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Announcing AppDynamics 2014 Summer Release

Posted by Burhanuddin Sefudin on Thu, Aug 14, 2014 @ 16:08 pm

AppDynamics have just announced their 2014 Summer Release of their market leading Application Performance Management software.

What is AppDynamics?

AppDynamics is application performance management software designed to help dev and ops troubleshoot problems in complex production apps. How? You can monitor your application health, and be alerted when there's an issue. Troubleshooting's easy when you can see your entire application and drill down as needed to see the code execution in the application server and database. Even more so when you can automate fixes.

What's New in the 2014 Summer Release?

Enhancements to the three platform layers:

  1. Collection
  2. Platform
  3. Visualisation

AppDynamics now provide expanded support for a wide range of applications and frameworks including:

  • Industry’s first Node.js distributed transaction monitoring
  • C++ APM (Beta)
  • Java 8 Support
  • Industry’s first .Net async
  • Memory tracing .Net
  • CLR Crash Events

The extensive new capabilities allow organisations to proactively monitor, manage and analyse the most complex software environments. All of this happens in real time and in production, giving increased visibility, understanding, control across applications, infrastructure and user experience. By eliminating blind spots, IT can resolve issues faster reducing downtime costs.

Plus other enhancements:

  • Java (WebSockets)
  • .Net (CLR crashes, object instance tracking, service endpoints, machine snapshots)
  • PHP (data collectors, real-time business metrics)
  • Web EUEM (resource timing, analyse, on-prem deployment)
  • Mobile EUEM (custom metrics, crash analytics)

AppDynamics now supports the following operating systems:

  • Ubuntu
  • CentOS
  • Redhat
  • Microsoft Windows

What About End-User Experience?

AppDynamics strive to deliver an intuitive user experience that is useful not only for developers and operations professionals, but also the executive team as well. In this release AppDynamics have improved the user experience of application flow maps to be more scalable for complex applications and layouts can be self-organised. Templates in AppDynamics smart dashboards can be auto-generate based on parameterised characteristics of the nodes or tiers.

End User Experience management has also been greatly improved with advanced filters and histograms for easier reporting and with the addition of a new hamburger drop down menu it’s even easier to navigate around AppDynamics.

The extensive new capabilities allow organisations to proactively monitor, manage and analyse the most complex software environments. All of this happens in real time, in production, giving increased visibility, understanding, and control across applications, infrastructure and user experience. By eliminating blind spots, IT can resolve issues faster reducing downtime costs.

AppDynamics Summer 2014 Release features a database monitoring roadmap, consolidated 3.9 (Beta) and SaaS support.

What do you want to see in the next release from AppDynamics?

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Topics: Application Performance Management, APM, Appdynamics