Monitoring NGINX with AppDynamics
By Kevin Goldberg
Did you know the AppDynamics Application Intelligence Platform includes
monitoring for hundreds of IT components out of the box, including NGINX and
NGINX Plus? They’re all featured in the AppDynamics Exchange.
With the AppDynamics extension for NGINX, you gain powerful capabilities and
Business Context: Application transaction tracing automatically associates IT
components with business activities Self-learning: Dynamically baselines
behavior, eliminating static threshold configuration and false positives
Unified Monitoring: One platform and a single UI for end-user, application,
and infrastructure monitoring DevOps Automation: From remediation to cloud
capacity scaling, automate for proactivity and efficiency
I’m getting ahead of myself though. Let’s back up a minute and cover the
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influencers of this - for Esri - is that we have a large user base that uses
virtualization and they are looking at Desktop as a Service right now,"
explained John Meza, Product Engineer at Esri, in this SYS-CON.tv interview
at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in
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Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, expanded the conference content of
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