software development, quality assurance (QA), and IT operations, and aims to help an organization rapidly produce software products and services and to improve operations performance.”