Alois Mayr

Alois is Tech Lead for Cloud and Container technologies in the Dynatrace Innovation Lab. He is passionate about performance and quality. Before joining Dynatrace, he was a researcher for software quality measurements. If he is not working, he loves doing outdoor activities.

Alois Mayr's articles

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

Monitoring Docker container environments

If you’re responsible for running and monitoring Docker environments, you likely have two main concerns: (1) are the applications and services deployed on your clusters performing well, and (2) are your clusters healthy and properly sized for running your apps with the required workload? Monitoring dockerized applications, not just containers The metrics you get from your orchestration tool (e.g., Kubernetes, Openshift, or Mesos/Marathon) or by Google’s cAdvisor can help you to… read more

Dynatrace monitoring for Cloud Foundry PaaS

 For the latest details regarding Cloud Foundry monitoring with Dynatrace, please see Dynatrace Help. We’re happy to announce that Ruxit now provides monitoring support for Cloud Foundry PaaS. Cloud Foundry is a Platform-as-a-Service that consists of a set of open source tools that help you run web applications at scale. Once the platform is set up and running, your developers can push applications to it. Health management, failover, and… read more

Optimize Mesos container management with Dynatrace

Application development and delivery methods have undergone radical changes in recent years to improve scalability and resiliency. Container images are the new build and deployment artifacts that are used to ship and run software. While startups have long been comfortable experimenting with and embracing new technologies, even large enterprises are now re-architecting their software systems so that they can benefit from container-enabled microservices architectures. With the launch of DC/OS,… read more

Monitoring is key to Docker success in production

Recently O’Reilly and Dynatrace Ruxit conducted a survey about the container and Docker ecosystem. The goal of the survey was to understand technology adoption across the lifecycle. Besides offering some surprising stats on Docker adoption, the survey identifies some key challenges faced by early adopters of Docker. Docker is the delivery stack of the future Adoption of Docker and related container technologies in production environments is on the rise. A majority of survey… read more

Full-stack Docker performance monitoring: From containers to applications

Docker containerization is increasingly being used in production environments. How can these environments best be monitored? Monitoring Docker containers as if they are lightweight virtual machines (i.e., monitoring the host from within the container), with all the common metrics that can be captured from an operating system, is an insufficient approach. Docker containers can’t be treated as lightweight virtual machines; they must be treated as what they are: isolated processes… read more

How to monitor ECS clusters for Docker easily

Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) is a container management service that enables running of applications in Docker containers on clusters of EC2 instances. In contrast to running Docker containers with AWS Elastic Beanstalk, the EC2 Container Service allows for fine-grained tuning of clusters with different kinds of EC2 instance types, load balancing, and availability zones. Continue reading and find out how Ruxit helps you in monitoring ECS clusters. The basics… read more

Deep diving into your Mesos cluster

With the recent successes and near-omnipresence of Docker in the IT industry during the past two years, the common approach to deploying applications into environments has changed dramatically. Containerization is everywhere and “Going cloud” has become a mainstream mantra! Computing clusters in private and public clouds are also common now. Clustering makes data centers liquid Data centers are no longer just collections of computing instances and servers. Increasingly data centers… read more

How to tune Apache web server performance

Editor’s note: This is the second post in our Ruxit 7-minute workout series. Over the coming weeks we’ll share a number of such posts to help you identify valuable insights in your environment. If you’ve ever set up an Apache HTTP server you know firsthand that configuring servers for optimum performance is a cumbersome process that depends on numerous parameters. So, how do you know if your server needs… read more

Monitoring applications in AWS Elastic Beanstalk with Dynatrace

Ruxit continues to introduce integrations with more cloud platforms! Ease of installation and use are well known advantages of Ruxit (see my recent blog post for details, Monitoring Dockerized applications). In this article I want to explore how to monitor applications that run on the AWS Elastic Beanstalk platform. AWS Elastic Beanstalk is a service that allows you to quickly deploy applications and services to the AWS… read more