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What Is AppDynamics?

Cisco AppDynamics Named a Leader for 9th Time in 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for APM. AppDynamics' Application Performance Management solution gives you the ability to visualize business & application performance in real-time to gain a complete picture of end-user experience. With deep visibility into application code, you can pinpoint root cause faster and reduce MTTR. Our monitoring tools enable you to visualize & optimize every part of even the most complex, multi-cloud environments at scale.

Who Uses AppDynamics?

Software defined businesses.

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Reviews of AppDynamics

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Service
4.0
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.1

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peter
peter
IT Asset and Configuration Analyst, Service Catalog and Knowledge Manager in Ghana
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

The WoW moment of AppDy

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Appdynamics was wonderful and the wow moment in our environment

Pros:

Appdynamics is a great 360 view tool to use for any application environment. I like the application, server and even the network flow monitoring of the application. My best part of the application feature is it drill down capability in determine root cause of an issue.

Cons:

The setup is not ease and requires a lot of expertise. I also do not like the the fact that every component is billed or must purchase license to use.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Internet, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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AppDynamics - why to choose it

4.0 2 years ago

Comments: I was able to keep monitoring the performance of a complex ecosystem. Thanks to the product I have a clear vision of the full architecture including the communication/flow between different services part of the solution.
With the alert notification, I am able to keep monitoring the performance of the system (I can immediately understand if something is going bad after a delivery for example) and the error. Moreover I can check the status of the servers running the solution.

Pros:

The possibility to go into detail in case of error. You can arrive to the line of code having the issue. At the same time, in case of bad performance, you are able to know what was happening at that moment. I would add also the alert section, it helps you to trigger alarm when it is needed. That may be fantastic for the team managing the operation / support h24. This team may be also helped by the dashboard that the users of AppDyn can create.

Cons:

Setup of the Agent - there are other products doing better this part (the concept of OneAgent available for example in Dynatrace). Setup complex in case of SAP ecosystem. Real User Monitoring - the products specialized on this topic (doing only this) are better than AppDynamics. At the same time, with AppDyn you can have the monitoring end to end (from the final users to the specific server)

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Utilities, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Helpful tool to

3.0 5 years ago

Pros:

Great monitoring into web applications and infrastructure and great analytics dashboards.

Cons:

A bit pricey in comparison to its competitors

Shaun D
Business Owner in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
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Skeptical at first and now speechless and client ecstatic!

5.0 6 years ago

Comments: One platform that allows you to view key metrics of any "online store/service" in one pane. In a digital economy now and more people embracing the "cloud", which comes at a premium......it's great to be able to "see" in real time not only your infrastructure performance but the performance of the users and the apps and allows you know EXACTLY where the change is needed. Which gives organizations the option of freeing up staff, thus freeing up "salary" and putting it back in their bottom line.

Pros:

Single pane viewing of what matters most. Simple click of a button and I can view infrastructure response, user "click thru" i.e. completes to weekly/monthly reporting taking only minutes instead of hours or days. We were able to view what percentage of users visited/clicked thru with device and time of day and able to see their drop point. Immediately saw a trend and got our app team on it and saw almost immediate uptick in customer completes/orders. What sold me was the agentless monitoring of the databases so we could actully see in real time what days/times we needed to apply additional CPU resources.

Cons:

I guess I really can't state a "plausible" con......the software goes above and beyond what we had envisioned and actually made everyone's duties easier to complete which we were able to turn reports and analytics around quicker.......so if I had to complain about something.....maybe the price??? But isn't always about "price".

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Application Monitoring and Management

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: AppD can monitor all kinds of applications, it provides real time user traffic details on the applications and how much data is being fetched, what is the server capacity, provides over the period statistics about user load which helps us adding extra servers on the busiest days of the weeks helping end customers with more reliable and efficient service with respect to response time. It also provides details on the very minute level which helps with debugging of issues on production and many issues can be resolved without involving L2 or L3 support. It requires a little learning curve in the beginning but it has a very user friendly dash board and things gets easy when you have spent ample amount of time on this application. It is less cost effective but given the use of it, I would highly recommend Appdynamics to other businesses out there.

Pros:

Appdynamics, is a great application monitoring and management tool. It can monitor any application, server or database. It provides user traffic details, servers capacity, response time in real time. It helps resolves more than 90 % of server side issues by checking the appdynamics reports as it provides in depth details to the strategy calls.

Cons:

Needs a little bit of learning curve to get started and its a little less cost effective