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OpenStack monitoring beyond the Elastic Stack – Part 2: Monitoring tool options

This article is the second part of our OpenStack monitoring series. Part 1 explores the state of OpenStack, and some of its key terms. In this post we will take a closer look at what your options are in case you want to set up a monitoring tool for OpenStack. The OpenStack monitoring space: Monasca, Ceilometer, Zabbix, Elastic Stack – and what they lack Monasca Monasca is the OpenStack Community’s … read more

Weekly Wrap – Red Hat Summit, Velocity highlights, Trainmageddon, AI Webinar and more

Round 2 of the weekly summary and we’ve just as much digital performance news as last week. In this week’s summary we cover (click to jump to the post): Red Hat Partner Summit EMEA Daniel Kaar’s AI Webinar Series breaks records – get viewing Andi Grabner takes us onto the showfloor at Velocity The UK train ticket machines go down and I ponder what AI could do Nordstrom, Citrix, Red … read more

Dynatrace wins prestigious “Success for All” Sally award for its Champion Playbook

Every day, we help our customers deliver the best experiences and success for their customers. That’s a big part of what digital performance is all about. But that’s not all we do. We take customer success very seriously for our own clients, too. We help them reach and exceed their goals—through our own signature program—the Champion Playbook. For years now, Gainsight has led the way for companies — in many … read more

Trainmageddon: When the machines stop working, people get upset.

For the train companies of the United Kingdom, today was a tough one. How’s this for a headline (which we all gazed at during our morning coffee break): If you haven’t heard, you can read all about how the poor train companies of the UK copped a battering by commuters on social and traditional media for a ticket machine malfunction. I feel for the commuters but my sympathy today lies … read more

A Tale of Two Load Balancers

It was the best of load balancers, it was the worst of load balancers, it was the age of happy users, it was the age of frustrated users. I get to see a variety of interesting network problems; sometimes these are first-hand, but more frequently now these are through our partner organization. Some are old hat; TCP window constraints on high latency networks remain at the top of that list. … read more

Cloud and microservices

OpenStack monitoring beyond the Elastic Stack – Part 2: Monitoring tool options

This article is the second part of our OpenStack monitoring series. Part 1 explores the state of OpenStack, and some of its key terms. In this post we will take a closer look at what your options are in case you want to set up a monitoring tool for OpenStack. The OpenStack monitoring space: Monasca, Ceilometer, Zabbix, Elastic Stack – and what they lack Monasca Monasca is the OpenStack Community’s … read more

OpenStack monitoring beyond the Elastic Stack – Part 1: What is OpenStack?

We’ve been talking a lot about OpenStack over the past few months, and with good reason. Its explosive growth in popularity within the enterprise has enabled large, interoperable application architectures and, with this, a need for app-centric monitoring of the OpenStack cloud. There are several open source monitoring tools for OpenStack out there, but are they mature enough for the challenges posed by its complexity? Can they effectively monitor hundreds of … read more

Dynatrace is first monitoring solution to provide full-stack insight into Cloud Foundry

Dynatrace support for Cloud Foundry applications has been available for some time now, helping application teams better understand and optimize their distributed microservices environments. As we work tirelessly to provide you with full insights into your technology stack, I’m happy to announce that Dynatrace is the first monitoring solution to provide full-stack insights into Cloud Foundry clusters — automatically and with no configuration. This includes monitoring of both Cloud Foundry cluster … read more

Application performance management

Trainmageddon: When the machines stop working, people get upset.

For the train companies of the United Kingdom, today was a tough one. How’s this for a headline (which we all gazed at during our morning coffee break): If you haven’t heard, you can read all about how the poor train companies of the UK copped a battering by commuters on social and traditional media for a ticket machine malfunction. I feel for the commuters but my sympathy today lies … read more

A Tale of Two Load Balancers

It was the best of load balancers, it was the worst of load balancers, it was the age of happy users, it was the age of frustrated users. I get to see a variety of interesting network problems; sometimes these are first-hand, but more frequently now these are through our partner organization. Some are old hat; TCP window constraints on high latency networks remain at the top of that list. … read more

DevOps

Live from Velocity San Jose 2017

Velocity has transformed over the last couple of years – such as how organizations transformed their way of building, scaling and maintaining the software that powers their business. I remember the early days of Velocity where it was all about Web Performance Optimization, then it moved over to Web Scale, DevOps, Building Resilient Systems and now we arrived at this years theme which is: Building and maintaining complex distributed systems! … read more

Inside the Black Box Part 4 – Perl

The fourth and, for now, final topic of the black box series brings us to Perl. For people interested in the first part, generated code, please click here, for the second part, Python, please click here and for the third part, VBScript, please click here. Perl was the first of the ADK wrappers created for the series, but due to time constraints I didn’t manage to clean it up for distribution … read more

What’s that? #whatsappdown?

I love the outcry that surrounds a digital service outage. It’s almost as though someone has turned off the oxygen for a few moments. So, it comes as no surprise that everyone went a bit crazy when Whatsapp went down for a few hours on Wednesday night. The usual scenario played out – people turned to social media to vent, and to laugh, and media were on the hunt for … read more

Live from Red Hat Summit 2017

Red Hat Summit officially kicks off tomorrow at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.  As the team and I gear up for an exciting week of conversations, presentations and networking, I want to share a few thoughts on why we at Dynatrace consider Red Hat such a strong, valued partner. Together, we’re redefining the way microservice environments are managed and monitored The use of microservices and containers is growing at … read more

Digital experience

Dynatrace wins prestigious “Success for All” Sally award for its Champion Playbook

Every day, we help our customers deliver the best experiences and success for their customers. That’s a big part of what digital performance is all about. But that’s not all we do. We take customer success very seriously for our own clients, too. We help them reach and exceed their goals—through our own signature program—the Champion Playbook. For years now, Gainsight has led the way for companies — in many … read more

Comey Hearings: What digital experience management means to news media

Politics aside, today’s testimony by James Comey provides a fascinating look at how events can impact Digital Experience Management for news media organizations. I’m using the term Digital Experience Management (DEM) because the industry (Including Gartner and Forrester Research) has identified that Digital Experience needs to be considered and managed in a unique way. DEM draws the relationship between performance, availability, and end-user/consumer behavior when they interact with digital properties like … read more

Why “Try another browser” is no longer acceptable

Users can be demanding, and you won’t find a more demanding group than social savvy millennials. These punks have grown up believing they pretty much know everything, are never wrong, and demand immediate, accurate responses when interacting on social. If websites are slow or apps crash, it’s not just lost revenue – but also damage to your brand. Last year we ran a survey and found 51% of millennials would turn to … read more

Dynatrace product news

PurePath visualization: Analyze each web request from end-to-end

Dynatrace OneAgent enables you to track each individual request from end to end. This enables Dynatrace artificial intelligence to automatically identify the root causes of detected problems and to analyze transactions using powerful analysis features like service flow and the service-level backtrace. Dynatrace enables you to efficiently find the proverbial needle in the haystack and focus on those few requests (out of tens of thousands) that you’re interested in. The next … read more

Optimize your dashboard with new filters and custom charts

With the latest release of Dynatrace, we’ve introduced a new way to configure custom charts that makes dashboard creation easier and more intuitive. We’ve also introduced a valuable new type of dashboard tile called a “blinking light” tile. Create custom charts Custom charts enable you to analyze any combination of monitoring metrics directly on your dashboard. To create a custom chart Select Create custom chart from the navigation menu. Alternatively, you can … read more

Support for PHP and Staticfile apps on Cloud Foundry PaaS

We’re happy to announce that, in addition to support for Java and Node.js applications, Dynatrace now also provides monitoring support for PHP and Staticfile applications that are deployed in Cloud Foundry PaaS environments. Cloud Foundry is a Platform-as-a-Service that consists of a set of open source tools that help you run applications at scale. Applications deployed on Cloud Foundry are usually run through technology-specific buildpacks that provide framework and runtime … read more

Company and culture

Weekly Wrap – Red Hat Summit, Velocity highlights, Trainmageddon, AI Webinar and more

Round 2 of the weekly summary and we’ve just as much digital performance news as last week. In this week’s summary we cover (click to jump to the post): Red Hat Partner Summit EMEA Daniel Kaar’s AI Webinar Series breaks records – get viewing Andi Grabner takes us onto the showfloor at Velocity The UK train ticket machines go down and I ponder what AI could do Nordstrom, Citrix, Red … read more

Dynatrace wins prestigious “Success for All” Sally award for its Champion Playbook

Every day, we help our customers deliver the best experiences and success for their customers. That’s a big part of what digital performance is all about. But that’s not all we do. We take customer success very seriously for our own clients, too. We help them reach and exceed their goals—through our own signature program—the Champion Playbook. For years now, Gainsight has led the way for companies — in many … read more