Keynote Systems and AppDynamics Announce Cloud Application Performance Management Partnership


Two Cloud Innovators Team Up to Manage the Performance of Cloud Applications

Last Updated: April 1, 2011 5:31 pm GMT
(San Mateo and San Francisco, California--April 1, 2011) Keynote Systems(Nasdaq: KEYN), the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud monitoring, and AppDynamics, the next generation application performance management company for modern application architectures in both the cloud and the data center, today announced a marketing partnership that focuses on maximizing the performance and availability of cloud applications for corporate enterprises worldwide.

Primary initiatives of the alliance include technical collaboration and coordinated marketing and sales efforts. The joint solution gives companies a completepicture of the performance of their business-critical cloud applications in real time and is made possible by Keynote’s Open APM™strategy. Keynote Open APM allows customers to integrate trusted Keynote external website measurements with the internal APM solution of their choice. The AppDynamics/Keynote offering enables proactive, 24x7 visibility into the performance of critical cloud applications, and allows users at multiple geographic locations to gain performance insights using a combination of geographically distributed active transaction monitoring from Keynote and cloud application troubleshooting from AppDynamics.

AppDynamics' founder and CEO, Jyoti Bansal, stated, "Several of our joint customers run revenue-critical Web applications that generate over $1B in revenue for their respective companies. These applications are highly distributed, agile, and often rely on dynamic cloud capacity. The alliance between AppDynamics and Keynote provides our joint customers with innovative solutions from both companies to assure the performance and availability of their cloud applications.”

Keynote Cloud Application Perspectiveis a completely portable on demand software agent that monitors Web application performance inside private clouds. The ‘agents’ can literally be placed anywhere within a customer’s private cloud or third party infrastructure, and immediately supply IT and Web operations personnel with mission-critical data and alerts regarding the performance and availability of Web applications and APIs.

AppDynamics Pro Edition provides deep application visibility and the ability to rapidly troubleshoot performance problems for applications deployed in production cloud and hybrid environments. AppDynamics is also the only APM solution that can predict performance problems and automatically trigger cloud bursting workflows to provision cloud capacity on the fly to meet application response time goals.

By deploying the cloud solutions from Keynote and AppDynamics, customers can:
  • Get started immediately with the fastest-to-deploy and easiest-to-use cloud management solution on the market. Both companies offer SaaS and on-premise deployment options that can deliver value within hours.
  • Monitor and manage applications deployed in public, private and hybrid physical/cloud environments.
  • Significantly lower installation requirements during deployment with no management headaches for IT teams after deployment, when compared to traditional software-only based solutions.
  • Provide real-time visibility into the health of cloud applications, as well as deep code-level views of how the application’s business transactions are executing.
  • Rapidly troubleshoot performance problems, including: caching issues, distributed communication issues, poorly performing application code, inefficient database queries, memory leaks, and insufficient compute capacity on the cloud clusters.
  • Serve users from multiple geographic locations.

"Keynote provides unparalleled cloud monitoring from around the globe," said Anshu Agarwal, vice president of marketing at Keynote. "Our reach and experience in assuring optimal online performance combined with AppDynamics' application management for dynamic cloud environments provides companies with a complete end-to-end performance monitoring solution."

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About Keynote
Keynote Systems (NASDAQ: "KEYN") is the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud monitoring. We provide companies with solutions for continuously improving the online experience. Founded in 1995, Keynote delivers testing, monitoring and measurement products and services for any enterprise including online portals, e-commerce sites, B2B sites, mobile operators and mobile infrastructure providers. Keynote products and services help companies improve customer experience in four areas: Web performance, mobile quality, streaming and real user experience testing.

Known as The Mobile and Internet Performance Authority™, Keynote has a market-leading on-demand infrastructure of over 3,000 measurement computers and mobile devices in over 275 locations around the world. Keynote's 2,800 customers represent top Internet and mobile companies including American Express, AT&T, Disney, eBay, E*TRADE, Expedia, Google, Microsoft, SonyEricsson, T-Mobile and Vodafone.

Keynote Systems, Inc. is headquartered in San Mateo, California and can be reached at or by phone in the U.S. at 1-800-KEYNOTE.

About AppDynamics.
AppDynamicsis the leading provider of application management for modern application architectures in both the cloud and the data center, delivering solutions for highly distributed, dynamic, and agile environments. Companies such as Priceline, Netflix, TiVo, and NASA use AppDynamics to monitor, troubleshoot, diagnose, and scale production applications, and over 25,000 people have downloaded AppDynamics Lite, its free java troubleshooting solution. The company was recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor in IT Operations.

For more information or to try AppDynamics’ free edition, please visit


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