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This number 7 had nothing to do with luck

Global research and advisory firm Gartner is probably best known for publishing their Magic Quadrants, which list technology leaders in several categories. It’s a big deal to be named to a Gartner Magic Quadrant, and rightly so. It carries a lot of weight in the IT industry, especially if your company is included in the upper right quadrant, which is simply labeled “Leaders.” And for the seventh (7th) year in a row, AppDynamics, a San Francisco-based application performance management and IT operations analytics company, proudly sits in the Leader quadrant for APM (Application Performance Monitoring).

Global research and advisory firm Gartner is probably best known for publishing their Magic Quadrants, which list technology leaders in several categories. It’s a big deal to be named to a Gartner Magic Quadrant, and rightly so. It carries a lot of weight in the IT industry, especially if your company is included in the upper right quadrant, which is simply labeled “Leaders.” And for the seventh (7th) year in a row, AppDynamics, a San Francisco-based application performance management and IT operations analytics company, proudly sits in the Leader quadrant for APM (Application Performance Monitoring).

Meeting the expectations of today’s digital-first world

Organizations are facing more pressure than ever before to address today’s digital-first environment. The speedy servers of yesterday are the IT speed bumps of today. And with slow comes the frustrated user who shuts down your site and heads into the arms of your competitors. Now, take it a step further and consider the full-scale outage. Those cost companies millions when you consider not just the loss in revenue, but the productivity and recovery costs. According to Gartner, the average—remember, this is average—cost of network downtime is around $5,600…per minute! For instance, consider what a network outage at Amazon would cost. And they’re certainly not average—that $5,600 figure doesn’t come close to what they’d lose in a minute.

Upping your business IQ

AppDynamics knew that educating organizations and enabling them to see how their overall digital experience impacts customers and their business goals, including, of course, revenue, was key. For that reason, they developed Business iQ, which allows AppDynamics customers the ability to understand and act on what’s affecting their business in real-time. With Business iQ, customers can monitor critical KPIs and receive alerts that help them identify, diagnose and resolve issues before their customers  head to the competition (Here’s a great video about it).

According to John Hill, the CIO of Carhartt, an AppDynamics customer, “It was imperative to understand how to position our business for the evolving consumer needs of today and in the future. With Business iQ, we now have a direct lens into the health of business transactions across our entire digital shopping journey in real time, so we can continue to deliver the highest quality user experience to our consumers.”

The Central Nervous System of IT

Based on the success of Business iQ, AppDynamics followed it up with they’re calling The Central Nervous System for IT. In short, AppDynamics, together with parent company Cisco, is giving IT departments more visibility, insight and automation options so they can better compete in the marketplace and thrive in today’s complex world of IT.

But, they didn’t stop there. AppDynamics built Cognition Engine to address those frustrating, mind-numbing hours IT personnel spend trying to identify the root cause(s) of performance issues. Cognition Engine utilizes Artificial Intelligence (AI) to automate the process(es) and identify root-cause to detect anomalies. Those mind-numbing hours can now be slashed down to seconds.

According to Stephen White, the Director of Automation and DevOps at longtime AppDynamics partner GDT, “One of the keys to AppDynamics’ success is their work to bridge the gap between DevOps and networking teams. Doing so allows customers to leverage application intelligence to really drive infrastructure automation.”

Luck doesn’t get you on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant seven (7) years running. Ingenuity, innovation, integration…it’s those types of things. And those are a few of the many reasons AppDynamics is sitting once again in the upper right corner. And, it’s also why AppDynamics is now the largest and fastest growing company in the APM market.

Questions about what AppDynamics can do for your Digital Transformation journey? Talk to the experts at GDT, who have partnered with AppDynamics for years.

If you’d like to learn about how GDT’s design engineers and solutions architects turn traditional, legacy infrastructures into innovative, agile machines that make customers more competitive, help them bring applications to market faster, and deliver a superior customer experience, contact them at SolutionsArchitects@gdt.com or at Engineering@gdt.com. They’d love to hear from you.

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