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AppDynamics is well suited to large IT organizations ie telcos where there is legacy combined with modern systems ie containerized environments and cloud deployments, mobile, web as well as onprem. AppDynamics can follow the transactions into all of these areas and provide a single view on the health of the systems.
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Well Suited: - Multiple units (you may split Nimsoft per Groups, companies, etc.) - When your Business Teams NEED Dashboards (they'll love it after they learn how to use, for example, if they discover that the may even run SQL queries together with monitor the webpage of the application, and display business data) Less appropriate: - If you are beginning to monitor your environment (because you need to know your environment at least a little bit to check if the entire set of monitoring Nimsoft plugins will really help you or you will only use it to ping your application) - If you don't have at least one (i do recommend 2 or 3 after some short time) people dedicated to deploy and fine-tune the monitoring. The tool is really good, but if you don't have anyone working on it, you will notice that you're spending money in an elephant to kill an ant or worst, that you passed the entire year, and still have the same problems of the last year, cause no one put the hands enough time in the tool. I saw this happening during the first year when I was the only one working with the tool and still supporting the entire team.
Read full review Pros you can easily identify where there is a problem in the code at the time of error. With Network Visibility, you can see how much bandwidth your applications are using between nodes. You can easily detect SQL statements or stored procedures that consume most of the system resources and get statistical data. Read full review Ease of management Unified platform Depth of infrastructure management. Has numerous probes which can help you monitor every aspect of your environment. Read full review Cons Data Privacy is the most concerning thing with AppDynamics and the SSO authentication is very limited During load testing the graph output is not as expected and delayed Sometime Server details in the portal is missing in real time, which can indeed cause issue in long term and during performance tracking Read full review I'd like to see improvements in inventory management. Currently node management isn't as efficient as I'd like. I also see a big opportunity to offer greater customization in the Detail Tab. I'd like the ability to pick and chose which metrics are displayed by default in the Detail Tab snapshot. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
its working for us, we are familiar and comfortable with the tool and its proven valuable/indispensable in helping evaluate our code.
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Meets our business requirements
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Easy to configure and use.
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AppDynamics has its own community site that includes forums and a knowledge base. On the forums, you can converse with other members of the community and ask technical questions as you have them. Though this forum isn’t filled with people there are active members for you to gain some valuable insights.
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Plan it out based on your requirements.
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AppDynamics is easy to use when compared with
and provide rich user interface. We prefer AppDynamics as it gives more data insight. We can easily install the AppDynamics agent and integrate with application. Also AppDynamics subscription cost was in budget with our organization that result in overall business growth.
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All tools have their own gaps , some seem to do more than others, some just work better. With UIM we have found a sweet spot with features, price point, pros, cons, etc
Read full review Return on Investment Platform map drilldown capabilities and code-level visibility helped us to find the root cause of problems faster Threshold alerts made proactive problem handling easier Data capture module helped us to link technical data with business data and support customers far more efficiently Read full review Business Units love It - Good for them, but worse for the IT Team until we share the responsibility of the dashboards. If no one put their hands on it, it will take some time to give results. I'm talking about environments with 400 devices, for example, in something about 6 months to one year, if no one is dedicated, and depending on the consulting company. Some, even certified by CA, was not good. If possible, try to use CA services directly. IT Teams, after they start to notice that the tool really work, will want to monitor everything. Depending on the company, this will be more or less easy to measure, as ROI. And I'm telling this because usually IT teams don't know how to sell them to C-Levels, and the tool, because of the price, is always a motivation to questions like: "What is this tool? Do you really need it? Is there another way to monitor this?" Read full review ScreenShots