Month: June 2017

Delivering Voice-Enabled Dashboards in a Monitoring-Redefined World

A long time ago, in a datacenter far, far away, application landscapes were easy to visualize, dependencies were simple and free of complexity, and management of these applications was straightforward. Operation teams had dashboards monitoring metrics like CPU, memory, disk, etc. Mission control rooms were staffed with operators that relied on these dashboards to tell them the overall health of their applications. Since most application landscapes were simple (i.e. load… read more

Happy 10th Birthday iPhone – We’ve come so far, but have so far to go.

As a tech geek I was an early adopter of the iPhone. I joke around with my friends that I thought of it before anyone else. Way back in 2005, a few years before the release of the iPhone, I picked up an iPod, and said “One day this thing will be all glass and it will be colour, and we will do email, music and we’ll take photos with… read more

Custom percentiles for dashboard charts & Dynatrace API calls

Dynatrace monitors the performance of each transaction that occurs in your environment. Performance data, including response times for each service and service method, are tracked and stored for each transaction. By collecting such time series data for each transaction and categorizing the results based on percentiles, Dynatrace can show the distribution of response times of each service and service method over time. All of the response time distribution charts presented… read more

Integrate JIRA issue tracking with your Dynatrace environment

The latest Dynatrace release introduces integration support for Atlassian JIRA. With Dynatrace JIRA integration, issue tickets are generated automatically for all new problems that are auto-detected in your Dynatrace environments. Atlassian JIRA Atlassian JIRA is the most popular issue tracking system available today. A high percentage of development and operations departments worldwide use JIRA for issue management. The ability of JIRA to manage issues, trigger workflows, and track code and production… read more

OpenStack monitoring beyond the Elastic (ELK) 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 (ELK Stack) – and what they lack Monasca… 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… 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… 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… 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

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. read more