Applications, developers move toward the core of business

Business is all about what a company can do, and these days, very little gets done without online applications. This has set two trends into motion. As more companies come online, so too do their products. And business is learning that being compatible with those applications pays off. Also, IT itself is moving from support to the focus of business, according to Balwinder Kaur (pictured), principal software engineer at AppDynamics Inc.

“We like to say at AppDynamics that the application is becoming the business,” said Balwinder Kaur (pictured), principal software engineer at AppDynamics Inc.

Kaur was speaking with Peter Burris (@plburris), co-host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE’s mobile live-streaming studio, during this week’s Cisco DevNet Create conference in San Francisco, California.
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They talked about AppDynamics, insights into the world of applications and new development trends.

Companies turn to applications to drive business

AppDynamics, an application and business monitoring company, came into the Cisco family through a recent acquisition. This has allowed it to meet with other companies under the same roof and share how their businesses can come together to provide insights for customers.

“For insight into applications … it’s very exciting, and the potential is just immense,” Kaur said.

Customers responded well to the acquisition, Kaur explained. Cisco gives AppDynamics the backing of a very large company. Customers who know that applications are becoming more a part of business like to see that kind of support. AppDynamics has also benefited, shifting from just monitoring to providing more business intelligence to its customers.

Customers will need both monitoring and intelligence, he added. More businesses are moving into the application space, which means IT isn’t just support anymore, it’s the money-maker. That makes applications and IT core to the business.

Unfortunately, applications all have different parts and their architectures are constantly changing. Solutions in this space have to support everything, Kaur stated. Broad support like that can’t come from engineers hammering away on embedded devices. It takes cloud-based tools and web development to integrate with a flowing application landscape.

Developers also must be able to view and control all these things from a single pane. The trend now is to use those engineers to make tools that help online developers support the products, Kaur concluded.

Watch the complete video interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s independent editorial coverage of Cisco DevNet Create 2017. (* Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for Cisco DevNet Create. Neither Cisco DevNet nor other sponsors have editorial influence on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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