AppDynamics Announces Performance Monitoring for Windows Azure

        AppDynamics Announces Performance Monitoring for Windows Azure

New release offers easy-to-try Monitoring-as-a-Service solution built for
Windows Azure

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, June 7, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AppDynamics, a leading application
performance management (APM) solution provider for modern application
architectures, announced today a relationship with Microsoft Corp. that
enables Windows Azure users to monitor and scale their applications in Windows
Azure. Organizations running their revenue-critical applications on
Microsoft's cloud platform can now gain full visibility into their
applications and rapidly troubleshoot performance problems.

While traditional monitoring tools provided some level of visibility, they
often had blind spots that limited their ability to rapidly pinpoint and fix
performance problems. Now, with AppDynamics, Windows Azure users can get full
visibility into the end-to-end performance of every business transaction and
quickly isolate problems with code-level diagnostics.

"We are excited about AppDynamics' solution on Windows Azure and look forward
to working with them. Their solution helps businesses gain greater visibility
into the performance of their applications running on Windows Azure," said
Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president, Windows Azure App Platform,
Microsoft.

Customers seeking to simply migrate their applications to the cloud and use
traditional server monitoring tools or legacy APM software quickly find
themselves stymied. Such obsolete strategies require manual configuration and
instrumentation, and they are incapable of monitoring highly elastic cloud
environments without producing gaping blind spots. In contrast, AppDynamics'
automatic instrumentation and configuration make it a perfect fit for managing
cloud environments with a high rate of change. In addition, AppDynamics'
auto-scaling feature allows Windows Azure customers to automatically provision
Windows Azure resource based on the performance and throughput of business
transactions.

Windows Azure users will be able to try AppDynamics for free for 30 days
through the Windows Azure Marketplace. With AppDynamics, Windows Azure users
can:

  oMonitor the health of their Windows Azure application
  oTroubleshoot performance problems in real time
  oRapidly diagnose root cause of performance problems
  oDynamically scale up and scale down their Windows Azure application

"Windows Azure is world class, and we're looking forward to supporting their
customers with an application performance management solution that's built
from the ground up for cloud-based production applications," said Jyoti
Bansal, Founder and CEO of AppDynamics. "Migrating to the cloud can be a scary
step for many application owners. We're happy to be able to give application
support teams the confidence that their applications will meet their SLAs, as
well as scale to meet the needs of their business."

With the release of AppDynamics Pro 3.4.3 today, Windows Azure customers can
now monitor and troubleshoot applications that leverage:

  oWindows Azure Compute
  oWindows Azure Service Bus
  oWindows Azure SQL
  oWindows Azure Storage

To provide the best possible solution for Windows Azure users, AppDynamics has
made available its multi-tenant Monitoring-as-a-Service platform within
Windows Azure itself. This minimizes the network bandwidth costs for Windows
Azure customers using AppDynamics because they will not have to transfer
monitoring data outside of Windows Azure. In addition, online support,
documentation and training are all available directly through the Windows
Azure Marketplace.

AppDynamics is available now on the Windows Azure Marketplace. Free trials of
AppDynamics Pro for Windows Azure last for 30 days and then revert to
AppDynamics Lite for Windows Azure, which is free indefinitely. For more
information, please visit www.appdynamics.com/azure

.NET application owners who currently manage production applications in their
own physical data center can also benefit from AppDynamics. To take advantage
of AppDynamics free solution for .NET monitoring, please visit
www.appdynamics.com/free or register to try AppDynamics Pro for 30 days at
http://www.appdynamics.com/30-day-trial.php

About AppDynamics
AppDynamics is a leading provider of Software-as-Service (SaaS) and on-premise
application performance management for modern application architectures in
both the cloud and the data center. The company delivers solutions for highly
distributed and agile environments, helping companies such as Priceline, TiVo,
AMICA Insurance, Hotels.com, StubHub, DSW, Staples, Insight Technologies,
Abercrombie & Fitch, and Cornell University monitor, troubleshoot, diagnose,
and scale their production applications. Over 80,000 people have downloaded
AppDynamics Lite, the company'sfree troubleshooting solution for Java/.NET,
and the company was recognized as an APM Innovator by Gartner. Visit
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