|Industry||Application performance management|
San Francisco, CA,
|Revenue||US$ 143.8 million (2015)|
AppDynamics is an application performance management (APM) and IT operations analytics (ITOA) company based in San Francisco. The company focuses on managing the performance and availability of applications across cloud computing environments as well as inside the data center. In March 2017, AppDynamics was acquired by Cisco for $3.7 billion.
History and founding
AppDynamics was founded in 2008 by Jyoti Bansal, a former lead software architect at Wily Technologies, a provider of application performance management technology. AppDynamics received five rounds of funding totaling $206.5 Million.
In January 2017, Cisco announced their intention to acquire AppDynamics for $3.7 billion just days before a planned IPO of the company. The move was seen as continuation of Cisco's strategy of growing its software oriented business. In March 2017, Cisco completed the acquisition of AppDynamics. AppDynamics is currently headed by David Wadhwani as an independent business unit within Cisco's IoT and Applications business.
Accolades and milestones
In 2019, AppDynamics was named as the "fastest growing APM software company" in the world. Named as a "Gartner Magic Quadrant leader for APM Suites" for the 6th consecutive year.
On April 10, 2013, CA Technologies (formerly Computer Associates) filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Eastern District in New York. The lawsuit claims that AppDynamics violated three patents that came into CA Technologies' possession through acquisitions. This was the second action CA Technologies filed in connection with alleged infringement of patents obtained in the acquisition of Wily Technology. In November 2012, CA Technologies filed a lawsuit asserting patent infringement of the same three APM patents against software company, New Relic. On April 20, 2015 AppDynamics and CA settled the two-year-old patent dispute. AppDynamics said that it paid a "modest fixed payment." 
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