Press Release

AppDynamics Extends Its Easy-to-Use Monitoring Approach to NetApp Storage

Enterprises Can Now Deliver Faster Applications Thanks to a Technology Alliance Partnership Between NetApp and AppDynamics

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13, 2013 -- AppDynamics, the next-generation application performance management (APM) company, today announced a new solution that simplifies the monitoring and management of NetApp storage. The solution enables enterprises to quickly and easily correlate performance characteristics between the databases and underlying NetApp storage, helping them identify and remediate infrastructure bottlenecks.                

The AppDynamics solution for NetApp storage couples comprehensive NetApp storage performance monitoring capabilities with high-fidelity database monitoring for MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server and Sybase ASE, helping customers proactively pursue performance issues and deliver higher performing infrastructure for all their mission-critical applications. The integrated AppDynamics solution can be used as a standalone deep-dive monitoring tool for NetApp storage, or it can be used to correlate performance anomalies across the database and storage.Additionally, customers can use NetApp and Database monitoring in conjunction with the AppDynamics Application Performance Monitoring and End User Monitoring for full-stack visibility across the Client, Middleware, Database, and Storage tiers typical of modern, complex application architectures.

The AppDynamics and NetApp collaboration includes full support for 7-mode and Clustered Data ONTAP as well as a short-term roadmap for NetApp's E/EF series storage products. The solution currently supports intra-system monitoring for storage clusters, equipping customers with easy-to-use performance telemetry for HA and load-balancing systems. "Leveraging AppDynamics for NetApp is one of the easiest decisions we've ever had to make," said Chris Webb, Enterprise Systems Administrator at Green Mountain. "Using AppDynamics for NetApp, we have a robust way to monitor our environment and manage issues in a proactive way." "We're enthusiastic about partnering with AppDynamics, a leading application performance management provider, to assist our customers with the management and monitoring of their application stack from client to storage, and everything in between," said Bill Heffelfinger, Director Enterprise Ecosystem Organization. "Our customers need complete visibility and the ability to identify root cause fast when issues occur, and AppDynamics has built its brand delivering fast Mean-Time-to-Resolution capabilities to operations and development teams worldwide."

Key features of AppDynamics for NetApp include the ability to:

  • Show inbound and outbound throughput to gauge how well the environment is performing, and the type of I/O workload the storage system is performing.
  • Monitor individual protocol operations to discover the type of activity being performed at any time of day or night e.g. CIFS, NFS, FCP, ISCSI etc.
  • View current storage system performance metrics e.g. %CPU and Read/Write Latency
  • View metrics and KPIs for all volumes
  • Engage in 24x7 remote monitoring of NetApp Key Performance Indicators
  • Facilitates root cause analysis of infrastructure issues e.g. Correlate I/O latency with database operations
  • Proactive email alerting on storage system availability

"Adding NetApp to the AppDynamics portfolio of monitoring capabilities makes perfect sense for our long-term plan of expanding our Application Operations platform," said Matthew Polly, Senior Director of Business Development for AppDynamics. "Our current collaboration with NetApp has provided us with a unique opportunity to deliver a strong solution that our joint customers have loved. We look forward to supporting NetApp customers around the globe and making their operational lives easier."

About NetApp Alliance Partner Program NetApp Alliance Partner Program provides qualified infrastructure and application providers with access to NetApp solutions, software development kits, technical support, training, certification, product information, and marketing and sales assistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-of-breed partner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage. Additional information on the NetApp Alliance Partner Program is available at

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AppDynamics is the Application Intelligence company. With AppDynamics, enterprises have real-time insights into application performance, user performance and business performance so they can move faster in an increasingly sophisticated, software-driven world. AppDynamics’ integrated suite of applications is built on its innovative, enterprise-grade App iQ Platform that enables its customers to make faster decisions that enhance customer engagement and improve operational and business performance. AppDynamics is uniquely positioned to enable enterprises to accelerate their digital transformations by actively monitoring, analyzing and optimizing complex application environments at scale.

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