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AppDynamics, Inc. is an American privately held application performance management (APM) and IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) company based in San Francisco. The company focuses on managing the performance and availability of applications across cloud computing environments as well as inside the data center.[1]

History and Founding

AppDynamics was founded in 2008 by Jyoti Bansal, a former lead software architect at Wily Technologies, a provider of application performance management technology.[2] AppDynamics received five rounds of funding totaling $206.5 Million.[3]


On April 10, 2013, CA Technologies (formerly Computer Associates) filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Eastern District in New York. The lawsuit claims that AppDynamics violated three patents that came into CA Technologies' possession through acquisitions.[4] This was the second action CA Technologies filed in connection with alleged infringement of patents obtained in the acquisition of Wily Technology. In November 2012, CA Technologies filed a lawsuit asserting patent infringement of the same three APM patents against software company, New Relic. On April 20th, 2015 AppDynamics and CA settled the two-year-old patent dispute. AppDynamics said that it paid a "modest fixed payment." [5]

On February 2, 2015, Jonah Kowall, research Vice President in Gartner's IT Operations Research group and lead in evaluating Application Performance Management vendors in the Gartner APM Magic Quadrant took a market development and thought leadership position within AppDynamics.[6][7] Later on February 17, 2015, AppDynamics hired a second APM industry analyst John Rakowski of Forrester Research also into a Marketing role.[8] Analysts regularly take positions within vendors for example both Chris Wolf [9] and Mark Margevicius[10] at VMware, and Gunnar Berger[11] also joined Citrix in 2014. In 2013 Gartner analyst Aneel Lakhani[12] joined startup signalfuse in 2013.

See also


  1. MacVittie, Lori. (March 31, 2010) "AppDynamics Puts the Management in Application Performance Management." Two Different Socks Retrieved September 7, 2011.
  2. Demery, Paul. (February 26, 2010). "Priceline Finds a Way to Monitor its Wide World of Applications." InternetRetailer. Retrieved September 7, 2011.
  3. Harzog, Bernd. (May 4, 2010). "AppDynamics Raises an $11 Million Series B Round – Confirms APM 2.0 Opportunity." The Virtualization Practice. Retrieved September 8, 2011.
  4. Smythe, Christie. "CA Technologies Sues AppDynamics Over IT Patents". 
  6. Kowall, Jonah. "Farewell… for now". 
  7. Kowall, Jonah. "Why I Joined AppDynamics". 
  8. APMDigest. "John Rakowski Joins AppDynamics in Strategic Product Marketing Role". 
  9. Wolf, Chris. "Chris Wolf At VMware". 
  10. Margevicius, Mark. "Mark Margevicius joing VMware". 
  11. Berger, Gunnar. "Gunnar Berger joins Citrix". 
  12. Lakhani, Aneel. "Aneel Lakhani LinkedIn profile". 

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