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Enhanced Integration with AppDynamics

New integration provides detailed insight on application performance using synthetic application monitoring from Apica for both web and mobile services

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—June 18, 2013—

Apica, a leading performance testing and monitoring provider for cloud, web, and mobile applications, presents its latest integration with AppDynamics at the O’Reilly Velocity 2013 Conference being held June 18-20, 2013 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. AppDynamics’ real-time application monitoring, combined with the Apica suite of performance testing software-as-a-service (SaaS), provides advanced end-user experience monitoring and scalability testing for web, cloud, and mobile applications. The latest AppDynamics integration from Apica offers more detailed visibility into distributed applications and enables a faster and more accurate root cause analysis using synthetic transaction tagging.


“Companies today can encounter performance problems anywhere in their web or mobile applications—in the app itself, in the browser, or on the back end,” says Sven Hammar, CEO of Apica. “Users expect a fast and reliable experience from any device both during normal and peak traffic. Every second of delay can cost businesses valuable customers and revenue. Together with AppDynamics, we are providing organizations with a completely transparent 24/7 solution to identify bottlenecks in the application as well as in the browser. By viewing the individual synthetic browser transactions and correlating them with the inside metrics, we are empowering IT teams to take exact measures to improve performance.”


Performance testing, both as part of the development process as well as in the production environment, ensures that problems are quickly identified and resolved. AppDynamics and Apica’s SaaS provides a user-friendly view into how an application is performing from the end-user perspective. Now with the latest integration with AppDynamics, Apica synthetic test transactions can be monitored down to the application call level. A specific transaction can be traced to show the exact performance of a complex distributed application, including third-party integrations and database call response times. This will enable businesses to isolate and address performance problems more quickly, before they can impact online reputation or revenue. E-commerce applications can now be regularly tested with real transactions for both functional and scalability verification.


DevOps can access the Apica SaaS portal directly from a web or mobile browser. The architectural configuration can be adjusted from day-to-day operations to plan for extreme peaks of traffic as necessary. The same scripts can be used in both Apica LoadTest for stress testing and in Apica WebPerformance to measure end-user response times. Performance trends can be measured and analyzed over time from more than 120 locations worldwide, triggering alarms or alerts if there is any service degradation.


“AppDynamics is tremendous for monitoring applications in production, but our customers still need a premier solution for testing the application in development and ensuring that the development app can handle sufficient load,” says Bhaskar Sunkara, Director of Product Management for AppDynamics. “Apica is our preferred partner for helping our customers test and optimize their applications prior to being migrated into production.”

Apica is exhibiting at the O’Reilly Velocity 2013 Conference in booth #414.

About Apica

Apica provides the most effective technology for optimizing the performance of cloud and mobile applications. Apica offers companies and developers alike easy-to-use, cloud-based load testing and web performance monitoring tools to test applications for maximum capacity, daily performance, improved load times, and protection from peak loads. For more information about how Apica is providing the highest standard for cloud and mobile application performance management, visit

Apica was founded in 2005 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden and Santa Monica, Calif. with offices in London and New York.

About AppDynamics

AppDynamics is the next-generation application performance management solution that simplifies the management of complex, business-critical apps. No one can stand slow applications—not IT Ops and Dev teams, not the CIO, and definitely not end users. With AppDynamics, no one has to tolerate slow performing apps ever again. AppDynamics customers include Netflix, Priceline, TiVo, AMICA Insurance,, StubHub, Staples, Insight Technologies, and Cornell University. For more information, visit

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For Apica  Sven Hammar​​​​ Phone: +468 – 400 27327 ​​​​ Mail:

For AppDynamics  Greg Howard Phone: 1-415-442-8427 Mail:

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