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January 2024

Seven innovative observability features to explore in the new year

See some of our recent observability feature and product releases that correlate application security and performance with your business critical KPIs. In our latest App Attention Index, consumers showed unprecedented levels of scrutiny when it comes to app experiences, with nearly two-thirds (62%) revealing their digital expectations are far higher now than they were just two years ago. In fact, 77% reported discontinued use or deletion of an app due to poor performance — within the past year.

Feature Spotlight - Introducing Smart Agent for Cisco AppDynamics

Cisco AppDynamics Smart Agent will transform how you manage your agent lifecycle. It orchestrates your agent lifecycle tasks through an enhanced UI, or through an advanced CLI. Learn about the recently released Smart Agent and Agent Management for Cisco AppDynamics in the video below. It includes an overview and short demonstration of the primary use case: identifying agents that must be updated, and how to perform agent updates in bulk.

Smart Agent for Cisco AppDynamics is here!

Unlock business and performance insights... See how Smart Agent dramatically simplifies application instrumentation through intelligent agent automation and lifecycle management — saving you time, accessing new capabilities and gaining business context. Simplify your agent management in a few clicks... Save time and effort installing and managing agents at scale with a centralized agent management console. AppDynamics provides a complete agent inventory, managed by Smart Agent, to quickly flag and upgrade out-of-date agents to support better version compliance and reporting.

Cisco AppDynamics reimagines agent lifecycle management with Smart Agent

Cisco Full-Stack Observability and Cisco AppDynamics are simplifying agent lifecycle management by centralizing control through UI and leveraging the Smart Agent to save you time and effort. We have come to rely on agents to help provide insights into our applications and environments through analysis with application performance monitoring (APM) solutions. And with the advent of OpenTelemetry™, we have even more ways to ingest data.

Swisscom breaking through internal silos with Cisco AppDynamics

Switzerland's leading telecom provider, Swisscom, managed to break through their internal silos and gain end- to-end application performance visibility. This led to on-track performance in reaching their goal of delivering 100% service quality to their customers. Understand how they did it, and which Cisco AppDynamics products they implemented to eliminate the barriers and obstacles blocking success.

Optimizing usability for evolving applications

In line with enterprise applications transitioning to the cloud, the need for simplified and efficient observability solutions is growing. AppDynamics’ cloud native response is an innovative platform designed to effortlessly onboard customer cloud environments, automate monitoring of ephemeral environments, and streamline MELT (Metrics, Events, Logs, and Traces) data correlation. By leveraging the power of data science—including machine learning and AI—it provides comprehensive solutions to challenges arising from applications, Kubernetes, infrastructure, or other cloud-native aspects in a multi-cloud world.

Cisco Secure Application: Fulfilling the APM + ASM promise for OpenTelemetry

Cisco AppDynamics is making big strides in enabling both application performance and security monitoring for OpenTelemetry. Learn what we’ve done so far. When DevOps began taking hold around 2007, it was meant as a mechanism to remove silos between IT teams and accelerate software development.