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There has long been a divide between development and operations. But recently, there has been a movement to break down these metaphorical walls and build bridges of shared accountability between the two. Over the past few years, we have seen the emergence of DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), introducing a more collaborative approach to delivering reliable software. Unfortunately, in ...

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Best Practices for Instrumenting Containers with AppDynamics Agents

Continuously build, test and monitor your Microservices for optimal performance. Summary There are many ways to instrument Docker containers with AppDynamics agents. Here are some best practices that work well in large Docker environments. In this blog I will show some best practices for instrumenting Docker containers, using docker-compose with a few popular AppDynamics application agent types. The goal here ...

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Zero-Downtime Rolling Updates With Kubernetes

The software world moves faster than ever. In order to stay competitive, new software versions need to be rolled out as soon as possible, without disrupting active users. Many enterprises have moved their workloads to Kubernetes, which has been built with production-readiness in mind. However, in order to achieve real zero-downtime with Kubernetes, without breaking or loosing a single in-flight ...

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Turning Digital Transformation into Digital Dexterity

Continuously build, test and monitor your Microservices for optimal performance. Summary In a disruptive business world, digitizing the traditional workplace is not enough. Digital dexterity gives you power to make lasting, impactful change. The goal of digital dexterity is to build a flexible, agile workplace and workforce invested in the success of the organization. This dexterity allows the enterprise to ...

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Configuring a Datasource in a Docker Container

In this post I am going to show how to configure a datasource consumed by an ADF application running on Tomcat in a Docker container. So, there is a Docker container sample-adf with a Tomcat application server preconfigured with ADF libraries and with an ADF application running on top of Tomcat. The ADF application requires a connection to an external database. The ...

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Free Webinar: New Troubleshooting Techniques in AppD

Join us on October 9th for a live session about new troubleshooting techniques in AppD using OverOps Application performance has direct business implications, that’s why monitoring performance is mission critical. One of the most prominent performance monitoring solutions on the market is AppDynamics. Their APM solution tracks application performance, identifying when performance drops and even showing where in the code a ...

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Monitoring Kubernetes and OpenShift with AppDynamics

Continuously build, test and monitor your Microservices for optimal performance. Summary Kubernetes and OpenShift are powerful and flexible. They’re also complex to setup, monitor and maintain at scale. Here’s a sneak peek into what we monitor in OpenShift, as well as some hard-earned advice on how our strategy might benefit your own environments. Here at AppDynamics, we build applications for ...

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[NEW EBOOK] A Complete Guide to Building the Perfect Enterprise DevOps Stack

A guide to building the perfect stack for enterprise DevOps teams Every team approaches software tooling differently, but overall we see similar frameworks across most enterprise DevOps teams. Tooling follows the the product from creation to delivery to success (ideally) and back to creation of new releases and products. Most tools fall solidly into one of these 3 categories: product ...

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The Must Have Metrics Any DevOps and SRE Manager Should Measure

DevOps and SREs have dashboards to monitor services and product performance, and now it’s time for us to understand how to measure these teams’ performance as well. One significant challenge every company faces these days is measurement. There’s a need to understand what’s happening at every level inside the company and product, from how customers are using the application, through ...

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