ISV Video: Windows Azure Performance Management, Monitoring Using AppDynamics

Customers seeking to simply migrate their applications to the cloud and use traditional server monitoring tools or legacy Application Performance Management (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.

ISV Video: Windows Azure Performance Management, Monitoring Using AppDynamics

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.

In this video cloud solutions architect Neil Mackenzie talks with Stephen Burton of AppDynamics who explains how Windows Azure users can:

  • Monitor the health of their Windows Azure application
  • Troubleshoot performance problems in real time
  • Rapidly diagnose root cause of performance problems
  • Dynamically scale up and scale down their Windows Azure application

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

  • Windows Azure Compute
  • Windows Azure Service Bus
  • Windows Azure SQL
  • Windows 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 currently free. For more information, please visit

.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 or register to try AppDynamics Pro for 30 days at

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,, 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's free troubleshooting solution for Java/.NET, and the company was recognized as an APM Innovator by Gartner.