Jonah Kowall from AppDynamics Joins the Vendor Forum
March 04, 2015
Pete Goldin
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Jonah Kowall, VP of Market Development and Insights at AppDynamics, has joined the APMdigest Vendor Forum.

Kowall has been interviewed multiple times on APMdigest — in his previous role at Gartner — and has contributed insights on APMdigest's many lists including the annual list of APM Predictions. Now Kowall is blogging on APMdigest for the first time.

In his new VP position, Kowall helps drive the AppDynamics product roadmap and vision, while developing entry into new markets and providing valuable technology and business insights to fuel the accelerating and broad-based demand for the company’s Application Intelligence Platform. Kowall comes to AppDynamics with a diverse background including 15 years as an IT practitioner at several startups and larger enterprises focused on infrastructure and operations, security, and performance engineering. These included running tactical and strategic operational initiatives, going deep into monitoring of infrastructure and application components. In 2011, Kowall changed careers, moving to Gartner to focus on availability and performance monitoring and IT operations management (ITOM). He led Gartner's influential Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) Magic Quadrants and research as a Research VP.

The AppDynamics Application Intelligence Platform empowers today’s software-defined businesses with the ability to proactively monitor, manage, and optimize the most complex software environments. Because AppDynamics starts with user interactions, the company's platform is able to dynamically collect millions of performance data points across
your applications and infrastructure. AppDynamics then applies intelligence to instantly identify performance anomalies, enable automatic fixes and continuously measure business impact. And all this happens in real time, in production, with cloud or on-premise deployment flexibility. So even in the most dynamic production environments, customers can know more and know it faster. It’s more than monitoring — it’s true Application Intelligence.

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